General Rules:

*          Competitors read an unpublished novel / work of fiction from publishing company.

*          Questions to be set by author or a reputable independent person. (Preferably GOMSA Arbiter)

*          Minimum of 1 question per 5000 words, approximately equally spaced throughout the text.

*          Questions require one or two sentences to answer (not multiple choice).

*          One point is awarded per correct answer. Half points may be awarded for partially correct answers.

*          In the case of ambiguous answers the question setter has authority to decide on whether an answer is acceptable.

*          Text may not be referred to during question section.

*          This is an exercise in Speed Reading and not Memory. These rules reflect this.