a story or one shot were edward is part of the mafia and has no plans of changing that fact and bella has to learn about his lifestyle and live with bella and edward only
Categories: Twilight Characters: None
The contest theme is 'Musical Cues'... pick a song, any song. Write a one-shot that brings that song to life in full-blown technicolor, or sepia tones or black and white. Just make us feel it.
You must provide a link to your song so readers can listen along while they read. This is a Twilight contest, but we are allowing Crossovers and/or your own original characters during this theme. At least one of the main characters of the one-shot must be from the Twi-Universe; the rest is up to your imagination and creativity.
Submission Dates: Entries will be accepted from November 15, 2010 until midnight EST on December 8, 2010. **The Deadline for use of our beta services is December 6, 2010.
Voting Dates: Voting will take place from December 13th through December 18, 2010, at which time the poll will be closed and the winner announced.
Please be sure to familiarize yourself with the rules:
CONTEST RULES-Short Version
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Polling will be hosted on our fanfiction.net page. You will need an FF.net account in order to vote:
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FreeWriter's One-Shot Contest Rules-Long Version
1. The one-shot must be between 2500 and 15000 words and fit the theme of the current contest. *Authors are welcome to submit multiple entries.
2. Must be a new, original one-shot that has never been posted anywhere before, and cannot be an outtake from an existing story.
3. Stories can be any genre (see link below) and rating as long as the story meets the requirements of the theme of the current contest.
4. We highly recommend utilizing a beta to go over your story and correct any errors. While FreeWriters and Readers does not require stories be beta'd, many readers are put off by sloppy grammar and punctuation. If you choose to submit a story unbeta'd, you do so at your own risk. If you do not have a beta of your own, we offer limited beta services. (Please see details below under 'Beta Services')
5. Contest admins are not eligible to vote or participate in the contests, however; betas are allowed to vote and participate due to the fact that all submissions will remain anonymous.
6. All submissions must remain anonymous. This means that only the author may submit their own story, authors may not advertise their story here or at any other site and may not discuss with their friends which entry is theirs. Author notes are allowed as long as they are relevant to the story but cannot contain any hints as to the identity of the author. Any author note deemed to be unnecessary or unrelated to the story may be removed at the discretion of the admins.
This does not mean that the story must remain anonymous from the admins of the contest. It is helpful for us to know the user name of the author of each story for the purposes of announcing the title and author of each story after polling has closed.
7. Collaborations are welcome, however; both authors must be a member of this group in order to participate and must follow all rules set forth for the contest. If you write a collaboration, please indicate that when submitting and let us know the user name of both authors.
8. Submissions can't be changed once they have been received, so please make sure you are satisfied with your story before submitting.
9. Authors are responsible for their own story formatting. (Please see details under: 'Submitting Your One-Shot')
10. Anyone found to be cheating will be disqualified from the contest. Repeat offenders will be permanently banned from participation.
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Beta: (if you want it beta'd by us it must say FreeWriters, if you are using your own beta you need to provide their identity, and if you choose not to beta at all it must say Unbeta'd) If you leave this field blank, your entry will be returned to you for correction.
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*In the event of a tie, both authors will receive a banner.
If the vote is extremely close (within a few points) the author that did not win may receive recognition at the discretion of the admins. If an entry wins by an overwhelming number of votes, or a story is particularly unusual, the admins may decide to do a mini-interview with the author.
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Sandy A.K.A. "SandytheSandstorm"
Categories: Twilight, Crossover Characters: None
A well educated, but plain and lonely professor's life becomes entangled with a fiery, rough Italian chef. Their attraction is a shock and not altogether a welcome intrusion into their boring lives. After meeting each other though, not being together is no longer an option.
Categories: Erotica, Original Fiction Characters: None
Edward and Bella knew each other as humans, but were separated by tragedy. They meet again 100 odd years later in Forks as vampires.
You can choose wether they were actually together or if one of them was just a child at the time. Your choice. Bella and Edward are not to have any other love interests and everything must be canon. Can be in Epov or Bpov, or both.
I don't have anything to offer as a prize except my appreciation. I hope it's enough.
Categories: Twilight Characters: None