TopShelf's February 2014 Beholden of the Heart Story Contest

TopShelf's
February 2014
Beholden of the Heart
Story Contest
Contest Starts February 1, 2014!

Updated Contest Information Inside!
Please Read!!


 

Admin Note: Due to the Hardware failure and site outages, we are extending the contest to the end of March. The newly entered dates should reflect that.

I also need all Authors to Please re-EDIT their entries and tag their submitted entries with the restored contest box link of

February 2014 Beholden of the Heart Story Contest

tag in the drop down contest box of the ++Fiction Page you submit your entry on. Some people did use the contest name in the OTHER KEYWORDS box after the database crash. I have restored the proper contest tag in the database to attach it to the contest entry page. Please remove the contest name from your other keyword box, if you are currently using it there, and tag it from the contest drop down box. ~Sephrena.

Entry Submission Dates are from February 1, 2014 - March 24, 2014.

Voting on the Submissions should tentatively occur between March 25, 2014 through March 30, 2014.(midnight Pacific time),
with the Winner Announcements on April 1, 2014.

The Prizes are: 1st Place, 2nd Place, 3rd Place, and 4th Place $75 ea.
Prizes may be adjusted upwards depending on circumstances!
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Image Credits: Boy and Girl in Love , Hands and Heart logo from 123rf.com , Harry Potter/Moaning Myrtle ~Sephrena.

Contest Rules: This year's Valentine's Day Contest has been themed "Beholden of the Heart." This idea was chosen to be the theme as love sometimes knows no bounds. The object of beauty and of love is in the eye of the beholder or in the heart of the beholden.

I am looking for a story that has at least a tglib character (Trans, Gay, Lesbian, Intersexed, and Bi) within it that is involved with anyone else that their heart is set upon (someone who would normally not give them a second glance or consider themself any closer to the main character than just casual friends or barely noticed). I am interested in the development of how that character makes the approach to their love leading towards Valentine's day. The approach can take a lot of time or a little. A catalyst such as saving them, or repeatedly approaching them or helping them in a time of need can be used.

The stories must be all brand new, never posted, published anywhere else before and may be parts / chapters of an ongoing serial.

The story can be any size.

The stories must be tagged with the contest link of February 2014 Beholden of the Heart Story Contest tag in the drop down contest box of the ++Fiction Page you submit your entry on.

Please also use this string of code at the very top of your story teaser to easily identify your story as a contest entry by visual sight to all our readers on the front page:
 
<font size=3 color=red>Heart of</font><img src="/topshelf/system/files/u1973/12379719-crop.png" width="40" height="40" alt="12379719-crop.png" /><font size=3 color=red>the Beholden.</font>
 

Here is what it looks like.

Heart of 12379719-crop.png the Beholden.
 

Thank you,

Sephrena


 
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