Round 1 HAS BEGUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Hop on over to Mike's and Michelle's blogs to see the rest of the match-ups and entries!!
Important for Judges and Entrants: Blogger might not let you see all the entries just by scrolling down. Instead, you must
Go to the list on the right, click on 'June', and look at ALL the entries that way.
I don't know what the heck is wrong with Blogger but it's just not cooperating.
But before we begin:
Read this post again to remind yourselves of the rules and guidelines. Below I've reposted the main ideas:
Reminders for the Entrants:
No commenting on your own entries!!!!!! At ALL. Except for one big exception: I'm a human, I make mistakes. If you see something wrong with your entry such as a word that should have been italicized but isn't, or something else, first try to Tweet me @SC_Author (this is the best option). If you don't have a Twitter, comment on your entry telling me the mistake (but this way will be slower as I won't be checking the comments as much as Twitter, and also because your comment may be lost in a flood of judges' votes).
Also, we tried our hardest to make the match-ups as fair as possible and against as similar stories as possible. But, obviously, this is impossible to do perfectly and some match-ups may seen very random (they're not). We apologize for this but it's an evil of the system.
Reminders for the Judges:
Try waiting until after one of us hosts comments on each entry first and reply to that comment to cast your votes :) Try making your votes objective instead of subjective (but if you really love an entry subjectively, don't even feel bad about saying it was a subjective vote - subjectivity rules!).
Make sure to post under your nicknames!
And judges: seriously, thank you so, SO much for doing this. It's a very tough job (just wait until you start doing it!) and isn't for the faint-hearted.
Reminders for Everyone:
Try not to comment until after one of us hosts have made the first comment!
NOW THE FUN BEGINS!!! GO GO GO!!! We'll be Tweeting under #QueryKombat!