Thursday, September 12, 2013

The One with JLA's Massive Contest



Okay, so Jennifer L. Armentrout is doing this EPIC contest. Seriously EPIC. And I'm participating as a judge! Whoo-hooooo!  

Here's the gist of it: Out there in the world some fantabulous book lover is going to sit down and write some fanfiction using books by JLA, me, Sophie Jordan, or Laura Kaye (or some combination there of). Fanfiction (in case you didn't know) is using copyrighted characters from a published book and creating your own story (just for fun). And in fanfiction, pretty much everything goes. You could have JLA's characters meet character's from Laura's book. You could have Bliss and Garrick become dragons like in Sophie's YA series. You could write a scene that's missing from one of our books. You could write our characters ten years in the future or have them time travel. Literally... ANYTHING. GOES. 

Once you have your fanfiction, turn it in! And if we choose it as the best entry, you could be heading to New Orleans next year for the RT Booklovers Convention (only the most fun convention... evah!)

So there's my spiel. Now I'll let JLA tell you all the details. 

See... Here she is! Telling you the deets. :) 


2014 RT Book Lover's Convention will be in New Orleans. For those who've never had the pleasure of attending the RT Convention, it caters to both writers and readers. It's nearly a week long event where you can mingle with other readers, writers, and most likely, your favorite authors. You can attend panels focused on readers and you can attend panels that are for writers. Not only that, you get to meet top agents and editors. A lot of agent/editor referrals come from events like RT.  And there's parties, awards ceremonies, slumber parties, Teen Day, and a GIANT BOOK fair with hundreds of the hottest authors.
And did I mention it's also in New Orleans?
So I got to thinking. How could I come up with a contest centered around one of the hottest events in the biz?
And so I did.
Fan Fic Me all the way to the 2014 RT Convention
Contest Prizes?
Grand Prize
You will be flown into New Orleans on Tuesday, May 13th 2014 (if flying is required) and you will be able to attend all the RT events and panels through the 17th of May, leaving on Sunday.
Your hotel will be covered.
Your registration, valued at $495 will be covered.
You will be at RT, hanging with readers and writers.
1st Runner Up
Signed books from Cora Carmack, Laura Kaye, Sophie Jordan, me, and a slew more, plus goodies
2nd Runner Up
Signed books from Cora Carmack, Laura Kaye, Sophie Jordan, me, and a slew more, plus goodies

  • How do you enter?
Put your writing caps on, kiddos. To enter this contest you will need to fan fic one of the books below to enter. You can mix and match books, characters. You can flip a POV of a scene or you can create a whole new one. What you write is up to you. You just cannot exceed 1500 words.
Once you've written your fan fic, please submit it to this email:
You must include the following items with your submission. If not, your submission is automatically deleted.
1. Your full name and full address
2. Date of Birth
3. Email address where we can get in contact with you

If you are unable to provide any of that information, the submission will not be accepted. No exceptions, guys! We have to very age and location. 

  • How this will work?
All entries must be received by November 12th or before we receive a 180 entries. Website will be updated with submissions.
Entries will be judged by an all star cast of New York Times Bestselling authors, an agent, a member of RT Book Reviews, Two super popular bloggers, and the most important judge:  a reader.
NYTimes Bestselling Author Laura Kaye
NYTimes Bestselling Author Sophie Jordan
NYTimes Bestselling Author Cora Carmack
Agent Extraordinaire Kevan Lyon
RT Web Editor Elissa Petruzzi
Stacey O'Neale from Fantasy Book Addict
The Team behind Mundie Moms
The. Reader.
And me.

The Winners will be announced on January 12th, 2014

Short Story Guidelines
  • Cannot exceed 1500 words.
  • Books you can fan fict can be any book written by the below authors: Me (under my real and pen name), Cora Carmack, Laura Kaye, and Sophie Jordan
  • Blow our minds.
Rules/Disclaimers/And other important stuff you NEED to read
  • Must be 18 years of age or older to enter. Entries under this age will be null and voided. No exceptions. I cannot be responsible for a minor attending this event.
  • Entry cannot exceed 1500 words and must be submitted by November 12th 2013 or before 150 entries have been received. Website will be updated with number of entries.
  • Upon entering the contest, you are agreeing to attend RT 2014 in NOLA. Please do not enter this contest if there is even a small chance you will not be able to attend due to any reason. I will be paying for the flight, the hotel, and the registration. Most of these are nonrefundable. If you back out, that’s a lot of money down the drain.
  • Author, Judges, and RT Book Convention hold no liability for anything in this contest. So that means by entering, if you win and the airline loses your luggage or, in your excitement, you jump over your couch and break a leg, we are not responsible.
  • This contest is not sponsored by RT Book Reviews and is solely financed by Jennifer L. Armentrout.
  • By entering, you are a giving me the permission to share your short story through any venue I see fit. I will not be publishing the stories for financial gain, but story may be shared in a promotional or other way related to the contest.
For International Peeps
Originally, I was only going to limit the contest to US and Canada entries, simply because of the cost of international flights and all the other things to take in consideration: passports, potential customs issues, entry and exit of the states, and all that jazz. That’s a lot of money and a lot of responsibility. However, I have come up with an alternative. Please see the guidelines before for International entry. DO NOT enter the contest unless you can accept the guidelines. I do not want to award this prize to a winner who cannot attend the event due to International travel issues.
  • An international winner will be awarded a $700 voucher toward airfare (the approximate cost of a US city to US city flight), and the winner will be responsible for the remaining cost to travel into the US. Before entering this contest, ask yourself if you have the funds to cover the rest of the trip. Check out rates. Get information. DO NOT enter if you cannot purchase the rest of the ticket.
  • International winner must have a valid passport and meet all traveling requirements that are set forth by the United States Government.
This is a prize package that averages between $2,000-$3,000 when its all said and done. It's huge. It's epic. It's going to be a hell of a lot of fun in New Orleans.
Your hotel room is already booked.
Your flight is waiting for you.
Your registration is pending.
So what are you waiting for?

That's all the info from Jen! Make sure to check out her original post on her blog and ask any questions you may have there! 

But be advised! We're only taking the first 180 entries, so you better get cracking! 

In Awkward <3, 



  1. Right now I hate that I'm a teacher with fixed holidays. *pout*

  2. Judging will be in a few months! Have you reached the ceiling number of entries? Who are you gonna pick for as the judge for being a Reader? How I wish you you could "randomly" pick me, haha! Good luck to those who are joining this contest. I do hope the winning entry will shared to us, readers. =) Lucius @