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Welcome to the official page of the ARWZ Magazine Top 10 List Project. This project is one of our most popular features here at ARWZ; fans of alternative reality fiction come from all over the world to participate by voting in these lists. Anyone who wants to participate is welcome to submit their vote—the only prerequisite is that you have opinions on topics in alternative reality fiction. Your participation is both encouraged and appreciated. ARWZ Top 10 lists are determined exclusively by participant voting. That means, it's all up to you, the voters. Unlike some magazines, where list articles are determined by an elite group of editors, ARWZ Editors don't even get a say! We just add up your votes, and publish your choices.

If you're interested in participating in the Top 10 List Project, you may be interested in checking out some of the lists previously compiled by ARWZ. So far, we have done lists of the Top 10 Speculative Fiction Authors of All Time, the Top 10 Fantasy Authors Publishing Today, the Top 10 Speculative Fiction Novels of All Time, and the Top 10 Characters in alternative reality fiction. We realize that our methods for compiling these lists aren't exactly scientific. After all, voting is open to anyone, not conducted from a controlled sample. A lot of great authors, books, etc. unfortunately didn't make it onto these lists. We invite anyone to sound off on where you agree or disagree with the previous lists, and we hope that you'll consider voting in our current (and successive) list projects so that YOUR opinions will shape future lists.

CURRENT LIST PROJECT: The Top 10 Best Fantasy Worlds

To cast your vote for the Top 10 Fantasy Worlds, we ask that you submit your own Top Ten list. You must provide the Name (or other concrete designation) of the world, as well as the Source (i.e. book, series, film, etc.) and the author (e.g. writer, director, etc.). If you don't know all the details of the fictional world you want to vote for, please look it up on Amazon. You may vote for any fictional world that you consider to be fantasy. Our definition of "fantasy" is not strict. Cross-genre and other types of liminal fiction are welcome. If you have any questions, please ask them in our Online Help forum.

We ask that you rank your Top 10 Fantasy Worlds in a 1-10 list, 1 being the best, 10 being the tenth best. The results will be calculated using your ranking to weight the votes. Films placed at the #1 spot will be given 10 points, #2 given 9 points... #10 given one point. Keep this in mind as you are composing your list.

If you do not want to rank your ten, that's fine. We also accept unranked lists of ten (or less). If you chose to submit an unranked list, each item on the list will be credited with 5 points. Submitting an unranked list of more than 10 will result in the final choice listed being ignored in the counting. If you are submitting an unranked list, please DO NOT number it. Remove the numbers for the email or online form. A note to our editors saying "this list is in no particular order" is welcome, but there is a chance it might be overlooked in the numbers crunching of compiling the final list. Removing all numbering from your unranked list assures that all items will be given equal weight.

If you simply cannot settle on only 10 Worlds and would like to submit more for consideration, you may include up to ten (10) additional items as "Honorable Mentions." Your list of "Honorable Mentions" must be labeled as such, and must follow your ranked or unranked list of 10. "Honorable Mentions" receive one (1) point each when we count the votes.

You may also submit a partial list. If you simply can't come up with a worthy ten, feel free to submit one, two, three... or nine. But remember, you don't have to put all of them at the head of the list. If you can't think of a full ten, but want to vote for some of your favorites, make sure to assign them appropriate rankings. Leave the middle numbers blank if you have to. If you want to vote for a fantasy world, but don't think it's quite top 5 quality, put it in a lower rank and don't fill in the rest. We want this list to be an accurate representation of your sentiments.

Finally, I will ask, that as you are posting your lists, feel free to comment on the fantasy worlds listed as you mention them. Your quotations may be included in the feature article once the list is compiled. If your commentary is quoted, it will be credited to your given username. Commentary is not required for submitting a list. Nor is commentary on every fantasy world listed. If you just want to comment on your #1, or just on a random few, that's okay. Any commentary is welcome.

If you run your own webpage, and you think your members would be interested in participating in this and future lists, we would be happy to invite them over, and give your online community credit for helping out. Please see our Top 10 Associates page for more details.

Voting will remain open until December 22, 2006.

You may submit only one list, and there are two options for submission:

1) You may submit using our email form. Use this option if, for whatever reason, you do not want to post your list publicly on the ARWZ Community Forums. However, please be advised that your list submission using the email form will be FINAL. You may not edit your list once it is submitted by email. If you want to be able to edit your list, please use option 2...

2) You may submit by posting on our ARWZ Community Forums. With this option, you are free to edit your list at any time up until the close of voting.

If you have any questions on how voting works, please ask in our Online Help forum. If you please, you may copy/paste this format for composing your list:



1. NAME of WORLD:
in BOOK/FILM/SERIES:
by AUTHOR/DIRECTOR:
COMMENTS:

2. NAME of WORLD:
in BOOK/FILM/SERIES:
by AUTHOR/DIRECTOR:
COMMENTS:

3. NAME of WORLD:
in BOOK/FILM/SERIES:
by AUTHOR/DIRECTOR:
COMMENTS:

4. NAME of WORLD:
in BOOK/FILM/SERIES:
by AUTHOR/DIRECTOR:
COMMENTS:

5. NAME of WORLD:
in BOOK/FILM/SERIES:
by AUTHOR/DIRECTOR:
COMMENTS:

6. NAME of WORLD:
in BOOK/FILM/SERIES:
by AUTHOR/DIRECTOR:
COMMENTS:

7. NAME of WORLD:
in BOOK/FILM/SERIES:
by AUTHOR/DIRECTOR:
COMMENTS:

8. NAME of WORLD:
in BOOK/FILM/SERIES:
by AUTHOR/DIRECTOR:
COMMENTS:

9. NAME of WORLD:
in BOOK/FILM/SERIES:
by AUTHOR/DIRECTOR:
COMMENTS:

10. NAME of WORLD:
in BOOK/FILM/SERIES:
by AUTHOR/DIRECTOR:
COMMENTS:



If you're ready to post your list, then click on the link below:

POST YOUR TOP 10 LIST



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