“In the Dark” Contest
1st Place: Dark Possession by lambcullen
2nd Place: Grasping Darkness by KiyaRaven
3rd Place: Memory in Blood by araeo
Congratulations to those who won. We will PM you regarding prizes shortly. A huge thank you to everyone who participated and submitted an entry.
The "In the Dark" contest hopes to introduce darker concepts with the characters of the Twilight Saga, primarily Edward Cullen.
We all know and love a good Darkward story – and they undoubtedly do well within the Twific community. The hope of this contest is to promote further introduction of his character, and to hopefully have one-shots turn into, create, or inspire full-blown stories we can all enjoy.
The reason this contest is going on for so long is because we hope that you truly take time to develop an original and compelling storyline and dark themes.
We'd like to take a moment to thank: Les Femmes Noires, , and for all linking to the "In the Dark" contest.,
Rules & Guidelines
1) Must be between 2,000 and 25,000 words, not including: headline, disclaimer, ANs, etc.
2) Must be a one-shot; must also remain a one-shot until voting end-date.
3) May or may not include smut (lemons, limes, etc); but, must be assigned an appropriate rating (most likely M rating, possibly T) for dark themes.
4) No entry limit. You may write as many as you'd like. Collaborations are allowed as well.
5) Almost anything goes - pairings, content, choices. (It does NOT need to be about Edward; we just like him more!) Strong graphic content is allowed, but use discretion. The hosts have full right to deny entries that are deemed inappropriate. Just remember, as long as your story is dark, it is allowed in our contest.
PLEASE NOTE: The main goal of this contest, other than for fun and to have more dark one-shots out there, is to encourage full-length dark fics! This means... if you would like to write a Prologue to a fic and use this contest as a form of momentum to it, if you'd like to write the first chapter of a fic for the same reason, if you want to do whatever as long as it will be dark and turned into a fic... you are more than welcome to do so!
-Please also make sure that the overall quality of the fic is good and legible. We suggest using a beta!
Contest Start Date: August 30th (Saturday) 11:59 PST (Do NOT post your story before this date. It won't be accepted. We want you to use a month just to think about a unique plot and write it!)
Contest End Date: October 31st (Saturday) 11:59 PST
Voting Notice: Voting has been altered from November 9th through November 20th.
-Voting may alter depending on number of submissions - rounds may be necessary.
To submit, the story must be posted on FanFiction.net by the Contest End Date (October 31st, 11:59 PST). Your story should be added with the Headline provided below.
Once it is posted, please PM or Email us and we will:
A) add you to the C2,
Multi-contest submitters, please read this: if you would like to enter your submission in our contest as well as another, please add our header to the top. We have received some PMs that include one of the other contests' headers but not ours. We will not accept your entry if it doesn't include the header listed below. Entries written for the "Dark Vampfic Contest" cannot be accepted into our contest until that contest is over, if you so wish to enter it.
Winners and Prizes
Three winners will be chosen. They will be selected by a blind poll, voted on by readers and reviewers.
First Place - One-shot of 5,000 words minimum; signature banner/story cover; mention on Darkdward's Dungeon
Second Place - One-shot of 3,000 words minimum; signature banner/story cover; mention on Darkward's Dungeon
Third Place - One-shot of 1,000 words minimum; signature banner/story cover; mention on Darkward's Dungeon
A million thanks to Cullenitis for agreeing to blurb about the contest and its winners on .
-More prizes may be added.
1) PM us: HERE
2) Email us: firstname.lastname@example.org
3) Twilighted thread:
Please use one of these three methods to contact us first. Both Bronze and Leon will be actively checking these three at all times.
Please add the following heading to the top of your submission:
"In The Dark" Contest
Pen Name: HERE
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