The opening day is 15 June 2006. Writers will have from then until 15 December
to write and send in to Apollymi. Voting will begin on 18 December and go
until 2 February 2007. Winners will be announced by 16 February at the latest.
Check the updates log for more information.
There will be two categories: 15,000 words minimum (the "short" novella
category) and 25,000 words minimum (the "long" novella category). This contest is open to Yuugiou stories only - no Yuugiou GX.
- ENTRANCE PROCEDURE
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out this form
if you are planning on participating in the contest. Please include which division you anticipate falling into (15k or 25k).
Entrance is closed! No more entries will be accepted. Please look forward to read the ones that are in soon!
- SUBMISSION PROCEDURE
When your entry is completed and ready to be sent, email it to me at email@example.com,
with the following information:
¤ Author Pseudonym
¤ Author Email Address
¤ Author Webpage (if applicable)
¤ Story Title
¤ Word Count
¤ Author's Notes (if applicable)
This is a shounen-ai/yaoi challenge, but the emphasis is on content/characters over sex
and smut. All entries must be original. No more than 200 words can have
been online or available on a mailing list prior to the end of the contest.
- BETA'ED STORIES
All entries must be beta'ed. I will not force authors to post their beta's
information, but constant grammar/spelling mistakes will hurt a story's
chances. If an author does not have a beta reader, please inform
me and I will do my utmost best to locate one.
Stories will be judged by yours truly and Katsuko.
Comments given to the story will be taken into consideration but will only
receive 25% of the consideration. The other 25% of the consideration will
be split between the popularity poll and the unique number of hits each
story receives. If something falls through with the poll/counter (like someone
taking advantage of it to up their story's popularity), the consideration
scale will slide to 75% judges' and 25% comments.
There will be a winner and a runner-up in both categories, as well as a
Judge's (i.e., Apollymi) Favorite. Runners-up will receive a banner and possibly
an Amazon.com gift certificate. Winner's will receive a banner, a choice
of selected doujinshi (if desired), and an Amazon.com gift certificate.
Amounts of certificates will depend on amount of donations. Judge's Favorite is something between a special category and overall winner; it will be selected from all categories and divisions. All participants will also receive a banner.
There is a Livejournal community associated with the contest, which can be found at:
The community is to help authors out, with
locating a beta, to check on status, find out deadlines, and anything else that might prove necessary.
¤ Collaboration between authors on stories is accepted, as long as the writing still meets the word count.
¤ This year, I would like to limit the categories to just Yuugiou (no crossovers, other series, etc.), though.
¤ There are no alternate universe restrictions.
¤ This year the emphasis is strictly on lengthy, good fanfiction.
- THINGS I SHOULDN'T HAVE TO SAY
¤ No OCs with major characters. I don't want to read some fangirl's wishful thinking or thinly disguised fantasy. This is a GOOD fanfiction contest.
¤ No script-style stories will be accepted.
¤ If you are interested in entering a gen/het version of the challenge, please visit our affliate, hosted by Azurite.
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