Sunday, May 29, 2011


TLS is proud to announce the launch of its first ever O/S contest and, because we’re a very musical bunch, this is all about the groove!!

The purpose is to bring you great one-shots, with great lemonade, and great music. So…pic a tune, and get it fic’d!!
If a song doesn't come directly to mind, we have a list of songs, under the guidelines, suggested by some of the members of TLS, if you’re up to the challenge:

Just a few ground rules to abide by:

Authors can write from a song of their choice or choose any of the TLS suggestions in the list above.    
  1. The O/S must contain a LEMON - graphic, descriptive, solo, voyeuristic, flashback, etc. as long as it's a lemon! (IT'S THE LEMONADE STAND RIGHT?)
  2. The O/S should portray lyrics from the song it corresponds with. IF YOUR STORY IS THE SONG COMING TO LIFE, THEN, NO LYRICS WILL BE NEEDED WITHIN YOUR STORY. IF YOUR STORY DOES NOT BRING TO LIFE, THE SONG THAT YOU CHOOSE, PLEASE INCLUDE SOME LYRICS. Some lyrics should be iIf you choose to write a story that has no life of the song you've chosen then lyrics should be included in the O/S, but not overwhelm the story (for example:  background or mood music, Edward singing to Bella, at a concert, etc.)
  3. O/S length requirements: Minimum 1K words – Maximum 10K words.
  4. Any pairing, AH or AU is welcome.
  5. Any genre (humor, romance, angst) is also welcome.
  6. Submissions are ANONYMOUS! Please feel free to promote the contest but do not give hints as to which entry is yours!
  7. Since we are all for promoting quality fics at TLS, submissions must be beta'd! You can either pick a beta from the list below or use your own, but please make sure that they aren't biased with voting or leak which story is yours! *In case you intend to use one of the betas we are providing, please send your story over to us, so that we can send it to them blind (they may vote also).
  8. Collaborations are welcome, but if you enter your story as collaboration you may not enter a personal submission.
  9. Include a link to youtube or similar with the version of the song you used!

June 15 – July 13:       submissions accepted
July 16 – July 23:        public voting
July 30th – August 1:  winners (public voting and judges’ pick) announced

All entries will be posted to under the account name: TLS Lyrics and Lemons

Artist Name - Song Title:
A Fine Frenzy - You Picked Me
A Perfect Circle - Magdalena
Adele - Someone Like You
Adele - Rolling in the Deep
Adele-Set Fire to the Rain
Alanis Morisette - You Oughta Know
Black Crows - Hard to Handle
Blake Shelton - Honey Bee
Bonnie Raitt - Something To Talk About
Bruno Mars - Grenade
Carter's Chord - A Little Less Comfortable
Cee Lo Green - Forget You
Christina Perri - Jar of Hearts
The Civil Wars - Barton Hollow
The Cure - Pictures of You
Damien Rice - Volcano
Daniel Bedingfield - If You're Not The One
Depeche Mode - In your room
Dierks Bentley - I Wanna Make You Close Your Eyes
The Divinyls - I Touch Myself
Doobie Brothers - Black Water
Elaine Elias - Kissed by Nature
Elton John- Tiny Dancer
Elvis- Fever
Far - Pony
Gary Allan - Nothing On But The Radio
George Michael - Father Figure
Haddaway - What Is Love
Josh Abbott Band - Oh Tonight
John Mayer - My Stupid Mouth
Josh Turner - Your Man
Josh Turner - Why Dont We Just Dance
Katy Perry - E.T.
Katy Perry - Teenage Dream
Kid Rock - All Summer Long
Kings of Leon - Be Somebody
Kings of Leon - Closer
Kings of Leon- Pickup Truck
Marcy Playground - Sex and Candy
Mario Vasquez - Gallery
Maroon 5 -  Sunday Morning
My Chemical Romance - I'm Not Okay
Pearl Jam - Evenflow
Pearl Jam - State of Love and Trust
Sam Roberts - A Stone Would Cry Out
Sam Roberts - With a Bullet
Sara Bareilles - Gravity
Sophie Hawkins - Damn I Wish I Was Your Lover
Spin Doctors - Two Princes
Stereophonics - You're my Star
Stereophonics - It means nothing
Stevie Nicks - Seventeen
Stevie Ray Vaughn - Pride and Joy
Teagan and Sara - Nineteen
Theory of a Deadman - Bad Girlfriend
Toby Keith - Bullets in the Gun
Tony Orlando - Knock Three Times
The Used - Paralyzed
Zac Brown Band - Colder Weather (featuring Amos Lee)

Special thanks to these for the amazing banners contributed:
Malena Mssl - M3
Lara Johnson
Alice Sweetcheeks (ASS)
FanBoy Mike
Jaime Arkin

TLS Betas for the contest:
SueBee Thundercocks-ho (FB) SueBee0619 (on FFN & Twitter)
Marnie Waitzman

TLS Pre-readers for the contest.
They will read the entries before they get posted for public view to make sure they abide by the rules:
SueBee Thundercocks-ho (FB) SueBee0619 (on FFN)
Marnie Waitzman

Judges (remember that this is an anonymous contest!):

Kennedy Nicole Cullen - Nic
Monica Manunta - LaMomo
Mike - fanboymike
Malena Mssl Masen - M3

Dates and submission info:

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