V Competitions - is it fact, fiction or fafiction?!

V announces opening of VISNOMY competitions and welcomes entries from all.
But first you should all know what are we talking about. So here are a few facts, and can V live without fiction? No, so some of those fictions and some half baked, half done, rare, fafictions!!

Fafiction - noun - used first at VAANIester dictionary - meaning in between fact and fiction, the grey area between white and black. other usage Fafict - verb i.e. to fafict and Fafictive - adjective i.e. being fafictive.
VISNOMY was first used in popular English literature: sometime before 1822. Visnomy \Vis"no*my\, noun. [Contr. from physiognomy.]

Noah Webster [Noun] Face; countenance. [Not in use.]


countenance, face, encumbrance, facade, facet, favor, forbearance, forefront, forehead, guarantor, guise, injector. Sometimes also: administrator, advertiser, caretaker, contributor, defaulter, entrant, person, physiognomy, prompter, tester, trespasser, visage, aspect, appearance, form, endurance, sanction, dress, aid, expression.


facilitate, facing, front.


facial expression, friendly disposition, good will, human face, kind regard. 

Examples of usage of word VISNOMY
  • No doubt he saw in his memory's eye the majestic nose of my aunt, and my "visnomy" under the effect of such a contrast must have looked comical enough, by way of a tragic mask.
  • Privately, one studies his own ill-modeled visnomy to see if by any chance it bespeaks the emotions he inwardly feels.
  • His crown was bald and encircled by a fair supply of crisp, curly, and silvery hair, whilst a thick gray moustache gave no martial and veteran air to his visnomy.
  • All those present laughed at her mockery of Iblis and wondered at the wittiness of her visnomy  and her readiness in versifying, whilst the Shaykh himself rejoiced and said to her,
  • And when the morning rose, she rose * And crescent like her visnomy:
  • ‘Physiognomy’ will not give place to ‘visnomy’, however
  • One of the performers had blown his visnomy to a point.
  • "The matter!" answered I, in astonishment; looking to see if the man had lost his sight or his senses -- "the matter! who ever saw a sheep's head with straight horns, and a visnomy all colours of the rainbow -- red, blue, orange, green, yellow, white, and black?"
  • Scotch signifies throat; "if he is Craig-in-guilt just now, he is as likely to be Craig-in-peril as ony chield I ever saw; the loon has woodie written on his very visnomy, and I wad wager twa and a plack that hemp plaits his cravat yet."
  • And were it not that through your cruelty, with sorrow dimmed and deformd it were: the goodly ymage of your visnomy, clearer then christall would therein appere.
Examples have been taken from Wordnik so a big thank you to them.

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To enter the VISNOMY Competition please see below for details.

Competition 1. Visnomy - Entries are welcome based on the word "Visnomy" (see the word meaning above) It could be a fiction, non-fiction, an article, a poetry or an illustration. For word pieces the limits are 1000-3000. For illustrations the size is A4.

Competition 2. Fafictions - Entries are open for those stories that hang in between fact and fiction or in between two opposites. The word limits are between 1000 words to 5000 words.

Competition 3. Fiction - Entries are open to all kinds of fiction belonging to any genre as long as it is a great read. The words limits are between 2000 words to 10,000 words.

Competition 4. Articles - All subjects are welcome as V knows how intelligent our readers are so feel free but whatever you talk about talk well and talk easy. V are looking for clear and concise but very interesting articles. Photos are okay to be accompanied with the pieces but they should all be in .jpeg form with very high resolutions. The words limits are from 1000 words to 3000 words.

Competition 5. Poetry and/or Pofictry (meaning poetry with fiction )- Contemporary poems are welcome, it needs to be either touching V's heart or tickling the intelligence or just too interesting to ignore. The words limits are not something V likes but something V are forced to take into account due to space limits. So for this they are between 150 words to 1000 words.
Please note that from each competition there will be a winner and two runner up and the prize will be £20 for winner and £10 for each runner up along with a copy of VISNOMY and a BIG THANK YOU certificate from V.

V has tried to keep all entry fee to the minimum. Entry fee for each entry is £4.00 for all and £3.00 for each entry by VAANI members. No submissions will be accepted without the entry fee. Closing date for all entries is 30th September 2010. Submissions are accepted only via email with subject box clearly saying magazine submission and your category. The email for submission is magsubmission@vaani.org. Please choose your options from the button below. The payment is safe and secure through the trusted Paypal website. Your information will not be distributed at any times and will remain in strict confidentiality with only VAANI as per the Data Protection Act.

VISNOMY Competitions


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