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Summary:

This challenge is offically over and the winners are...

Our Decaf winner is Oh Love (you heartless curse) Don't Let Me Go by AliceElizabeth.

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Our Kahlua winner is Beltaine by erullisse

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Decaf – This section is for ideally 17 years and under. (but if you are uncomfortable with sex you can enter this)

Birds – expressing intimate love without "making love". The goal of this competition is to make the readers see and feel the intimate connection between the characters without the aide of a sexual moment.

 

 

 

Kahula – This section is for 18 years and above.

Bees - expressing raw sexuality. The goal of this competition is to make the readers see and feel the sexuality and the intensity of the moment. Hate can be just as passionate as love. NO rape/abuse.

 

 

 

Your entry can be any fandom, encouraging everyone to write outside their normal fandom. No crossovers.

Can write in a collaboration with another author.

Three entries max. per author. (this includes collaborations and individual works)

The rating for Decaf is either E or T rated.

Kahula rating can be M or NC-17.

You do not have to stick to cannon in any of the fandoms.

Posting will be on the TWCS Library using the challenge feature.

Each entry must be between 2,500 and 10,000 words without the heading in a word document count.

Entries will be taken from Monday the 18th of January 2010 at 00:01 CST through to Friday 12th of Feb 2010 at 24:00 CST.

When voting will commence on Monday the 15th of Feb 2010 through to Friday 19th of Feb 2010 at 24:00 CST.

Public vote plus Barista’s choice (TWCS Staff) will be poll voted for both Decaf and Kahula groups. We will also have an encouragement award for a newbie!

The 1st place winners in each category will receive a journal from The Writer’s Coffee Shop’s Store. Be up on TWCS Hall of Fame and have bragging rights.

Barista’s choice and encouragement award will receive a certificate and phone charm, and will also feature in TWCS Hall of Fame.

If you have any issues with the other entries please come to us first. Email: competitions@thewriterscoffeeshop.com

Bad sportsmanship will not be tolerated.

We reserve the right to remove an entry for any reason.

Each Entry must have this at the top of the story:

 

Birds and Bees Writing Challenge

Hosted by The Writer’s Coffee Shop.

Name of story:

Penname:

Category : (i.e Decaf or Kahula)

Fandom:

To read the rest of the entries go to http://twcslibrary.com

If you want to see the rules for this contest go to the challenges page on the TWCS Library.

If you have any questions about the contest, contact either via PM or our emai

competitions@thewriterscoffeeshop.com

 


Categories: Bones, Dr. Who, Harry Potter, Southern Vampire Mysteries/True Blood, Supernatural TV Series, Twilight Characters: None
Summary:

Either hunger games/true blood/Alice in wonderland or twilight. In hunger games Katniss has to be paired with either Gloss/Finnick- and with Finnick pretend the rape/coercion doesn't happen because the fics can't have TOO much angst. With twilight it's bella and either Jasper/Peter/Garrett/Caius/Marcus/Carlisle or Emmett- also maybe make the vampires more vampirey. True blood- any charater is fine as long as it's not Bill and with Alice in wonderland any pairing will do as long as its with Alice

Any rating, poly is allowed but no slash - at least not with the main pairing/s, also nothing too violent. The pairing also doesn't have to be romantic or there could be both a familial/friend and romantic pairing

 


Categories: Southern Vampire Mysteries/True Blood, Alice {in wonderland} (TV Show), Twilight, Hunger Games Characters: Other Pairings
Summary:

Secret Slash Contest

The Writers Coffee Shop presents the Secret Slash Contest!  What happens when nosy neighbors, prying parents, and curious coworkers aren't looking?  From tender to angsty to seductive, from secret trysts to unspoken of attraction, from emotional freedom to forbidden desires...
We're looking for your best same-gender pairings and the secrets they keep behind closed doors!

 

Categories:

Decaf 
This category is ideally for authors age 17 and under, but stories suitable for younger readers, though written by adults, may be submitted in this category.  Decaf stories must be rated E or T.

 

 

 


Espresso

This category is for authors 18 years and older.  Lemons welcome!

 

 

 

 

 

Rules:

  • Entries can be canon, all-human, or alternate universe and may be for any fandom featured on TWCS Library. Fanfiction, original fiction, and crossovers are welcome.
  • All entries must be one-shots, wholly original, and previously unpublished. No outtakes of or additions to other posted stories.
  • During the contest, authors may not state or imply that a story will be continued later, and no entries may be expanded until after winners are announced.
  • All entries must be beta'd, rated correctly, and have the appropriate warnings. No non-consent, dubious consent, or abuse.
  • Lemons are lovely, but not required. A little UST never hurt anyone...right?
  • All entries must be at least 3000 words in length, not including heading or author's notes. No maximum word count.
  • Collaborations welcome.
  • Three entries max. per author (this includes collaborations).

Submissions:

  • Entries must be posted on the TWCS Library using the Respond to Challenge feature.
  • Entries will be accepted from Tuesday, March 1st at 00:01 EST through Thursday, March 31st at 11:59 pm EST.
  • All entries must be in compliance with TWCS Library rules.
  • Voting will take place from Saturday, April 2nd through Saturday April 9th. Winners will be announced on Sunday April 10th.
  • Public vote will determine winners in Decaf and Espresso categories. First place winners in each category will receive a banner, a TWCS coffee mug, a listing in TWCS Hall of Fame, and bragging rights. Second and third place winners, determined by popular vote in each category, will receive a banner and bragging rights.
  • Barista's Choice for Espresso and Decaf entries will be TWCS staff choice. The Barista's Choice winners in each category will receive a banner, a listing in TWCS Hall of Fame, and bragging rights.
  • Questions about the contest or issues with entries should be directed to competitions@thewriterscoffeeshop.com.
  • Please respect your fellow writers and readers. Bad sportsmanship will not be tolerated.
  • TWCS reserves the right to remove an entry for any reason.

Each Entry must include the following header:

Secret Slash Contest

Hosted by The Writer's Coffee Shop

Name of story:

Penname:

Category : (i.e Decaf or Espresso)

Fandom:

To read the rest of the entries, visit http://twcslibrary.com

To review the contest rules, visit the challenges page at TWCS Library.

Questions about the contest may be emailed to competitions@thewriterscoffeeshop.com


Categories: Original Fiction, Black Jewel Series, Bones, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Criminal Minds, Dead Like Me, Dragon Age, Dr. Who, Harry Potter, House of Night, House M.D., Hunger Games, The Inheritance Cycle, Jane Austen, Stephanie Plum, King Arthur/Merlin, Lord of the Rings, Morganville Vampire Series, Mortal Instruments, Naruto, Night Huntress Series, The Otherworld Series, Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Prison Break, Southern Vampire Mysteries/True Blood, Stargate SG1, Supernatural TV Series, Twilight, Vampire Academy, The Vampire Diaries/The Originals Characters: None
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Who doesn't love a hot, sexy, sweaty athlete?  We want your hottest, sweatiest athlete one shots.  It doesn't matter if your athlete is a guy or a girl.

 

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This category is ideally for 17 years and under (but if you are uncomfortable with writing lemons you can enter this cateogry).

We want the sweetest romance you can write without smut.

 

 

 

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This category is for 18 years and above.

We want the romance with smut. The steamier, the better.

 

 

 

  • Your entry can be any fandom, encouraging everyone to write outside their normal fandom. No crossovers.

  • Can write in a collaboration with another author.

  • Three entries max. per author. (this includes collaborations and individual works)

  • The rating for Decaf is either E or T rated.

  • Espresso rating can be M or NC-17.

  • You do not have to stick to cannon in any of the fandoms.

  • Posting will be on the TWCS Library using the challenge feature.

  • Each entry must be between 2,500 and 10,000 words without the heading in a word document count.

  • Entries will be taken from Monday the 15th of March 2010 at 00:01 CST through to Friday 30th of April 2010 at 11:59 pm CST. 

  • Voting will be broken into 2 parts.  Voting for Decaf Category will be  Saturday the 1st of May 2010 through Friday the 7th of May.  Voting for Espresso cateogry will be Saturday the 8th of May through Friday the 14th of May 2010 at 24:00 CST.  Winners will be announced on Sunday the 16th of May.

  • Public vote will be poll voted for both Decaf and Espresso groups. Barista's choice for Espresso and Decaf entry will be TWCS staff choice.  We will also have an encouragement award for a newbie!

  • The 1st place winners in each category will receive a banner designed by Jennmc75, a coffee mug from The Writer's Coffee Shop Store, be up on TWCS Hall of Fame, and have bragging rights.

  • The Barista's Choice winners in each category will receive a banner designed by Jennmc75, a journal from The Writer's Coffee Shop Store, be up on TWCS Hall of Fame, and have bragging rights.

  • If you have any issues with the other entries, please come to us first. Email: competitions@thewriterscoffeeshop.com

  • Bad sportsmanship will not be tolerated.

  • We reserve the right to remove an entry for any reason.


Each Entry must have this at the top of the story:

 

The Sport of Love Challenge

Hosted by The Writer's Coffee Shop.

Name of story:

Penname:

Category : (i.e Decaf or Espresso)

Fandom:

To read the rest of the entries go to http://twcslibrary.com

If you want to see the rules for this contest go to the challenges page on the TWCS Library.

If you have any questions about the contest, contact either via PM or our emai

competitions@thewriterscoffeeshop.com


Categories: Original Fiction, Black Jewel Series, Bones, Criminal Minds, Dead Like Me, Dragon Age, Dr. Who, Harry Potter, House M.D., Stephanie Plum, Naruto, Southern Vampire Mysteries/True Blood, Stargate SG1, Supernatural TV Series, Twilight Characters: None
Summary:

Contest Name:
Valentine's Fae Tales

Fairy tales usually have happy endings. We all know what has happened in stories like Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, and Snow White. It is usually a lot of romance where the princes come to the rescue.

What happens when the prince is a Viking vampire or Cinderella is actually a telepath? How far can Sookie fall down the rabbit hole before Mad Hatter Eric catches her? What if Sookie fell asleep for 1000 years because of a curse and it took a young Eric to kiss her and break the spell?

Play with your imagination. Be funny or serious. Make it a mystery or an epic fairy tale romance. Whatever you are into, write your own version of a SVM fairy tale.

Happily Ever Afters and Lemons not required but appreciated!

Your Host is: BlackDeadOrchids (Krystle)

For more information visit the official contest blog at: http://valentinesfaecontest.blogspot.com/

Rules:

OPEN TO EVERYONE! Virgin and Experienced should take a shot! Participants from sites other than fanfiction.net are encouraged to enter!

Take a storybook fairy tale and integrate it with the SVM universe. Either place the characters in the fairy tale, put the fairy tale in the SVM world or just be clearly inspired by a classic fairy tale. The options are limitless.

1,000 – 15,000 words excluding Authors Notes and header. No Exceptions!

It should be a One-Shot that can stand alone. However, I hope you choose to continue after the contest.

Canon SVM, AU, OOC or AH

Eric and Sookie must be the main pairing. Stories can be written from any POV but the plot should focus on Eric and Sookie.

All entries MUST be beta'd. If you do not have one please go to the SVM Forums and ask for help. Sorry guys but Judges CANNOT serve as betas for any of the contest entries. (If you are a beta who would like to help please contact BlackDeadOrchids to be added to the list of eligible beta's!)

Maximum 3 entries. No collaborations.

Must be a new, not posted story.

Include a disclaimer that you do not own the SVM characters or the fairy tale. Be sure to specify which tale inspired you and what version of it.

Must be 18 to post M rated story. Gratuitous violence/rape/pedophilia will not be tolerated. Please use good judgment when writing questionable themes in your one-shot.

DO NOT POST ANYWHERE until you receive blind judging results. Feel free to post on sites other than fanfiction AFTER the blind judging and they will be linked to the blog. Take the time to tell your readers you are entering, but no spoilers, promos or teasers, please!

Requirements:

ALL ENTRIES SHOULD INCLUDE THIS HEADER:

Valentine's Fae Tales CONTEST SUBMISSION

TITLE:
PEN NAME:
BETA NAME:
VIRGIN WRITER: YES / NO
DISCLAIMER:
TEASER:

Send entry as an email to valentines.fae.tales.contest@gmail.com. Title the email VFT Contest Submission By: (Pen Name).

Attach story document in MS Word format or Rich Text Format, please.

Submissions:

Submissions are accepted beginning: Monday, December 6, 2010 – Friday, January 21, 2011.

Final submission: Friday, January 21, 10 pm PST, 12pm CST.

Final Judging deadline: January 31.

Final Posting to Fanfiction Community: Wednesday, February 2, 6am PST, 8am CST
If links are not received by that time the story will not be included in Public Judging.

Public voting of the Judges top 6: Wednesday, February 2, – Monday, February 7.

Valentine's Fae Tales Public Judging: You may pick 2 of the Judges’ top 6. If your story did not make it into the Judges top 6 you can send your readers to the blog so they may vote for your story. There will be a poll there for your stories as well. You can only vote once. The order of choices is random.

Voting will be open from 2/2, 8pm CST until 2/7, 10pm CST.
Please vote, it is the only way to make sure your favorite gets the recognition it deserves!

Winners announced February 11th.

Judging:

I am honored to welcome the following as your judges: murgatroid-98, VALady, ShadoKat, charhamblin, TheLadyKT, NelBearPig, Mrs.Northman, and donael!

The above judges get a MS Word doc with a story title (but no author or penname) on it and have 9 days to judge and turn in the scoring sheet. After judging, I will email the authors, using the email address that accompanied the submission. That email is to let authors know it is time to post the story/stories on their fanfiction profile, enabling us to link them to the community. Authors will receive judges scorecards in that email. Links to sites other than fanfiction.net will be posted in the blog and are still eligible for prizes.

Each of the criteria is given 1-10 points. The following criteria will be judged: basic grammar, story flow, POV, theme use, originality, memorability. There will be a section at the bottom of the scorecard for story pro's and con's for some constructive criticism.

Winners and Prizes:

1st place by blind Judging will receive a $10 Amazon Gift Card
2nd place by blind Judging will receive a $5 Amazon Gift Card

1st place by Public vote from Judges top 6 will receive a $10 Amazon Gift Card
2nd place by Public vote from Judges top 6 will receive a $5 Amazon Gift Card

Best in Show (Host Pick from all stories) will receive a $10 Amazon Gift Card

1st place Virgin writer by blind Judging will receive a $10 Amazon Gift Card
2nd place Virgin writer by blind Judging will receive a $5 Amazon Gift Card

1st & 2nd place by Public vote not in Judges top 6 (found on blog) will receive a $5 Amazon Gift Card

All winners will receive custom banners for their stories made by blackdeadorchids

Host Notes:
I would like to thank everyone in advance for entering. This is my first time to host a contest so please excuse any flaws. It is still a learning experience. I am hoping to see a lot of creative stories being posted in time for Valentine's Day!

 


Categories: Southern Vampire Mysteries/True Blood Characters: None