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
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
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:
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.
The Faithful Shipper Awards Team
Nomination and Voting Tabulation Process
(How your vote gets tabulated)
A "The Faithful Shipper Awards Winner" banner will be sent to each category winner to add to their story or profile.