Sunday, September 1, 2013

Fan Fiction Contest 2013: The Winners!

Dear Imps, the time has come to declare the winners of the 2013 Fan Fiction Contest. This year, there were even more wonderful stories than last year, with new voices and familiar voices both sharing their creative ideas. There were sad stories, funny stories, stories to make you think. There was beautiful poetry, whimsical poetry, poetry meant for songs. So many lovely contributions, and every one of the writers involved received her share of the votes!

But in the end, the winners are:

Third Place 

 
In what he believes will be his final letter, Bard Eanrin tells the story of his encounter with a very strange world . . . and makes a startling declaration.
 
Click HERE to read The Last Days of Bard Eanrin.
 
Congratulations, Hannah! You have won your choice of any one of the Tales of Goldstone Wood. Email me to claim your prize.
 

Second Place

 
In response to a pleading letter from her uncle, Wren Crummels hastens to his remote estate, Castcaglia Manor. When she arrives, she meets her uncle's unusual guests who have gathered to investigate a possible haunting . . . .
 
Click HERE to read The Prisoner of Castcaglia.
 
Congratulations, Clara! You have won your choice of any two Tales of Goldstone Wood. Email me to claim your prize.
 
And now . . . the winner of this year's Goldstone Wood Fan Fiction Contest is:

First Place

 
As she prepares Princess Una for her wedding day, Nurse recalls her own former romance of long ago . . . and the choices which led her away from him.
 
Click HERE to read For Love of a Princess.
 
Congratulations, Erin! You have won a copy of Shadow Hand (as soon as it releases!) and your choice of two other Tales of Goldstone Wood. Email me to claim your prizes.
 
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Do take time to congratulate our three talented winners, and be certain to read their stories if you haven't already!
 
And now, I have one more fun surprise to share with all of you . . . .
 
Over the last several weeks, talented Goldstone Wood Imps, Beka and Hannah, have been working hard at a secret project for me. Today, to celebrate, not only the winners, but also all the other wonderful fan fiction written by all of you, I am pleased to unveil the results of their labors! I give you . . . .
 
Click HERE to enter the library!
 
Enjoy browsing! I hope to see it grow for many years to come.
 
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend. I will see you back here next year for the third annual Goldstone Wood Fan Fiction Contest!
 
 

13 comments:

Hannah said...

SQUEAL! Congratulations, Erin and Clara! Your stories are so wonderful! 'The Prisoner of Castcaglia' was charming and chilling at once! 'For Love of a Princess' felt like it was a deleted scene from the manuscript! It was that good! Nurse and Una were captured perfectly, and the story was so sweet!

I'm glad 'The Last Days of Bard Eanrin' was enjoyed! It was such fun to write!

Thank you, Anne, for this fantastic contest! All the stories were brilliant!

Allison Ruvidich said...

Congratulations, everyone!

S.F. Gorske said...

Congratulations to the winners! I loved your stories, and I was pleased to see at least one that I voted for on here. I'm sad I didn't win, of course, but there's always next year, as well as the Five Glass Slippers contest. :)

Great job to all the writers who entered!

S.F. Gorske said...

I just checked out Dame Imraldera's Library and wow! What a great idea! Can we submit entries throughout the year?

Anne Elisabeth Stengl said...

Please do, S.F. Gorske! If you have a story, we'd love to share it with the readers! :)

Sarah said...

Congrats, Hannah, Erin, and Clara!

Platypus Pianist said...

Congratulations, Hannah and Clara! You are such talented young women! I'm so glad to share Goldstone Wood honors with you. :D

Meredith said...

Congratulations to Erin, Clara and Hannah! Your stories were outstanding! I loved seeing scenes from Nurse's perspective and that she found love. I loved how Cascaglia was a fairy name and how Imraldera reached out for the Black Dogs. And, what a treat that Sir Eanrin visited our world! All of you are phenomenal writers. Please continue to write as much as possible. God bless.

To Hannah and Bekka: Terrific work on Dame Imraldera's library!

Jenn said...

Congratulations, ladies! Your stories were all fantastic, and it was such a joy to read them! Well done!

Clara Darling said...

OH MY GOODNESS! Congratulations to Hannah and Erin! The Last Days of Bard Eanrin was, as always, very well written!

And For Love of a Princess is VERY deserving of its first place win! It's such an honor to be included with all of you amazing writers!

Rebeka B. said...

Congrats, Hannah, Clara, and Erin! Your stories were lovely, as were all the entries this year! Congratulations, and I hope you all enjoy the library!

Anonymous said...

Congrats!

Becky said...

Congratulations, Erin, Clara, and Hannah! Your stories are pure enjoyment!

Erin: I loved the true love and respect the General showed Nurse. He truly understood and admired her sense of honor and her love for the royal children for it was the same code he lived by.

Clara: You really communicated suspense and chilling fear. It was a fun story.

Hannah: You know how much I loved your story, along with all your others.

All the stories and poems are enjoyable and well done. I truly admire all the talent that is displayed here.

Writerly blessings to all!