There is no restriction to the type of entry here.
Prose, poetry, fiction, non-fiction, photography, art, audio, video...
if it fits the Muse, it is welcome.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Reminder: "Reaching the Summit"

We're almost to the top! Get your entries up!

  • The schedule for winners of a Muse choosing the next Muse is being extended. Many have complained and/or panicked (mostly panicked) at the thought of picking a Muse so quickly, so we're addressing that. 
    • Beginning with the Muse for late June, winners will have until the Reminder post of the subsequent Muse to decide. Yes, this means that winners will no longer be picking the Muse that immediately follows the Muse they won, but will be picking the second Muse that follows their win.
    • If a winner fails to notify an admin of their Muse choice by the Reminder post of the subsequent Muse, the choice for the Muse goes to the second-place finisher.
    • Because of the "jump," the muse for early July will be chosen by a special guest.
  • There's been some confusion regarding voting for multiple entries by the same participant: yes, you can vote for more than one piece by a single participant.
  • We've received some questions pertaining to "place finishes" on specific Muses. We do, in fact, track everyone's finishes (including who did and didn't vote) and if anybody is curious as to how they fared in voting, send us an email and we'll gladly let you know (we will be opening a dedicated 10thDoM email address shortly... in the meantime, simply contact an admin).
  • Some participants have expressed a desire to encourage "constructive criticism" and a more open sharing of comments. While the admins will not enforce any kind of "forced commenting," we are considering a system in which a participant can annotate if they want more serious (and perhaps helpful) criticism on their entries. Please post any thoughts, ideas, and concerns about this in the comment section for this reminder.



  1. I love reading the wonderful stories written by your friends. I hope to submit something one of these days... I'm still such a newby at this!

    Thank you for hosting this inspiring blog!