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The LJ Community [livejournal.com profile] shire_kitchen would like to announce its

Sixth Annual Recipe Fic Challenge.
This is a chance to find a creative way to share your very favorite dishes as well as have the fun of writing a story! The theme for this year’s challenge will be: Special Ingredient!. (Interpret the phrase any way you want!)

THIS year there will be a special incentive to enter the Challenge. All authors who enter are eligible to have their name randomly drawn, to win this apron!

Yes, one lucky person will get this one-of-a-kind piece of wearable art! To see more details of the apron and how it was made, look here!

If you are interested in winning the apron, here are the rules and guidelines for the Shire Kitchen Recipe!Fic Challenge 2010!

The theme for 2010 is "Special Ingredient".

Shire Kitchen Recipe Fic Challenge

1. A recipe fic is defined as a story in which a specific food or dish is mentioned, and the recipe for making it is given. If you would like to see examples of Recipe Fics, the previous years’ challenge stories are here:

First Recipe Fic Challenge 2005
Recipe Fics 2006
Recipe Fics 2007
Recipe Fics 2008
Recipe Fics 2009

2. Recipes should be given in such a way that the reader could use it to make the dish described. The recipe may be incorporated in the body of the story (but all ingredients and steps must be specified) or the complete recipe may be added at the end of the story.

3. Stories do not have a minimum or maximum word-count restriction.

4. Recipes should be something the authors have tried and know to be good.

5. Characters and settings: Any characters and settings from the published fiction of J.R.R. Tolkien. (This may even include tales from his non-Middle-earth fiction, such as "Farmer Giles of Ham" or "Roverandom" or others.)

8. Genre: Any genre

9. Ratings: G to R, no NC-17, please, and clearly label all warnings.

10. Deadline: Stories will be posted on Wednesday, April 28. Late stories are allowed, but the random drawing for the winner of the apron will be done on Saturday, May 1, so if your story is later than that, you will miss out on the drawing.

12. You should post your story directly to the community. Just be sure to put your story behind a cut so we don't overwhelm everyone's friends pages. We mods will hold the story posts in the moderation queue until then , so if you wish to post early, that’s all right--we can keep it under wraps until then. Head the story "Recipe Fic: Name of Story by Your Name". And don't forget to tag your story -- "special ingredient 2010". (For that reason, the community will temporarily be on moderated status until the stories are posted.)

13. If you do not have a LiveJournal account, you may e-mail your story to aelfwina@gmail.com and I will post it for you.

14. Previously published stories are eligible if they fit all the other criteria, and were not published in a previous Shire Kitchen Challenge.
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