The Fanfiction Contest
returns, but this year we've changed the rules to given contestants more
guidance and a chance to showcase different aspects of their writing talents.
As before, winners will share from their works in a coffeehouse awards
ceremony Saturday morning.
2005 - PDF
Anime North Fanfic
Have the urge to write? Want to tell tales not yet told with your favorite
characters? Like to speculate on paper? Wonder "what if" or
"why" - and then have to follow up? In short, do you write anime
and/or manga fanfic?
If you do, you can place
your best entry in the Anime North Fanfiction Contest!
How do you enter?
Stories are to submitted
as a raw text file (*.txt) with paragraph breaks
between paragraphs. They are to be emailed to email@example.com.
do not take snail-mailed entries. Also, when you submit a story, submit
with a one-paragraph summary, a list of the theme you feel it fits
(romance, drama, etc.), and which anime(s) it's from. Stories should be
7000 words maximum. There is no minimum size.
Make sure to leave us
an email address where we can contact you.
Entry deadline is
April 15th, 2005
All entries must be
emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The deadline this
year is 11:59 PM April 15th. We will accept up to 50 entries.
a few rules for entries:
- Only one entry per
- No mixing languages
unless appropriate or if there is no proper
translation of a term - otherwise write in English. If you use unfamiliar
terms in other languages, provide a handy dictionary at the start.
- Use proper spelling
and grammar - unless absolutely necessary to the
- Must be in story
format - no scripts, etc.
- Stories must be based
on an anime, manga, or video game that is
Japanese in origin.
- Stories must be strongly
based on original continuity - No alternate
universes, re-mapping of characters. Future, past, and crossover stories
fully acceptable. If it is a crossover, only one of the continuities
has to be anime or manga.
- Stories must stand
alone - don't submit part of a series unless it
stands on its own. Please note if it is part of a series when you submit
- Stories should avoid
excesses of sex and violence, being roughly acceptable for public consumption.
Think PG or so.
You do not have to attend
Anime North to win, though it is preferred since we like to give the winners
a place to discuss their skills!. We will need you real name to present
the award. We will NOT give your name to judges. If you are unable to
attend, please let us know.
Winners get printed
up in a 'zine that will be distributed at the awards ceremony and listed
on our website.
So, go find your best work and send it, or create something anew. We're
What prizes are there?
plot - most believable, interesting, involving.
characterization, exploration of characters, consistency, depth.
use of setting, most believable use of setting, best detail,
of interesting ideas, unexpected but logical
twists. Surprise and convince us!
We will also be giving
awards for Themes, when a story truly and outstandingly handles a theme
well. Thus we may give out awards for comedy, drama, etc. It all depends
on what people send us.