Valentine's Fae Tales
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WINNERS ARE...

1st place by blind Judging- Rehearsals by LoveFangs91

2nd place by blind Judging- Dead In The Woods by ReinMuse

1st place by Public vote from Judges top 4- The Bloody Chamber by moxiemo

2nd place by Public vote from Judges top 4- The Yellow Brick Road by moxiemo

Host Pick- The Bloody Chamber by moxiemo

1st place Virgin by blind Judging- The Kingdom of Northwood by OldAsDirt

2nd place Virgin by blind Judging- A Friend For Death by YoungBoho

1st place Virgin by Public vote from Judges top 2- A Friend For Death by YoungBoho

2nd place Virgin by Public vote from Judges top 2- The Kingdom of Northwood by OldAsDirt

1st place by Public vote not in Judges top 4 (found on blog)- Sister and Brother by GaijinVamp

Thank you all for participating and voting! This contest has been such a wonderful experience! Special thanks to the judges! Prizes will be delivered via email April 1st. Make sure the email on file is correct or you might not get your prize!


Contest name:

Valentine's Fae Tales

Fairy tales usually have happy endings. We all know what has happened in stories like Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, and Snow White. It is usually a lot of romance where the princes come to the rescue.

What happens when the prince is a Viking vampire or Cinderella is actually a telepath? How far can Sookie fall down the rabbit hole before Mad Hatter Eric catches her? What if Sookie fell asleep for 1000 years because of a curse and it took a young Eric to kiss her and break the spell?

Play with your imagination. Be funny or serious. Make it a mystery or an epic fairy tale romance. Whatever you are into, write your own version of a SVM fairy tale.

Happily Ever Afters and Lemons not required but appreciated!

Your Host is: blackdeadorchids (Krystle)

For more information see the official blog:


Rules:

OPEN TO EVERYONE! Virgin and Experienced should take a shot! Participants other than fanfiction.net users are encouraged to enter!

Take a storybook fairy tale and integrate it with the SVM universe. Either place the characters in the fairy tale, put the fairy tale in the SVM world or just be clearly inspired by a classic fairy tale. The options are limitless.

1,000 – 15,000 words excluding Authors Notes and header. No Exceptions!

It should be a One-Shot that can stand alone. However, I hope you choose to continue after the contest.

Canon SVM, AU, OOC or AH

Eric and Sookie must be the main pairing. Stories can be written from any POV but the plot should focus on Eric and Sookie.

All entries MUST be beta'd. If you do not have one please go to the SVM Forums and ask for help. Sorry guys but Judges CANNOT serve as betas for any of the contest entries. (If you are a beta who would like to help please contact blackdeadorchids to be added to the list of eligible beta's!)

Maximum 3 entries. No collaborations.

Must be a new, not posted story.

Include a disclaimer that you do not own the SVM characters or the fairy tale. Be sure to specify which tale inspired you and what version of it.

Must be 18 to post M rated story. Gratuitous violence/rape/pedophilia will not be tolerated. Please use good judgment when writing questionable themes in your one-shot.

DO NOT POST ANYWHERE until you receive blind judging results. Feel free to post on sites other than fanfiction AFTER the blind judging and they will be linked to the blog. Take the time to tell your readers you are entering, but no spoilers, promos or teasers, please!


Requirements:

ALL SUBMISSIONS SHOULD INCLUDE THIS HEADER:

Valentine's Fae Tales CONTEST SUBMISSION

TITLE:
PEN NAME:
BETA NAME:
CONTEST VIRGIN:
DISCLAIMER:
TEASER:

Send entry as an email to valentines.fae.tales.contest@gmail.com. Title the email VFT Contest Submission By: (Pen Name).

Attach story document in any format that can be read by Googledocs, MS Word, or Adobe Reader.


Submission Dates:

Submissions are accepted beginning: Monday, December 6, 2010 – Sunday, February 27, 2011.

Final submission: Sunday February 27, 10 pm PST, 12pm CST.

Final Judging deadline: March 6.

Final Posting to Fanfiction Community: Monday, March 7, 6am PST, 8am CST
If links are not received by that time the story will not be included in Public Judging.

Public voting of the Judges top 6: Monday, March 7 – Saturday, March 11.

Valentine's Fae Tales Public Judging: You may pick 2 of the Judges’ top 4. If your story did not make it into the Judges top 4 you can send your readers to the blog so they may vote for your story. There will be a poll there for your stories as well. You can only vote once. The order of choices is random.

Voting will be open from 3/7, 8am CST until 3/11, 12pm CST.
Please vote, it is the only way to make sure your favorite gets the recognition it deserves!

Winners announced March 12th.


Judging:

I am honored to welcome the following as your judges: murgatroid-98, VALady, ShadoKat, charhamblin, TheLadyKT, NelBearPig, Mrs.Northman, donael and 88spike!

The above judges get a MS Word doc with a story title (but no author or penname) on it and have 9 days to judge and turn in the scoring sheet. After judging, I will email the authors, using the email address that accompanied the submission. That email is to let authors know it is time to post the story/stories on their fanfiction profile, enabling us to link them to the community. Authors will receive judges scorecards in that email. Links to sites other than fanfiction.net will be posted in the blog and are still eligible for prizes.

Each of the criteria is given 1-10 points. The following criteria will be judged: basic grammar, story flow, POV, theme use, originality, memorability. There will be a section at the bottom of the scorecard for story pro's and con's for some constructive criticism.


Beta's:

Northwoman has graciously offered to be a beta for those of you who do not have one for this contest. Please PM her to ask for assistance.


Winners and Prizes:

1st place by blind Judging will receive a $10 Amazon Gift Card

2nd place by blind Judging will receive a $5 Amazon Gift Card

1st place by Public vote from Judges top 6 will receive a $10 Amazon Gift Card

2nd place by Public vote from Judges top 6 will receive a $5 Amazon Gift Card

Best in Show (Host Pick from all stories) will receive a $10 Amazon Gift Card

1st place Virgin writer by blind Judging will receive a $10 Amazon Gift Card

2nd place Virgin writer by blind Judging will receive a $5 Amazon Gift Card

1st place Virgin writer by Public vote will receive a $10 Amazon Gift Card

2nd place Virgin writer by Public vote will receive a $5 Amazon Gift Card

1st & 2nd place by Public vote not in Judges top 6 (found on blog) will receive a $5 Amazon Gift Card

All winners will receive custom banners for their stories made by blackdeadorchids


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A Friend for Death by YoungBoho reviews
Based on Godfather Death. Worried for Sookie, Niall sends Eric to protect her. It isn't long before his own interest is piqued and they both find themselves in over their heads. In more ways than one. 2nd POV. Valentine's Fae Tales entry.
Sookie Stackhouse/Southern Vampire Mysteries - Rated: T - English - Romance/Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 12,612 - Reviews: 28 - Favs: 26 - Follows: 19 - Published: 3/7/2011 - Eric, Sookie
Rehearsals by LoveFangs91 reviews
What happens when Sookie finds her Prince Charming? Well it's a Viking vampire of course and it doesn't quite go like a fairy tale, but it's definitely more fun. Valentine's Fae Contest Entry. AU.
Sookie Stackhouse/Southern Vampire Mysteries - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 12,913 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 34 - Follows: 15 - Published: 3/7/2011 - Sookie, Eric - Complete
The Kingdom of Northwood by OldAsDirt reviews
1st place blind judging and 2nd place public vote..Desperate for an heir, the King and Queen of Northwood make a pact with an evil witch. Their happiness, however, will only last until his 20th Birthday when the witch collects on the bargain.
Sookie Stackhouse/Southern Vampire Mysteries - Rated: M - English - Romance/Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 8,731 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 24 - Follows: 7 - Published: 3/7/2011 - Eric, Sookie - Complete
Dead In The Woods by RienMuse reviews
Sam was sent to kill Sookie. Unable to do it, he left her in the woods. When Sookie got poisoned, would her true love be able to help her? Would it be Sam, Alcide or Eric, whom she suspected to be working together with her killer? AU/O
Sookie Stackhouse/Southern Vampire Mysteries - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Mystery - Chapters: 1 - Words: 15,662 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 5 - Published: 3/6/2011 - Sookie, Eric - Complete
Sister and Brother by GaijinVamp reviews
Submission for the Valentine's Fairy Tale Contest. Sookie and Jason run away from home after their Gran dies. The find themselves in a forest of magic, including vampires.1st place by Public vote not in Judges top 4 found on blog .
Sookie Stackhouse/Southern Vampire Mysteries - Rated: T - English - Supernatural/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,195 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 3 - Published: 3/6/2011 - Sookie, Eric
The Tale of the Three Vampires by ShadoKat reviews
EXAMPLE story for Valentine's Fae Tales Contest. Not an entry. What happens when three vampires find the most beautiful woman in the world, and they all want her for their own? What will they do to get her? Be patient and lemons will follow. AU, OOC
Sookie Stackhouse/Southern Vampire Mysteries - Rated: M - English - Romance/Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 13,526 - Reviews: 25 - Favs: 38 - Follows: 16 - Published: 12/10/2010 - Eric, Sookie - Complete
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