Sunday, April 18, 2010

HASA Reviewed Stories April

HASA Reviewed Stories April 2010

Since the previous Bulletin 6 new stories have been reviewed and there are currently 7 stories in review. Reviews couldn’t exist without authors submitting stories and reviewers reviewing them. So a big Thank You for the work to all of you!

Stories in review
As I type this, there are 7 stories waiting for reviewers (remember to log in before you follow the link).

Of course, member participation is crucial for reviews. The more people are involved in reviewing, the more opinions are represented. Just as importantly, having more people involved means that stories pass through review more quickly - which is good for everyone.

If you are an active reviewer, why not go and check out a story? Or, if you are a writer, take the plunge and submit a story for review!

Becoming a reviewer
If you're not an active reviewer, but think you can spare a bit of time... – even if you just review one or two stories in a month, every review is welcome. If you are logged in, you can sign up here if you've been a member of HASA for thirty days or more.

Put one in, take one out
By submitting a story for review, you are asking nine other members to read and evaluate it. So why not do for the other authors who have a story in review what you'd like other reviewers to do for you: check out one of the stories already in review and give it a read. Put more simply: put one in, take one out...

Reviewed story spotlight
These stories have passed through review since the previous bulletin. Congratulations to all authors; well done!

The Coimas War by Russandol
Rating: Adult
Genre: Humor
Era: 2nd Age - Pre-Rings
Summary: Several years after the War of Wrath the tension between Noldor and Teleri over the Exiles in Tol Eressëa provoked a most unexpected war in Valinor, of which later chronicles never spoke. Warnings for mild sexuality and blatant provocation!

Pride of Place by lindahoyland
Rating: General
Genre: General
Era: 3rd Age - The Stewards
Summary: Newly returned from fighting the Easterlings, Denethor is taken abackto find a stranger at his father's table. Co written with Raksha. MEFA 2009- 3rd Place

Contrast by Larner
Rating: General
Genre: General
Era: 3rd Age - Post-Ring War
Summary: The fathers of Meriadoc, Peregrin, and Samwise consider the changes they see in their sons and the companion they'd accompanied out of the Shire, recently returned from distant lands.

A Disgrace to Gondor by lindahoyland
Rating: General
Genre:  General
Era: 3rd Age - The Stewards
Summary: Even when the battle is over, there is no respite for old soldiers.

Eomer goes Fishing by Lady Bluejay
Rating: General
Genre:  General
Era: Multi-Age
Summary: A tall tale, aided and abetted by a trio of Dol Amroth princes.  Complete in two chapters.

Touch of a Vanished Hand by elfscribe
Rating: Adult
Genre:  Drama
Era: Akallabêth/Last Alliance
Summary: When Elendil and his group of Númenóreans wash up on Lindon's shores, Elrond's past comes back to haunt him. Adult (PG) due to mild swearing, coping with death, angst.


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