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2017 Quicksilver Quill Award Winners!

by the opaleye @ 09/10/17 2:46  
It’s my great pleasure to bring you the results of the 2017 Quicksilver Quill Awards!

As you know, the Quicksilver Quill Awards are about awarding the best writing MuggleNet Fan Fiction authors have had to offer for the year. This year, nominations were received across seven categories and we have nine winners in total.

Before we get to the results, I would like to profusely thank the judges and category leaders who made this all possible. This could not have been done without them, and having winners chosen by our members and for our members really reflects how our community works and what sets it apart from other sites out there.

QSQ Winners 2017

Best General Fic

One-Shot - Specter by foolondahill17

This fic reminds us of a 1950's perfect-family sitcom, all black-and-white, traditional roles and domestic aspiration, complete with snooping neighbors. Petunia is at her repugnant best. Her inability to muster up any compassion at any time for an orphan baby is still one of the most offensive things in the series, and this author finds that Petunia from the first words of this story and never loses her.

Chaptered - People of the Goddess by Meadowsweet

With its stellar world-building and compelling characters, we were blown away by this fic and the author’s clearly extensive research. It has the depth, broadness of scope and mystery we love to see in a QSQ winner and kept us hooked from the very first chapter.


Best Dark/Angsty Fic

The Road to Delphi by Kerichi

This story is a marvelous tour de force, managing to reconcile the Potterverse that we know from the seven books with the premise of the stage play. As for being Dark/Angsty, it is both, in spades. We could hardly grasp how much was packed into a 5776-word one-shot. It felt as if it were much longer because each scene, each detail, did yeoman duty, not a line wasted.


Best Post-Hogwarts/Next Generation Fic

One-shot - Ripple from a Stone by WeasleyMom

This is a powerful and realistic snapshot of grief which has stayed with us long after reading. The constant undercurrent of George's internal monologue is a heartbreaking depiction of his and the Weasley family's life after Fred, and yet through all the ups and downs of his conversation with Angelina, it leaves us with a sense of hope, a sense of a future. Beautifully paced, original and truly touching.

Chaptered - MIT: Strange Place by Northumbrian

We love the suspense in this fic and the way in which each new intriguing detail is skillfully revealed. It has a great cast of canon characters alongside some well-rounded and interesting new original ones - we particularly enjoyed the Muggle police and their fair suspicion of the Aurors! The drama and mystery in these first few chapters drew us in immediately, and we cannot wait for new chapters to arrive. A thrilling and very entertaining adventure!


Best Poetry

The First Autumn by Oregonian

The First Autumn combines a winning combination of imagery that evokes not only the season beginning to unfurl, but Helga's fears and hopes. Its beauty is in the language, style, and soft undulating rhythm, but also in the way it stayed with us long after reading. Visual, apprehensive, touching.


Best Canon Romance Fic

Ripple from a Stone by WeasleyMom

This is a truly exceptional fic about George and Angelina, understated yet incredibly moving. It is true to character for George ” glimpses his former self shine through his grief ” and yet there is no unrealistic recovery for him. The writing is beautiful; the hints at the future romance are there but not overwhelming. It is about the bare beginnings of a relationship - two people who are slowly making their way towards something new.


Best Non-Canon Romance Fic

Ephemeral by WrenWinterSong

This story is well-written and polished, with a graceful prose style. The romance is subtle but steady, against a seamless background of the richly invoked time of the First Wizarding War. Wren chooses a few specific scenes to describe -- Remus's job-hunting efforts, his "shack' in Yorkshire, Peter's wretched hiding place in the abandoned church -- to capture the mood of the situation, and exercises excellent choice of details to set the scenes and reveal the characters' emotional states through descriptions of their actions. The changing point of view gives both Remus and Sirius thorough character development as two broken souls dealing with angst, stress, and self-doubt through very difficult times and personal circumstances. Overall, the story unfolds beautifully as a series of vignettes and deals well with the challenges the characters face.


Best New Canon Fic

The Road to Delphi by Kerichi

This fic is really in a class of its own - under a ghastly surface there is great subtlety, characterisation, and it offers an intriguing explanation for the origins of Delphi from The Cursed Child. Dark, atmospheric and very unsettling, we appreciated the way Kerichi takes new canon elements from The Cursed Child and weaves a plausible series of missing moments to give good reasoning to that new canon. A worthy winner of this new award category!


The Nineteen Years Later Ficathon

by the opaleye @ 07/02/17 4:43  
The Nineteen Years Later Ficathon

Entry Masterlist:
Untrustworthy by Queen Bovine
A Moment by whichone
Only One by Oregonian


1st September 2017 marks the date of the epilogue - the epilogue - as in Nineteen Years Later.

2017 also marks the 20th anniversary of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone’s publication in the UK, and the 10th anniversary for the publication of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

As such, we’ve got a ficathon to celebrate all three of these remarkable and exciting dates. You can write a fic, drabble or poem. For drabbles under 500 words, post them on the beta boards here. For fics and poems, post them on the archive and link to them in the comments below or on the beta boards.


The Line-Up

“Autumn seemed to arrive suddenly that year.”

“All was well.”

These two iconic lines are the first and last of the epilogue and the last of the epic series overall. Use either of these lines (or both) to open or end your fic.

Your fic can be related to the epilogue, or be completely separate! The choice is yours.


The Other Next Generation

We’ve seen many iterations of the epilogue in fanfic over the past ten years since it was first published.

Take another wizarding family who is farewelling a child on Platform 9 and ¾ on September 1st 2017, and write about them. They could be completely new Original Charaters, or it could be a minor character with their own Next Generation family whom we don’t often see in fanfic.


An Alternate Nineteen Years Later

The Cursed Child plays around with time, which invariably creates several different versions of Nineteen Years Later.

Alter your own canon timeline - what would Nineteen Years Later look like if something in the original series hadn’t happened.

What if Sirius never died? What if Voldemort won? What if Harry and Hermione ended up together?

Write a fic about what Ninenteen Years Later - September 1st 2017 - would look like in that alternate universe.


26th June, 1997

That’s the date when Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone was first published in the United Kingdom.

Write a fic about that day in the Potterverse. Voldemort’s second reign of terror was about to begin, Draco had his 17th birthday a little earlier in the month, Dudley also turned 17, Harry learned that Snape overheard Trelawney’s original prophecy, Harry and Dumbledore retrieved the Horcrux locket and Dumbledore was eventually killed.

A lot happened in June 1997 - let’s explore it.


Leaving Hogwarts

“Leaving Hogwarts” by John Williams is the track used for the epilogue scene in the Deathly Hallows film. It was also the ending to the final scene in the first film - how apt!

Listen to this track from the film score and use it as your inspiration for a fic. You can find the music on Youtube, Spotify and iTunes.


Extra Info

+ Each prompt can be claimed multiple times. If two people have done the prompt before you and their entries have been posted then you can go full steam ahead - there are no limits.

+ If you write a romantic pairing, they do not have to be canon.

+ You may include OCs.

+ Fics can be one-shot or chaptered.

+ All ratings and warnings must comply with MNFF standards. If you are posting a drabble here on the boards, we will not accept anything over 6th-7th years or anything that contains graphic acts or language that are not suitable for the boards.

+ If you have any other questions then post in the comments below, or check out The Great Hall questions thread on the beta boards.

This ficathon will run from now until September 1st, 2017.



+ When you post your fic, please use the following form:

Title: (including link)
Author name:
Prompt: (if using one)
Rating/Warnings:
Summary:
Author Note:

2017 Quicksilver Quill Awards! Nominations open!

by the opaleye @ 05/29/17 5:41  
2017 Quicksilver Quill Awards! Nominations open!

Yes, that’s right, everyone’s favourite MNFF award ceremony has rolled around once again. Since 2006, the Quicksilver Quills have celebrated the best writing MNFF has to offer, last year giving thirteen writing awards across six categories. Each year, stories are nominated and judged by our members. Some of MNFF’s finest readers and writers assess each nomination and decide upon the winners.

Over the last few years, changes were implemented in order to streamline the judging process. However, this year, instead of removing a category, we’re actually adding one - Best New Canon. This is to recognise all the amazing new stories our authors have been writing inspired by the additional material from Pottermore, Fantastic Beasts and The Cursed Child.

Categories

+ Best General Story (contains best General, Mystery, History, Marauder Era, Humor, and Alternate Universe fics)
+ Best Dark/Angsty Story
+ Best Canon Romance Story (contains the SSP of Dumbledore/Grindelwald)
+ Best Non-Canon Romance Story (contains all other SSPs)
+ Best Poetry
+ Best Post-Hogwarts/Next Generation Story
+ Best New Canon

Nomination threads open today and will close at the end of the day on 30th June 2017, at which point there will be a one week break in order to assign judges to each category. Judging will begin in mid July. Anyone is welcome to submit a nomination either via the forums, as a comment here on the archives or via the MNFF tumblr. We are looking to find the absolute best stories from the last twelve months. They should be well-written, have engaging plots and characters, and be a good representation of the category for which they are nominated (though they don’t necessarily have to have been submitted to the corresponding archive category). In short, they should be the stories that make you go WOW.

The rules are similar to previous years but please refresh yourself with them anyway to make sure you nominate the right stories in the right categories.

Rules

+ Only stories published or updated since the 1st June 2016 are eligible to be nominated.
+ Stories do not have to be in the corresponding archive category to be nominated. For example, a story may be in a romance category but if you think it is particularly funny, it can be nominated in humour.
+ An author or story can win more than one award in the same year. We reserve the right to place a cap on the number of awards given to any one author/story at a later date.
+ An author is eligible to win in a category they have been either winner or runner up in before.
+ Winning stories from previous years may not be nominated again in any category.
+ Do not second nominations “ seconding clutters up threads and gives an unrealistic indication of how many stories have been nominated. Having more than one nomination does not increase a story’s chances of winning.
+ Any author can be nominated, including moderators.
+ There is no limit to the number of fics you can nominate.
+ The judging committees reserve the right not to present an award in any categories where they do not feel the standard of nominations is high enough. However this will only be done as a last resort.
+ Please use the form provided in the first post of each nomination thread and ensure you provide a working link. Nominations that do not follow the correct format will be removed.

Judging

As with the past few years, a thread has been opened on the forums for members to volunteer to be judges. Judging can be demanding but also fun, and we really value the input of as many members as possible in the judging process. You can find more information on judging in the sign-up thread. We do require that one be a member of the forums in order to judge, as judging takes place within the forums.

If you have any questions, please post below!

Any nominations, post below, using this form:

Nomination Category: (Best General, Poetry, etc.)
Story Title & Author (with link):
One-Shot/Chaptered:
Reason for Nomination:


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