THE JUDGES PICKS ARE IN!!!!
We first would like to thank you for waiting so patiently for the results, and to take a moment to thank each and every one of you that wrote an entry for the contest. We were so pleased with the response and are happy that the fandom has now grown by 12 fantastic stories.
Our judges scores were very close for several stories, but the top two were unanimous in both rounds in the public vote and judges picks.
For Virgin Newbie writer, in first place was From Sky to Sea by Janine MNM, and in second place was Legacy of Lady Godiva by esquilo-negligenciadas.
For New to All Human writer, in first place was Healing Heart by Kristin Elizabeth, and in second place was Flashbacks of a Fool by Mazza666.
Since these lovely writers have already won some fabulous prizes, we decided to award the first place prize to the two stories that came in a close third. So the prizes for first place judges pick will go to...
Round 2 : Virgin/Newbie writer Judges Pick...
Heart of Glass by mystic-notions http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6543128/1/Heart_of_Glass
Round 2: New to All Human Writer Judges Pick...
Not Your Average Commute by jaxg http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6501635/1/Not_Your_Average_Commute
So many fabulous stories to read and review. Get on over there and give them a read if you haven't already. They're all fantastic stories, and each of the writers that took the time to write a story are winners in our books. Congrats to all of you!!
PLEASE check back soon for another special announcement.
ANNOUNCING!!! Public voting results are in and as follows!
Round 1: Virgin/Newbie writer...
First place: From Sky to Sea by JanineMNM http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6445958/1/From_Sky_to_Sea
Second place: Legacy of Lady Godiva by esquilo-negligenciadas http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6406004/1/Legacy_of_Lady_Godiva
Round 2: New to All Human writer...
First place: Healing Heart by Kristin Elizabeth http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6539542/1/Healing_Heart
Second Place: Flashbacks of a Fool by Mazza666 http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6464260/1/Flashbacks_of_a_Fool
Congrats and huge applauses to the winners!!!! If you haven't taken the time, be sure to read and review all of the entries. Each of these authors deserve your love and support.
Thanks to each and every one of you that took the time to vote! It was really close there for a while. With so many fantastic entries, it makes for a difficult decision, especially when you can only choose two!
Please be sure to keep an eye out. Next up, we'll be announcing the judges picks.
THE CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED!
Round 2 Voting is now closed.
Round 1 Voting is now closed.
PLEASE NOTE THE NEW DEADLINE EXTENSION TO DECEMBER 12, 2010!!!
A New Chapter Contest
We are so very excited to introduce A New Chapter Contest. An all new ALL HUMAN contest for new writers. It's been almost a year since the Poppin' Cherries contest and it was such a huge success, we thought we'd try to recreate the idea.
Many of us writers tend to think of our stories as 'our babies,' so we thought we'd give you the opportunity to give birth to some babies of your own.
Since this is an all human contest, and we've already popped Eric's cherry, your goal for this contest will be to give our favorite SVM characters a new bundle of joy. That's right, a baby!
All pairings are acceptable. This is not a E/S centric contest. All you have to do is tell us the story of how the couple got to the hospital in the first place. Of course, they fell in love, and now there's a baby on the way, but how did it happen? Was it love at first sight, or did they hate each other for years? Was the baby a surprise, or was it planned? All the fun details are up to you. The only thing that MUST happen, is the birth of a human baby.
In case you're wondering who “WE” are, your hosts (and birthing assistants) for this contest are as follows.
Missus T... http://www.fanfiction.net/u/1729178/Missus_T
ALL HUMAN. This means no creepy vampire babies.
You MUST be 18 to write an M rated fic.
Eligibility: For first time writers, you can have a single one-shot under your belt. For canon writers, this must be your FIRST AH story.
You can enter more than one story, but two is the maximum. Sorry, but NO collaborations will be allowed.
Entries must be between 1,500 words and 12,000, excluding author's notes and header. There is NO wiggle room, so please do not PM us about exceptions.
The entry MUST stand on its own as a one-shot. However, we totally encourage you to continue after the contest is over.
All entries MUST be beta'd. Below you'll find a list of volunteer betas for this contest, as well as the link to the Beta Forum. Judges and hosts CANNOT serve as betas for any of the contest entries.
Gratuitous violence/rape/pedophilia will not be tolerated. Please use good judgment when writing questionable themes in your one-shot.
Submitting an entry:
Once you have posted your story to Fanfiction dot net, please PM this account and notify us. Be sure to enclose the link to your story in your PM.
Also, please e-mail us at (anewchaptercontest @ gmail (dot) com) and enclose a copy/gdoc us a copy of your entry for our records. If you don't have gmail or gdoc, then enclosing it as an attachment is fine. Since the judges will be reading each entry anonymously, this makes it easier for us to strip it of any personal information.
Once we have received your entry, it will be validated for quality, grammar/punctuation, and rules compliance. Only after it has been validated will it be added to the Contest Community (C2) at: http://www.fanfiction.net/community/A_New_Chapter_Contest/84745/
Authors will be PM'd or e-mailed once their story has been validated and added to the C2. If an entry is disqualified for any reason, the author will be PM'd with the reason for the disqualification and may modify and re-submit the entry by the submission deadline if s/he so chooses.
Please include the following header in your entry:
Entry for A New Chapter Contest
Status: New writer or New AH
To see all the other entries please visit the C2: http:// www(dot) fanfiction(dot) net/ community/ A_New_Chapter_Contest/84745/
Gratuitous violence/rape/pedophilia will NOT be tolerated. If you feel your entry contains any questionable material, please enclose a disclaimer for this as well.
Also be sure to include in your summary that it's an entry for the A New Chapter Contest.
There will be 2 rounds of voting.
The first round will include all new writers (those of you with no more than a single one-shot under your belt) and will begin shortly after the contest has closed.
The second round will include all new to AH writers (those of you that have written canon but not AH) and will begin shortly after round one has closed.
We are hoping to announce winners for both rounds sometime in January.
We will begin accepting entries on September 12, 2010 and will accept them all the way to December 12, 2010 (until midnight CST) That gives you three whole months to come up with some fantastic stories!
First Place Public Vote (totally newbie): Signed copy of Dead in the Family
First Place Public Vote (new AH): Signed copy of Touch of Dead
Second Place Public Vote (totally newbie): Screeners package from The Emmy Awards (this is the HBO "For Your Consideration" nominee DVD box set including TB)
Second Place Public Vote (new AH): Comicon prize package
First Place Judges Pick (totally newbie): 2011 Eric Northman/Alexander Skarsgard calendar (fan-made by tvgirl.nicole)
First Place Judges Pick (new AH): True Blood Metal Bookmark
Second Place Judges Pick (totally newbie): Post cards from the Ultimate Truebie Event of Season 3 promotional posters
Second Place Judges Pick (new AH): Post cards from the Ultimate Truebie Event of Season 3 promotional posters
Also, all authors who place in the public voting round AND the judges pick will have a banner made for their story.
We've managed to round up an AMAZING group of judges for this contest. They've been around the delivery room a few times, and are no stranger to the art of giving birth to a new story. ALL entries will receive a personal review/feedback from each of our prestigious panel of judges.
FFn says that: a beta reader (beta or betareader) is someone who reads a work of fiction with a critical eye with the aim of improving grammar, spelling, characterization, and general style of a story prior to its release to the general public.
Please be sure to have your contest entry read by a beta reader before submitting. Any entry that does not adhere to this will be disqualified. Below are a list of volunteers and the link to the forum where you can find someone to assist you.
Send one of the lovely ladies below a PM and ask them if they would like to be your beta reader. Or you can work with the beta reader of your choice. FFn has search options for beta readers by category. There are several listed in the SVM community, feel free to read their profiles and contact them directly. Just remember, judges or hosts CANNOT serve as a beta reader.
A Redhead Thing... http://www.fanfiction.net/u/2119716/A_Redhead_Thing
Chiisai kitty... http://www.fanfiction.net/u/2040753/chiisai_kitty
Also check out the beta thread in the SVM forum... http://forum.fanfiction.net/topic/55534/12646774/1/
Please be sure to follow the Sookieverse blog for updates.
All contest banners will be made by the following extremely talented ladies!
We are here to help! If you have any questions feel free to PM this account or any one of your hosts. Or you can e-mail us at: ( anewchaptercontest @ gmail (dot) com). We promise to get back to you as soon as possible. Do NOT contact any of the judges with questions you may have.
We are looking forward to seeing what you come up with.
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