Monday, October 19, 2009

Contest Rules and Guidelines

Original contest rules and guidelines.

The “For the Love of Jasper” One-Shot Contest

Hosted by: ElleCC and LaViePastiche


We will be using artwork by the French artist Nami for all of our banners, etc. You can find her incredible work here: and


Jasper, Jasper, and more Jasper, in the form of high-quality Jasper-centric one-shots.

Have you always wanted to write about Jasper but never had an opportunity? Has he been patiently waiting in the wings of another story for his chance to speak up? Have you ever thought about Jasper and just wondered, “What if?”

We’ll take him any way we can get him. With Alice, Bella, Edward, Leah, Charl... wait, maybe not Charlie. He doesn’t have to be the narrator of the story, but he must be a central figure.

So, here’s your chance... Give us some good Jasper.

Rules and Guidelines

Submissions will be accepted from August 24 12:00 AM EDT to September 27 11:59 PM EDT.

Entries may be Canon, AU, AH and of any genre (e.g., angst, humor, family, suspense).

Entries must be rated T or M or the appropriate equivalent for the entry’s website (e.g. MA, PG-13, R).

Any and all pairings accepted.

Entries may be from any character’s point of view but each entry must feature Jasper centrally.

Collaborations are acceptable.

Limit of two entries per author or collaboration group.

Entries will be accepted from (FFn), LiveJournal (LJ), and Twilighted (T’ed). Please note that we will not be able to add entries submitted via sites other than FFn to the FFn "For the Love of Jasper Contest" Community (C2). The Open Voting poll will include links to all entries – FFn or otherwise.

Entries must be between 2,500 and 8,500 words. The official word count will be assessed during the validation process via copy/paste of the entry (excluding header and AN) into Word 2007.

Entries may use characters from an existing fic, but the entry must be new material, written for the contest, and must be able to stand on its own as a one-shot.

One-shots may not be expanded until the contest is over. (If you do choose to expand afterward, let us know!)

Submitting an Entry

Please PM the “For the Love of Jasper” profile (FFn) or email ( the entry link to make your official submission.

All entries must use a “For the Love of Jasper” Contest header, which is below.

Entries will be validated for quality grammar/punctuation and rules compliance when the entry is submitted. After an entry has been validated, if submitted via FFn, it will be added to the "For the Love of Jasper Contest" C2. Authors will be PMed or emailed when their entries have been validated. If an entry is disqualified, the author will be PMed and may modify and resubmit the entry by the submission deadline, if she so chooses.

We encourage any author with need for a beta to check out Project Team Beta.


After the submission deadline has passed, there will be an open/public voting round featuring all validated entries.

Open Voting will run from October 5 12:00 AM EDT to October 18 11:59 PM EDT.

In addition to Open Voting, there will be a Judges’ Selection round. The judges will assess all submitted entries, and will do so anonymously – all header information (author, title, etc) will be removed from an entry before the judges read it.

All winners will be announced October 21.


The top two places of the Open Voting round and the top two Judges’ Selection round choices will receive prizes.

Open Voting – 1st place: Custom banner created by AngstGoddess003, guest spot on TLYDF blog, winning entry recommended on The Fictionators blog, an “I won 1st place” banner

Open Voting – 2nd place: Winning entry recommended on The Fictionators blog, a "Jasper" bumper sticker or keychain, an “I won 2nd place” banner

Judges’ Selection – 1st place: Custom banner created by AngstGoddess003, guest spot on TLYDF blog, winning entry recommended on The Fictionators blog, an “I won 1st place, Judges’ Round” banner

Judges’ Selection – 2nd place: Winning entry recommended on The Fictionators blog, a "Jasper" bumper sticker or keychain, an “I won 2nd place, Judges’ Round” banner

Thank you to AngstGoddess003, The Lazy, Yet Discerning Ficster blog, and The Fictionators blog for their generosity.


Please PM questions to the “For the Love of Jasper” FFn profile or email
We have set up a Twilighted thread in the "Writing Challenges" forum (link: We encourage you to visit to ask questions about the contest, pimp your entry, or discuss Jasper in general.

We reserve the right to make minor modifications to the rules and dates at any time.

We will make major announcements by adding chapters to the “For the Love of Jasper Contest” stories posted to ElleCC's, LaViePastiche's, and the "For the Love of Jasper" FFn profiles.


Please include the following header with all entries:

For the Love of Jasper” One-Shot Contest 


Pen name:

Existing work: (Title of work from which the entry is an outtake or “N/A” if the entry is "all new")

Primary Players: 


To see other entries in the “For the Love of Jasper” contest, please visit the C2:

Note: If posting a collaboration, under "Pen name," please list both names followed by "(collab)." For example: Pen names: ElleCC and LaViePastiche (collab)

Special Thanks

To hmonster4 for allowing us to use some of the Indies' criteria for our Judges' Selection round.

To americnxidiot, Stacy Bumblebee, and LolaShoes for general contest-hosting information and guidance.

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