Your mission, should you decide to accept it, will be to write a story revolving around either one of our lovely pairing using a Time Turner. It can even be both of them if you’re up to the task!
All entries MUST: -Strongly feature Draco/Ginny. This is pretty much the only ironclad stipulation. Secondary pairings, if any, are unrestricted. -The story can be angsty, humorous, smutty, whatever your little heart desires. It can also be set at any point in their relationship. -Be a minimum of 1,500 words not counting headers and author's notes. No maximum on word count.
Please adhere to acceptable standards of grammar, punctuation, spelling, and characterization. These factors, as well as story content and guideline adherence, will determine placement. Please note that net-speak will result in automatic disqualification basically because it drives all of the judges insane.
It must be a new story that has not been previously posted to a major archive (Fiction Alley, Portkey, FanFiction.net, FIA, Restricted Section, etc.).
All submissions will be posted to the contest LJ once the judging is over.
After a week, authors will be free to post to all the usual places.
Stories can be of any rating, but please be sure to note any warnings (language, sexual situations, violence, etc.) for higher rated stories.
A panel of judges will score each entry on a 20 point scale (10 points for overall story, 5 points for originality, and the remaining 5 points for incidentals like following the rules and grammar). These individual scores will be tallied to create a final score. The entry with the highest final score will take first place; second-highest score will take second place; and so on.
Each entry will be stripped of author identification before being sent on to the judges for scoring, helping to ensure objectivity in the judging.
The judges will be not eligible to submit an entry. They can, however, write a story if they want. I won't stop them!
Winners will be announced approximately a week after the due date, but this is subject to change depending on the number of entries.
First Place Winner: A photobooth mug, Lush bath bombs, and something really, really cool, as yet to be determined by me. :) Second Place Winner: A photobooth mug and some Lush bath bombs Third Place Winner: A photobooth mug
Submitting Your Entry
Entries are due by midnight EST, 1 December, 2009. You may turn in your story anytime before then. Send them to firstname.lastname@example.org, properly coded to post to livejournal. Questions until then? Direct them to carrie_leigh at email@example.com.
This contest is open to anyone, any where in the world, just in case you were wondering!
Please use the following standard heading for your entries:
Title: Author: Rating: Warnings: Disclaimer: This story is based on characters and situations created and owned by JK Rowling, various publishers including but not limited to Bloomsbury Books, Scholastic Books and Raincoast Books, and Warner Bros., Inc. No money is being made and no copyright or trademark infringement is intended. Notes: Summary:
Please use either .doc or .rtf file formats for submissions.
Limit of two (2) entries per person.
Ratings generally follow this criteria: Not Naughty = all ages Sorta Naughy = teenagers Naughty = older teens/adults Really Naughty = mature content