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Summary:

FWAR One-Shot Contest group announces our new theme...

 

 

 

(Graphics by Eva)

 

Whispers . . . anonymous bits and pieces of life shared from cyberspace.  Uplifting. Angry. Pleading. Sexy. Pathetic. Sad. Disturbing. Encouraging. Scary. Truth. Lies. Secrets. Confessions.    Some from close by, others half a world away.


Your story should feature Whisper* in some way. Is one of your characters obsessed with the app?  Does a misunderstanding arise because someone is sure they know who's posting those cryptic nearby messages?  Confession of a crime or a declaration of intent?

A pool of whispers will be provided.  Feel free to use one for inspiration or find/create your own.  If you use a your own Whisper, please provide us with the image behind your story. 


Entry can be original fiction or fanfiction any pairing.  Your choice.


Whisper Me This

*Whisper is an anonymous social network for posting short messages with an image in
the background.  Download the mobile app or access online here.

 

For ALL contest entry information/rules/how to submit entries and what all you need to include, please read here.

 

**Remember this is an anonymous entry contest**

 

ACCEPTING ENTRIES:  October 26, through December 4, 2015.

VOTING:  December 7 through December 11, 2015.

WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT:  December 13, 2015.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Categories: Original Fiction Characters: None
Summary:

It can be anything you like as long as it's 50 words.

This was a writing challenge issued in my upper level creative writing class and I thought it would be fun to try it out here.

The only rules are it must be fiction, it must be your own work, and try not exceed the 50 word limit. There is not a limit on entries, category or genre.

Here is an example:

One eye was warm brown, like melting chocolate for dipping; the other was a cold slate gray. He moved closer with his pen light. "Sit back and relax. It will be over soon." "But I don't want them changed. I like the difference in color." Her mother paled at the idea.


Categories: Original Fiction Characters: None
Summary:

**ANONYMOUS ONE SHOT CONTEST**

(Graphics by Claudia)

**ANONYMOUS ONE SHOT CONTEST**

This holiday one-shot contest is all about April. We're celebrating the Crazy Days of April and its many unsung holidays. International Tatting Day. Tweed Day. School Librarian Day. No Housework Day.

So, what do you do?

Decide are you going to write an original one shot or a Twilight fanfic based one shot with any pairing allowed.

Then come pick from our long list and write us a one-shot that includes one (or more!) of these Crazy Days of April. Sure, you could be an April Fool (it's allowed), but with so many creative holidays to choose from, we're hoping to see something different.

 

Select your Crazy Day of April here.

 

Accepting entries:

April Fool's Day until Pig in a Blanket Day (April 24th).

Voting:

Saturday, April 26th through Thursday, May 1st.

Winners:

Announced on Saturday, May 3rd.

 

Refer to the FWAR one-shot contest rules

for complete rules and regs.

If, after reading the updated rules,you have a question, please message an admin.

**ANONYMOUS ONE SHOT CONTEST**

We can't wait to see what you come up with!

FWAR has opened up a new contest account on FictionPad. This will be taking the place of our contest accounts on FFN and FPC since they are not so user friendly and place far too many restrictions on us.

Come check us out on FictionPad:

FWAROneShotContests

 


Categories: Twilight, Original Fiction Characters: None
Summary:

 

 

Winners:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You can read the entries in the 

FWAR One Shot Contest Group

along with each winner's interview!

 



 

Follow us on our Contest Twitter account:

@FWAR_Contests

 

 

 


Categories: Original Fiction Characters: None
Summary:

A well educated, but plain and lonely professor's life becomes entangled with a fiery, rough Italian chef.  Their attraction is a shock and not altogether a welcome intrusion into their boring lives.  After meeting each other though, not being together is no longer an option. 


Categories: Erotica, Original Fiction Characters: None
Summary:

Ok I'm having trouble writing a book I really want written, so I need help from all of you to give me ideas, tips, or write sections yourself.

The book is about a girl, McKayla, who is a stripper (like at a strip club) she has a 3 year old son named Gavin. Gavin's father, Jake, dumped her in High School when he found out she was pregnant and she left to support herself and her son with the only job she could get. Her friend is Nicole, she is seventeen and works with McKayla. Nicole has a 4 month old baby girl named Jenny. McKayla runs into Jake through work when his friends take him to the Strip Club for his batcholor party (his bride to be is Lillie, his frends are Max and Randy). McKayla runs off, but Jake wants to find her, she is resestant because (well duh) he dumped her. He evenntually has to take car of her one night because he finds her drunk. He takes her home and bonds with his son, realizes he missed out on a lot, falls in love with McKayla (and out of love with Lillie) and doesnt even realize it untill an hour before his wedding. He leaves to find McKayla (she is still resistant, he kisses her, she changes her mind, I know its cleshe) and thats the story I want to write. but I suck at it everytime I try so I need your help. Here are a list of characters and descriptions:

McKayla: Looks like Megan Fox. Tough, grew up poor. Her father was shot when she was 11. Her mom remerried and her step dad beat her younger sister, Ally, to death. Mckayla left when she got pregnant.

Gavin: Blonde hair, blue eyes (from his dad) hes three jst bableing, doesnt talk much.

Nicole: Curly blonde hair, skinny, takes care of her baby most of the book, not a very big role. But she is Mckalya's BFF. Jennie is her daughter.

Jake: Blonde hair (short and spikey) blue eyes, tan, lean, smart, funny. His friends can be customized (their names, hair color personality...)

Lillie: Kind of snobby and spoiled. Skinny, light skinned very light blond hair wich she curls or flattens depending on mood (we dont know which is her natural) she has a rich daddy and her mom died when she was 8.

Ok anyone else you can add and make up and yeah. Have fun!

 


Categories: Young Adult, Romance Characters: None
Summary:

Secret Slash Contest

The Writers Coffee Shop presents the Secret Slash Contest!  What happens when nosy neighbors, prying parents, and curious coworkers aren't looking?  From tender to angsty to seductive, from secret trysts to unspoken of attraction, from emotional freedom to forbidden desires...
We're looking for your best same-gender pairings and the secrets they keep behind closed doors!

 

Categories:

Decaf 
This category is ideally for authors age 17 and under, but stories suitable for younger readers, though written by adults, may be submitted in this category.  Decaf stories must be rated E or T.

 

 

 


Espresso

This category is for authors 18 years and older.  Lemons welcome!

 

 

 

 

 

Rules:

  • Entries can be canon, all-human, or alternate universe and may be for any fandom featured on TWCS Library. Fanfiction, original fiction, and crossovers are welcome.
  • All entries must be one-shots, wholly original, and previously unpublished. No outtakes of or additions to other posted stories.
  • During the contest, authors may not state or imply that a story will be continued later, and no entries may be expanded until after winners are announced.
  • All entries must be beta'd, rated correctly, and have the appropriate warnings. No non-consent, dubious consent, or abuse.
  • Lemons are lovely, but not required. A little UST never hurt anyone...right?
  • All entries must be at least 3000 words in length, not including heading or author's notes. No maximum word count.
  • Collaborations welcome.
  • Three entries max. per author (this includes collaborations).

Submissions:

  • Entries must be posted on the TWCS Library using the Respond to Challenge feature.
  • Entries will be accepted from Tuesday, March 1st at 00:01 EST through Thursday, March 31st at 11:59 pm EST.
  • All entries must be in compliance with TWCS Library rules.
  • Voting will take place from Saturday, April 2nd through Saturday April 9th. Winners will be announced on Sunday April 10th.
  • Public vote will determine winners in Decaf and Espresso categories. First place winners in each category will receive a banner, a TWCS coffee mug, a listing in TWCS Hall of Fame, and bragging rights. Second and third place winners, determined by popular vote in each category, will receive a banner and bragging rights.
  • Barista's Choice for Espresso and Decaf entries will be TWCS staff choice. The Barista's Choice winners in each category will receive a banner, a listing in TWCS Hall of Fame, and bragging rights.
  • Questions about the contest or issues with entries should be directed to competitions@thewriterscoffeeshop.com.
  • Please respect your fellow writers and readers. Bad sportsmanship will not be tolerated.
  • TWCS reserves the right to remove an entry for any reason.

Each Entry must include the following header:

Secret Slash Contest

Hosted by The Writer's Coffee Shop

Name of story:

Penname:

Category : (i.e Decaf or Espresso)

Fandom:

To read the rest of the entries, visit http://twcslibrary.com

To review the contest rules, visit the challenges page at TWCS Library.

Questions about the contest may be emailed to competitions@thewriterscoffeeshop.com


Categories: Original Fiction, Black Jewel Series, Bones, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Criminal Minds, Dead Like Me, Dragon Age, Dr. Who, Harry Potter, House of Night, House M.D., Hunger Games, The Inheritance Cycle, Jane Austen, Stephanie Plum, King Arthur/Merlin, Lord of the Rings, Morganville Vampire Series, Mortal Instruments, Naruto, Night Huntress Series, The Otherworld Series, Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Prison Break, Southern Vampire Mysteries/True Blood, Stargate SG1, Supernatural TV Series, Twilight, Vampire Academy, The Vampire Diaries/The Originals Characters: None
Summary:

I'm in the middle of writing something of my own but I want to see someone write a story that

A) does not involve any characters that did not come frmo your own head

B) Does not involve any kind of Vampire, Werewolf, Wizard or another fantasy creature or being

C)Does not involve magic

D)Is completely set in Reality

E) Does not involve any parrallel universes

There is too much Twilight on here and I want to see something good. Other than the above rules go to town.

 


Categories: Young Adult, Original Fiction Characters: None
Summary:

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Who doesn't love a hot, sexy, sweaty athlete?  We want your hottest, sweatiest athlete one shots.  It doesn't matter if your athlete is a guy or a girl.

 

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This category is ideally for 17 years and under (but if you are uncomfortable with writing lemons you can enter this cateogry).

We want the sweetest romance you can write without smut.

 

 

 

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This category is for 18 years and above.

We want the romance with smut. The steamier, the better.

 

 

 

  • Your entry can be any fandom, encouraging everyone to write outside their normal fandom. No crossovers.

  • Can write in a collaboration with another author.

  • Three entries max. per author. (this includes collaborations and individual works)

  • The rating for Decaf is either E or T rated.

  • Espresso rating can be M or NC-17.

  • You do not have to stick to cannon in any of the fandoms.

  • Posting will be on the TWCS Library using the challenge feature.

  • Each entry must be between 2,500 and 10,000 words without the heading in a word document count.

  • Entries will be taken from Monday the 15th of March 2010 at 00:01 CST through to Friday 30th of April 2010 at 11:59 pm CST. 

  • Voting will be broken into 2 parts.  Voting for Decaf Category will be  Saturday the 1st of May 2010 through Friday the 7th of May.  Voting for Espresso cateogry will be Saturday the 8th of May through Friday the 14th of May 2010 at 24:00 CST.  Winners will be announced on Sunday the 16th of May.

  • Public vote will be poll voted for both Decaf and Espresso groups. Barista's choice for Espresso and Decaf entry will be TWCS staff choice.  We will also have an encouragement award for a newbie!

  • The 1st place winners in each category will receive a banner designed by Jennmc75, a coffee mug from The Writer's Coffee Shop Store, be up on TWCS Hall of Fame, and have bragging rights.

  • The Barista's Choice winners in each category will receive a banner designed by Jennmc75, a journal from The Writer's Coffee Shop Store, be up on TWCS Hall of Fame, and have bragging rights.

  • If you have any issues with the other entries, please come to us first. Email: competitions@thewriterscoffeeshop.com

  • Bad sportsmanship will not be tolerated.

  • We reserve the right to remove an entry for any reason.


Each Entry must have this at the top of the story:

 

The Sport of Love Challenge

Hosted by The Writer's Coffee Shop.

Name of story:

Penname:

Category : (i.e Decaf or Espresso)

Fandom:

To read the rest of the entries go to http://twcslibrary.com

If you want to see the rules for this contest go to the challenges page on the TWCS Library.

If you have any questions about the contest, contact either via PM or our emai

competitions@thewriterscoffeeshop.com


Categories: Original Fiction, Black Jewel Series, Bones, Criminal Minds, Dead Like Me, Dragon Age, Dr. Who, Harry Potter, House M.D., Stephanie Plum, Naruto, Southern Vampire Mysteries/True Blood, Stargate SG1, Supernatural TV Series, Twilight Characters: None
Summary:

This story should be about sophmore high school students. so they are like 14-16. I needs to have at least 5 major characters--3 boys and 2 girls. It should be about the real life of teenagers--drugs, sex, alcohol, cutting. It must include fights and crying. This story is supossed to be about 15 chapters long.

If there are any questions email me. Tru3instinxx@yahoo.com   I check regularly.

If I was able to write this I would. But I lack all writing ability.

 

Thank you. and Please try create this story. It would be truly amazing.


Categories: Romance, Original Fiction, Young Adult, Humor, Drama Characters: None
Summary:

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1.  No Entry Fee is required. All rights to the stories remain the property of the author. There are 4 categories available for entry.

  • Young Adult
  • Romance
  • Science Fiction/Supernatural
  • Erotica

 

2.  Only one entry per category allowed. Each story can have co-authors, as long as they are only entering once per category.

 

3.  All entries must be original works. Entries cannot have been published before in any way, including FanFiction. All works have to be written in English.

 

4.  To be eligible for entry to the contest, the works must have posted at least 20,000 words in total.  Authors can start posting anytime after the 15th of June 2010 at 00:01 CST and ENDING by the 15th of September 2010 23:59 CST on TWCS library, under the original category in the correct group and you must click on the ‘Respond to the challenge' button under contests.

 

5.  There is no limit to the amount of chapters submitted, as long as the word count adds up to at least 20,000 by the end of the 15th of September 2010. The maximum is 40,000 word count (close to half of an average size novel).

 

6.  Stories entered are not to be completed, but between 20,000 and 40,000 words. Stories do have to be submitted by the 15th of September 2010, and the writer(s) may continue the story after voting has been completed.

 

7.  Prizes

  • The panel which consists of TWCS Publishing House staff and two independent judges will choose a winner from each category. That Author is offered a publishing contract with TWCS Publishing House. If the author chooses to sign with us they will receive: A copy of their published novel in print and TWCS PH will promote their book at conventions and expos as well as TWCS own sites and stores, including Amazon, Barnes and Noble, ibooks etc.
  • Public Vote winners will have the choice of any mug from TWCS online store.
  • There will also be an encouragement award that the panel will award for each category.

 

8.  Voting will begin on the 16th of September 2010. Depending on number of entries this will be broken into category groups and will go up on the TWCS news to notify when voting starts for that category.

 

9.  Non compliance with any of the rules will result in disqualification.

 


Categories: Original Fiction Characters: None
Summary:

Romance Contest Banner

 

 

  1. No Entry Fee is required. All rights to the stories remain the property of the author. There are 12 categories available for entry.

    • Holiday romance - Easter, Valentines, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas etc
    • Sport romance - Football, basketball, rugby, golf, etc.
    • Men in Uniform - sexy men and women in uniform.
    • Dominance and submission Romance - BDSM.
    • YA High School Romance – Keep the language appropriate.
    • Love and Faith series - religious romance.
    • Happily Ever After series... fairy tale romance.
    • For the love of Supernatural.
    • Dangerous Liaisons – Suspense/Thriller Romance
    • Mysterious Love – Mystery Romance
    • Romantic Comedy – Chick/Lad-lit
    • Tragic Affairs - Books built around a tragedy and betrayal
  2. Only one entry per category allowed. Each story can have co-authors, as long as they are only entering once per category. No more than three entries per author.

  3. All entries must be original works. Entries cannot have been published before in any way, including FanFiction. All works have to be written in English.

  4. To be eligible for entry to the contest, the works must have posted at least 20,000 words in total, but no more than 25,000.  Authors can start posting anytime after the 20th of May 2011 at 00:01 CST and ENDING by the 10th of August 2011 23:59 CST on TWCS library, under the original category in the correct group and you must click on the ‘Respond to the challenge' button under contests.

  5. There is no limit to the amount of chapters submitted, as long as the word count adds up to at least 20,000 by the end of the 10th of August 2011. The maximum is 25,000 word count.

  6. Stories entered are not to be completed, but between 20,000 and 25,000 words. Stories do have to be submitted by the 10th of August 2011, and the writer(s) may continue the story after voting has been completed.

  7. Prizes
    • Prize for TWCS choice: publishing contract
    • Prizes for popular public vote: TWCS mug and banner.
    • Prize for encouragement award: TWCS mug and banner.
    • Button for everyone who entered and completed the challenge

  8. Voting will begin on the 11th of August 2011. Depending on number of entries this will be broken into category groups and will go up on the TWCS news to notify when voting starts for that category.

  9. Legal Details

    • This contest is free to enter, and open to the general public.
    • TWCS authors may enter, but will not be eligible for a publishing contract.
    • Authors who have been signed with another publishing house are free to enter, but please check with your publisher/agent to ensure you are legally able to do so, per your own contract. You will also be exempt from winning a contract with us.
    • Authors who are being considered for a publishing contract must be able to provide an outline for the remaining chapters of their novel.
    • Final word count for a novel to be considered for a publishing contract must be between 55,000 and 80,000 words. For novels over that length, you may query separately, to be published outside of the Romance series. 

  10. Non compliance with any of the rules will result in disqualification. Authors who do not disclose publishing contracts will also be disqualified. For questions or to confidentially disclose contract information, please email RomanceSeries@thewriterscoffeeshop.com and be sure to include “Romance Contest” in the subject line.


Categories: Original Fiction, Romance Characters: None
Summary:

TWCS Romance Banner

January 1, 2012 – February 28, 2012.

We are looking for romance, any time period, historical to modern.  So, bring us your best knights in shining armor, cowboys, playboys/girls, comedic misadventures, men/women in uniform, and naughty liaisons.  All entries should be original stories, have an HEA, and feature adult main characters.

Categories:

  • Historical Romance: Vikings, knights, pirates, lords and ladies, war-era romances, Victorian adventuresses, arranged marriages. From disinherited orphans to notorious rakes and everything in between…  
  • Men & Women in Uniform: police officers, FBI, CIA, MI-5, firefighters, soldiers, etc.
  • Rich & Notorious: playboys, movie stars, musicians, successful businessmen/women, royalty, etc.
  • Dangerous Liaisons: forbidden romance, spies, assassins, revenge, undercover agents, soldiers of fortune, etc.
  • Romantic Comedies: embarrassing first impressions, comedic misunderstandings, series of humorous events, etc.
  • Action-Adventure: modern-day pirates, treasure hunting, shipwrecked, plane crashes, etc.
  • Mysteries & Thrillers: wrongfully accused, legal thrillers, mysterious family histories, etc.
  • Westerns: cowboys, ranchers, rodeo, etc.
  • Risqué: erotica, fetishes, BDSM, taboo pairings, etc.
  • Spicy: romance with an erotic edge
  • Pure Romance: first love, inspirational, second chance love, romance with a lighter edge, etc.

*Please no rape, statutory rape, sexual assault, graphic abuse, extreme fetishes, bestiality, etc.

Contest Specifics:

  1. No Entry Fee is required. All rights to the stories remain the property of the author. We are looking for romances in a wide variety of genres, including but not limited to: spicy romance, historical romance, romantic comedy, mysteries, and action-adventure romance.
  2. Entries in the following categories will be disqualified: young adult, holiday-centric stories, horror, tragedy, sci-fi, paranormal, supernatural, and fantasy.  Therefore, please, no fairies, trolls, vampires, werewolves, angels, ghosts, Christmas stories, aliens, alien planets, spaceships, futuristic tales, post-apocalyptic societies, youth fiction, etc.
  3. Only one entry per category allowed. Each story can have co-authors, as long as they are only entering once per category. No more than three entries per author. 
  4. All entries must be original works. Entries cannot have been published before in any way, including fan fiction. All works have to be written in English.
  5. To be eligible for entry to the contest, the works must have posted at least 20,000 words in total, but no more than 25,000.  Authors can start posting any time after the 1st of January 2012 at 00:01 CST and ENDING by the 28th of February 2012 23:59 CST on TWCS library under the original category in the correct group, and you must click on the “Respond to the challenge” button under contests.
  6. There is no limit to the amount of chapters submitted, as long as the word count adds up to at least 20,000 by the end of the 28th of February 2012. The maximum word count is 25,000 words.
  7. Stories entered are not to be completed but should have between 20,000 and 25,000 words posted. Stories do have to be submitted by the 28th of February 2012, and the writer(s) may continue the story after voting has been completed.
  8. Please have your story beta’ed (aka edited).
  9. Prizes
    1. Prize for TWCS choice: publishing contract
    2. Prizes for popular public vote: TWCS mug and banner
    3. Prize for encouragement award: TWCS mug and banner
    4. Button for everyone who entered and completed the challenge

 

  1. Voting will begin on the 1st of March 2012. Depending on number of entries, this will be broken into category groups and will go up on the TWCS news to notify when voting starts for that category.
  2. Legal Details
    1. This contest is free to enter, and open to the general public.
    2. TWCS authors may enter, but will not be eligible for a publishing contract.
    3. Authors who have been signed with another publishing house are free to enter, but please check with your publisher/agent to ensure you are legally able to do so, per your own contract. You will also be exempt from winning a contract with us.
    4. Authors who are being considered for a publishing contract must be able to provide an outline for the remaining chapters of their novel.
    5. Final word count for a novel to be considered for a publishing contract must be between 55,000 and 65,000 words. For novels over that length, you may query separately to be published outside of the Romance series. 
  3. Noncompliance with any of the rules will result in disqualification. Authors who do not disclose publishing contracts will also be disqualified. For questions or to confidentially disclose contract information, please email Submissions@thewriterscoffeeshop.com and be sure to include “Romance Contest” in the subject line. 


Categories: Original Fiction Characters: None
Summary:

Do you have free time? do you like dark fics? then here is the answer: write a one shot for whatever you want it to be how long it can it has to be over 1,000 words, you need it done by the end of December. It also has to be a fanfiction or one of your own it can be, non cannon, cannon couples, also winner gets, an interview, a blog spot light, also a banner or blinkie just a flashy one not an animation. So if you want to give it ago then try it!. This is a fanfiction also OOC: your own people you created it can be a one-shot or multi chapters

Want to then fill out the forum here

http://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?formkey=dDNWeWRSX3BBQmNQVExSUXJ6VUhwUUE6MQ

 

There will be two judges including myself so thank you for at least signing up!


Categories: Original Fiction, Twilight, All Human, Drama, Canon Pairings, Crackfic, Crossover, NaNoWriMo Characters: None