Ok folks, there is a lot of work to do between nominations closing and voting opening. This round, I don’t have anyone to go over it with me so I will be closing nominations on 6th MARCH not the 8th. This is so I can make sure everything is in order, contact any authors that are in more than 3 categories and get a reply and get all the voting forms ready. Due to my personal circumstances, this will take a little longer than usual, which is another reason for closing a couple of days early.
Nominations will close at Midnight (British time) on 6th march. I will give you a countdown via twitter if when that is so you don’t miss anything. The nominees will be available to read at all times and as with past rounds, there will be a page dedicated to the nominees of this round so you can read their stories at any point in the future.
A little note as its rearing its ugly head again I thought I’d take a moment to say this.
These awards are about YOUR favourite stories. Each person has their own tastes and preferences. That’s great. But if you don’t like something, leave it be.
As in most if not all fandoms, the Rizzles fandom has its share of people who aren’t nice and bully others and, rather than offer constructive criticisms can ‘slag off’ and intimidate others, sometimes to the point where that person then leaves the fandom entirely.
These awards are a bit of fun, nothing more. No one writer is any better than any other, its a matter of taste. We do not support or include bullies here. People who intimidate or treat others like shit, including but not exclusively; plagiarism, deliberately reporting fic to have it removed out of spite, spamming groups or people with hate messages, getting your friends to intimidate, bully or generally send hurtful or mean messages and reviews to others and generally troll, are not welcome in these awards.
These awards were created to celebrate and share wonderful fic of all genres by people of all levels of writing skill and experience. They are a way to connect with other fans and find new stories that other people love.
We will NOT tolerate bullies or trolls. We will NEVER knowingly include them, nor support them in any fashion. Please know that I am a member and admin of many Rizzles related forums and groups, I see lots of things. I will not hesitate to remove people that are griefing other writers.
Ok folks, just 2 hours to go before I open nominations.
Please, when voting for either Best Author or Best New Author, include a story in your nomination. So the form should include your name, your email, authors name, authors contact AND a story link. Then you should check either best author or best new author AND a category for the story.
If you don’t include all of this information, your nomination won’t be included.
Please, rest assured that there is one person that sees all this information. I do not share, sell, lend, air write or give out this information in ANY way, shape or form. Whatever you send me is private and confidential.
As always, authors, your public thanks can be sent to me via email with your pen name and I will include it on the relevant page.
Ok, now and again we have a little bit of confusion about the nomination forms, so before we get going with the next round, I’ve made these lil pics to show how to fill them in. I hope this clears thing up, if not feel free to email me or tweet me with your questions.
Firstly, happy new year to you all! I hope you’ve had a wonderful 2015 so far.
Well, unfortunately, RL continues to beat me about with a broom but I’ve decided not to let that get in the way of our wonderful fic writers getting some much deserved recognition and possibly some adoration from tens of people by presenting to them another Rizzles Fan Award. So, I’ve been poking about here with the feather duster and found a fiver down the back of the couch, so that’s good…. but we’re also about ready to crack on with some fic awards…
I’m sticking out some feelers to see if there is any interest in running another round of awards? I know a lot has happened in the fandom and some disillusionment so, if you’re interested in more awards…. HOLLA!!!!
Also, hit me up on twitter, @RizzlesFanfic to let me know
The more astute among you will notice there’s not been an awful lot happening here. Due to some RL tragedies, I have been unable to have much access to the internet.. or electricity, hence the utter lack of any rounds of awards this year. While RL continues to beat me with a broom, I am hoping that I will be able to return to the awards at Christmas time.
As soon as I am able, I will consider doing another round of awards, should there be enough interest.