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    Posted: 12 Jan 2007 at 8:55pm
hey powers that be, can you give me any idea as to how rigidly our stories have to adhere to the subject? is it enough for the stories to involve the subject, or do they have to be centered on the subject? and is it a question of being downgraded depending on how far we stray, or of being disqualified if we stray too far?
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I don't know if the powers that be would answer a question posted here; outside the occassional announcement from nycmidnight, these tend to be for the participants only. I think there's a link for questions on the heat assignments page.
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   "Feel free to interpret your genre and subject in uniquely creative ways...we're looking for interesting and inventive stories. But also know that we won't be able to accept stories that are completely off of the genre or subject you are given. [For example; if your assigned genre is drama, a story that reads as an outright comedy will most likely be disqualified.]" - this is what it says in the notification e-mail.

Good luck everyone!

I'm pleased! (Got Ghost Story - not Monster or Horror!)

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thanks much, both of you. i'd seen that text somewhere, but i couldn't find it again. anyway, best of luck to both of you. i got a thriller about electricity. could be worse i guess.
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I've got a quesiton about liabel.  What if you are writing a story that takes a real , well known author's life and work, and fictionalizes it. Can you use their real name, since they are public figures, or do you have to use a pseudoame?  If you have to use a pseudoname, do you also have to make it so that he is not recognizable?  Cause the whole point of my story is premised on the reader recognizing this persona as a character. 
Hope some of you with more expeirence as me might be able to help me with this quesiton!
Cheers, Alfonso
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