Saturday, August 20, 2011

Welcome to the “What’s Your Fantasy: Anonymous Twilight Erotica Challenge”!

Your Erotica Lovin' Hosts and Judges:

Erotica is using a feather; pornography is using the whole chicken. –Isabel Allende

Anyone can write smut, but can you write erotica?

We want you to show us what erotica means to you. Wow us with your work. Allow us to get lost in the world you create. Sight, sound, sensation… think about what turns you on and then give it to us. Make it lyrical, make it sexy, make it artistic, make it haunting… we want it all and we want detail! We want you to leave us remembering the words you weaved long after we finish the last one.

Are you up to the challenge?

The Rules:
1. All pairing/genres/universes are accepted, but your entry must be a new story (no outtakes, continuations, futuretakes, etc).
2. Entries should be between 3,000 words minimum and 15,000 words maximum.
3. Entries must be beta’d for spelling and grammar. Failure to submit a relatively error free (5 errors per 1,500 words) entry will result in disqualification.
4. This is an anonymous contest. Telling anyone (aside from your beta) which entry is yours or pimping it as your favorite will result in immediate disqualification. You can say that you entered, but you may not hint at what entry is yours. Additionally, do not post/tweet/etc about your entry as soon as it is posted.
5. No rape, incest, bestiality, pedophilia, illegal and/or depraved acts will be accepted.
6. Collaborations are allowed.
7. Only two entries per author or collab team.
8. You must be 18 years of age or older to enter.
9. Avoid clichés and phrases such as “impossibly harder”, “impossibly deeper”, “cunt”, etc. Turn us on, not off!
10. Any submission found to contain plagiarism will be immediately disqualified.
11. Please reference any material (including song lyrics) that does not belong to you. This is as simple as adding the name and title in a disclaimer (ie: Secret lyrics from Maroon 5; Baum quote from Wizard of Oz).

Submission Guidelines:
1. Your entries should be emailed to us at between September 1st, 2011 and 11:59pm (EST) on October 1st, 2011. They will then be validated by the hosts and posted here for the duration of the contest.
2. Your entry should include (in the body of your email):
a. your penname(s)
b. link(s) to your profile(s)
c. summary
d. pairing
e. genre
f. story title
g. beta name
h. email address
3. Entries must be attached to your email as a .doc, .docx, .rtf, sent as a Google Doc, or pasted into the body of the email itself.
4. Please do not include an author's note, but do include a disclaimer for any directly quoted material that isn't your own. (See Rule 11)

Contest Dates:
1. Entries will be accepted between September 1st, 2011 and October 1st, 2011. All entries must be received by 11:59pm (EST) on October 1st, 2011 to be admitted to the challenge. Late entries will not be accepted.
2. Entries will be posted within 24 hours of validation. You will receive a confirmation email when your entry posts or if it has been rejected for a rule violation.
3. Public and Blind Ballot Judges' Choice voting will be held from October 3rd – October 10th.
4. Winners will be announced here and on Twitter on October 14th.
5. You may claim your entry and post it to your profile, blogs, etc after winners have been announced!

1. 1st, 2nd and 3rd place will be awarded by popular vote.
2. Judges will select 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place Judges’ Choice awards for creativity, originality, eroticism and writing style.
3. Special Awards will be given out at the discretion of the judges, and will include an IndieFicPimp Pick (selected by IndieFicPimp).
4. Winners (1st, 2nd and 3rd place in the popular and judges’ categories and all special award categories) will receive a banner (made by beegurl13 or aleighy), the undying devotion of your erotica lovin’ hosts, and bragging rights. 1st place Popular Vote and Judges' Choice winners will also receive an author interview at PIC FF Corner, and a review of your winning entry on the IndieFicPimp website.

Your hosts reserve the right to change the rules, submission guidelines and/or contest dates at their discretion. Please check back frequently for any updates or changes!

Have questions, comments, or suggestions?

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Remember, authors, we want you to show us what eroticism is to you.

Think pretty, not porno.

Good luck!

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