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The Unexpected Love Contest

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 12:02 AM
Has someone special that you love surprised, delighted, or changed your life in an unexpected, but joyful way? I want to hear your stories.

So Unexpected…


One of the best things about finding new love is the excitement and anticipation of the unknown. All of us at one time have felt that exhilarating feeling of unforeseen passion. I want for you to express to me in a poem or short story this unexpected feeling, and what it ultimately means to you. Be as vividly original as you can to make your deviation stand out, but do keep our key elements of what you feel the aspects of “unexpected love” entails as your primary motivation while writing.

:heart: Your Submission Guidelines: :heart:



:bulletred: Your submissions must be new deviations entered after today. Please note all of your entries to LadyLincoln marked as: “Unexpected Love Contest.” Your deadline is March 1st.

:bulletred: Poetry and prose is accepted. Prose writers: make sure your stories are no longer than 3,000 words in length. Novel excerpts will be also accepted, but they must abide by the project guidelines set above. Poetry enthusiasts: your new deviations should be no longer than 40 lines in length.

:bulletred: Fictional pieces are welcomed, so long as it keeps with the unexpected romance theme. No fanfiction will be accepted.

:bulletred: Prize donators may enter, but not judges. (Judges: feel free to whip up a creative piece for fun, should you so choose!) Our selected judges will be closely looking at how you were able to incorporate our primary romance genre, your overall creativity with the piece and the masterful techniques you used throughout.

:bulletred: Please keep all Literature entries as polished and clean as possible. If something is mature, flag it as such.


:heart: Our Judges and Contest Prizes: :heart:



Your Judges:

LadyLincoln
rlkirkland
xMotherMoonx
SMAdams
ScribbledNotes
DrippingWords
HaveTales-WillTell


Romantic Goodies:

FIRST PLACE

1-Year Subscription from LadyLincoln
3 Month Subscription from wreckling
A pixel prize from mirz-alt
Critique from Sammur-amat
Critique from SMAdams
1,200 points from LadyLincoln
200 points from HaveTales-WillTell
100 points from BloodshotInk

SECOND PLACE

3-Month Subscription from LadyLincoln
3 Month Subscription from AGMeade
Critique from SMAdams
800 points from LadyLincoln
200 points from HaveTales-WillTell
50 points from LightOverpowers58
25 points from BloodshotInk

THIRD PLACE

1-Month Subscription from LadyLincoln
3 Month Subscription from Echostar08
Critique from SMAdams
500 points from LadyLincoln
100 points from Riemea
50 points from LightOverpowers58
25 points from BloodshotInk

JOURNAL FEATURES (For All Winners!)

LadyLincoln
rlkirkland
petrova
SadisticIceCream
SMAdams
Sammur-amat
IrrevocableFate
Astrikos

Thank You


I wished to extend a hearty thank you to all of those who volunteered to judge and to the wonderful deviants who donated prizes and features. Also: if anyone else wishes to be included on the goodies listing, feel free to note LadyLincoln.

Good luck and happy writing!
:heart:

Has someone unexpectantly surprised, delighted or changed your life for the better? Share your love stories with me! Your deadline is March 1st.
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:iconworldwar-tori:
WorldWar-Tori Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014   General Artist
Nevermind; I just realized this was last February :lol:
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:iconworldwar-tori:
WorldWar-Tori Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014   General Artist
How did I miss this!?
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:icondeidars:
Deidars Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What's a subscription?
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:iconladylincoln:
LadyLincoln Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
This contest ended a year ago -- but a subscription is being considered a "premium member."
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:icondeidars:
Deidars Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I wasn't aiming to join. o-o All I wanted was just to know what that meant. :P & oh okay, thanks~!
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:iconthornsofpurpleroses:
ThornsofPurpleRoses Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Will the results be posted in another journal, or elsewhere?

I'm super stoked to see who won, all of the submissions were great! :la:
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:iconladylincoln:
LadyLincoln Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
The results will be posted on my mid-month journal update(s) on the 15th of March. :heart:
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:iconthornsofpurpleroses:
ThornsofPurpleRoses Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome! Thank you ^_^ :heart:
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:iconmortalshinobi:
mortalshinobi Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013
alright, i noted you my entry. :)
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:iconladylincoln:
LadyLincoln Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Received, thank you!
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:iconmortalshinobi:
mortalshinobi Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013
^^ hope you like.
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:icontheladymoon:
TheLadyMoon Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013   Traditional Artist
Do you recived my note?? :meow:
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:iconladylincoln:
LadyLincoln Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Yes I did, thank you!
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:iconnightshade-keyblade:
nightshade-keyblade Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I have an idea...but I don't know if it really can work.
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:iconladylincoln:
LadyLincoln Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Hopefully you can give it a good go. Good luck to you, honey! :heart:
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:iconnightshade-keyblade:
nightshade-keyblade Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I'm writing it now. Thank you :heart:
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:iconmirz-alt:
mirz-alt Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013   General Artist
Just noted my entry. :hug:
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:iconladylincoln:
LadyLincoln Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Received.

Thank you dear, and good luck to you! :heart:
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:icontheladymoon:
TheLadyMoon Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013   Traditional Artist
I want to write a story, so its 3000 or 4000 the limit of words??
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:iconladylincoln:
LadyLincoln Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
3,000 is word limit.
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:icontheladymoon:
TheLadyMoon Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013   Traditional Artist
ok, thanks for answering :)
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:iconladylincoln:
LadyLincoln Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Not a problem. Good luck!
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:iconhiyururi:
hiyururi Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Does it have to be poem and in short story?
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:iconladylincoln:
LadyLincoln Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
It can be either a poem or short story, whatever you are more comfortable writing. :heart:
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:iconhiyururi:
hiyururi Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well..... writting a poem is my weaknesses so I think I really can't do it
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:iconladylincoln:
LadyLincoln Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Well, if you give it some thought, and perhaps change your mind, feel free to give it a try.

:hug:
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:iconneurotype:
neurotype Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I just thought of a loophole. I'd guess the answer is no, but I'll ask anyway: would you take an entry where the romance isn't the main focus? o:

:heart:
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:iconladylincoln:
LadyLincoln Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
As long as you can make it work around the theme of 'Unexpected Love,' I won't say no. I'd like to see how creative you can get, so go for it!

:heart:
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:iconneurotype:
neurotype Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oooh. I will try my best to come up with something for this :salute:
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:iconladylincoln:
LadyLincoln Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
If anyone can, its you. :happybounce:
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:iconneurotype:
neurotype Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:tighthug: thank you!
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:iconladylincoln:
LadyLincoln Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:hug:
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:iconneurotype:
neurotype Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:love: I'm going to requote Sarah's quote in your sig now. :D
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:iconladylincoln:
LadyLincoln Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
D'aww :love:
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:iconepicstormmage:
EpicStormMage Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Is the 3,000 word limit for prose writers strict? :la:
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:iconladylincoln:
LadyLincoln Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Yes. We want to make sure we keep each entry a reasonable length for our judges. :heart:
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:iconepicstormmage:
EpicStormMage Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, does the entry need to be submitted as a deviation? :la:
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:iconladylincoln:
LadyLincoln Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Yes, and then noted to me. :heart:
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:iconmivala:
Mivala Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Ooh la la, the timing for this is perfect.:)
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:iconladylincoln:
LadyLincoln Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Wonderful! Happy writing my friend, and best of luck to you. :heart:
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:iconmivala:
Mivala Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Grazie!
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:iconlittlelambred:
LittleLambRed Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
So, do the stories have to be of our personal experience, or can they be centered around characters we've created?

This sounds like a great idea, regardless! =)
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:iconladylincoln:
LadyLincoln Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Whatever you feel comfortable writing, so long as it fits the theme of the contest.

Look forward to seeing an entry from you! :heart:
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:iconkiaragoldsward:
KiaraGoldsward Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'd love to enter!! Is it just titled "unexpected love"? So we submit it as a deviation then note you the link?

Sorry if it's a stupid question, just wanted to make sure ^^;
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:iconladylincoln:
LadyLincoln Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
You can title your deviation anything you wish, just so long as your note title has 'Unexpected Love' on it, so I know it is a submission for the contest. And, there are no such thing as 'stupid questions' if you are not sure.

Good luck! :heart:
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:iconkiaragoldsward:
KiaraGoldsward Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome, thanks so much!! You're too kind :)
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:iconladylincoln:
LadyLincoln Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
No problem, dear.
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:iconkiaragoldsward:
KiaraGoldsward Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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:iconastrikos:
Astrikos Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013   General Artist
I'm going to feature this!
I shall donate a journal feature!
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:iconladylincoln:
LadyLincoln Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Wonderful, thank you so much! I always appreciate the support, sweetpea. :heart:
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