This is just a making-everything-clear post really. May not actually make much sense.
The OSA are here to celebrate all those short stories that never get noticed, because they're small. Well, we like small things here. If your fanfic is under 2000 words, then it's eligible to be nominated.
Here's how this thing's gonna go down:
Every three months, we're going to accept nominations. We'll have different fandom categories, much like any other award. We'll post an 'ACCEPTING NOMINATIONS NOW! :D' entry here, and then to nominate, simply:
Post a link to the fic in a comment, with it's
Author (and how to contact them),
And why it's so fantastically amazing.
After two and a bit months, we'll make a list with all the nominations, sorted into their categories so it's all nice and easy, and allow you to vote for your favourites. The mystical judges will also make their decision, and we'll end up with two winners in each category - Public Choice and Judge's Choice. Simples. :D
But to do this, we're gonna need two things: lots of fic and lots of pimping.
So if you're a writer yourself, get your fingers busy typing short stories. And why not post an entry on your journal, telling your flist all about us and encouraging them to get involved too?
If all goes well, we'll start accepting nominations for the first ever OSA on December 1st.
So get typing, get pimping, and let's celebrate those short stories that never get mentioned. :D