March 20th, 2010

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Just read. Torchwood Magazine #21.
They're having a writing contest.
it's for UK residents only and you have to be:
  • over 16
  • a previously unpublished writer
Closing date April 22.
e-mail Word document or plain text to: Torchword
text to be place in thesubject line = "I WANT TO TAKE OVER TORCHWOOD" [they put the all caps in, not me]

Full rules directly from page29 of the magazine:
  • Stories must be between 1,000 and 1,500 words in length.
  • Stories must be written in English.
  • Stories must be prose: no scripts, comics strips, or epic poems, please.
  • You must be previously unpublished. Professional authors who have previously made money from writing fiction are not eligible.
  • The story must feature the characters of Jack, Gwen and Ianto, and may include Rhys, PC Andy, the Hub, and the SUV. All other elements of the story must be the entrant's wholly original work.
  • The tone of the story must be appropriate for a mainstream audience and in keeping with the other Torchwood stories before and after - so no rewriting history, no fundamental alterations to the set-up of the show, and no slash fiction/erotica!
  • The story must be set between Exit Wounds and Children of Earth Day One.
  • Your short story must have been written specifically for this competition, and must not have appeared elsewhere, in print or online.
  • The BBC retains all copyright on stories featuring Torchwood and the Torchwood characters. By submitting your story for this competition, you assign the copyright in your work to the BBC. The BBC accepts no liability for any coincidental similarity between competition entries and future BBC projects.
  • Stories may only be submitted as Word documents or plain text files attached to an email and sent to  on or before the advertised closing date.
  • The winning story may be edited for sense, length or content.
  • We regret that we cannot acknowledge receipt or offer individual feedback on stories.
That's it.
the small print has this:
To request a list of winners please write to Torchwood magazine...within 28 days of the closing date....Only one entry allowed per person. No multiple, bulk or third party entries allowed.

Also in the magazine is advice from 8 writers: Guy Adams[The house that Jack built], Trevor Baxendale [Books: Something in the Water, The Undertaker's Gift & the short stories: "Plant Life", "Harm's Way", "They keep killing Andy"], James Goss [Almost Perfect, Risk Assessment & the short story: The Last Voyage of Osiris], Andy Lane [Slow Decay & short stories: "The beauty of our weapons, Who by fire, Closing Time"] and David Llewellyn [Trace Memory & the short stories: "Mrs Acres", The book of Jahi", "I mey be some time", and "The Baby Farmers"]

Good Luck!

ps: does anyone know of any recent changes made to this [jackxianto] journal? It's completely distorted for me now and I don't know how to correct it. the text shows up in blocks, the calendar that use to be on the left side is now near the middle, and there's no spacing in between the lines.
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Hope (8/?)

Title: Hope (8/?)
Fandom, Pairing: Torchwood, Jack/Ianto
Rating: PG (for now ;D)
Genre: Angst, Drama, Romance
Disclaimer: Not mine. If it was, this wouldn't need writing.
Warnings: Spoilers for all Torchwood I think. Especially Children Of Earth.
Short Summary: a young girl, a long way from home, could be the answer to everything. If only they had the strength to hope.
Notes: very short :/ unbetad, as always. forgive mistakes, lol xx

Part 8


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Sorry if I'm not allowed to do this, I'll delete the post if I'm not.

Hi, I'm a long time lurker of this community and I've decided to attempt to write a fic. The only problem is I'm driving myself mad trying to correct all my mistakes. I have the ideas, its just getting them down on paper thats the problem. All I write at the minute is essays for college, and the style is definitely different.

so yeah, I'd really love a beta please.

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Let me take care of you (Jack/Ianto, PG)

Characters: Jack, Ianto
Pairing: Janto!
Rating: PG
Summary: Set after Countrycide. Jack takes care of Ianto.
Spoilers: Countrycide
Disclaimer: I do not own anything from Torchwood. If I did a certain character would still be with us and COE would have had a happier ending...
A/N: Fluff! I think! This is written especially for wise_n_witty who is have a rough time at the minute! Hope this makes you smile hun! *big hugs*

( Let me take care of you )
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More than you know - Prologue and Chapter 1

Title: More Than You Know
snarfmaiden (aka Maisysnarf)
Rating: PG (for now)
Genre: AU, drama
Pairings: Jack/Ianto (eventually), Owen/Tosh,  Gwen/Rhys
Disclaimer: I do not own any of the characters mentioned in this story. I am not making any money from the writing of this story.
Summary: In the future the world has changed.


A/N: This story is completely AU, Torchwood doesn’t even exist although the characters are all there in similar roles. It is set in the future which the prologue will explain.

A/N 2: This story was originally written for a different fandom but recently I haven’t been able to shake the feeling that it suited these characters brilliantly. I have posted the prologue and the first real chapter together to get started. This is my first addition to this community and I would be eternally grateful for any feedback.  

More than you know - Prologue

More than you know - Chapter 1

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Fic: Tear-Filled Trails of Blood (part 49)

Title: Tear-Filled Trails of Blood
Fandom: Torchwood
Rating: Ah, feck it anyway, lets just go for R and leave it be. Lol.
Info: This is a story bred from the plotbunny of estarcollector based on the idea of Owen and Ianto being brothers. This is my take on the idea. Expect much cuteness and angst from the boys.
Summary: Owen and Ianto never get along. The others think it’s just for stupid reasons. But the boys know better. They know exactly why they don't get along, and they refuse to change it.
Warnings: Story involves mentions of child abuse, torture, dub-con, non-con, and rather messed up people dealing with it all.
Disclaimer: Don’t own ‘em, never will, wish I did. *is sad*

Master List of Chapters and Codas
Chapter 48

Chapter 49.1
Chapter 49.2
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