The Faithful Shipper Awards


Rules for the Site

 Please register for the site. We will not spam you or blast email you. If you do not wish to register, your votes will still count. We ask that you register simply for age verification for voting in the M or NC-17 categories.Please be respectful of the nominations, the authors, and the award admin team. Any disrespect will cause you votes to be disregarded.

No flaming! Any flames WILL disqualify your vote or nomination!

While there are categories that are in the M or NC-17 rating, we are not responsible for those under 18 reading these fictions. 



 The Rules for Nominating and Voting



  • Fictions must be PUBLIC & POSTED on either or  . Cannot be posted on blogs, L
  • Only actively posted works will be eligible. Any author whose work is not posted or is re-posted for the sake of this contest are ineligible.
  • Stories pulled for publication or those partially pulled for publication are ineligible.
  • The offering of outtakes, faster updates, or new stories in exchange for votes or consideration is disallowed. If this is discovered, the nominated story will be immediately disqualified and removed from the nomination or voting ballot.                
  • There are no rules to reviews or read counts when considering who to nominate.
  • You can nominate COMPLETE AND INCOMPLETE FICTIONS (unless otherwise stated in the category description). The choice is yours.
  • Must be written in English. Sorry.
  • Must fit within one of the categories listed or it will be rejected.
  • Must be an original work by the author. No plagiarism or copyright infringement. Period.    Any story that is suspected of or found to be plagiarized (in part or in whole) will be disqualified. If a story is found guilty of plagiarism after the announcement of the winners - any awards received will be revoked as well as posting the revocation of the award on The Faithful Shipper Awards site. This applies to all past winners, as well. The Faithful Shipper Awards views plagiarizing under the Merriam-Webster definition.

Plagiarism:  transitive verb : to steal and pass off (the ideas or words of another) as one's own : use (another's production) without crediting the source. intransitive verb : to commit literary theft : present as new and original an idea or product derived from an existing source

  • One vote per person, please. We are tracking IP's. Duplicate submissions will be rejected with only one submission counting.




*Nomination Disqualification*


We understand that there is a strong desire to see a fiction do well in the awards.

We understand the want and desire to promote a story through Author Notes, End notes, Twitter, Blogs, LJ's.

However, it has come to our attention that authors may be using the awards inappropriately. IE- readers vote and the author will update or write from a different character POV. 

In the view of The Faithful Shipper Awards Team, this can only be seen as bribery.

Influencing, bribery, or padding votes, is simply not what this awards was set up for. It was set up to recognize strong, original stories and authors while hopefully introducing their work to new readers. It was not intended to be used in the way that some authors have made it. 

In order to protect the integrity of The Faithful Shipper Awards, we are following the example set by The Indie TwiFic Awards which stated:

  • Examples of this influence may include but are not limited to: the offering of outtakes, faster updates, or new stories in exchange for votes or consideration. If this is discovered, the nominated story will be immediately disqualified and removed from the nomination or voting ballot.

While The Indies disqualification rule applied to authors using their influence to garner votes for other authors, The Faithful Shipper Awards are extending this rule to the authors of the fictions as well.

While this ruling may not sit well with some, it is made with the purest intent to keep the integrity of the awards and to make sure all authors have a level playing field.

Thank you,

The Faithful Shipper Awards Team



Nomination and Voting Tabulation Process

(How your vote gets tabulated)


  • We will receive emails when you submit your vote.
  • Votes will be tallied at the end of each session.
  • The three or five fictions with the most votes per category move on in the nomination round. Actual number to be determined by total vote percentages. 
  • All nominations and tabulations will be overseen by site admin team. If members of the admin team are nominated, alternate staff will be brought in as replacement.




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