And the finalists of Bella’s “Fan Fiction to Published Novelist contest” are….

First, all of us at Bella want to thank each and every one of you for submitting your work to this competition. Second, wow. WOW. We were absolutely blown away by not only the number of entries (over 300!) but the sheer talent we saw, too. We loved so many pieces, and it was very hard to narrow it down to just three finalists. Jessica, Linda, KG, Valerie and I had our work cut out for us! Thank you to each and every one of you. We were touched by your passion, your dedication, and your willingness to put yourselves out there.

Now, our three finalists will knock your socks off. Batwingsandblackcats, bootsncatz, and Zoe Kane showed us exactly the kind of heart, style, and commitment to storytelling it takes to create a full length novel. We can’t wait to share their stories with you.

For voting purposes, we have included a poll at the end of this post. Please only vote one time. The poll will be IP address sensitive, so that should help make this as fair as possible for the contestants. While you will surely recognize some characters from your favorite TV shows, we would ask that you please read all three finalists and vote on the piece you think tells the best story…even if that story is not of your favorite pairing. Voting will last from now until November 10th at 12pm EST. We will announce the winner the following Monday, November 13th. You can access the stories here.

The Rocky Road to Dublin by Batwingsandblackcats

From Hell to Purgatory by bootsncatz

I Sing the Body Electric by Zoe Kane

Thank you all, and the voting starts….now!


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  • Tara
    Posted October 27, 2017 1:54 pm 0Likes

    How exciting, I’m glad to see the results up 🙂

    And congrats the finalists, all of the entries are amazing!

  • Jay
    Posted November 3, 2017 9:04 pm 0Likes

    Congrats to the finalists!

  • C.
    Posted November 5, 2017 1:15 pm 0Likes

    This campaign is so nice and exciting ! Congrats to all of the finalists !

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  • Jill NauticAl dog
    Posted November 10, 2017 3:48 pm 0Likes

    So hard to choose a favorite! Good luck and congrats to all 3!

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