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Beyond the Pale
A contest for one-shot stories inspired by images that imply secret desires, habits, and happenings. Fetish and deviance. The forbidden. The socially UNacceptable. What goes on behind closed doors only. What pushes beyond the pale. The otherwise untouchable. The taboo.
There is a place and time for everything and this is the here and now for you to push the conventional envelope. The trick though; the key here is to push and not set fire to said envelope. This is a contest calling for the exploration of adult content that may be considered controversial, and it should be treated in an adult manner - articulately and artistically. The point is to tow the line, to haunt; not to flagrantly attempt to shock and disgust. You can write about exploitation without being exploitative.
This is a contest open to any and all pairings, AH and AU. It is an invitation, a call to let your imagination run wild into the dark.
Myself, and the other hostesses, have experience with controversial content. We, ourselves as well as all of you, know the difference between a disturbing image backed by a gripping plotline, and abuse that is just plain excessive and egregious. The latter WILL be found unacceptable and will NOT be added to the C2. Push limits, but do so with common sense and eloquence.
Visit the website: http://beyondthepalecontest.blogspot.com/ and choose one of the images provided as inspiration for a story.
Include in your A/N the number of the image chosen, as well as any warnings you feel are appropriate.
A minimum standard of grammar is expected. You are strongly advised to use a beta.
Collaborations are acceptable.
Must be a one-shot and must be a new story and not an outtake from a pre-existing story.
The one-shot cannot be continued until the contest is complete.
No entry limit. You may write as many as you'd like.
A maximum of 20,000 words not including header, disclaimer, AN etc.
There are no specifics on POV and all categories (AUH, AH, Canon, OOC) will be accepted.
All submissions will be screened to ascertain that these requirements have been met before being added to the C2. Hostesses reserve the right to reject, or return for further editing, any stories which they feel are not respectful of the seriousness and gravity of their content.
All entries will be read and voted on by a panel of judges and the selections will be narrowed down to 20 which will go forward to the Open Vote.
Contest entries must be received no sooner than Tuesday August 10th 2010 and no later than midnight (PST) Saturday September 11th 2010
Public vote will be started on or about Monday September 13th 2010, ending midnight (PST) Tuesday September 21st 2010.
All entries must be posted on Fanfiction.net. Once your story has been posted, please submit the link via email to BeyondThePaleContest@gmail.com for entry into the contest.
We reserve the right to make minor adjustments to dates and/or rules should that become necessary.
All entries must feature the following heading:
Beyond the Pale Contest
Image that Inspired You:
To see other entries in the Beyond the Pale Contest, please visit the C2 page:
Opening: 10th August
Closing: 11th September
Voting Starts: 13th September
Voting Ends: 21st September
Winners Announced: 23rd September
This competition is being hostessed by YellowGlue, dihenydd, Arden8283, Sweetp-1, tuleangel, AnnetteInoz, and SweetDulcinea. With the beautiful helping hands of PortiaKhalo, anythingzombie, and Anomolly. None of the hostesses will either enter the competition or beta for it.
All winning banners will be made by YellowGlue, each one especially unique to each story and author.
1) PM us from our profile: http://www.fanfiction.net/u/2431148/
2) Email us: BeyondThePaleContest@gmail.com
Contact us any time with questions, suggestions, comments, concerns, etc.
ALSO: any entries that are approved and added to the C2 are also automatically approved for the upcoming Truly, Madly, Darkly Contest, hosted by Deviants of the Dark. While the entries here must be able to stand on their own, as one-shots, they may serve as trailers/prologues/first chapters for said contest. More details will be posted here, and on that profile page once it is up and running. If you have questions regarding this please feel free to email or PM us, or contact YellowGlue.
We absolutely cannot wait to start reading :)