Light The Darkness contest
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Joined 08-29-13, id: 5075458, Profile Updated: 12-05-13
Author has written 10 stories for Twilight.

Some of the most memorable stories that stay with the reader are ones where the characters have been tested by struggles, by heartbreak, pain or conflict, and make it through to happier times. Are those hope filled endings better because of everything the hero/heroine has endured? Perhaps we can't truly appreciate the light without the darkness for contrast.

LIGHT THE DARKNESS CONTEST

Length: 3,000 to 12,000 words

Genre: Drama, romance, angst/romance, drama/romance. No dark or heavy angst necessary - as long as at least one of the main pairing has dealt with struggles, pain, heartbreak, conflict in the recent past or present and it is part of the story, it will meet the criteria. Remember that the story must have a happy, positive or at least hopeful ending.

Rating: All ratings welcome. Readers, judges and participants are all over 18.

Pairing: Your choice, as long as a canon pairing is a part of the story. i.e.: Bella breaks up with Jacob, and meets Edward... Or vice versa.

Content Limitations: Absolutely no incest, bestiality, pedophilia, or RPF. Submissions that include these topics will be disqualified upon receipt. No second chances will be given if you breach the rules.

Number of Entries: 1 single entry per author plus 1 collaboration.

Continuations: After voting is completed and the winners have been announced, you are free to expand your story. :)

All submissions will be validated upon receipt for adherence to rules and a basic level of quality. Please use a beta. If you don’t have a beta, Contest Emergency or Project Team Beta should be able to help you out. Judges are unable to participate in pre-reading or do beta work on entries, so please don't ask.

We encourage you to promote the contest and talk about it, but please remember that this is an ANONYMOUS contest. Writers, please don't hint at which entry might be yours. Betas and readers, please don't speculate or otherwise discuss identities of writers, especially not on social media and public forums.

PRIZES: First place public vote and overall judges vote will receive a blinkie made by the super talented RoseArcadia. Other awards will receive a special banner TBD.

JUDGES: by Twitter handle/ FFnet username

@abadkitty/ Aaliia

@o_oza/ ooza

@LeJadalulu/ Jadalulu

@Capital_AB/ capitalab

@MyHeroin1/myonlyheroin

@MariahajilE/MariahajilE

SECRET KEEPER - @LivieLiv79/ Livie79

VALIDATORS

@julie_durden/ MsHavisham79

@HeatherMaven/ HeatherMaven

Winners Chosen by

Public vote, Judges’ Scores (1st place and 2nd place)

Special additional categories at judges discretion.

SUBMISSIONS TO lightthedarknesscontest@gmail.com

Important Dates

We will begin accepting submissions on October 1st, 2013. Submissions will close at 11:59pm (EST) on December 3rd , 2013.

Popular Voting from December 6th to December 19th.

Winners announced on Twitter TBD (watch this space).

Submissions should include the following in the header...

Contest entry for the Light The Darkness contest

Title:

Name:

Twitter handle:

Pairing:

Rating:

Beta:

Summary: (optional- A standard "Contest entry for..." will be used if no summary is included)

Disclaimer: The author does not own any publicly recognizable entities herein. No copyright infringement is intended.

Submit via email at: LightTheDarknesscontest@gmail.com

Qualifying submissions will be added to the contest page once validated.

Questions? e-mail us at LightTheDarknesscontest@gmail.com or ask on Twitter @LTDcontest

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Her Fighting Soul reviews
Bella visits her grandmother and is visited herself. A boy, a girl, and their brief love. An entry in the Light the Darkness Contest.
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,821 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 9 - Published: 12/4/2013 - Bella, Edward - Complete
Before Sunrise reviews
Bella wanted college to be about the books, not the people, but when she's pulled in by handsome seniors Jasper and Edward, everything changes. A Light the Darkness Contest Entry.
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 11,717 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 33 - Follows: 22 - Published: 12/4/2013 - Bella, Edward - Complete
Beauty and the Beast reviews
A battle-scarred veteran has given up on finding love and acceptance when a pretty young girl looks his way. A Light the Darkness Contest Entry.
Twilight - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,681 - Reviews: 28 - Favs: 53 - Follows: 22 - Published: 12/4/2013 - Bella, Edward - Complete
With Ties reviews
When everything Bella hoped for in a future is no longer an option, she has to find a way to rise above. She learns that expectations are meaningless and that sometimes, a throw-away length of thread can hold more value than a diamond ring. A Light the Darkness Contest Entry.
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 12,112 - Reviews: 24 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 12 - Published: 12/4/2013 - Bella, Edward - Complete
We Found Love reviews
Hearing that you need help is never well received—especially knowing that it's mental therapy that's being indicated. When that treatment is actually mandatory, it makes matters much worse. Sometimes, what you least want is what you need the most. This is a tale of broken souls, mending hearts, and finding love in the most unexpected places. A Light The Darkness Contest Entry
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 9,357 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 2 - Published: 12/4/2013 - Angela, Jacob - Complete
It's Always Darkest Before The Dawn reviews
As each hour passes, I remember everything that we have; everything we spent years loving, cherishing and fighting for. Everything hanging by a thin thread, ready to snap. A Light The Darkness Contest Entry.
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,732 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 7 - Published: 12/4/2013 - Bella, Edward - Complete
Fragile Veins reviews
He wants her, but doesn't trust himself to be with her. A Light the Darkness Contest Entry.
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 11,921 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 24 - Follows: 14 - Published: 12/1/2013 - Bella, Edward - Complete
Sowing the Seeds of Love reviews
Bella meets a handsome stranger in the Forks Community Garden. Will his past destroy their chance at a future together? A Light the Darkness Contest Entry.
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 8,270 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 11 - Published: 11/10/2013 - Bella, Edward - Complete
In The Making reviews
Edward and Bella marry at eighteen only to divorce six months later. After four years apart, they reunite and examine why they didn't work out in the first place. Still young but a lot more self-aware, they stand to gain as much as they could lose. A Light The Darkness Contest Entry.
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 9,694 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 25 - Follows: 13 - Published: 10/19/2013 - Bella, Edward - Complete
I Fall When You Leave reviews
He couldn't live in a world where she didn't exist. A Light the Darkness entry.
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 8,374 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 28 - Follows: 11 - Published: 10/15/2013 - [Bella, Edward] - Complete