Monday, August 31, 2015

Fan Fiction Contest - Launching Tomorrow!



Dear imps, tomorrow marks the commencement of the 2015 Fan Fiction Contest, and I am very excited to share these stories with all of you! A few quick notes before it begins:

1. This year, the voting is limited to fans only. You may invite family and friends to vote on these submissions IF THEY ARE FANS of the series themselves. (Otherwise, voting becomes unfairly skewed.)

2. We have TWO separate categories this year: prose and poetry. So when you vote, please send in your TOP THREE PICKS for prose as well as your TOP THREE PICKS for poetry. List them in order of preference. Your top pick in each category will receive 10 points, your second pick 5 points, and your third pick, 2 points. So think carefully!

3. Send votes to: aestengl@gmail.com. Please use the subject header "Fan Fiction Contest Votes"

Prize Journal Front Cover
4. Comments are welcome and encouraged. Unless the author asks for a critique, please limit your remarks to encouraging notes, favorite lines, etc. This contest is all about the FUN and the IMAGINATION!

5. And, of course, this year we also have the category of MY PERSONAL FAVORITE. So I'll be going over these stories and poems carefully as I decide on that particular winner.

There are some fantastic submissions this year! I've read some of them already, and I know you'll be impressed. Be prepared . . . some of them are quite long, so be sure to make yourself a BIG mug of tea as you settle in for a read.

The winners will be announced September 13, and all three of them will receive a gorgeous, hardbound, Goldstone Wood journal with their story/poem title on the back. It's going to be a close contest, so best of luck to all of you participants! And happy reading to the readers . . .

5 comments:

Ants and Epic said...

Question: When voting, do we vote for three of our favorite poems and then three of our favorite stories?

Thanks!
Ants and Epic

Sarah said...

Huzzah! This week is turning out to be full of awesome.

Meredith said...

Oh, I always love reading everyone's submissions and am so excited! And, I would welcome criticism as I'm always seeking to improve. Best wishes to all the authors.

Savannah P. said...

Eep! I'm so excited! This is the first time I've ever entered any of my writing in a contest of any sort :). I'm open to criticism as well, as I'm always looking for ways to improve.
Good luck to everyone! ~Savannah P.

Deborah O'Carroll said...

*panics* Oh nooo I'm going to be away! D: *flails* When is the deadline for getting our votes in, please? (Sorry if it's listed somewhere else and I just didn't see...) But this is exciting! Can't wait. :)