Tuesday, September 29, 2009

The Indies First Time Writers Challenge

The Indies First Time Writer ChallengeSponsored by: The Indie TwiFic AwardsJudges:
Rules and GuidelinesSubmissions will be accepted from September 19 12:00 AM EDT to October 27 11:59 PM EDT (based on time stamp of submission via http://www.theindietwificawards.com).
The theme of the challenge is "First Experiences". Entries may be Canon, AU, AH and of any genre (e.g., angst, humor, family, suspense).
Entry's ratings must correspond to the appropriate equivalent for the entry’s website (e.g. MA, PG-13, R).
Shipping: All ships are acceptable so long as they are tastefully done and well written. Pedophilic pairings and incest pairings are NOT acceptable. Any story found to violate this criteria will be ruled ineligible.
Collaborations are acceptable so long as it is a first time effort for both writers.
Limit of two entries per author or collaboration group.
Entries will be accepted from FanFiction.net (FFn), LiveJournal (LJ), Twilighted (T’ed), and Simply Twilight. Please note that we will not be able to add entries submitted via sites other than FFn to the C2.
Entries must be between 2,500 and 15,000 words. The official word count will be assessed during the validation process via copy/paste of the entry (excluding header and AN) into Word 2007. Additionally, searches will be done across the four sites mentioned above to certify that no work by the author pre-exists. If at any time an author is identified to have pre-existing work, the one shot will be disqualified.
Twilight 25 Exception: If you are currently writing for the Twilight 25, and it is your first time writing, you will be able to participate in the First Time Writers Contest.One-shots may not be expanded until the contest is over.Submitting an EntrySubmitting an Entry Submissions will be accepted via our website http://theindietwificawards.com
All entries must use a “The Indies First Time Writer Challenge” Contest header, which is below.

“The Indies First Time Writer Challenge” One-Shot Contest
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To see other entries in the “The Indies First Time Writer Challenge” contest, please visit the C2: http://www.fanfiction.net/community/The_Indies_First_Time_Writer_Challenge/74097/Special thanks to the For The Love Of Jasper contest for sharing their contest framework with us.
Entries will be validated for quality grammar/punctuation and rules compliance when the entry is submitted.
After an entry has been validated, if submitted via FFn, it will be added to the "The Indies First Time Writer Challenge" C2. Authors will be PMed or emailed when their entries have been validated. If an entry is disqualified, the author will be PMed and may modify and resubmit the entry by the submission deadline, if she so chooses.