The Middle-earth Fanfiction Awards (MEFAs) are currently underway and voting will continue until November 30. If you are already a MEFA member or would like to get involved, we'd love your participation. There's still plenty of time to vote, but as every veteran MEFA member will tell you, it's best not to leave this until the last minute. Why not vote for your first story this week?
Anyone can vote in the MEFAs. Simply write a review for any of the 600+ stories nominated for this year's competition. Reviews will be assigned a point value from 1-10 based on their length; the pieces in each subcategory with the most points win. And even if the piece you vote for doesn't win, you have given the author some nice feedback, which is always appreciated.
If you need help of any kind, just email mefasupport(.at.)mefawards(.dot)net, and we'll be glad to assist.
IF YOU ARE ALREADY A MEMBER:
You should have a username and password for our voting website, 2008 Middle Earth Fanfiction Awards. If you've forgotten it, simply email mefasupport(.at.)mefawards(.dot.)net, and it can be emailed to you. Once you have your password, log in to the above website and click the "Stories"; link at the top of the page. Then just find a story you like, read it, and enter a review.
IF YOU'RE NOT CURRENTLY A MEMBER:
You will need to join our announcement listserv, the Yahoo group MEFAwards . You will then be contacted by one of our volunteers with a short questionnaire to fill out, so we can make sure you don't already have an account. You'll be emailed a username and password to our voting website within a day or two of answering our questions, and then you can start voting, too.
If you are nominated in this year's awards, you can vote using the same account you used when your story was nominated. If you've forgotten your password, just email mefasupport(.at.)mefawards(.dot.)net and we'll get you squared away.