Saturday, August 15, 2009

Contest Announcements

I have four contests to tell you about today; seems like they are creeping up all over the place, lately! Once again, listed in order of ending soonest.

Once Upon A Twilight - ends 08/20/09

brought to you by wishimight/everwondering and staceygirl aka jackbauer

Once upon a time, in a magical land of pointy silverware, lived a family who sparkled like diamonds in the woods. A little fairy foresaw that love would blossom after the magnificent stone-skinned man rescued a fair damsel who had been cursed with tripping and attacks from vans enchanted with evil spells. Their adventures included encounters with monsters, the big bad wolf, the evil witch of Alaska, hidden castles in the tropics, strange potions given to the heroine in Styrofoam cups, and true love’s kiss that put her into a three day coma but led to happily ever after and a bizarre half breed baby.

Now Princess Wishimight (everwondering) and Princess Staceygirl (jackbauer) cordially invite thee to weave thine own tale of Happily Ever After in the ONCE UPON A TWILIGHT CONTEST. Thou mayest bring thine own fairies, wolves, princes, dragons, seven dwarfs, glass slippers, talking animals, candy houses, faraway kingdoms, spells, magic, and fair maidens to the land of Twilight. If thou art successful in thy quest, thou shalt be honored and esteemed and rewarded.

Stories MUST:

  • have Edward & Bella as the main pairing. Other Twilight characters may be included, of course, but focus should be on E&B.
  • have a fairy-tale esque quality/theme to them–maybe there’s a fairy godmother, evil stepmother, prince/princess, spell cast, curse to be lifted, enchanted forest, etc. These are suggestions only. Feel free to be creative!
  • be a one-shot of at least 1,000 words (minus header/author's notes) and written in English.

Stories CAN:

  • be any genre/type–angst, romance, suspense, humor, vampire/AU, human, in canon, out of character, etc.
  • be set either in the present day or in a faraway kingdom a long time ago, or somewhere in between.
  • be from any POV–Edward, Bella, alternating, third person.
  • be any rating from squeaky clean to citrus filled
  • be either a solo or a collaborative effort.

Stories CANNOT:

  • exceed 15,000 words (header/author's notes not included in word count.)
  • be part of a former or current story. This must be a brand new one-shot written for this contest.

PRIZES! Because, while bragging rights are fun, actually getting something is better!

  • To the story with the most overall votes: Twilight tote bag from Hot Topic, "When you can live forever what do you live for?" quote patch, the entire Twilight Saga in e-book format (PDF)
  • To the story with the 2nd most overall votes: Twilight Tote Bag from Hot Topic, the entire Twilight Saga in e-book format
  • To the story with the 3rd most overall votes: Film cell from the "I know what you are" scene in the movie, the entire Twilight saga in e-book format


  • Entries will be accepted between August 1st - August 20, 2009, midnight PST.
  • Post your entry on fanfiction and then PM this profile, wishimight, or staceygirl aka jackbauer with your submission title so we can add it to the contest community and favorites. You may post your story elsewhere as well (twilighted, livejournal, etc), but it must also be on FF.
  • Authors may submit up to two separate entries.
  • Voting will be conducted by a blind poll on this profile page and will open on August 22, 2009 at noon PST. Depending on the number of entries, multiple voting rounds may be necessary.
  • Please PM/e-mail if you have any questions or need clarification on the rules.
  • If you want to continue your one-shot beyond this contest, you must wait for voting to close before doing so, otherwise your entry will be disqualified.

Please copy and paste this header to the top of your entry and fill in the blanks:


Word Count:

This story is being submitted as an entry for the Once Upon a Twilight Contest, hosted by wishimight and staceygirl aka jackbauer. For complete contest details, to read the rest of the contest submissions, or if you are interested in entering, please visit the contest community at:
Entries accepted until 8/20/09

Voting begins 8/22/09

Summer of Smut - ends 08/21/09

hosted by: bookbag, hit-the-duckies, inside-the-disarray, loveinthelies, MojoPen, and TheBlackArrow

The Summer of Smut Contest will feature well written, smutty fun-filled entries from the following categories:

  1. Slash
  2. Vamp Smut
  3. BDSM Smut
  4. Trio or Poly Smut
  5. B/E Smut
  6. Non-Canon Pairing Smut.

Entries will be accepted from June 24th until August 21st 2009.

Winners will be announced September 1st

One winner will be chosen in each category and will receive a custom made signature banner as well as an author interview on the new and exciting fanfic blog, Roaming in Edwardville.

Please consider grammar, character development, creativity, and of course, sexy times.


  • All entries must fit into one of the above categories.
  • All entries must be one-shots.
  • All entries must include smut/lemons, and therefore must be rated M.
  • All entries must be at least 6 inches… er, sorry, at least 6k words, but no more than 10k. UPDATE The minimum word requirement has been lowered to 6,000 words.
  • All entries must follow a summer theme by including at least one of our summer items/locations. See the story (below) for a complete list.
Come visit us on Twilighted

All stories which are a part of this contest can be found at our C2

Questions? Feel free to send us a PM.


Love for the Unloved - ends 09/27/09

hosted by FloridaChickie and manyafandom

Premise of Contest:

Why is it that the main "A-list" Twi characters are often the only ones that get to enjoy smokin' hot times while the other characters have to sit back and watch? Often, they don't even get to watch! With the "Love for the Unloved" contest, we are putting an end to this cruel practice. Let's give those "B-list" characters some love and time in the spot light!

How are we defining "A" or "B" list characters?

"A-list" characters: Edward, Bella, Renesmee, Jacob, Alice, Jasper, Rosalie, Emmett, Carlisle, & Esme.

"B-list" characters: Anyone not mentioned above, but obviously mentioned in the books. "B-list" characters can be as 'minor' as Ms. Cope to as well known as Victoria. For those looking for character ideas, feel free to visit these web sites: The Twilight Saga Wiki and The Twilight Lexicon.


Your one-shot (o/s) story must feature a "B-lister" as your main character, and we encourage that character to have some luvin' with another "B-lister" (i.e. Jessica & Angela, Charlie & Ms. Cope). While the premise of the contest is to highlight "B-list" bench-warmers, you may write a story containing an "A-list character" so long as they are partnered with a "B-lister" (i.e. Sam & Bella). However, if you are partnering with an "A-list" character, your o/s must solely be written from the "B-lister's" point of view. No exceptions!

Submission entries can be human, vamp, alternative universe, crackfic, etc... However, they must abide by the following standards:

  • Must be M rated and include a smut/lemon scene in which the "B-lister" is an active participant. (As people under 18 are not allowed to read M-rated fic, we will not accept submissions from those underage.)
  • Must be a o/s that is a NEW story. Your story cannot be continued until the contest is over. In addition, your entry cannot be a side-shot or outtake from any on-going/completed fic. It has to be a stand alone/original piece.
  • Your story's word count must be between 3000-7500 words. Please stay in this word limit range.
  • There are no genre requirements; however, stories with themes of rape, incest, pedophilia, mutilation, torture, kidnapping, or forced submission will NOT be accepted. This includes physical/verbal/sexual abuse guised as smut. If it isn't consensual, we are absolutely not interested.
  • Please consider spelling, grammar, and character development. Entries with too many grammatical/punctuation/spelling/sentence structure errors will not be accepted. Betas are beautiful people, get to know one. You can also check out Project Team Beta.
  • Collaborations are acceptable.
  • Maximum of 2 entries per person.
  • All entries must be posted on Once you have posted your story, submit the link via a private message to the "Love for the Unloved" profile for entrance into the contest.

New writers are encouraged to enter the contest. Please indicate if this is your first piece of fan fiction when submitting your story.

If you have questions/comments, view the contest thread on twilighted.

Submission Time Period:

The submission period for the "Love for the Unloved" contest runs from August 14 - September 27th, 9pm PST.


All submissions will be validated by members of the judging panel to ensure they meet all contest rules. Stories which do not meet requirements will be disqualified.

There will be multiple winners of this contest:

  1. One story will win by popular vote via a public poll. Details on the public vote will be announced later and will depend on the total amount of entries for the contest.
  2. The panel of judges will also select winning stories. Categories include:
  • Best Overall Story (encompasses the contest theme)
  • Best Cherry Popper "Award for New Author" (new authors can still win in other categories)
  • Most Luscious Lemon


siouxchef, EJ Santry, mozzer0906, manyafandom, & FloridaChickie


The winners from both the public poll and judges' selections will be announced on October 16, 2009.

All winners will have their stories featured on the Perv Pack's Smut Shack and The Fictionators blogs and will receive a special banner. Of course, you will also have the undying love of whatever "B-lister" you give a little "sumthin’-sumthin’" to!

Mandatory Header:

All entries must include the following information as the header of your o/s:

"Love for the Unloved" Contest Entry


Your pen name(s):

Featured "B-list" Character(s):

If you would like to see all the stories that are a part of this contest visit the "Love for the Unloved" C2 Community


Best of luck! We are super excited about reading your stories and seeing you bring some much needed love to the B-listers!

Darkward - ends 10/10/09

Rules and Standards:

  • Must be a One-Shot and cannot be made into a multi-chapter story until after the contest is complete.
  • Must feature a “dark” Edward. EDWARD MUST BE A VAMPIRE.
  • Must be Edward x Bella. Other characters are welcomed in the story however the main pairing has to be ExB.
  • One-shot must contain a lemon.
  • No rape or incest. At all.
  • Minimum word count is set at 4K
  • Maximum word count is set at 15K
  • If you are not 18, you shouldn’t be reading or writing this stuff. If you are under 18 we will not accept your submission.

There is a limit of two submissions per author. (Collaborations are considered one entry for either author. For example: Author A and Author B write a collaboration together for the contest. Then Author A writes their own entry. Author A has used two allotted submissions. Author B is free to submit another entry however cannot be another collaboration with Author A.)

ONE SHOT MUST BE BETA’D. If you do not have a beta, contact Team Beta and they can assist you with finding one. You must state the name of your beta in the one shot details.

Collaborations are allowed.

There is no specifics on POV. 3rd person POV, EPOV, BPOV…whatever you want.


First Place

  • Two tickets to see New Moon at a theater near you. The tickets will be purchased after the winners are determined. They will be either mailed or ordered for pick-up at the winner's chosen theater.
  • 1st Place Banner will be made for the one-shot as well as for a story of the winner's choosing.
  • A Twilight treat bag.
  • Your one-shot featured on the Darkward's Dungeon
  • As well, street creds as the winner of the contest.

Second Place

  • 2nd Place Banner made for the one-shot as well as for a story of the winner's choosing.
  • A rec on Darkward's Dungeon
  • A Twilight treat bag.

Third Place

  • 3rd Place Banner made for the one-shot
  • A Twilight treat bag.

There will more prizes added in the next few days.


We will start accepting submissions September 15, 2009 PLEASE DO NOT PM US WITH ENTRIES BEFORE THIS DATE.

The contest will close October 10, 2009 at 11:59PM. (That's roughly a month from the start up date to write a one-shot and have it beta'd.)


Once you write your one-shot, PM us and let us know which story you're entering. We will read the one-shot to determine if it meets all requirements and if it does it will archived into the C2. When the contest closes we will hold votes and the top ten from those rounds will move on to the next round where the judges will choose the top three winner.

All voting will closed to the public so that there are not biased votes.


  • Voting will go on for two weeks. (Depending on volume of submissions)
  • As of right now there will be two rounds for those who are writing more than one entry. (This can change depending on the volume of submissions as well)
  • All rounds of voting will go on for at least a week.
  • When the top ten are compiled we will determine who the final contestants are.
  • Winners will be announced during the last week of October. We will announce a final date when it gets closer to the end date.

All entries need to have this heading:

Darkward Vampfic Contest







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