Rules -- Not up to date
The opening day is 01 February 2007. Writers will have from then until 01 August
to write and send in to Apollymi. Voting will begin on 04 August and go
until 24 August. Winners will be announced by 28 February at the latest.
Check the updates log for more information.
There will be three categories this year: 10,000 words minimum (with
some qualifications), 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 or crossovers.
- 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).
- SUBMISSION PROCEDURE
When your entry is completed and ready to be sent, email it to me at
with the following information:
¥ Author Pseudonym
¥ Author Email Address
¥ Author Webpage (if applicable)
¥ Story Title
¥ Word Count
¥ Genre (Action/Adventure, Romance, Supernatural, etc)
¥ Author's Notes (if applicable)
This is a slash 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.
Because this is a slash challenge, boy/boy and girl/girl (and greater numbers for the daring) are
accepted. Other pairings are all right as long as they're not the focus of the story.
- 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
me and I will do my utmost best to locate one.
Stories will be judged by yours truly and Katsuko for 75% of the consideration.
Comments given to the story will be included in the judging process but will only
receive 25% of the consideration.
There will be a winner and a runner-up in each 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 and a choice
of selected doujinshi (if desired) or 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
¤ Collaboration between authors on stories is accepted, as long as the writing still meets the word count.
¥ There are no alternate universe restrictions.
- 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.
Donations can be sent via PayPal to email@example.com.