Ready for round two?
This contest for one-shot stories inspired by images that imply secret desires, habits, and happenings. Fetish and deviance. The forbidden. The socially UNacceptable. What goes on behind closed doors only. What pushes beyond the pale. The otherwise untouchable. The taboo.
There is a place and time for everything and this is the here and now for you to pushthe conventional envelope. The trick though; the key here is to push and not set fire to said envelope.
This is a contest calling for the exploration of adult content that may be considered controversial, and it should be treated in an adult manner - articulately and artistically. The point is to tow the line, to haunt; not to flagrantly attempt to shock or disgust. You can write about exploitation without being exploitative.
This is a contest open to any and all pairings - AH, AU and canon. It is an invitation, a call to let your imagination run wild into the dark.
Myself, and the other hostesses, have experience with controversial content. We, ourselves as well as all of you, know the difference between a disturbing image backed by a gripping plotline, and abuse that is just plain excessive and egregious. The latter WILL be found unacceptable and will NOT be added to the C2. Push limits, but do so with common sense and eloquence.
Include in your A/N the number of the image chosen, as well as any warnings you feel are appropriate.
A minimum standard of grammar is expected. You are strongly advised to use a beta.
Collaborations are acceptable.
Entry must be a one-shot and must be a new story, not an outtake from a pre-existing story.
The one-shot may not be continued until the contest is complete. No second "alert" chapters are allowed.
There is no entry limit. You may write as many as you'd like.
Entry maximum of 20,000 words not including header, disclaimer, AN etc. There is no word minimum.
There are no specifics on POV and all categories (AU, AH, Canon, OOC) and genres are acceptable.
All submissions will be screened to ascertain that these requirements have been met before being added to the C2. Hostesses reserve the right to reject, or return for further editing, any stories which they feel are not respectful of the seriousness and gravity of their content.
Contest entries must be received no sooner than Sunday, October 16th, 2011 and no later than midnight (PST) Sunday, November 27th, 2011.
Public vote will open on or about Monday, November 28th, 2011.
Public vote will close midnight (PST) Monday, December 12th, 2011.
All entries must be posted on Fanfiction.net. Once your story has been posted, please submit the link via email to BeyondThePaleContest@gmail.com for entry into the contest.
We reserve the right to make minor adjustments to dates and/or rules should that become necessary.
All entries must feature the following heading:
Beyond the Pale Contest
Image that Inspired You:
To see other entries in the Beyond the Pale Contest, please visit the C2 page:
in the public vote:
3rd place: Men's Room by LovelyBrutal
2nd place: In Lust I burn by luvrofink
1st place: Disarm by katinki
according to the judges' scores:
3rd place: The Last Time by stmurr
2nd place: Dancing on Edge by jessypt
1st place: Disarm by katinki
arden8283: story that made my heart bleed - Dancing on Edge by jessypt
tuleangel: story i'd most like continued - The Last Time by Stmurr
yellowglue: explorer's award - Men's Room by LovelyBrutal
22blue: story that sent shivers down my spine - Disarm by katinki
sadtomatoff: story that gave me the most chills - Bluebird by SlashKitten Mina
sweetdulci: jasper i'd most like to... - Watch by amandac3
This competition is being hostessed and judged by YellowGlue, PortiaKhalo, Arden8283, 22blue, tuleangel, sadtomatoff, and SweetDulcinea. None of the hostesses will either enter the competition, beta or preread for it.
All winning banners will be made by YellowGlue, each one especially unique to each story and author.
PM us from our profile: http://www.fanfiction.net/u/2431148/
Contact us any time with questions, suggestions, comments, concerns, etc at BeyondThePaleContest@gmail.com
We absolutely cannot wait to start reading :)
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