Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Fan Fiction Contest Announcement - 2015



I don't know about you, but of all the Goldstone Wood contests hosted each year, the Fan Fiction Contest is probably my favorite! It's YOUR chance to create your own stories set in the worlds Near, Far, and Between, exploring themes, characters, and places more deeply than ever before.

Here are the rules for the contest for those writers among you interested in participating.

1. Your story or poem must be set in the world of Goldstone Wood with recognizable Goldstone Wood themes and elements. You may feel free to invent your own new characters and Faerie demesnes, just be certain that there are enough Goldstone Woodish aspects to make it recognizably part of this world. You may also explore aspects of the novels or characters you are curious about . . . The sky is the limit!

2. Your story may be any length you like. Poetry is also welcome and encouraged!

3. You may submit as many pieces as you like.

4. To submit your story, email it to me (aestengl@gmail.com) no later than August 28, 2015.

5. The stories will be posted on September 1, and voting will run through September 12. The winners will be announced on September 13.

We are shaking up the methods of winning this year to create more opportunities for each of our talented writers! Here's how it's going to happen . . . 

ONE WINNER will be chosen for best STORY. This winner will be picked via fan voting. To vote, send your top THREE choices to me (aestengl@gmail.com), listed in order of preference. Your top pick will be given ten points, your second pick, five points, your third pick, two points.

ONE WINNER will be chosen for best SONG OR POEM. This winner will be picked via fan voting. To vote, send your top THREE choices to me (aestengl@gmail.com), listed in order of preference. Your top pick will be given ten points, your second pick, five points, your third pick, two points.

ONE WINNER will be chosen by me as MY PERSONAL FAVORITE of the year.

Three prizes . . . three winners . . . but three different categories! Because I definitely want to allow for the talented poets to win as well since, during the last several years, no poems have been picked, though some very beautiful pieces have been submitted.

Now . . . the prizes!

All three of the winners will receive the same prize which is . . . a gorgeous, hardbound, Goldstone Wood Imp journal! What's more, this journal will have a PERSONALIZED imprinting on the back cover, with the name of the winning story/poem and the author's name.

So what do you think, dear Imps? Are you ready to make some literary magic?

19 comments:

Rebeka B. said...

Sounds AWESOME! :D I think I'm going to work on some songs/poetry this year...

Jenelle Leanne said...

I just don't know how you stay on top of all this. :) I am in awe.

Natasha Roxby said...

*stares at this as eyes grow bigger and bigger and bigger* AAAAHHHHHH!!!!!!!! I can't believe that it's been announced! Oh my goodness, there are so many projects to be worked on, so many things that I need to do before it's time to submit!!! EEEEEEKKKKKK!!!!! O.O And JOURNALS for the prizes?!?! I love journals!!!

Okay, okay. Time to calm down now. Time to brainstorm! :D I'm so excited for this one, Anne Elisabeth! Thank you for doing these!

Clara Darling said...

OH, I cannot WAIT to participate!!! The competition is going to be tough this year! Good luck to everyone! May the best Imps win :)

wisdomcreates said...

You come up with the best prizes!!!!

Hannah said...

Ahhhhhhhh! Look at that banner with Eanrin!!! This sounds like the best Fan Fiction yet! Three winners!!!!(Hurrah for a best Song/Poem prize! I'm not much good at them, but I love seeing the genius of others).

And a Imp journal? All right, I'm inspired. Time for some literary magic! :D

Sarah said...

YES YES YES YES YES. SO MUCH AWESOME. I probably need to reread some of the series to get inspiration for new fanfiction . . . but I love the idea of separate categories! (Also, THAT BANNER. Yes. It is lovely. <3)

Faith Song said...

Wow...

And I don't even have any ideas! o.o *brainstorms*

Hannah Rogers said...

THIS IS SO GREAT BECAUSE I ALREADY STARTED ONE!!!

Kendra E. Ardnek said...

A brilliant idea for a Eanrin-centered fanfic pounced on me the other week. Now just to see if I can get it written on top of all the other things I need to do!

Joy said...

Sounds really exciting, I might in fact give it a go! :D

Becky said...

I love the idea of three winners in three categories! It's always way too hard to choose only three, so I think the three categories idea is brilliant! So much fun heading our way...music, stories, poetry etc. etc. etc.!

Meredith said...

I absolutely love the fan fiction contests and am super excited! I also appreciate the diversity in the categories this year and that songs and poetry are having their own category. Best wishes to everyone!

ghost ryter said...

This year's contest is going to be AMAZING!! I may or may not have shrieked in excitement when I read about the journals. :D I can't wait to read what everyone comes up with!

Anonymous said...

EEEEP! So excited! The banner is gorgeous btw. I can't wait to read everyone's stories (a day after my birthday --best present ever) and maybe write one myself. :D

-Sarah Grace

Ana @ Butterflies of the Imagination said...

Wow, this sounds like a wonderful contest and I just might enter. I love the prize you chose, too. I have way too many notebooks, but at the same time, I ALWAYS have room for even more gorgeous notebooks. I have some very vague ideas for fanfiction that all revolve around Imraldera since she's my favorite character, so maybe I'll try to flesh out those ideas and write some of them.

Jemma Tainsh said...

Yay!

Kayla Austin said...

*grins madly* I generally never write fanfiction, but this contest stuck in my head all day yesterday, and as I was vacuuming... Ideas came.
They will not leave.
They are crashing around in the mind like a herd of psychopathic imps. Must get writing!

Olivia K. Fisher said...

I am so ready!! :D