My name is Ashley. My NEAR account is ashleyc.near.
MarmaJchan Story Project
To expand on the characterization of the Marma J Foundation through storytelling, I would like to create a space for members of the community to contribute uplifting short stories featuring MarmaJchan. These stories will be edited, if necessary, and made accessible to the Marma J community on the marmaj.org website. These stories will act as future prompts for graphic bounties.
For each live publication, 10 $marmaj tokens will be distributed from the marmaj DAO as follows:
- 5 $marmaj will be awarded to the author of the publication
- 2.5 $marmaj will be awarded for copywriting/editing
- 2.5 $marmaj will be awarded for publishing
For posts that do not require much copywriting/editing and publishing support, then the payment structure will be as follows:
- 8 $marmaj will be awarded to the author of the publication
- 1 $marmaj will be awarded for copywriting/editing
- 1 $marmaj will be awarded for publishing
Funding for this project would not exceed payouts for 30 submissions or 450 $marmaj.
One week for edits between a story’s submission and it being posted on the website if it meets the criteria.
This story contest would run until we receive 30 submissions that meet the criteria or until the community may decide to re-allocate funding.
The following would be the criteria for the story contest:
Length: Submissions should be between 500 and 1000 words and should focus on highlighting the values of the Marma J Foundation: love and positivity.
Where to Submit: Stories should be submitted via the Marmaj.org website under “Gallery” → “Submit your Story”.
Language: Individuals are encouraged to submit stories written in English, but may submit stories in a different language provided that it is possible for the editor to run the story through translation software and then edit the story further for clarity. Stories can be posted in both the original language and English on the Marmaj.org website.
Content: The following are prompts to help individuals craft a story which highlights the values of the community:
MarmaJchan makes a new friend.
MarmaJchan makes the most of a rainy day.
MarmaJchan learns or teaches someone a new skill.
MarmaJchan makes an animal friend.
MarmaJchan cleans up a beach.
MarmaJchan creates a piece of art.
Remember that it always helps to begin a story with an ‘inciting incident’ - something which triggers the events in the rest of the story.
Perhaps MarmaJchan is planning a fun day at the beach, but suddenly clouds roll in and she has to adapt her plans.
Perhaps MarmaJchan is spending a nice afternoon playing soccer, but hurts her ankle and must rely on the help of her friends.
Perhaps MarmaJchan learns that one of her friends is having a birthday and has limited time to create a piece of art to give them as a present.
How MarmaJchan reacts to these “inciting incidents” is the opportunity for creators to show her displaying the values of love and positivity which are the foundations of our community.
Creators are not limited to these prompts. Everyone should feel free to come up with their own prompt and can choose to run their idea by me if they would like reassurance that their idea aligns with the values of the community.
This proposal would stimulate creativity and provide members of the Marma J community a new creative outlet. The proposal may also attract new members to our community while supporting the characterization of our community.