Author has written 18 stories for Twilight.
Have you ever had the feeling like life was just piling one thing after another on you?
That all the bad luck in the world was directed at you?
But then, after a while, life eventually turned around.
Was it perfect? No.
But did you find the light at the end of the tunnel or a way to cope, maybe even met a new friend in the process?
The Hope Springs Eternal Contest is about finding the bright side. ()
Everyone goes through challenges in life, it's how you deal and move forward that truly illuminates the character of the person.
So write us whatever you want, but please, don't make it a picture perfect characterization of life.
The flaws, the heartache, the battle and triumphs are what we want to read about.
Select one of our many prompts to get your inspiration. (Prompt page: )
Then go write us your best tale of hope.
That in the end, things will get better.
I'm not saying you have to make your story a sickly sweet happily ever after, but we do want to see some promise of better things down the road.
Up for the challenge?
Be sure to read all the rules (listed below) and to have your entry beta'd prior to submitting it.
We will not be accepting any entries that do not meet the minimum standards for grammar and punctuation.
This contest is anonymous, so please don't tease or tell people which story is yours.
It will be disqualified, and we don't want that.
This is a Twilight contest, so it obviously must utilize the characters we know & love.
•Must be based on a prompt provided (Prompt Page: )
•Must be between 2,000 and 20,000 words not including the A/N or the contest heading
•Must be a O/S, please no previously posted stories or outtakes.
•This is an anonymous contest so please don't cheat by telling people that it's your story...we will eventually find out and then you will be disqualified. Plus cheating isn't cool!
•Collaborations are allowed, but please remember to include all member’s pen-names in the entry e-mail.
•Any Paring is allowed
•Please also no rape, incest, pedophilia (unless it's 107 year old vamps with 17 year old girls), bestiality (unless it's werewolves) – you get the idea. If you have a question regarding content, please e-mail me at HopeSprings2012@gmail.com
•Any Rating is allowed. Lemons are not required, but are always appreciated!
•Please get your stories Beta'd...if you don't have someone available to beta for you I suggest sending the story to Project Team Beta or Sparkly Red Pen. It does take time to get this done so don't wait until the very last minute to send it in. We're giving you plenty of time to get it in. If you are still having problems just get in touch with us and we'll see if we can help you out. *Please note if your story does not meet certain grammatical standards, we will return it to you for rebetaing. Your entry must still be returned by the submission close date.
•Finally the limit is two entries per individual or collaboration.
Huge thanks to Christag_Banner for agreeing to create the winner's banners.
Thanks to our fabulous judges who volunteered their time to help me:
First Place - Cherry Blossoms and Second Chances by BestScentEver
Second Place - Saving Mary by KatieCav
Third Place - TIE - Contact by Evieeden
Third Place - TIE - Monster in My Room by Lacrimosa Moon
JUDGES CHOICE WINNERS
First Place - Contact - by Evieeden
Second Place - Even Griffey Doesn't Always Get A Home Run by SqueakyZorro
Third Place - Monster in My Room by Lacrimosa Moon
HOST'S CHOICE WINNER
Host's Choice - Lost and Found by RisbeenColdplaywhore
Best Use of Prompt/Theme - Contact - by Evieeden
Cherry Blossoms and Second Chances by BestScentEver http://www.fanfiction.net/u/2290582/BestScentEver
A Kick of Reality by PolkaDotButterfly http://www.fanfiction.net/u/2243327/PolkaDotButterfly
746 minutes by AngelycDevil http://www.fanfiction.net/u/2647450/AngelycDevil
Contact by evieeden http://www.fanfiction.net/u/2141372/evieeden
Give Me a Reason To Live by Deslyncullen http://www.fanfiction.net/u/2468121/deslyncullen
Even Griffey Doesn't Always Get a Home Run by SqueakyZorro http://www.fanfiction.net/u/2438627/SqueakyZorro
In My Dreams And Beyond by Michaela07 http://www.fanfiction.net/u/2786264/Michaela07
No Need To Say Goodbye by faerie kitten http://www.fanfiction.net/u/1687153/faerie_kitten
Lost and Found by risbeencoldplaywhore http://www.fanfiction.net/u/2818405/risbeencoldplaywhore
Meteor Shower Across The Night Sky by MusicalWritingBookworm http://www.fanfiction.net/u/1985045/MusicalWritingBookworm
No Matter What by SqueakyZorro http://www.fanfiction.net/u/2438627/SqueakyZorro
Guns and Needles by celesticbliss http://www.fanfiction.net/u/1903925/celesticbliss
The Moment of Truth in Your Lies by Letzigprincess http://www.fanfiction.net/u/2672662/letzigprincess
Saving Mary by katiecav http://www.fanfiction.net/u/2139656/katiecav
Two Souls in Stillness Wait by Unfamiliar Faces http://www.fanfiction.net/u/2795274/unfamiliar_faces
The Monster in My Room by Lacrimosa Moon http://www.fanfiction.net/u/2702487/Lacrimosa_Moon
No Regrets In Forbidden Love by earthprincess4 http://www.fanfiction.net/u/2064853/earthprincess4