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1st Place - Innocence is Dripping Red by EchoesOfTwilight

2nd Place - Danse Macabre by Artemis Vampire

3rd Place (tied) - Found Amongst the Shadows by JBurdick and My Bloody Valentine by SweetDulcinea

Judges' Mention (by unanimous vote): Diary of a Deadman by ineedyoursway

Voting system: Each judge cast a vote for their top three choices. Points were assigned to each place:

1st Place = 12 pts

2nd Place = 8 pts

3rd Place = 4 pts

Darkward Vampfic Contest - Who doesn’t like their Edward a little dark?

Rules and Standards:

Must be a One-Shot and cannot be made into a multi-chapter story until after the contest is complete. NOTE: Cannot be submitted to any other contest/challenge until this one is over. Cannot be posted in association with any other contest/challenge. After this contest has ended you are free to submit your entry to any contest/challege you wish if they allow it.

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.

Lemons are now optional. Mainly because there were many requests for them to be.

No rape or incest. At all.

Minimum word count is set at 4K

NO MAX WORD COUNT NOTE: (9/25/2009) Max word count has been lifted. There is NO maximum word count. Submission must still have at least 4k though.

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. (UPDATE: Due to the early sell-outs of showings of New Moon, this prize will be in the form of a gift card to MovieTickets(dot)com).

-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.


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

The contest will close October 31, 2009 at 11:59PM. Please note the change in the submission deadline.


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 be 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 no biased votes.


Since no authors submitted more than one entry, there will be one round of voting. Voting will begin at 11:59 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 2, 2009 and end at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 15th. (All times are PST).

When the top ten are compiled we will determine who the final contestants are. Winners will be announced approximately one week after voting ends.

All entries need to have this heading:

Darkward Vampfic Contest






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Slaughter the Lamb by Dawn ofthe Dead reviews
AU Edward is a more traditional vamp. No yellow eyes, no sparkles, and no mind reading. He catches an appetizing scent while in the Balkans for St. George Day. Written as an example for The Darkward Vamp Fic Contest. See my profile for contest link.
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Horror - Chapters: 2 - Words: 13,092 - Reviews: 99 - Favs: 108 - Follows: 127 - Updated: 11/7/2009 - Published: 8/9/2009 - Edward, Bella
Memory in Blood by araeo reviews
AU. Edward is an unapologetic "recycler" of the scum of the human population. But when his plan is suddenly ruined by the appearance of a certain brunette, his world is changed irrevocably. **Third place - "In The Dark Contest." E/B. Dark themes.
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Supernatural/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 15,490 - Reviews: 186 - Favs: 362 - Follows: 151 - Published: 8/18/2009 - Edward, Bella - Complete
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