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Cotton Candy Bingo is a bingo challenge geared toward creative works that produce warm, fuzzy feelings in their creators and viewers alike. Like other bingo challenges, participants are given a 5 x 5 card filled with prompts – 24 of them randomly generated, and a wild card in the center for the participant to use as they wish. The participants may then write stories, poems, essays, meta, or many other other forms of writing, or they may make other creative works based on each prompt, ultimately aiming toward achieving a bingo. All fandoms are welcome, as are original works.

Our main goal at [community profile] cottoncandy_bingo is promoting happy creativity. We offer a large number of prompts, and, with that, the freedom to veto individual prompts or entire categories of prompts when signing up, and the chance to interpret and fill each prompt in many different ways – we're pretty flexible. If something makes you happy and will probably make someone else happy, then it's probably welcome at [community profile] cottoncandy_bingo.

Sign-ups opened August 5th, and they will run until December 1st. The first round officially ends on December 31st, and the amnesty period begins January 1, 2013, and runs until July 1st.

We hope to have more people come and play with us!


Date: 2012-08-12 08:19 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] ysabetwordsmith
You mention poetry here, but the only length qualification I've seen is for fiction. Is it one poem per box, or what?

Thank you!

Date: 2012-08-13 04:29 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] ysabetwordsmith
This is very helpful.

By the way, I'm quite familiar with handling poetry and I've done it as an editor as well as a writer. Some things you might find helpful:

1) The Dwarf Stars Award is for short-short poetry of 10 lines or less. That might make a good benchmark for things that are short enough to require a cluster for a fill, rather than a single item as a fill. Haiku, tanka, triolet, and indriso are some short-short forms.

2) Most short-short poems are one verse. That's another way you could distinguish between what's a fill by itself and what needs to be a set for a fill. The indriso is one of the rare shorts that has multiple verses: 3 lines, 3 lines, 1 line, 1 line. The others I mentioned are all singles.


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