Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Announcing the TwiSlash One-Shot Contest

TwiSlash One-shot Contest Rules


1. Contest is open to everyone, including TwiSlash authors.

2. All entries will be anonymous to encourage unknowns to post their stories without being intimidated. Not accusing anyone of being all mafia like, but it's hard to post against well known slash authors without feeling a bit intimidated.
*All entrants are welcome to promote the contest itself, but not their own story. Stories may not be published/posted on any site other than the TU FFnet page until the commencement of the voting and the announcement of the winner for the category entered. THIS INCLUDES TEASERS OF ANY SORT!
*Any entrant that deviates from this rule will be disqualified and their story removed from the contest. In addition, they will not be permitted to enter the subsequent contests.

3. All entries must be a one-shot with a 5k to 10k word limit and must be free of any major spelling and grammatical errors.
*Entries not meeting these requirements will not be accepted.
*Entries may NOT be an outtake of a current story nor can it have been entered into any other contest. This is to ensure anonymity.

4. All entries must be geared towards the category being showcased. There are 4 categories and each category will have a winner.

MaleSlash
Femslash
Polyslash
Secret Cravings

5. A new contest will be held every three months with a different category showcased in each contest. This will allow for ample time for plot development, beta-ing and voting. The next contest's category will be announced when the current category's winner is announced.
*The first contest will be open beginning July 1st and we will accept entries until August 15th. Voting will begin on August 16th and will continue until August 31st. Winners will be announced on September 3rd.
*The second contest will open beginning October 1st and continue to November 15th. Voting will begin on November 16th and end on November 30th.
*The third contest will open beginning January 1st and continue to February 15th. Voting will begin on February 16th and end on February 28th.
*The fourth contest will open beginning April 1st and continue to May 15th. Voting will begin on May 16th and end on May 31st.

6. All stories must include a developed PLOT. This means a beginning, a middle and an end. Smut for Smut's sake will NOT be accepted. Otherwise we'd just read Penthouse Letters and be done with it. Slash, in our opinions, isn't just the act of same sex intercourse but the emotions that go along with it. We want mature stories, not just porn.

7. All entries must include a full fledged lemon that includes slash of some variety. We are TwiSLASH for a reason.

Procedures

~ All entries must be submitted via email to twislash@gmail.com.
*While the contest is anonymous to the public, please be sure to include the following in your submission.
-Story Title
-Author's Name
-Category Title (M, F, P or SC)
-Link to FFnet account

~ All entries will be posted to the TwiSlash Unveiled FFnet account as soon as they have been received via email.
*Prior to the blind public vote, all entries will be read and validated by TU and the stories that have NOT met the contest criteria will not be included in the poll.
*After the commencement of the contest and the announcement of the winner, Entrants are free to add their stories to their individual FFnet accounts.

~ Voting will be done by Reader's Choice in a blind poll on the TwiSlash Unveiled FFnet account.

~Special awards will be given by the TwiSlash ladies.
*Special Award categories may or may not include Best Lemon, Best Kiss, etc.
*These awards will be given at our discretion and any story entered by a TU author will not be eligible for these awards.

~ The winner's story will then be showcased on the TwiSlash Unveiled blog and the author will have the opportunity to choose a story to review as a guest reviewer. In addition, the winner will be given a button to sport in their signature!

~ All winners will be added to the TwiSlash Unveiled Favorite Stories and Favorite Authors.



The first category up is...

FEMSLASH!

We want all the girly action you can give us!

3 comments:

Dizzygrl28 said...

*jumps up & down* So excited to both contribute and read what's being contributed!

Lady Kassmett said...

Brilliant idea ladies! Can't wait to read what everyone comes up with!

Whitlock's Girl said...

So glad to see the interest in the contests.

Dizzy I know you're jumping like a jackrabbit in heat for this to get off the ground. I can't wait to see what you submitt.

LadyK, I hope you're going to take part of our little contest?