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Originally posted by A.J. Gemick A.J. Gemick wrote:

Why on earth does everything else have a 48 hr deadline, even the 100 word micro challenge but not the 250??

100 word micro was 24 hours as well!! And the short story challenge has a different deadline/word count each round!!! That one is the most confusing for me LOL
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Quote And the short story challenge has a different deadline/word count each round!!!

The short story format was the one that made me paranoid about checking the rules for each challenge. 

I don't have a problem with the 24hr limit, but I do find it odd there seems to be an assumption that the shorter micros need less time than the flash. I'd rather do a 1,000-word story in 24hrs than a 100-word story. The former has more leeway and forgiveness. With the latter, every word is quite exposed, and the weight of having one out of place is much heavier.

But really, if I had to argue 48hrs for the micro, it would come down to two things: 
  1. People sign up well in advance, and life is unpredictable. There has to be a limit set somewhere, but I feel like there is a huge difference between one day and two days if, let's say, your kid starts projectile vomiting.
  2. The beta-reading process seems to really help a lot of people up their game, but it's harder to do with the shorter time frame. 
But that's just sort of rambling for no real reason. It is what it is. I have a lot of sympathy for anyone who involuntarily DNF'ed.
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Originally posted by kristina_f kristina_f wrote:

But really, if I had to argue 48hrs for the micro, it would come down to two things: 
  1. People sign up well in advance, and life is unpredictable. There has to be a limit set somewhere, but I feel like there is a huge difference between one day and two days if, let's say, your kid starts projectile vomiting.
  2. The beta-reading process seems to really help a lot of people up their game, but it's harder to do with the shorter time frame. 

I agree! I think the first round at least should be 48 hours!


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