Fan Fic Me ALL the Way to 2014 RT Convention

A little known fact about me is that I believe in Paying It Forward. You know, if you’re having good things happen, you should share as much as you can and pay it forward somehow. I also know how hard it is to get your feet in the door when it comes to writing and even attending the big events where agents, editors, and authors come together to talk all things books.

Writer events really aren’t on the cheap side, but they are worth every red penny.

Especially this one.


2014 RT Book Lover’s Convention will be in New Orleans. For those who’ve never had the pleasure of attending the RT Convention, it caters to both writers and readers. It’s nearly a week long event where you can mingle with other readers, writers, and most likely, your favorite authors. You can attend panels focused on readers and you can attend panels that are for writers. Not only that, you get to meet top agents and editors. A lot of agent/editor referrals come from events like RT.  And there’s parties, awards ceremonies, slumber parties, Teen Day, and a GIANT BOOK fair with hundreds of the hottest authors.

And did I mention it’s also in New Orleans?

So I got to thinking. How could I come up with a contest centered around one of the hottest events in the biz?

And so I did.

Fan Fic Me all the way to the 2014 RT Convention

Contest Prizes?

Grand Prize

You will be flown into New Orleans on Tuesday, May 13th 2014 (if flying is required) and you will be able to attend all the RT events and panels through the 17th of May, leaving on Sunday.

Your hotel will be covered.

Your registration, valued at $495 will be covered.

You will be at RT, hanging with readers and writers.

1st Runner Up

Signed books from Cora Carmack, Laura Kaye, Sophie Jordan, me, and a slew more, plus goodies

2nd Runner Up

Signed books from Cora Carmack, Laura Kaye, Sophie Jordan, me, and a slew more, plus goodies

  • How do you enter?

Put your writing caps on, kiddos. To enter this contest you will need to fan fic one of the books below to enter. You can mix and match books, characters. You can flip a POV of a scene or you can create a whole new one. What you write is up to you. You just cannot exceed 1500 words.

Once you’ve written your fan fic, please submit it to this email:

You must include the following items with your submission. If not, your submission is automatically deleted.

1. Your full name and full address

2. Date of Birth

3. Email address where we can get in contact with you

If you are unable to provide any of that information, the submission will not be accepted. No exceptions, guys! We have to verify age and location.

  • How this will work?

All entries must be received by November 12th or before we receive a 180 entries. Website will be updated with submissions.

Entries will be judged by an all star cast of New York Times Bestselling authors, an agent, a member of RT Book Reviews, Two super popular bloggers, and the most important judge:  a reader.


NYTimes Bestselling Author Laura Kaye

NYTimes Bestselling Author Sophie Jordan

NYTimes Bestselling Author Cora Carmack

Agent Extraordinaire Kevan Lyon

RT Web Editor Elissa Petruzzi

Stacey O’Neale from Fantasy Book Addict

The Team behind Mundie Moms

The. Reader.

And me.

The Winners will be announced on January 12th, 2014

Short Story Guidelines

  • Cannot exceed 1500 words.
  • Books you can fan fict can be any book written by the below authors: Me (under my real and pen name), Cora Carmack, Laura Kaye, and Sophie Jordan
  • Blow our minds.

Rules/Disclaimers/And other important stuff you NEED to read

  • Must be 18 years of age or older to enter. Entries under this age will be null and voided. No exceptions. I cannot be responsible for a minor attending this event.
  • Entry cannot exceed 1500 words and must be submitted by November 12th 2013 or before 180 entries have been received. Website will be updated with number of entries.
  • Upon entering the contest, you are agreeing to attend RT 2014 in NOLA. Please do not enter this contest if there is even a small chance you will not be able to attend due to any reason. I will be paying for the flight, the hotel, and the registration. Most of these are nonrefundable. If you back out, that’s a lot of money down the drain.
  • Author, Judges, and RT Book Convention hold no liability for anything in this contest. So that means by entering, if you win and the airline loses your luggage or, in your excitement, you jump over your couch and break a leg, we are not responsible.
  • This contest is not sponsored by RT Book Reviews and is solely financed by Jennifer L. Armentrout.
  • By entering, you are a giving me the permission to share your short story through any venue I see fit. I will not be publishing the stories for financial gain, but story may be shared in a promotional or other way related to the contest.

For International Peeps

Originally, I was only going to limit the contest to US and Canada entries, simply because of the cost of international flights and all the other things to take in consideration: passports, potential customs issues, entry and exit of the states, and all that jazz. That’s a lot of money and a lot of responsibility. However, I have come up with an alternative. Please see the guidelines before for International entry. DO NOT enter the contest unless you can accept the guidelines. I do not want to award this prize to a winner who cannot attend the event due to International travel issues.

  • An international winner will be awarded a $700 voucher toward airfare (the approximate cost of a US city to US city flight), and the winner will be responsible for the remaining cost to travel into the US. Before entering this contest, ask yourself if you have the funds to cover the rest of the trip. Check out rates. Get information. DO NOT enter if you cannot purchase the rest of the ticket.
  • International winner must have a valid passport and meet all traveling requirements that are set forth by the United States Government.


This is a prize package that averages between $2,000-$3,000 when its all said and done. It’s huge. It’s epic. It’s going to be a hell of a lot of fun in New Orleans.

Your hotel room is already booked.

Your flight is waiting for you.

Your registration is pending.

So what are you waiting for?

And if you’re an aspiring author, keep a close eye on my website for a super huge, super amazing contest coming soon that will make an author’s dream come true.

Comments 25 comments on “Fan Fic Me ALL the Way to 2014 RT Convention

  1. Oh Wow. I’ve never seriously wrote a Fan Fic before, but I’m all for trying!
    This is SUCH an amazing opportunity. Seriously. You’re awesome!

  2. Wowza, this contest is freakin’ awesome. However, being from the UK, I’m already pretty certain I won’t be in a position to foot the remainder of the travel costs due to other money commitments, but dude, this is seriously a great opportunity for all of those who can. ♥

    Good luck to all the entrants. Fingers crossed for you all.


    It’s been so long since I wrote fan fiction… but I shall do it again for you and NOLA and the fun that comes with it.

    You’re awesome Jen! Love you and thank you!

  4. Thank you so much for this opportunity! I’ve never done a fanfic but I’m excited to try something new. 🙂

  5. No no no!!!! I’m not 18!!! Darn it. I was really looking forward to going. I love reading and writing!!! 🙁

  6. This is awesome! So is it the first 180 or 150 entries? Both are mentioned…

  7. You are awesome! Such an amazing competition, good luck to all the entrants. I will be so jealous of whoever wins 🙂

  8. I have been dreaming of attending the RT convention! I’m a reader not a writer but for a chance like this I’ll certainly try my hand at changing hats!

    Good Luck EVERYBODY!

  9. Wow. This is such a fantastic opportunity. Good luck to everyone!

  10. I have never written anything before but I have read 92 books this year sooo, I will give it a shot!

  11. I love your books to pieces and the contest sounds great but unfortunately I’m a minor. Anyway, I would love to hear some more Aiden POV because we all love him. Cheers

  12. I love you Jen. Seirously. This would be the best thing ever. Better get to brainstorming and writing, I hope I finish in time!

  13. Ahh exciting!! How many entries have been submitted so far?? It says the website will be updated with submissions but I haven’t seen anything yet. I want to get mine in on time! 🙂

  14. I LOVE this idea, but am under the age of 18. I know that means that I can’t enter the contest, but if there’s any other contests I’d be able to enter in I’d love to know.
    Thanks for your time!

  15. WOW saw this and had to try my hand at fan-fic…harder then I thought but working on it. I haven’t seen an update on the number of submissions, is it going to be on this post? Didn’t see anything on the home page so thought it would be here.

  16. what books do you have to chose from? It says from the books listed below but I don’t see any..

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