Friday, May 29, 2009

Writing Contest Rules and Guidelines

Hello All,

I am going to be holding a writing contest for the online writing community. There will be three categories: Poetry, short stories, and articles. The limits will be 1 page max for poetry, 800 words or 1 page for articles (whichever is longer), and 1500 words or 2 pages for short stories (whichever is longer). Anyone can enter but please only one entry per person; you can only enter in one category and you can only enter once in it. Preferably all pieces will be in the form of an online article (Triond, Bukisa, or other).  

I am fine with offensive language, just remember that this is being judged on quality and offensive language can sometimes detract from the quality of your writing though other times it may add to it and make it more realistic. Just be sure to pay attention to how it is effecting your piece. 

The contest will close on July 21 so please have your submissions in by then. If you know you are going to enter and which category you will be entering in, it would make it a lot easier if you could say which category you will enter on the submission page. All entries require a link posted on the submission page along with your name and the category. If it is unpublished and a word doc, please send to and leave the other info on the submission page. 

For judging I will try to get the results out as soon as possible. I will judge one category at a time. Once all submissions are in I will decide in which order I will judge the categories, depending on how many entries each category has. 

First place in each category will get a feature article and interview which will be posted here and on Triond. Each category will have a second place award and possibly a third place depending on number of entries and on whether I feel there is one particular entry that deserves it. 

I am currently planning on judging the contest by myself but if you would be interested in helping to judge let me know. 

If you have any questions or comments please be sure to tell me on the queston and comments page

If you can keep generic questions, comments and suggestions to that page that would be very much appreciated.  Anything related to any articles or blog posts about the contest can still be on that page. 

Entries can be submitted here but please remember, only one entry per person. 

Please let all your friends and fans know so we can have an even better contest. Happy writing,

-Resounding Glass

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Writing Contest Submission Page

This page is dedicated to the submission of your writing to the contest. Please put your name, the category you are entering and the link to your piece.

Writing Contest Questions and Comments Page

This is a page reserved solely for questions and comments pertaining to the writing contest I am holding. Please keep all of your questions and comments here.


-Resounding Glass

Writing Contest

Hello All,

I am going to be hosting a writing contest for all to enter. More details and rules coming in the near term in the form of a Triond article. I will be sure to keep you posted. 


-Resounding Glass

From Slavery to Freedom

From Slavery to Freedom is an interesting article by OhSugar about famous freed slaves and their contributions to society. I thought it was a great article and extremely informative, especially since I only knew about two of the people covered in her article.

From the Article:

Abram Petrovich Gannibal

Was an African prince, before he was captured and brought to Russia.  After being brought to Russia he became the son, by adoption, of the Russian czar, Peter the Great. As an adult, he held positions such as, major-general, military engineer and governor of Reval, renamed Tallinn, a city in Estonia. His education was completed in Paris. He studied, art, science, and mathematics. He was the great-grandfather of Alexander Pushkin, a great Russian poet and the author of a novel, that he never finished,  titled, Peter the Great's Negro.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

New Blog


I'd like to start off by thanking all of my readers, I wouldn't have made it without you. I am very grateful for the kindness you have shown me and the support you have given me.

In my new blog, I will be talking about whatever comes to mind. I hope that you will follow this new blog and give me feedback as your feedback and suggestions will be what help to dictate what I write about. 

Thanks once again,

-Resounding Glass

Atlantis Found with Google Ocean

Do you believe that Atlantis, the lost city, truly exists? And was it a city, island or an entire continent? Whatever it was, it may exist and might have been found. Atlantis Found and Lost with Google Ocean is a fascinating article, complete with pictures and videos, by Patrick Bernauw.

From the Article:

It happened only a few days after Google Ocean was launched. The UK tabloid The Sun published an article, titled Is this Atlantis? Bernie Bramford (38), an aeronautical engineer living in Chester, had spotted the mythical lost city here (co-ordinates 31 15'15.53N 24 15'30.53W), on the floor of the Atlantic Ocean, near the Canary Islands, 620 miles off the coast of north west Africa. Bramford claimed that the network of criss-cross lines, forming a perfect rectangle about the size of Wales, looked like an "aerial map" of a city.

Atlantis experts said that the perfect rectangle of criss-cross lines was located at one of the possible sites of Atlantis, as described by the ancient Greek philosopher Plato. After a failed effort to conquer Athens, around 9000 BC, the fabulous city with its advanced civilisation was destroyed by earthquakes and floods, and sunk with all its citizens beneath the Atlantic Ocean.