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29 March 2012 @ 02:15 pm
2011 Nominees List  
And now it’s time for the best part, voting! Below is the list of nominations for Criminal Minds Favorite Fanfics of 2011. All eligible fics are listed below in each category in alphabetical order. Please note the ratings and warnings that are posted next to each nomination.

Take your time voting! We want to stress that a lot of people put a great deal of time and heart into writing these fics and we really would like a fair vote. As hard as it is, please look at all fics nominated in a category before just voting for your friends. Take some time to look into the other authors/fics in each category - we’re sure you’ll find a few more authors and fics nominated that you’ll enjoy. Please attempt to read all of the fic (or most of the fic, if some is triggering/uncomfortable) in the categories that you are voting on. Also, as with nominations, you don't have to submit a vote for each category if you don't want to. The voting period ends at APRIL 26TH at 11:59 EST.

When you're ready to vote, click on the link that says "VOTE HERE" at the bottom (will not be open until April 5th). You must submit your screen name and what site you are affiliated with - anonymous votes will not count. PLEASE read the rules before submitting your votes.

(Please note that I have been nominated. As such, Julie will be taking care of the voting site and posting the results.)


-- RULES --

1. Only ONE ballot per person!! Anyone who submits more than one ballot (even under a different screen name) will be disqualified.

2. Anyone is eligible to participate, provided they are associated with a CM fan site of some kind (LJ, ff.net, tumblr, CM fan wiki, AO3, etc).

3. You are eligible to vote even if you didn't previously send in a nomination form.

4. You do NOT have to vote for a fic for every category - only vote in the categories you feel like voting in.

5. Only ONE vote per category.

6. Authors are NOT allowed to vote for themselves/their fic. If an author votes for him or herself their entire ballot will be disqualified.

7. PLEASE BE AWARE of the ratings and warnings posted next to the title of each fic. Anyone under 17 is encouraged to respect the restrictions regarding these rating categories and understand that if they choose to read mature fics, they are doing so at their own discretion.

8. You may not be able to change your vote once submitted, so be sure of your choice!



We'd like to take the time to remind readers that authors love reviews! If you like a fic, even if you aren't going to vote for it, we encourage you to leave a review to let the author know that they did a good job.

Alright, now that we've gotten that out of the way, it's time to start reading!

Criminal Minds Favorite Fanfic of 2011 Nominees:


-- AUTHOR CATEGORIES --

- For Best New Author and Best Author Overall, try to ONLY judge based the fics they wrote during 2011. We recognize that this will be hard if you regularly read an author (especially because this started so late), but try your best. If you are reading an author's fics for the first time, make sure they were written in 2011.

- If an LJ user had a masterpost for their fic, we linked to it. With the one AO3 author, we linked to their CM category (for those unfamiliar with AO3, the buttons to move back and forth between pages are just below the filter on the right hand side).

Best New Author:

- bluesunflower
- chocolatedivinediva
- freakingdork
- justjasper
- morejoyful
- nix1978
- welfycat

Best Author Team-up:

- ashesintwilight and mildly_neurotic for "The Reid Effect"; Morgan/Reid; FRAO
- microgirl8225 and mingsmommy for "Saturday Night at the Movies"; Prentiss/Rossi; FRT

Best Overall Author:

- coffeebuddha
- fatebegins
- ficdirectory
- hotchityhotchhotch
- justjasper
- kuriadalmatia
- mcgarrygirl78
- smittywing

-- GENERAL AWARDS --

- One fic in the Best Series category looks like it's multichaptered, but it was originally (and continues to be) posted to FFN and LJ as a series. It's somewhat out of order on FFN and long series can be harder to read on LJ, so we chose to link to AO3 for your convenience.

- Some Work-in-Progress fics may be finished before or during the voting period and that's okay! These fics were WIPs during the year of 2011; just try to remember that later chapters may not have been written during 2011.

- If you are reading a multichapter/series/WIP on LJ, look for a tag for the other chapters/fics. If there's no tag, look for the author's masterpost.

Best Drabble:

Breathe You In by just_chiara; Morgan/Reid; FRM
Close to the Vest by ficdirectory; gen!fic; FRT
Don’t Even Take this Bet by coffeebuddha; Garcia/Kevin Lynch, onesided Hotch/Garcia; FRT
Give Me Something by justjasper; gen!fic; FRC
Next Last Time by starsoverhead/backtothelight; Hotch/Reid; FRC
Quick Reids: First Date by bluesunflower; Morgan/Reid; FRC
What a Pair We Make by magisterequitum; Hotch/Prentiss; FRC
Wrecked by coffeebuddha; Hotch/Reid; FRT

Best Oneshot:

From Here I Can See It Clearly by fatebegins; Morgan/Reid; FRM
How I Liked You Best by zarathuse; Morgan/Reid; FRT
Indirect Confessions by welfycat; gen!fic; FRT; (references to child abuse)
Just Breathe by monebutterfly; gen!fic; FRC
Just Like Him by justjasper; gen!fic; FRC
Knowing Isn’t Enough by welfycat; gen!fic; FRM; (self-injury)
My Heart by sussiray; Hotch/Prentiss; FRT
Midnight Meetings by coffeebuddha; Morgan/Reid; FRT
Reading Reid by bluesunflower; gen!fic; FRC
Scars by ficdirectory; gen!fic; FRM; (torture, injury, hospitalization, PTSD)
Show me Your Teeth by freakingdork; Morgan/Reid; FRT
Small Steps by elly-rad23; Morgan/Reid; FRT
The Goddess of Wisdom and Squee by mcgarrysgirl78; gen!fic; FRC
The Taste of Hopes in My Mouth by last_illusions; gen!fic; FRT

Best Multichapter:

Acute Angles by smittywing; Hotch/Prentiss/Rossi; FRAO
All This Time by hotchityhotchhotch; Hotch/Prentiss; FRT; (major character death, PTSD, references to sexual assault)
Coming Back Home by sussiray; Hotch/Prentiss; FRT
Eternal Changes by nebula2; gen!fic; FRT; (torture)
Fix by darknightmistress; Morgan/Reid; FRT; (self-injury)
Keep the Suit, Lose the Nickname: Book 1 by kuriadalmatia; Hotch/Reid; FRM
Lead the Way by ladyrashida; JJ/Prentiss; FRM; (drugged state)
Saturday Night at the Movies by microgirl8225 and mingsmommy; Prentiss/Rossi; FRT
The Art of Courtly Love by theknittinglady; Reid/OFC, Prentiss/OMC; FRM; (kidnapping, torture, rape)
Vegas, Baby! by mildly_neurotic and ashesintwilight; Morgan/Reid; FRAO

Best Casefic:

Echoes Still by weaselett; gen!fic; FRT
Eternal Changes by nebula2; gen!fic; FRT; (torture)
Eye of the Hurricane by luna argenta; Hotch/Reid; FRM; (aftermath of rape, PTSD)
Missing by ficdirectory; gen!fic; FRM; (child abuse)
One Safe Place by theknittinglady; Reid/OFC; FRM; (PTSD, rape, religious abuse)
Reclaimations by seditionary/ragcat; Morgan/Reid; FRM
When Happily Ever After Fails by mcgarrygirl78; gen!fic; FRM; (sexual abuse of a minor, drugs/alcohol)

Best Series:

Breaking The Bonds by took_skye; Hotch/Reid, Reid/Ethan; FRAO; (drug use/abuse, unhealthy relationships)
Everybody Loves Hotch by hotchityhotchhotch; Hotch/Prentiss; FRT
OT3-Verse by justjasper; Morgan/Prentiss/Reid; FRAO
Reid/Morgan Slash Series by eternal soldier; Morgan/Reid; FRM
Spun Hearts 'Verse by justjasper; Morgan/Reid, Reid/OMC; FRAO; (references to rape and drug use; one incident of non-con)
The Afters by x_art; Hotch/Rossi; FRAO
Thicker Than Water by mcgarrygirl78; Gideon/Prentiss; FRT
Triggers and Ties by kuriadalmatia; Hotch/Reid; FRM; (references to drug use, PTSD)

Best Work-in-Progress:

A Girl Needs a Gun These Days by babydykecate; Elle/Prentiss; FRM; (deals with rape)
A Shattered Memory by aslycsi1315; gen!fic; FRT
But It's Just The Rain by fatebegins; Morgan/Reid; FRAO; (mpreg)
Come Daylight by justjasper; Morgan/Reid; FRT; (mpreg)
Departing Sun by hotchityhotchhotch; Hotch/Prentiss; FRM; (character death)
Promises of Paradise by seditionary/ragcat; gen!fic; FRM; (sexual abuse of a minor, mpreg)
Seychelles by ficdirectory; gen!fic; FRT; (physical abuse, addiction)
The Long and Winding Road by shellaura; Hotch/Reid; FRM; (unsub AU)
The Way You Lie by coffeebuddha; Morgan/Reid, Reid/Ethan; FRT
The Winter is Warmer by justjasper; Morgan/OMC, Morgan/Reid; FRAO; (physically/emotionally/sexually abusive relationship, graphic rape scene, PTSD, suicidal ideations)

-- GENRE AWARDS --

Best Comedy:

Dear Penthouse by sussiray; Hotch/Prentiss; FRT
Fried Chicken and Coleslaw by kuriadalmatia; Reid/Rossi; FRM
Knock, Knock by allthingsanonymous; Morgan/Reid; FRC
One Smart Cookie by hotchityhotchhotch; Hotch/Prentiss; FRT
Showdown at Sunsplash Estates by starofoberion; gen!fic; FRT
The Department of Removed Characters by slashergirl; gen!fic; FRC
What Seaver Heard by mcgarrygirl78; Gideon/Prentiss, Rossi/Strauss; FRT
Winging It by coffeebuddha; Garcia/Hotch; FRC
With A Little Help From My Friends by coffeebuddha; onesided Morgan/Reid; FRT

Best Drama:

All This Time by hotchityhotchhotch; Hotch/Prentiss; FRT; (major character death, PTSD, references to sexual assault)
In Pieces by bluegray37; Prentiss/Reid; FRT
Left Behind by ficdirectory; gen!fic; FRT
Losing Henry by ficdirectory; JJ/Will; FRM; (kidnapping)
The Five Times Aaron Hotchner had a Panic Attack by usakeh; Hotch/Rossi; FRC
The Winding Road by sussiray; Hotch/Prentiss; FRM

Best Tragedy/Angst:

All This Time by hotchityhotchhotch; Hotch/Prentiss; FRT; (major character death, PTSD, references to sexual assault)
Amen by justjasper; gen!fic; FRM; (childhood sexual abuse)
Coming Back Home by sussiray; Hotch/Prentiss; FRT
I’ll Be Air by welfycat; gen!fic; FRC
Misericorde by morejoyful; Morgan/Reid, one-sided Hotch/Reid; FRAO; (graphic nonconsentual sex/fuck or die scenerio)
Of Death and Coffee Runs by pages of yellow; gen!fic; FRT; (character death)
The Apple and Afterward by scribblinlenore; gen!fic; FRAO; (drug abuse, prostitution, rape)
The Batter's Box by ficdirectory; gen!fic; FRM; (PTSD, references childhood sexual abuse)
The Bottom by invaderk; gen!fic; FRM; (drug abuse, prostitution)
Un-break My Heart by morejoyful; Hotch/Reid, past Gideon/Reid; FRAO; (graphic non-consensual sex)
Wash the Echos Out by coffeebuddha; Morgan/Reid; FRM (mental illness, implied character death, mentions of drug abuse)
Yesterday's Keep Passing Me By by welfycat; Morgan/Reid; FRAO; (PTSD, references to childhood sexual abuse)
You Have One New Message by ficdirectory; gen!fic; FRT

Best Alternate Universe:

All This Time by hotchityhotchhotch; Hotch/Prentiss; FRT; (major character death, PTSD, references to sexual assault)
And The Beat Goes On by coffeebuddha; gen!fic; FRT
Brave New Life by ficdirectory; Hotch/Prentiss; FRM; (eating disorders, physical abuse, implied self injury, implied sexual abuse, mentions suicide and abortion)
Keep the Suit, Lose the Nickname by kuriadalmatia; Hotch/Reid; FRM
Lately, Falling’s Been Easy On Me by justjasper; Morgan/Reid; FRAO
Model!AU by justjasper; Morgan/Reid; FRT (implied sexual abuse)
More Human Than Human by mildly_neurotic; Morgan/Reid; FRAO
Teen Spirit by lovechilde; gen!fic; FRT; (PTSD, sexual abuse triggers)
War Crimes by mosylu; Prentiss/Reid, JJ/Hotch; FRT
When Happily Ever After Fails by mcgarrygirl78; gen!fic; FRM; (sexual abuse of a minor, drugs/alcohol)

Best Parody:

Devolution by jaynel; gen!fic; FRC
The Behavioral Analysis Mutiny by amichevole; gen!fic; FRT
Threads of Thought by amy494walker; Morgan/Reid; FRT

Best Crossover:

And The Beat Goes On by coffeebuddha; gen!fic; FRT
Familiar Strangers by nix1978; Prentiss/Beckett; FRC
Like a Funhouse Mirror, Only Better by lat; Hotch/Greg Montgomery; FRAO
Synergy by airgodslv; gen!fic; FRT
The Behavioral Analysis Mutiny by amichevole; gen!fic; FRT

Best Death Scene/Story:

Departure: One for Each Word by hotchityhotchhotch; Hotch/Prentiss; FRT
Part of the Script by kuriadalmatia; gen!fic; FRT
Souls at Sea by justjasper; gen!fic; FRT
Vows by justjasper; Morgan/Reid; FRT

 -- RELATIONSHIP AWARDS --

- This is a reminder to those who are under 17: we advise you to skip FRM/FRAO/smutty fics. We recognize that some of you will read them anyway; those who do will be doing so at their own discretion.

- Three or more fics got their own category (e.g. "Best Het Romance - Hotch/Prentiss"); otherwise it got grouped with the other "misfits" (e.g. "Best Slash Romance - Other Pairings"). There are only 2 exceptions (Hotch/Rossi Romance and Femslash Smut) because there were no other fics to group them with.

Best Het Romance - Hotch/Prentiss:

10 Seconds by charleswhatnow; FRM
All This Time by hotchityhotchhotch; FRT; (major character death, PTSD, references to sexual assault)
Coming Back Home by sussiray; FRT

Best Het Romance - Morgan/Prentiss:

A Kiss During a Snowy Bliss by aslycsi1315; FRT
Elysium by amichevole; FRAO
Persuasion by sarah nublas; FRT

Best Het Romance - Prentiss/Reid:

Halloween by winkevii; FRC
Outward in the Same Direction by dialectheart; FRAO
Scar Tissue by x_forgetromeo; FRT
The Phoenix's Child by mosylu; FRT

Best Het Romance - Prentiss/Rossi

One Night at McCool's by took_skye; FRM
Saturday Night at the Movies by microgirl8225 and mingsmommy; FRT
Shopping With Benefits by mingsmommy; FRAO

Best Het Romance - Other Pairings:

Foxtrot Whiskey Bravo by kuriadalmatia; Elle/Reid; FRAO; (references to sexual abuse and drug abuse)
I Wanna Hold Your Hand by mcgarrygirl78; Hotch/Beth; FRT
Love is Spelled L-O-L by coffeebuddha; Hotch/Garcia; FRC
When Words Don’t Say Enough by graveygraves; JJ/Hotch; FRT

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Best Slash Romance - Hotch/Reid:

Aftermark by bowie28; FRAO; (prostitution, PTSD)
Hush by kuriadalmatia; FRT
May I Have Another by kuriadalmatia; FRAO; (D/s, spanking)

Best Slash Romance - Hotch/Rossi:

Ten Scenes at Various Stages of Domesticity by sarcasticsa; FRAO
Unspoken by sarcasticsa; FRC

Best Slash Romance - Morgan/Reid:

Anything Can Happen In Vegas by nebula2; FRT; (bullying)
Bacon by coffeebuddha; FRT
Crash Course by allthingsanonymous; FRC
Scars We Don't Want to Stitch by justjasper; FRAO; (cutting, scarification, knifeplay, bloodplay, BDSM)
Small Steps by elly-rad23; FRT
Song by justjasper; FRT
Wash the Echos Out by coffeebuddha; Morgan/Reid; FRM (mental illness, implied character death, mentions of drug abuse)
Yesterday's Keep Passing Me By by welfycat; Morgan/Reid; FRAO; (references to childhood sexual abuse)

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Best Femslash Romance - JJ/Prentiss:

Always and Forever by logicbomb.32; FRT
Fireworks by babydykecate; FRC
Gin on Ice by babydykecate; FRT; (PTSD)

Best Femslash Romance - Other Pairings:

Gin on Ice by babydykecate; Elle/JJ; FRT; (PTSD)
There is Something you Don't Know by ficdirectory; Prentiss/OFC; FRT
Unexpected Dreams by pandorabox82; Garcia/Prentiss; FRM

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Best Het Smut/Sex Scene - Hotch/Prentiss:

Garrulous by bibliothekara; (bondage, voyeurism)
I'd Like To... by lat; (warnings: slight breathplay)
Sextortion by sussiray
Some Like It Hot by tigerlily888
When the World is Made Flesh by bessemerprocess

Best Het Smut/Sex Scene - Prentiss/Reid:

Crutches by justjasper
Refractory by justjasper
The Season of Miracles by l3petitemort

Best Het Smut/Sex Scene - Other Pairings:

In the Arms of Love by smacky30; Prentiss/Rossi
Make You Feel Better by avferreira/darksideo'me/pgsbitchnow; Hotch/Garcia
Midmorning Delight by clearly odd; Garcia/Reid
Triad by justjasper; Morgan/Prentiss

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Best Slash Smut/Sex Scene - Hotch/Reid:

Hedonistic by bowie28; (semi-public sex)
Ultimate Grand Supreme by kuriadalmatia; (D/s, group sex, spanking)
Wrecked by coffeebuddha

Best Slash Smut/Sex Scene - Morgan/Reid:

Breed by justjasper; (barebacking)
Dependency by zoi_no_miko; (bondage, mentions of addiction)
Equal Eleven by justjasper; (light bondage, orgasm denial)
Here in the Dark by romankate

Best Slash Smut/Sex Scene - Other Pairings:

Change My Needs by justjasper; Hotch/Morgan/Reid; (cluckholding)
Like a Funhouse Mirror, Only Better by lat; Hotch/Greg Montgomery
You'll Want The Delicate Cycle For Those by lat; Hotch/Morgan; (underwear kink, orgasm denial)

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Best Femslash Smut/Sex Scene - JJ/Prentiss:

A Neglected Girlfriend and Her Toy by talyn64
Sigh No More by abvj

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Best Friendship Fic:

(Morgan/Prentiss/Reid) Blizzard by justjasper; gen!fic; FRT
(Prentiss/Reid) Blows and Wounds by ficdirectory; gen!fic; FRT
(Jordan/Seaver) It's Us Against The World by shadowtights; gen!fic; FRC
(Hotch/Prentiss) I Wanna Hold Your Hand by mcgarrygirl78; Hotch/Beth; FRT
(Morgan/Reid) Nature vs. Nurture by nebula2; gen!fic; FRT
(Reid/JJ) Proof by youdude; gen!fic; FRC
(Prentiss/Reid) Speak, Friend, and Enter by bessemerprocess; gen!fic; FRT
(JJ/Prentiss) Speaking In Code by welfycat; gen!fic; FRC
(Garcia/Prentiss/JJ) There Is Something You Don't Know by ficdirectory; Prentiss/OFC; FRT
(Hotch/Morgan) With A Little Help From My Friends by coffeebuddha; onesided Morgan/Reid; FRT
(Garcia/Prentiss) You Have One New Message by ficdirectory; gen!fic; FRT

Best Team Fic:

135 Hours by mcgarrygirl78; Hotch/Prentiss; FRT
Alaska by ficdirectory; gen!fic; FRT; (survival fic)
A Short About Shorts by hotchityhotchhotch; Hotch/Prentiss; FRT
California King by welfycat; gen!fic; FRC
Charades by ficdirectory; gen!fic; FRT
Gates of Horn and Ivory by bookkeeperthe; gen!fic; FRT
Lucky Pennies by avferreira/darksideo'me/pgsbitchnow; gen!fic; FRT
To the Eastward Lie by amichevole; gen!fic; FRT; (off screen deaths)


-- Character Awards --

Best Portrayal of a Main Character - Morgan:

All the Times you Sat and Sang With Me by justjasper; Morgan/Reid; FRM; (sexual abuse, BDSM, dub-con-ish)
Amen by justjasper; gen!fic; FRM; (childhood sexual abuse)
Close to the Vest by ficdirectory; gen!fic; FRT
Methods in the Dark by justjasper; Morgan/Reid; FRT; (references to abuse and racism)
The Batter's Box by ficdirectory; gen!fic; FRM; (PTSD, childhood sexual abuse)

Best Portrayal of a Main Character - Prentiss:

Coming Back Home by sussiray; Hotch/Prentiss; FRT
For All That Was Lost by charleswhatnow; gen!fic; FRT
The Distance Between by spyglass_; gen!fic; FRT

Best Portrayal of a Main Character - Reid:

Empty by justjasper; Morgan/Reid; FRT; (mpreg, miscarriage)
Foxtrot Whiskey Bravo by kuriadalmatia; Elle/Reid; FRAO
Lessons Learned by bluesunflower; gen!fic; FRC
Lost In Translation by ficdirectory; gen!fic; FRT
The Modern Pinocchio by starsoverhead/backtothelight; FRC; (references bullying)
Wash the Echos Out by coffeebuddha; Morgan/Reid; FRM (mental illness, implied character death, mentions of drug abuse)

Best Portrayal of a Main Character - Other (current teammates):

(Garcia) All This Time by hotchityhotchhotch; Hotch/Prentiss; FRT; (major character death, PTSD, references to sexual assault)
(Rossi) Failure is the Only Option by welfycat; gen!fic; FRM (sexual abuse/child pornography)
(Garcia) Lucky Pennies by avferreira/darksideo'me/pgsbitchnow; gen!fic; FRT
(JJ) Sew My Lips Shut by magisterequitum; gen!fic; FRC
(Hotch) Underdressed by mcgarrygirl78; gen!fic; FRT

Best Portrayal of a Main Character - Other (past teammates):

(Gideon) Doubt by seditionary/ragcat; Morgan/Reid; FRT
(Elle) Foxtrot Whiskey Bravo by kuriadalmatia; Elle/Reid; FRAO; (references to sexual abuse and drug abuse)
(Seaver) Secrets by just_chiara; Morgan/Reid; FRC
(Elle) Taboo by greenaways; gen!fic; FRT; (mentions suicide)

Best Portrayal of a Supporting Character:

(Jessica Brooks) All This Time by hotchityhotchhotch; Hotch/Prentiss; FRT; (major character death, PTSD, references to sexual assault)
(Ethan) Lost Souls in Sin City by coffeebuddha; onesided Reid/Ethan, Reid/OFC; FRM
(Strauss) When Happily Ever After Fails by mcgarrygirl78; gen!fic; FRM; (sexual abuse of a minor, drugs/alcohol)
(Strauss) The Path by amy494walker; gen!fic; FRT; (alcohol abuse and spousal abuse)

Best Original Character:

(Miss Thomas - narrator/prostitute) Call Me by mingsmommy; MissThomas/Rossi, Prentiss/Rossi; FRAO; (prostitution)
(Alejandro) Confide by justjasper; Reid/Alejandro, Morgan/Reid; FRAO
(Chad Nichols) Eternal Changes by nebula2; FRT; (torture)
(Chief Dex Brown) Eye of the Hurricane by luna argenta; Hotch/Reid; FRM; (aftermath of rape, PTSD)
(Lily) Home Before Dark by voodoochild; gen!fic; FRT
(Amelia) Lost Souls in Sin City by coffeebuddha; onesided Reid/Ethan, Reid/OFC; FRM
(Lilith Foyet) The Man I Love by took_skye; Gideon/Lilith Foyet; FRM; (warnings: sex with a 16 year old, other disturbing elements)
(Elizabeth Prentiss) The Phoenix's Child by mosylu; Prentiss/Reid; FRT



-- NOTES AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION --

1. One of the fics you nominated doesn’t appear on the list.

There are multiple reasons why a nomination may have not made the list. The biggest reason was because the fic wasn't written in 2011, but here's the full break down:

- 5 fics were not included because their author(s) declined being included
- 5 fics were not included because their authors never responded to our PMs/emails
- 18 fics were not included because they were not written/updated in 2011
- 13 fics were not included because they did no fit the category (multichapter =/= series, unfinished fic in a category that doesn't allow WIP, etc)
- 5 fics were not included because they didn't follow other rules/had linking issues (didn't directly link to the chapter containing the sex scene for best smut, link lead to the wrong fic, etc)


2. Didn’t send in a nomination ballot? No problem! We still encourage you to vote!!

Anyone who is affiliated with any Criminal Minds site (i.e., LJ, ff.net, AO3, tumblr, CM fan wiki, etc) is welcome to submit a voting ballot.

3. You were nominated? Congratulations! Can you vote for yourself?

No. Nominated authors will not be permitted to vote for themselves in any category in order to make things fair. If we find an author did vote for him or herself, their entire voting ballot will be thrown out.

4. There are a lot of fics nominated! Do you have to submit a vote for each category?

No, you do not have to vote for every category in order to submit a voting ballot. Only fill out as much of the ballot as you can. If you don't want to vote in a category, just choose the "N/A - not applicable" button (this will be the last option on every category). Please be aware that once your ballot has been submitted, you will not be allowed to submit another one or add additional votes, so be sure you are completely done before submitting.

5. I forgot to fill in some of my votes! I want to change my ballot!

Sorry, but you cannot resubmit or send in a second voting ballot. To keep things simple (and much less hectic for us), only one ballot will be accepted per person. Again, you should be absolutely certain of your choices before submitting. If you think there might have been a computer glitch when sending in your voting ballot, please send an email and we can check it over for you and send you a confirmation that it's been received.

We encourage you to read as many fics as you feel comfortable with, even if the fic is outside your preferred pairings, and we strongly encourage reading as many fics as possible within the categories that you are voting to ensure that the vote is fair and informed.

6. A link is broken! That fic was gen, not Garcia/Hotch! The rating was wrong! You forgot a trigger warning!

Oops! One of these is bound to happen with such a long list, so if we messed up on one of these things, please leave us a comment here and we'll fix it.

7. I have a concern not listed here; should I comment here or email you?

You should probably email us (cmfavoritefics@gmail.com). Thanks!

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AUTHORS: If you promote yourselves, you need to link to this post rather than directly to the poll so that voters can read the rules and the other fics before submitting their ballots.

If we see or catch wind that you've told people to go directly to the voting page and bypass the rules and links to nominations, we will automatically disqualify you and your fics and we REALLY don't want to do that.



(We are still in the process of tinkering with the survey; it will be open on April 5th, thanks!)

(Due to some technical errors, there was a nomination ballot that did not get tallied before the list was released. We made the additions as quickly as possible (7 hours after we originally posted this entry), but if you got a head start on reading, please recheck the categories you are voting in, just to be sure that you didn't miss one of the fics that was grieviously not included originally.)
 
 
 
(Anonymous) on March 29th, 2012 07:12 pm (UTC)
CriminalMusings here
All This Time does not contain references to rape. Can that please be corrected? It contains rather vague references to a sexual assault that is never described beyond the fact that it wasn't rape. :)
freakingdorkfreakingdork on March 29th, 2012 07:13 pm (UTC)
Re: CriminalMusings here
Sure thing.
(Anonymous) on March 29th, 2012 07:51 pm (UTC)
Re: CriminalMusings here
Thank you so much! :D
(Anonymous) on March 31st, 2012 01:00 am (UTC)
A Kiss During a Snowy Bliss- Best Het-Prentiss/Morgan
You have it written as A Kiss During a Snowy Blizzard. Can you please change it?
freakingdorkfreakingdork on March 31st, 2012 03:38 am (UTC)
Re: A Kiss During a Snowy Bliss- Best Het-Prentiss/Morgan
I'm sorry! It's fixed now.
Kristincoffeebuddha on April 1st, 2012 12:51 am (UTC)
And The Beat Goes On doesn't have a link on it in either of its listings. Here's the address so you don't have to look it up.

http://coffeebuddha.livejournal.com/93699.html

Thanks! :)
freakingdorkfreakingdork on April 1st, 2012 03:37 am (UTC)
I didn't get your comment until really late tonight (LJ!), but I did see this earlier and fixed it. Sorry about that!
SSA McGeek: Jasonmcgarrygirl78 on April 1st, 2012 04:03 pm (UTC)
The Thicker than Water link goes to the 1st story, from 2010. This is a link to all the stories, including new ones.
freakingdorkfreakingdork on April 2nd, 2012 02:18 pm (UTC)
Yes, best series links go to the first fic, even if the beginning was posted before 2011 (a series generally doesn't make sense if you don't read it from the start), which is why we mentioned that readers should look for a tag for the series or at the author's masterlist to find other fics from that series.
SSA McGeek: Aunt Jessie....happy girlmcgarrygirl78 on April 2nd, 2012 02:47 pm (UTC)
Oh, OK. Thanks : )
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freakingdorkfreakingdork on April 5th, 2012 04:58 pm (UTC)
Re: Argh I hate to bug you again!
No, that's fine! I want things to be right and I'd rather be corrected then sit around with them wrong bc my brain typed "shirt" instead of "short."

Fixed.