This is a gathering place of people who are, by their very nature, made of win.
 
HomeRegisterLog in

Share | 
 

 The Indies First Time Writer Challenge

Go down 
AuthorMessage
ahizelm

avatar

Posts : 2495
Age : 116
Location : Austin, TX
Joined : 2009-03-10

PostSubject: The Indies First Time Writer Challenge   Thu Sep 10, 2009 7:50 pm

I suppose this could go under the Indies Thread, but really, it's a different beast, so here we are.

Jen and I are judges for The Indies First Time Writer Challenge.

Quote :
Sponsored by: The Indie TwiFic Awards

Judges:


  • Ahelm
  • CarenL
  • Gustariana
  • Hmonster4
  • LaViePastiche
  • PastichePen
  • PurdueLiz
  • SleepyValentina
  • SorceressCirce
  • Spotzle


Rules and Guidelines


Submissions 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 Entry


Submitting 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

Title:
Pen name:
Primary Players:
Rating:
Word Count:
Disclaimer:
To see other entries in the “The Indies First Time Writer Challenge” contest, please visit the C2:

http://www.fanfiction.net/community/For_the_Love_of_Jasper_Contest/72564/





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.

We encourage any author with need for a beta to check out Project Team Beta.

Categorization of Entries

All Entries will be broken into two master groupings: Rated M and Rated T or Below.


If at the time of voting, we have more than 30 entries under the master category, secondary categories will be created to group the entries. For example, if 40 entries are received, 15 being AU, 20 being AH, and 5 canon, they will distribute that way. If we see more than 75 entries, additional groupings may be announced, based on types of entries received.

Voting


After the submission deadline has passed, there will be an open/public voting round featuring all validated entries.

Open Voting will run from November 1 12:00 AM EDT to November 15 11:59 PM EDT.

In addition to Open Voting, there will be a Judges’ Selection round. The judges will assess all submitted entries, and will do so anonymously – all header information (author, title, etc) will be removed from an entry before the judges read it.

All winners will be announced 9pm EST on November 10.

SO.

Anyone you know who enjoys writing ... or any MoWer who doesn't post to FFn or Twilighted ... Now is your chance!

Pass the word along, ladies. We want to see a big showing. Smile

See the info here, at The Indies Site under 'current contest'.

_________________

*Jasper Lurks*, *FF* & LJ.
Team Edward all the way!
Back to top Go down
http://il-mio-cantante.livejournal.com/
circe

avatar

Posts : 2768
Age : 41
Location : Lost in my head...somewhere...
Joined : 2009-03-11

PostSubject: Re: The Indies First Time Writer Challenge   Thu Sep 10, 2009 8:39 pm

So excited about this Smile I hope we lure out a good number of people.
Back to top Go down
http://www.fanfiction.net/~sorceresscirce
ahizelm

avatar

Posts : 2495
Age : 116
Location : Austin, TX
Joined : 2009-03-10

PostSubject: Re: The Indies First Time Writer Challenge   Thu Sep 10, 2009 10:26 pm

circe wrote:
So excited about this Smile I hope we lure out a good number of people.

QFT~!

_________________

*Jasper Lurks*, *FF* & LJ.
Team Edward all the way!
Back to top Go down
http://il-mio-cantante.livejournal.com/
Helena

avatar

Posts : 5623
Age : 32
Location : Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Joined : 2009-03-11

PostSubject: Re: The Indies First Time Writer Challenge   Thu Sep 10, 2009 10:45 pm

My entry for the contest.

Spoiler:
 
Back to top Go down
http://www.polish-holic.blogspot.com/
Helena

avatar

Posts : 5623
Age : 32
Location : Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Joined : 2009-03-11

PostSubject: Re: The Indies First Time Writer Challenge   Thu Sep 10, 2009 11:15 pm

Spoiler:
 
Back to top Go down
http://www.polish-holic.blogspot.com/
ahizelm

avatar

Posts : 2495
Age : 116
Location : Austin, TX
Joined : 2009-03-10

PostSubject: Re: The Indies First Time Writer Challenge   Fri Sep 11, 2009 10:26 am

Well, some of us are genuinely excited about the prospect of new writers submitting quality stories.

_________________

*Jasper Lurks*, *FF* & LJ.
Team Edward all the way!
Back to top Go down
http://il-mio-cantante.livejournal.com/
Helena

avatar

Posts : 5623
Age : 32
Location : Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Joined : 2009-03-11

PostSubject: Re: The Indies First Time Writer Challenge   Fri Sep 11, 2009 10:43 am

ahelm wrote:
Well, some of us are genuinely excited about the prospect of new writers submitting quality stories.

Oh no, my sarcastic reply wasn't because I wasn't excited. I was making fun of how there can be patterns in fanfic and I look forward to seeing something new.
Back to top Go down
http://www.polish-holic.blogspot.com/
ahizelm

avatar

Posts : 2495
Age : 116
Location : Austin, TX
Joined : 2009-03-10

PostSubject: Re: The Indies First Time Writer Challenge   Fri Sep 11, 2009 1:28 pm

Helena wrote:
ahelm wrote:
Well, some of us are genuinely excited about the prospect of new writers submitting quality stories.

Oh no, my sarcastic reply wasn't because I wasn't excited. I was making fun of how there can be patterns in fanfic and I look forward to seeing something new.

Ah.

Damn you, toneless internet.

Thanks for the clarification, H.

I'm hoping for several brave souls who are willing write AU. *nods*

_________________

*Jasper Lurks*, *FF* & LJ.
Team Edward all the way!
Back to top Go down
http://il-mio-cantante.livejournal.com/
Helena

avatar

Posts : 5623
Age : 32
Location : Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Joined : 2009-03-11

PostSubject: Re: The Indies First Time Writer Challenge   Fri Sep 11, 2009 6:46 pm

ahelm wrote:
Helena wrote:
ahelm wrote:
Well, some of us are genuinely excited about the prospect of new writers submitting quality stories.

Oh no, my sarcastic reply wasn't because I wasn't excited. I was making fun of how there can be patterns in fanfic and I look forward to seeing something new.

Ah.

Damn you, toneless internet.

Thanks for the clarification, H.

I'm hoping for several brave souls who are willing write AU. *nods*

I'm really hoping for someone to break out of the mold. And yeah, we totally need more good AU fics.

I think I may have lost interest in fanfic...
Back to top Go down
http://www.polish-holic.blogspot.com/
Sponsored content




PostSubject: Re: The Indies First Time Writer Challenge   

Back to top Go down
 
The Indies First Time Writer Challenge
Back to top 
Page 1 of 1
 Similar topics
-
» who is your favorite anime character of all time?
» Hot Tub Time Machine [Open]
» Time That Needs to be Spent
» Explorin' time!
» Strongest Crew Member (Time Skip)

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
Made of Win :: Contests-
Jump to: