Valentine's Day Writing Contest!

~Voting Open Until the end of March 19th, click hear for more info!~

Calling all writers!

This year MoreThanThat is holding a Valentine's Day writing competition. We are asking writers to submit their Valentine's Day related stories to MTT during the month of February. Then the first week of March, we will have a vote for the Reader's Choice and Moderator's Choice. In addition to internet praise and kudos, these two winners will also receive prizes for realsies!

What kind of stories can I enter?

  • Your story should be at least 500 words long.
  • Your story should be new and never published
  • Multi-chapter is ok but it needs to be completed by the morning of March 8th, 2017 (<-- new deadline!)
  • Any genre, rating and pairing is fine as long as the story is Valentine's Day themed. (though fair warning, we mods do love our JAM ;-) )
  • And all stories should adhere to the regular MTT submission guidelines.

How Do I Enter My Story?

  • If you don't already have an account on the MTT fanfic archive, sign up for one .
  • Log in, go to My Account > Add New Story and submit your story. We ask that you include your entry is for the 2017 Valentine's Day competition in the story summary to make sure it's categorized appropriately
  • If you are a new writer, your story will be held for a quick review to make sure formatting is okay, as long as there are no major issues you should see your story published shortly.
  • Once approved, a mod will add the entry to the Valentine's Day 2017 Challenge .

What do the winners and participants get?*

The two winners will receive:

  • One season of The Office on DVD (winner's choice of season)
  • A photographic print of the winner's choice from our mod Ladama's RedBubble shop .

In addition, all participants will get a Jim/Pam card or sticker of their choice featuring Ladama's work.

*MoreThanThat reserves the right to modify prizes depending on response and interest

Contest FAQs

How will the winners be selected?
– We will have two winners, a reader’s choice and a moderator’s choice. More details are forthcoming but the Reader’s choice will be decided by a vote from registered readers, while the mods will deliberate amongst themselves on their choice.

Can I win both the Reader’s Choice and the Moderator’s Choice?
– Two different stories by two different writers will be selected.

Can I submit more than one story?
– You certainly can, but know that we are asking people to select their favorite story, not favorite writer, so you may end up splitting your own vote. Also an author can only win one prize, they cannot win both the Reader’s and Mod’s choices.

I have an old story that fits this contest, can I submit that story?
– Stories should be new and never published to MTT or other fanfic sites.

My story is not quite 500 words long
– The 500 word minimum is more a guideline than a firm rule, what we most want from entries is for them to be well-written, so if they don’t clear the 500 word threshold, that’s okay, submit it anyway!

Do I have to share my address with you to receive prizes?
– Short answer is yes, winners will need to provide an address that Amazon and Redbubble can deliver to, and participants will need to provide an address we can send a USPS letter to. We will not save address or use it for anything besides sending prizes.

Will you be able to send prizes to my country?
– This contest is open to any writer anywhere in the world and we are prepared to send prizes to a variety of countries. But if we are unable or if shipping is cost-prohibitive we will work with winners to find an equivalent arrangement.

Other Questions?
- If you still have questions, please contact us via the contact form, the forum post , or emailing us at

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--Admin Team on February 01, 2017 11:59 pm 1 Comments

Stumped on what to write? Here are a few ideas!
* Fix any one of Jim and Pam's disastrous or just plain meh Valentine's Days on the show.

* Write about any of the show's couples celebrating Valentine's Day in their own unique way (can you say Pennsylvania Dutch Valentine's?)

* Michael hosts some kind of themed Valentine's Day party (maybe something appropriate like Shakespeare in Love, or terrible like a Threat Level Midnight Valentine's party)

* Show us how Toby/Meredith/Kevin et all finally find true love.

* CeCe Halpert’s (or any of the Office Kids) first Valentine's exchange

* Send the Office crew back to school and show how their Valentine's exchanges went as kids (or an AU where they're all in class together)

 * Write how you imagine Valentine's Day 2017 going for your favorite character

- Ladama on February 10, 2017 02:40 pm