Dead Pan FanFic Contest

nycsnowbird & pixiegiggles are proud to present:


Barmaid! There’s A Fly In My Spoof!


Yep, a new writing contest with a twist. We’re looking for your best parodies set in the SVM/TB universe that is Eric-centric, preferably with E/S as lead characters. Your parody can be culled from books, TV, films or even cartoons. Lemons are optional but droolingly encouraged. We’re giving a generous 15,000 word limit, too.



Entries can be submitted to us beginning April 1st, but no later than 11:59 CST on May 15th.

This contest is going to be anonymous, so please DO NOT PUBLISH THIS STORY ON YOUR PROFILE!

Please e-mail all entries to deadpancontest(at)gmail(dot)com, and include your story as an attachment (MS Word .doc/.docx).

Each entry should include the following header:

The Dead Pan Contest

Title: Pennames: (fanfictiondotnet pennames please)

Beta’s pennames:



Summary: Please include that this is an entry into the Dead Pan Contest

Teaser: a passage from the story of up to 500 words of your choice

Your entry will be validated for grammar/punctuation and for compliance with contest rules when we receive it. Once it is approved, all identifying information will be stripped and your entry will be added as a chapter to the story posted on the contest profile, Barmaid, there’s a fly in my spoof.

We will send you an email to let you know when your entry is approved. If your entry is disqualified for any reason, you can edit and resubmit it, as long as we receive it by the submission deadline.

When your entry is published, we will also post a pimpalicious announcement, along with a teaser, on the contest’s forum thread. So, don’t forget to choose a passage of up to 500 words for us to post!

Telling your readers which entry is yours will result in the expulsion of your entry from the contest. However, pimping of the contest (and mentioning that you have written something for it—just not what) is allowed and enthusiastically encouraged. We appreciate your cooperation in keeping this contest truly anonymous!


Public voting for the finalists will be announced at the end of the contest. You will have two weeks to vote for your favorites before we announce the winner.

The Rules:

The contest will run from April 1st to May 15th.

Each entry must be able to stand on its own as a one-shot and must be a new story but may be continued into a multi-chapter fic after the contest ends.

All entries must be a Minimum of 2,500 words. Max 15,000.

All those who want to continue their stories may do so once the contest has ended.

All entrants must be at least 18 years of age. Entries must be rated T or M based on the guidelines set forth by

Entries can be canon, AU, AH, (alternate universe, all human) and can be any genre (romance/humor/angst/etc – please just no rape or incest).

Collaborations are allowed and encouraged.

Unlimited entries accepted by any single author. The idea here is to get lots of interesting stories submitted and not limit your creativity. It’s a win-win for everyone. Entries can be from any character’s POV but each entry must feature our favorite loveable Eric Northman. While we encourage creative interpretations, as well as AH and AU, Eric must be cast as the hero. (That is, the boy who wins the girl’s heart — Rhett, Rick, Westley.)

All entries must be beta’d. No exceptions! Judges cannot serve as betas for any of the contest entries. Your stories will be subjected to judging that will include rating for grammar and punctuation. So please use a beta, please spellcheck!

You will also be rated on writing style, diction, dialog, story structure and creativity. Each category is assigned a numeric value which all total 100 points.

No incest, rape, cutting, etc. Entries that are deemed inappropriate will not be accepted. If you think something in your story may require a warning for some readers, put it in your Author’s Note at the beginning.

Any story that doesn’t adhere to the rules above will result in the expulsion of said story from the contest.

Your Esteemed Judges:



Terri Botta






Please DO NOT contact the judges with questions. If you have any questions you can PM this account, pixiegiggles, nycsnowbird, or email us at deadpancontest(at)gmail(dot)com


Winners must be willing to provide nycsnowbird a mailing address so the prize(s) can be awarded.

The list of prizes include:

Autographed 8×10 photo of Alexander Skarsgard with certificate of authenticity

Gorgeous frame-worthy original artwork of Eric Northman from esteemed artist Sarah Silva in mixed media on Bristol paper (acid free).

Eric Northman wristwatch

Eric Northman computer mousepad

Banners will be created by our illustrious Zigster for all winning entrants.

Prizes will be awarded to the top two finalists, plus a judges’ pick.



~ by ssbookclub on February 15, 2010.

2 Responses to “Dead Pan FanFic Contest”

  1. Thanks so much for the big pimpin’!!!

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