I will be heading up Collegiate Novice once again. Like this previous two iterations, I hope to write the tournament with an entirely new team of up-and-coming writers.Writer call
Here's how writing for Collegiate Novice works:
1. A group of quizbowlers helps me pick a tournament worth of tossup and bonus answers.
2. You tell me how many questions you want to write for each deadline (end of June, end of July) and in what categories.
3. Sometime in late May, I send you a list of answers to write by the end of June.
4. You turn in your questions to me at the end of June and I give you your answer lines for July.
5. You turn in your questions at the end of July.
6. You get paid for your contributions (that are used, though I only had to discard a handful last year because of previously unseen repeat issues) based on gate receipts (likely around $3 per question).
I'm soliciting open nominations (feel free to nominate yourself or any writer you think would be good for the project). I'm mainly looking for writers who haven't worked on a large tournament project before, but anyone is free to email me. Last year, everyone who wanted to write got to write in the categories and quantities they wanted. If for some reason you can only write for one of the deadlines, that's no problem. This is a great chance to get some feedback on your writing.
Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
to nominate yourself or others (and include the nominee's school affiliation). If I don't get back to you immediately, expect something by May 14.Host call
Collegiate Novice 3 is available for mirroring on the following weekends:
September 1 (Labor Day)
In regions that do not start until later, I will be working to find hosts for early October, but I strongly prefer hosts to run the tournament in September.
The tournament specifications will be the same as last year. There will be ten packets of strictly difficulty-controlled questions. I will be attempting to find many host sites to keep travel times down. The tournament should start a little later (around 10 AM unless there are exigent circumstances) and end by early afternoon.
Mirror fees are a flat $5 per player. I'll provide more info about what you can charge and what you owe the writers in the hosting guide that I'll send to interested teams.
Also, I am looking to market this tournament aggressively during the summer. I will be leaning on hosts to help me out in their own regions.
Send me an email at email@example.com
to nominate a writer or submit a host bid. Thanks!