Greetings CockyBoys fans! Cilantro here, resident video editor and avid fiction reader. A few months ago, The Cocky Beast decided to hold our first ever CockyBoys Fan Fiction Writing Contest and the response was overwhelming! We had more entries than we ever thought imaginable, all with intricate story lines ranging from science fiction to spinoff series to intimate love dramas and beyond.
BUT! You should know the tables have recently turned this week, and after Jake Jaxson, RJ Sebastian, and Benny Morecock were blown away by the quality of writing when they selected the winners, they decided to UP THE ANTE on the prizes! And after 5 months of consideration, we have a very special treat for our 1st place winner.
So here are the NEW prizes:
– 8 FINALISTS will receive a CockyBoys, Benny Morecock, or Jake Jaxson DVD of their choice. Check out the selection over at Studmall.
– Along with the aforementioned DVD, 2 RUNNERS UP will receive a 1 year FREE subscription to CockyBoys, a SIGNED copy of the A Thing of Beauty photo book hitting stores this March, and a limited edition print shot by RJ Sebastian.
– Finally, along with the aforementioned prizes, our 1ST PLACE WINNER‘s story will work as the inspiration for a film by Jake Jaxson in 2014!
I have to say we had some great entries, and we will be announcing our 8 finalists tomorrow afternoon along with each story published in full. On Wednesday, we will announce our 2nd runner-up, Thursday we’ll announce our 1st runner-up, and Friday we’ll announce our 1st prize winner (a unanimous decision, by the way)! For now, here’s a little background info on your judges who read each entry in full, chose the finalists, then narrowed down the pack to the top 3!
Cilantro worked as an assistant at several publishing houses and agencies before nose diving into the world of gay porn. A graduate of film school, he now works as CockyBoys’ video editor of such films as RoadStrip, Fuck Yeah Levi Karter, and Answered Prayers.
Lisa works as a tech assistant at CockyBoys but has been a fan of the written word since the age of 2. She loves M/M romance that connects characters in ways she can relate, make her cry, and can beam with love.
Amy has been reading and reviewing M/M romances for a year at joyfullyjay.com. She teaches writing at a local university while she pursues her Ph.D. in writing and rhetoric. She’s also a slave/guest blogger for @thepornpup at givemegayporn.com.