ANNOUNCEMENT! We are extending the deadline for The Age of Eric contest! You will now have till the 15th of August to complete your stories and submit them to us. Good luck!
IMPORTANT NOTE! We figured out the problem with the e-mail was a typo we made with the address here on the profile. If you haven't heard back from us, we're incredibly sorry. Please e-mail us again at TheAgeofEric@gmail.com We apologize profusely on our hands and knees for this inconvenience.
Hello! Thank you for stopping by.
Welcome to The Age of Eric Contest! Sound familiar? Well, that’s cause it is. This is the SVM version of The Age of Edward Twilight Contest.
What is The Age of Eric contest all about?
This needs to change.
So, we created this one shot contest so we could finally read some fabulous stories about Eric throughout the ages. We’ll be starting in the 14th Century and ending in the 1920’s.
This is our profile in prettier form. Complete with pictures of Eric in uniform and a list of films to help you get a visual on each time period. Please follow us for updates and more information on the contest as this shindig gets underway.
What do I do to participate?
Then...you write. It’s easy as that.
When does the contest start?
We will start accepting entries on the 6th of July going through till the 15th of August.
Those are important dates! Mark them on your calendars.
Rules of the contest...
All entries must be between min 3,000 and max 12,000 words.
ALL ENTRIES MUST BE BETA’D. We’re using caps for a reason here, people.
All entries must be a one shot. You may expand the story after the contest has ended. (Which we encourage.)
All entries must be a new story.
If you’re writing M rated fiction, you must be 18 years or older. No exceptions.
We encourage AH and AU entries, not just canon and vamp. (All Human, Alternate Universe)
You may submit more than one story, but two is the limit.
You have to stick to the time period that you chose. If you wish to change your time period, please e-mail us so we can keep track of who’s writing what.
RESEARCH! Please. We’re looking for quality historical fiction. Please research you’re chosen time period as best you can.
Collaborations are allowed.
Please include in your summary that your one shot is for the Age of Eric contest.
Entries can be posted on Fanfiction.net, LiveJournal or The Writer’s Coffee Shop. FFnet entries will be archived in our C2, and any LJ or TWCS entries will be archived on our blog for easy access.
Please use some sensitivity and common sense when writing. Any story that we feel is inappropriate will be excluded from the contest. If you think your story needs a warning for some of the subject matter, please add a disclaimer. Gratuitous violence, rape, etc will not be tolerated.
All entries must include the following heading at the top of the story:
The Age of Eric Contest
Any story that does not adhere to our rules above will result in expulsion from our contest. Please note that Meads is standing next to me with a whip as I write this. We mean business, people.
How do I enter my story into the contest once it’s written?
Why do I need to send in a gdoc file?
All entries should be e-mailed to TheAgeofEric@gmail.com
You will receive an e-mail from one of us once your submission has been screened and sent to the judges. If we feel your story needs tweaking, or there is an issue with content, we will be in contact with you about correcting the problem and resubmitting.
Please DO NOT contact the judges at anytime! If you have questions, use our contest e-mail or PM one of us: the hosts.
What do I get if I win?
First Prize - Public Vote: An autographed copy of CH’s Dead in The Family OR Your choice of a period film from our movie list. The first prize winner will also get an interview on The Sookieverse blog that will include a write up of the winning story.
Second Prize - Public Vote: An autographed copy of CH’s Dead in The Family OR Your choice of a period film from our movie list.
First Prize - Judge's vote: A choice of a period film from our movie list and a write up on The Sookieverse blog.
Second Prize - Judge's vote: A choice of a period film from our movie list.
All winners and Judges’ Picks will get a banner for their story.
Plus! Bragging rights for having an awesome story that we all enjoy and squee over.
We would love it with all our hearts if you helped up pimp via twitter, blogs, anything really. :-)
Time Periods/Eras to choose from!
Each time period is linked back to a Wikipedia page about that era to help kick-start your research. The things listed beneath each main time period title are important people/events/defining aspects of that era.
Renaissance - Europe 14th - 16th Century
Leonardo Da Vinci
Elizabethan Era - United Kingdom - 1558 - 1603
Queen Elizabeth I
Restoration England - 1660 - 1685
Oliver Cromwell (evil)
American Revolution - 1763 - 1789
Declaration of Independence
Boston Tea Party
The French Revolution - 1789 - 1799
The Palace of Versailles
Napoleonic Era - France/Europe 1799 - 1815
Georgian Era - Europe 1714 - 1830
King George I, II, III, IV
American Civil War - 1861 - 1865
Antebellum (pre war)
Gone With The Wind
The Age of Enlightenment - Europe 18th Century
Industrial Revolution - Europe/United States 18th - 19th Century
Victorian Era - United Kingdom 1837 -1901
The Great Exhibition - Crystal Palace, London 1851
Exposition Universelle (Debut of the Effeil Tower 1889 - Paris)
Jack the Ripper - London
Victorians - great site filled with info
Edwardian Era - United Kingdom 1901 - 1914
World War I
Titantic sinking... I’ll never let go, Jack.
J.M. Barrie (Peter Pan)
Romantic Era - early 1800's - 1900’s (Includes Georgian, Victorian, and Edwardian Eras)
Artists of the time...
The Gilded Age - America - late 1800’s to early 1900’s
John D. Rockefeller
The building of Ellis Island
Susan B. Anthony - Woman’s Sufferage
The Glory of the Old West
Jazz Music - Harlem Renaissance
Nineteenth Amendment - Woman’s Right to Vote
Lost Generation - Paris
If you have ANY questions, please feel free to e-mail us at TheAgeofEric@gmail.com. We will do our best to answer your questions as quickly as possible.
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