Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Hope Springs Eternal Contest Winners

Winners of the 2012 Hope Springs Eternal Contest

Congratulations to all of our authors for writing such fantastic entries.  The public voting was extremely tight between first and third, not to mention about five ties for fourth place.  You should all be extremely proud of your stories.

Thanks to Christag_Banner for all of her hard work at making these banners.


First Place - Cherry Blossoms and Second Chances by BestScentEver

Second Place - Saving Mary by KatieCav 

Third Place - TIE  - Contact by Evieeden

Third Place - TIE - Monster in My Room by Lacrimosa Moon


First Place - Contact - by Evieeden 

Second Place - Even Griffey Doesn't Always Get A Home Run by SqueakyZorro

Third Place - Monster in My Room by Lacrimosa Moon


Host's Choice - Lost and Found by RisbeenColdplaywhore

Best Use of Prompt/Theme -  Contact - by Evieeden 

Author Reveal
Contact by Evieeden
Give Me a Reason To Live by Deslyncullen
Even Griffey Doesn't Always Get a Home Run by SqueakyZorro
In My Dreams And Beyond by Michaela07
No Need To Say Goodbye by Faerie Kitten
Lost and Found by Risbeencoldplaywhore
Meteor Shower Across The Night Sky  by MusicalWritingBookworm
No Matter What by SqueakyZorro
Guns and Needles by Celesticbliss
The Moment of Truth in Your Lies by Letzigprincess
Saving Mary by katiecav
No Regrets In Forbidden Love by Earthprincess4
Two Souls in Stillness Wait by Unfamiliar Faces
The Monster in My Room by Lacrimosa Moon

Thanks again to everyone who participated.  

Monday, April 16, 2012

2 days left to vote!

There are only 2 days left to vote for the Hope Springs Eternal Contest.
Click on the link, read the stories and vote for your favorites.
The Poll will be taken down on Wednesday, April 18th - Noon MDT.

The race is really close.  The first three places are all within one vote.
Hurry!  Do it now.  17 amazing stories to choose from.

Winners will be announced Wednesday, April 25 at 10:30 AM MDT

Monday, April 9, 2012


The time is finally here!
All the entries have been posted on the HSE FFN profile.  There are 17 fantastic entries to read with various pairings and topics.  Go read and review them all, then vote for your favorite two.

The voting button can be found at the top of our profile page.

Voting is open until next Wednesday, April 18th at Noon, MST

Monday, April 2, 2012

The final countdown - Entries due Saturday!

The sands of the hourglass are...

Whatever, I'm not a soap opera.   
I'm just here to send you one last little reminder to finish up those fics.
You know, the one you've been working on for our little contest.

All entries are due no later than Saturday, April 7th  by 11:59PM PDT

They MUST be beta'd and meet our standard of grammar 
& punctuation, or it will not be accepted.
Please take the time to have someone look it over.  

Thanks & can't wait to see what you've come up with.
In the meantime, you can check out the entries we've already posted
I'll be posting another batch on Tuesday, so check back or put us on alert.

Send those entries in to

Monday, March 26, 2012

Entries Due - 12 days!

Just a happy little reminder that you only have 12 days left to complete your Hope Springs Eternal story, have it beta'd and turned in by 11:59 PST on April 7th.

We currently only have a couple of entries. I can't start posting until I have a few more to make sure things stay anonymous.
If you have yours finished, please send it in.  
I'd love to get a jump on reading these entries.

In case you need it, here is the header info:

Hope Springs Eternal Contest
Number of Prompt Chosen:
Pen-name: (Will be removed to keep the contest anonymous)
Twitter account: (If you don't have one, that's okay)
Beta: (Will be removed to keep the contest anonymous)
Word Count:

E-mail it to by April 7th 11:59 PST


Wednesday, March 7, 2012

One month to get your entries in. Due April 7th

Time keeps on ticking, ticking, ticking...

You have exactly one month to finish up your entry, have it beta'd and submit it.

Have you started yet?  If not, there's still time. Go pick a prompt and start writing.
If you're working on it, excellent! Keep up the good work.
If it's finished, and beta'd - send it on in!

Please remember that the beta process can take a while, so don't wait till the last minute.
We have some great beta resources in the fandom.  
See below for links to their sites.
 *Please note if your story does not meet certain grammatical standards, we will return it to you for rebetaing.  Your entry must still be returned by the submission close date.  

Once again, I CANNOT wait to see what you guys come up with. I've heard a lot of rumblings on twitter about people writing and I'm very excited, should it all be true.

We are accepting entries now.
So send yours in if it's complete.

Thanks again!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Now Accepting Entries - Hope Springs Eternal Contest

Now Accepting Entries

If you've completed your story and have had it beta'd - then please, send it on in.
You can send it to Please include Contest Entry as the subject of your e-mail.  If you haven't finished it just yet, don't fret.  You have until April 7th to get it in.

Don't forget to have the header at the top of your story.  I've added a new entry for Twitter Name, which will help when we announce the winners & reveal the authors.  If you don't have a Twitter account, that's okay.

Header Info:
Hope Springs Eternal Contest
Number of Prompt Chosen:
Pen-name: (Will be removed to keep the contest anonymous)
Twitter account: (Will be removed to keep the contest anonymous)
Beta: (Will be removed to keep the contest anonymous)
Word Count:
Summary: (remember to keep it under 250 characters for FFN)

Once we have a decent number of entries, I'll begin posting them to our FFN account. Don't forget to put the HopeSpings2012 FFN author page on alert so you know when we start posting.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to e-mail or tweet me @hopesprings2012

Looking forward to seeing what you've come up with. So far there are a lot of wonderful authors already committed to entering.  Are you one of them?