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Announcing the Opening of the 2008 Quicksilver Quill Awards

by Marauder by Midnight @ 08/20/08 15:44  
It's time for the third annual Quicksilver Quill Awards!

For those of you who were not with us the past two years, the Quicksilver Quills is our way of honouring outstanding stories, authors, reviewers, betas, and artists.

There will be eighteen categories this year (we've added a new category for our bannermakers) in which you can win an award in. Rules and further information are posted here

The categories are as follows:

Best General Story
Best Dark/Angsty Story
Best Humor Story
Best Romance - Canon Story
Best Romance - Non-canon Story
Best Romance - Canon Character/Original Character Story
Best Alternate Universe Story
Best Poetry
Best Marauders' Era Story
Best Post-Hogwarts Story
Best Same-Sex Pairing Story
Best History/Mystery Story
Best Beta Reader
Best Artist
Best Male Other Character
Best Female Other Character
Best Reviewer
Best Bannermaker

Nominations have opened today and will remain open until September 3. Winners will be announced on October 31, 2008.

We encourage everyone to nominate so we can make the 2008 Quicksilver Quill Awards a huge success!

To nominate, please see this forum.

Tim the Enchanter written on 08/20/08 16:49

Oh boy – The Quicksilver Quills! Have fun reviewing the nominations! Can’t wait to see the results!

Let’s see... what to nominate…

Tim the Enchanter

dobby knits written on 08/20/08 17:46

Who do we send nominations to?

Marauder by Midnight written on 08/20/08 17:54

dobby knits - Please go to the thread linked in the news post.

lostinside1 written on 08/20/08 17:57

Gonna nominate sooon!!!!! :)

Schmerg_The_Impaler written on 08/20/08 18:10

Yes! I've been looking forward to this. I've read so many good fics this year, and I can't wait to start nominatin'!

lostinside1 written on 08/20/08 18:11

Gonna nominate sooon!!!!! :)

AurorKeefy written on 08/20/08 18:13

So soon? Gosh, I thought we had ages left until the next ones. Still, at least I get to pop that nomination in before I forget.

Vitamin Vicki written on 08/20/08 20:11

Nominations! Already? Wow. It seems like I was just looking over the 2007 QSQs. Whoa. I'm off to nominate!

shewolf2000 written on 08/20/08 20:26

How exactly do we nominate? I looked at the thread on the beta boards, which had a lot of rules about who and cannot be nominated, but I didn't see anything about how you actually go about nominating someone. Do you just post a reply to the thread? And do you have to give reasons for your nomination, or can you just say "I nominate this story by this author in this category"? There's someone I'd really like to nominate, I just don't know how!

Marauder by Midnight written on 08/21/08 0:31

shewolf2000 - You nominate in the forum titled Quicksilver Quills.

AurorKeefy written on 08/21/08 7:58

Which can be found in the fiction junction, I'd hasten to add, because I remember losing the thing in previous years!

Nevilles Girl written on 08/21/08 8:00

Yippee! Let's get a-nominatin'!


moonstonesilver written on 08/21/08 9:21

Wooohooo! This is the first Quicksilver Quills I'm participating in! Yaayyyyy!

Vindictus Viridian written on 08/21/08 17:36

shewolf2000, You pretty much pick the appropriate thread and follow the form in your reply. If you want to soapbox for your preferred candidate so that others browsing the thread feel compelled to go read and then second your claim, that's fine, but mostly we need the name, the title, and the link.

InvisibleAparecium written on 08/21/08 18:05

Oh, yay! The QSQ's are so exciting!!! I have no idea who I should nominate, though...

islesfan written on 08/21/08 21:50

wow, already? It seems like just yesterday we were nominating... time goes by too fast. =(

pokecharm written on 08/22/08 6:52

It is nice of you guys to want to do awards, but I'd much rather see frequent updates to stories than award posts. I wonder how the slow validation will play into this. I know I've been waiting almost a month for my next chapter to get validated and I'm sure I'm not the only one. I'm not sure how, and I hate to use this word because I don't believe in it, but fair is it to have nominations when authors can't keep their stories going consistently. I know you guys are working hard to keep the site going, but when there’s only one new story in some sections for weeks on end, that has to raise some questions, doesn’t it?

SlytherinSaint written on 08/22/08 13:09

If we want to nominate do we send a message to the mod judging that category?

Thanks X

Marauder by Midnight written on 08/22/08 17:03

pokecharm - This is not the place to discuss the validation of your story. I suggest you read our FAQ.

Kcharles written on 08/25/08 12:04

Yay! It's QSQ time!