Write for the Other Team Contest

Rules and Guidelines

Submissions will be accepted from December 12, 2009 until Friday, January 22, 2010 at 11:59 AM ET.

The entry must not have been previously published, and must be able to stand on its own as a one-shot.

This story's central characters must be characters that are different from your previously published FanFiction story's central characters. Therefore, you must have a previously published story on

Entries may be any type and any pairing as long as they comply with the above guideline.

Collaborations are acceptable.

Limit of two entries per author or collaboration group.

Entries must be less than 10,000 words. The official word count will be determined by the FanFiction count that appears in the story's summary line.

One-shots may not be expanded until the contest is over.

Submitting an Entry

Please PM your story's entry link to the Write For The Other Team profile or email Write4OtherTeam[at]gmail[dotcom].

All entries must use a Write For The Other Team Contest header, which is below.

Entries will be validated for quality grammar/punctuation and rules compliance when the entry is submitted. After an entry has been validated, it will be added to the Write For The Other Team Community. 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.

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


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

Open Voting will run from Sunday, January 24, 2010 at 12:00 AM ET to Friday, January 29, 2010 at 11:59 PM ET.

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 January 31, 2010.


The first place of the Open Voting round and the first place Judges' Selection round will receive the following prizes:

Item of their choice from the CafePress Twilight Items for Hannah's Hope (See items at: .com/site/addicted2twylyte/home/hannah-s-hope-twilight-merchandise)

A "First Place Winner" banner. See .com/site/addicted2twylyte/home/write-for-the-other-team-contest to view the banner.


Please PM questions to the Write For The Other Team profile or email

We reserve the right to make minor modifications to the rules and dates at any time.


Please include the following header with all entries:

"Write For The Other Team" One-Shot Contest


Pen name:

Link to existing FanFiction Stories:


Sample Disclaimer: All publicly recognizable characters, settings, etc. are the property of their respective owners. The original characters and plot are the property of the author. The author is in no way associated with the owners, creators, or producers of any media franchise. No copyright infringement is intended.