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Summary:

Romance Contest Banner

 

 

  1. No Entry Fee is required. All rights to the stories remain the property of the author. There are 12 categories available for entry.

    • Holiday romance - Easter, Valentines, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas etc
    • Sport romance - Football, basketball, rugby, golf, etc.
    • Men in Uniform - sexy men and women in uniform.
    • Dominance and submission Romance - BDSM.
    • YA High School Romance – Keep the language appropriate.
    • Love and Faith series - religious romance.
    • Happily Ever After series... fairy tale romance.
    • For the love of Supernatural.
    • Dangerous Liaisons – Suspense/Thriller Romance
    • Mysterious Love – Mystery Romance
    • Romantic Comedy – Chick/Lad-lit
    • Tragic Affairs - Books built around a tragedy and betrayal
  2. Only one entry per category allowed. Each story can have co-authors, as long as they are only entering once per category. No more than three entries per author.

  3. All entries must be original works. Entries cannot have been published before in any way, including FanFiction. All works have to be written in English.

  4. To be eligible for entry to the contest, the works must have posted at least 20,000 words in total, but no more than 25,000.  Authors can start posting anytime after the 20th of May 2011 at 00:01 CST and ENDING by the 10th of August 2011 23:59 CST on TWCS library, under the original category in the correct group and you must click on the ‘Respond to the challenge' button under contests.

  5. There is no limit to the amount of chapters submitted, as long as the word count adds up to at least 20,000 by the end of the 10th of August 2011. The maximum is 25,000 word count.

  6. Stories entered are not to be completed, but between 20,000 and 25,000 words. Stories do have to be submitted by the 10th of August 2011, and the writer(s) may continue the story after voting has been completed.

  7. Prizes
    • Prize for TWCS choice: publishing contract
    • Prizes for popular public vote: TWCS mug and banner.
    • Prize for encouragement award: TWCS mug and banner.
    • Button for everyone who entered and completed the challenge

  8. Voting will begin on the 11th of August 2011. Depending on number of entries this will be broken into category groups and will go up on the TWCS news to notify when voting starts for that category.

  9. Legal Details

    • This contest is free to enter, and open to the general public.
    • TWCS authors may enter, but will not be eligible for a publishing contract.
    • Authors who have been signed with another publishing house are free to enter, but please check with your publisher/agent to ensure you are legally able to do so, per your own contract. You will also be exempt from winning a contract with us.
    • Authors who are being considered for a publishing contract must be able to provide an outline for the remaining chapters of their novel.
    • Final word count for a novel to be considered for a publishing contract must be between 55,000 and 80,000 words. For novels over that length, you may query separately, to be published outside of the Romance series. 

  10. Non compliance with any of the rules will result in disqualification. Authors who do not disclose publishing contracts will also be disqualified. For questions or to confidentially disclose contract information, please email RomanceSeries@thewriterscoffeeshop.com and be sure to include “Romance Contest” in the subject line.


Categories: Original Fiction, Romance Characters: None
Summary:

TWCS Romance Banner

January 1, 2012 – February 28, 2012.

We are looking for romance, any time period, historical to modern.  So, bring us your best knights in shining armor, cowboys, playboys/girls, comedic misadventures, men/women in uniform, and naughty liaisons.  All entries should be original stories, have an HEA, and feature adult main characters.

Categories:

  • Historical Romance: Vikings, knights, pirates, lords and ladies, war-era romances, Victorian adventuresses, arranged marriages. From disinherited orphans to notorious rakes and everything in between…  
  • Men & Women in Uniform: police officers, FBI, CIA, MI-5, firefighters, soldiers, etc.
  • Rich & Notorious: playboys, movie stars, musicians, successful businessmen/women, royalty, etc.
  • Dangerous Liaisons: forbidden romance, spies, assassins, revenge, undercover agents, soldiers of fortune, etc.
  • Romantic Comedies: embarrassing first impressions, comedic misunderstandings, series of humorous events, etc.
  • Action-Adventure: modern-day pirates, treasure hunting, shipwrecked, plane crashes, etc.
  • Mysteries & Thrillers: wrongfully accused, legal thrillers, mysterious family histories, etc.
  • Westerns: cowboys, ranchers, rodeo, etc.
  • Risqué: erotica, fetishes, BDSM, taboo pairings, etc.
  • Spicy: romance with an erotic edge
  • Pure Romance: first love, inspirational, second chance love, romance with a lighter edge, etc.

*Please no rape, statutory rape, sexual assault, graphic abuse, extreme fetishes, bestiality, etc.

Contest Specifics:

  1. No Entry Fee is required. All rights to the stories remain the property of the author. We are looking for romances in a wide variety of genres, including but not limited to: spicy romance, historical romance, romantic comedy, mysteries, and action-adventure romance.
  2. Entries in the following categories will be disqualified: young adult, holiday-centric stories, horror, tragedy, sci-fi, paranormal, supernatural, and fantasy.  Therefore, please, no fairies, trolls, vampires, werewolves, angels, ghosts, Christmas stories, aliens, alien planets, spaceships, futuristic tales, post-apocalyptic societies, youth fiction, etc.
  3. Only one entry per category allowed. Each story can have co-authors, as long as they are only entering once per category. No more than three entries per author. 
  4. All entries must be original works. Entries cannot have been published before in any way, including fan fiction. All works have to be written in English.
  5. To be eligible for entry to the contest, the works must have posted at least 20,000 words in total, but no more than 25,000.  Authors can start posting any time after the 1st of January 2012 at 00:01 CST and ENDING by the 28th of February 2012 23:59 CST on TWCS library under the original category in the correct group, and you must click on the “Respond to the challenge” button under contests.
  6. There is no limit to the amount of chapters submitted, as long as the word count adds up to at least 20,000 by the end of the 28th of February 2012. The maximum word count is 25,000 words.
  7. Stories entered are not to be completed but should have between 20,000 and 25,000 words posted. Stories do have to be submitted by the 28th of February 2012, and the writer(s) may continue the story after voting has been completed.
  8. Please have your story beta’ed (aka edited).
  9. Prizes
    1. Prize for TWCS choice: publishing contract
    2. Prizes for popular public vote: TWCS mug and banner
    3. Prize for encouragement award: TWCS mug and banner
    4. Button for everyone who entered and completed the challenge

 

  1. Voting will begin on the 1st of March 2012. Depending on number of entries, this will be broken into category groups and will go up on the TWCS news to notify when voting starts for that category.
  2. Legal Details
    1. This contest is free to enter, and open to the general public.
    2. TWCS authors may enter, but will not be eligible for a publishing contract.
    3. Authors who have been signed with another publishing house are free to enter, but please check with your publisher/agent to ensure you are legally able to do so, per your own contract. You will also be exempt from winning a contract with us.
    4. Authors who are being considered for a publishing contract must be able to provide an outline for the remaining chapters of their novel.
    5. Final word count for a novel to be considered for a publishing contract must be between 55,000 and 65,000 words. For novels over that length, you may query separately to be published outside of the Romance series. 
  3. Noncompliance with any of the rules will result in disqualification. Authors who do not disclose publishing contracts will also be disqualified. For questions or to confidentially disclose contract information, please email Submissions@thewriterscoffeeshop.com and be sure to include “Romance Contest” in the subject line. 


Categories: Original Fiction Characters: None
Summary:

I'm a huge fan of the dark side of the Cullen Family, especially Edward. I've been looking for months for something good, but haven't been able to find any and when I do find good ones, they get taken off of the sites. That's why I'm asking for you best Dark Edward/Cullens fics. Unfortunately, I have no prizes to offer, but you will have my appreciation and reviews. There are no rules or guidlines for this. It can be any length or rating. It can be vampires or all human, just as long as our favorite family is dark.


Categories: Twilight Characters: None
Summary:

Everyone knows that there is that one person who is your right kind of wrong. This challenge is simple.

Rules Are:

1. Story must be at least 1500 words long.

2. The pairing that you do cannot be Canon.

3. You must show why the person is the right kind of wrong for the main person of the story.

4. Can have LEMONS in the story but it is not required.

5. Cannot be Non-con.


Categories: In Plain Sight, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Criminal Minds, Harry Potter, Sons of Anarchy, Twilight, Bones, Hawaii Five-0, NCIS Characters: None
Summary:

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WiNNER: 'CARRIED AWAY' BY AGOODWITCH

 

This Challenge Has Ended.

 


Categories: Twilight, All Human Characters: None
Summary:

It can be anything you like as long as it's 50 words.

This was a writing challenge issued in my upper level creative writing class and I thought it would be fun to try it out here.

The only rules are it must be fiction, it must be your own work, and try not exceed the 50 word limit. There is not a limit on entries, category or genre.

Here is an example:

One eye was warm brown, like melting chocolate for dipping; the other was a cold slate gray. He moved closer with his pen light. "Sit back and relax. It will be over soon." "But I don't want them changed. I like the difference in color." Her mother paled at the idea.


Categories: Original Fiction Characters: None
Summary:

Challenge 1

I can't seem to find a nice enough story where the Cullens are just like normal teenagers. So not a lot of requirements. It can't be a one-shot. Lemons are allowed and encouraged, and I don't really have a prize or anything. I just want to be able to read something nice and I bet others will love to read your stories as well. 

Challenge 2

Okay so this one is because I have a craving that needs to be filled. I need me some LEMONS!!! I don't care if they have a plot, or just random one-shots that tickle your fancy. Any kind is accepted but multi-chapter would be great. I also have a preference to kinky stuff just saying. That includes fantasies, slash, BDSM, role play, whatever you can think of. Once again, no prize just think of this as a sort of prompt to get people posting the kind of stories I want.


Categories: Twilight Characters: None
Summary:

As seen from the title i want to read any stories with Jacob Black in them suggestions for the WRITING OF THE story is

1. BELLA IS IMPRINTED BY JACOB BLACK

2. EDWARD FINDS SOMEONE NEW AND DUMPS BELLA

3. A REWRITE OF NEW MOON WHERE BELLA KISSES JACOB

4. BELLA TURNS INTO A WEREWOLF AND IMPRINT ON JACOB

5. BELLA SAVES EDWARD THEN CHEATS ON HIM WITH JACOB

6. THERE IS NO VAMPIRES AND WEREWOLFS AND BELLA ENDS WITH JAKE ANYWAY.

THERE ARE MORE POSSIBILITES OUT THERE IM JUST HELPING YOU WRITE THIS STORY AND SADLY I WANT MORE LOVE FOR JACOB BLACK IN THE WORLD,

CAUSE THE ULTIMATE LOVE STORY IS A BELLA/JACOB STORY!!!!!!!


Categories: None Characters: None
Summary:

I want you to write a scandalous affair.  The romance story with a twist in it, but really romantic.  Lemons are optional.  It can't be about dark themes like rape or white-slave trade because is supposed to be romantic. It can't be crossover but it can be original characters or fan fiction. Deadline is June 13.  

Options include (can be one-shoot or short stories !!!!) :

Office affair

Lesbian /gay/homosexual

Teacher and student

Next door neightboor

Co-worker 

Already married but cheating on the wife or husband you don't love

Your best friends boyfriend

Your friends sibling

have fun with it and write away your little romantic hearts.

AND THE WINNER IS NOT THAT GIRL BY TINAABABY!!!!!!!

 


Categories: None Characters: None