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
SECRET KEEPER - @LivieLiv79/ Livie79
Winners Chosen by
Public vote, Judges’ Scores (1st place and 2nd place)
Special additional categories at judges discretion.
SUBMISSIONS TO firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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