Thanks to everyone who voted! The following categories will open for Round Four in January, 2013:
For Round Four
For Round Four
- Best Overall Angst Fic
- Best Overall Dark Fic
- Best Drabble/Ficlet
- Best Het
- Best Slash
- Best Gen
- Best AU
- Most Original
- Best Broken Heart
- Best Episode Re-Write
- Best Author
Displays a general depressive mood or sense of anxiety or disquiet, but does not contain graphic dark elements. The ending can be happy or sad.
Must contain some overarching or graphic dark element or theme, such as dubious consent or non-consensual sex, torture (psychological or physical) or slavery.
Between 100 and 999 words, both angst and dark fics are eligible.
The focus is on a romantic or sexual relationship between different-sexed individuals, both angst and dark fics are eligible.
The focus is on a romantic or sexual relationship between same-sexed individuals, both angst and dark fics are eligible.
The focus should NOT be on a romantic or sexual relationship, both angst and dark fics are eligible.
For fics in which there is a significant change in canon, resulting in an alternate timeline that is measurably different from the original. Both dark and angst fics are eligible.
For fics with an original element, either in plot or storytelling, apart from common fandom tropes and methods. Both dark and angst fics are eligible.
Must focus on the experience of being broken-hearted. Both angst and dark fics are eligible.
Should take place entirely within the time constraints of the episode and not venture out into the season. i.e. the timeline of the fic should not extend past the end of the episode, although it can create significant changes to canon events. Both dark and angst fics eligible.
For a writer who excels in Angsty and/or Dark fiction.