It's that time again! Yes, another contest, because we haven't had one in the loooongest time. Hope you've all had a nice break -- now get your creative juices flowing and show us what you've got! ^-^ Remember to read all the rules so you know what to do. Good luck!♠ THEMES:
Yes, you read right, themes. We decided to give you some options this time around, and we hope you like them. Our two themes for this contest are April Fools
. You can pick and choose. Hell, if you'd like, you can mix and match, too. ^-^ It doesn't matter, so long as what you write has something to do with either one of those themes.♠ ENTERING:
To keep voting fair, we request that you submit your entry to us at miracle[dot]mods[at]gmail[dot]com
. We will post them as they arrive, of course leaving out your name/aliases for the sake of anonymity. Please remember to include your html coding. :D; We're a little lazy and won't have time to look for all the words you've italicized/bolded/whatever.
Onto the logistics...♠ RATING:
Open. From G to XXX, your story can be as risque or innocent and cutesy as you choose it to be. Just remember to put a warning somewhere in there if it's not work safe.♠ PAIRINGS:
Entirely up to you, as usual. You don't have to have a pairing at all, but if you're going to include one, remember we've got thirteen members to choose from! And you aren't limited to just them, either. This contest is x-over friendly. ^-^♠ LENGTH:
We're going to limit this contest to one-shots
. You may feel free to continue with your submission after the contest is over, but whatever you submit should be able to stand on its own.♠ No old material, please.
So it's all fair, we'd rather you submit something new than recycle something old. It puts those who have to start from the beginning at a disadvantage otherwise.♠ Please don't post your submission anywhere until after voting closes.
This defeats the purpose of our anonymous posting!♠ Also refrain from replying to comments on your contest entry.
Any violation of this and the above rule will result in disqualification
of your entry from the contest.♠ JUDGING CRITERIA:
The criteria we will be judging on in no particular order are originality, characterization, technical skills, and emotive power.
Other important details to keep in mind...♠ DEADLINE: May 1st, 11:59 PM EST (USA)
.♠ VOTING: Votes will go up May 2nd and close May 7th.
Remember there will be two parts to this contest -- Mods' Choice
and Members' Choice
. Your vote is very important, because there is (obviously) no mod deliberation on Members' Choice. :]♠ PRIZE:
Winners will receive banners of recognition. It'll be something nice to put in your userinfo. :D