New Fan Fiction Challenge: The Wedding!

Our March-April 2010 Eclipse Fan Fiction Challenge has ended!
Winners will be announced by May 10.

May-June 2010 Fan Fiction Challenge – The Wedding!

Let’s celebrate the official announcement of Breaking Dawn’s director by writing about the wedding of August 2006 — Edward and Bella’s of course!

Here’s what we want you to do:  Choose one of the characters from the list below as your point-of-view character attending Edward and Bella’s wedding.  Your story can take place any point before the actual ceremony begins to any point after Edward and Bella leave for the honeymoon, but you must include either the ceremony or the reception (or both). Your story must fit into the canon Twilght universe created by the books, not only in what happens at the wedding but the personality of the character you choose.

Characters you can choose from (please choose only one):

  • Any of the Cullens except Edward
  • Charlie Swan
  • Renee Dwyer
  • Phil Dwyer
  • Billy Black
  • Sue Clearwater
  • Seth Clearwater
  • Tanya (from the Denali clan)
  • Kate (from the Denali clan)
  • Carmen (from the Denali clan)
  • Eleazer (from the Denali clan)
  • Angela Weber’s father (Rev. Weber)
  • Angel Weber
  • Angela’s mother (Mrs. Weber)
  • Ben Cheney
  • Mike Newton
  • Jessica Stanley

There may have been others present at the wedding, but we know for certain these people were there for both the ceremony and the reception so we ask that you stick to this list.  Your entry will be judged on the quality of your story as well as attention to detail in staying true to canon.

Rules & Guidelines:

  • Stories must use proper grammar & spelling; any story with frequent grammatical & spelling errors will be automatically disqualified.
  • Please use a beta. A beta is a person who helps you edit and improve your story.  One place to find a qualified beta is Project Team Beta.  Fill out their Story Application to get started. Be sure to give yourself ample time if you choose to use a beta. It can take up to a week to go through the beta process.  Include the contest deadline in your story application so the betas are aware.
  • Entries should be at least 500 words long.
  • Please keep the content of your story to PG-13 or lower rating.
  • With your story, please include a title and your penname.
  • You may submit as many stories as you like, but only one will be eligible to place in the top three.

How to Enter:

We’d like to try something different this time and see how it works out.  We’d like to have all submissions posted on fanfiction.net and then we will link all of your stories to our fanfiction.net profile.  This will allow everyone’s story to be shared, not just the winners.  We may even have voting and choose a readers’ choice and judge’s choice for the challenge.

So, before you will be able to submit your entry for the contest, you will need a fanfiction.net account. Don’t wait until the last minute to sign up for an account because there is a 2-day waiting period from the time you sign up for your account until you are able to post your first story.

After you have written your story and edited and perfected it, upload it to fanfiction.net using the directions on the website.  Then send us a Private Message (PM) to our fanfiction.net account with the link to your story.  If for any reason you are unable to send a PM to our account, you can email christie.novelnovice@gmail.com.

No submissions will be accepted after the deadline.  PLEASE do not wait until the last minute.  Sign up for your account early — it’s OK to have an account without any stories right away.

If you have problems signing up for an account or submitting your story on fanfiction.net, please email me at christie.novelnovice@gmail.com so we can work it out.  Again, please don’t wait until the last minute.  (I won’t be awake to help you out, for one thing!)

Novel Novice Twilight’s fanfiction.net profile is here: http://www.fanfiction.net/~novelnovicetwilight

Any questions please leave a comment here or send an email.

Deadline:

All entries are due by 11:59PM (PST) on Wednesday, June 30.  Get your entries in early so you aren’t distracted by the Eclipse premiere!  🙂

The winning entries will be featured here on NNT, and the winners will receive a graphic banner to post with their stories.

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5 Responses

  1. When will the winners of the Eclipse Fan Fiction Challenge be announced?

  2. Hi,
    Can you tell me when the winners of this contest will be announced, please?
    Thanks! xx

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