Moonshine Awards 2021: Voting Now OPEN!

  • Voting: January 19 – February 1
  • Winners Announced: February 7

Voting is limited by IP address to one vote per week. (This means each person can vote a total of two times before polls are closed.)
Polls close at 11:59pm PST on February 1st, 2022.
Winners will be announced on February 7th, 2022.

Best ZA (Complete)

Best ZA (WIP)

Best AU (Complete)

Best AU (WIP)

Best One Shot

Best Series

Best Multichapter (Complete)

Best Multichapter (WIP)

Best Prison

Best Alexandria Safe Zone

Best Reunion/Fix It (Complete)

Best Reunion/Fix It (WIP)

Best Happily Ever After

Best Humor

Best Smut (Complete)

Best Smut (WIP)

Best Classic

Best Merle Dixon (2021 Exclusive)

Best Fan Art (ZA)

Best Fan Art (AU)

Artist of The Year

Author of The Year

Breakthrough New Author of The Year

Fandom Supporter of The Year

Ineligible Nominations

These fics were nominated but were not eligible for competition in the 2021 awards.

  • Don’t Make Me Haunt You by SquishyCool – for Best Humor (already won First Place in 2020)
  • Fog On The Windows by thedevilyouknow106 – for multiple categories (no updates between January 1st and December 31st, 2021)
  • In My Blood by Courtneyshortney82 – for Best AU WIP (already won First Place in 2020)
  • The Lie by gneebee – for Best AU WIP (published after December 31st, 2021)

Honorable Mentions

When multiple fics by the same author are nominated in a single category, we choose which fic will be included for voting based off the amount of nominations they receive in said category. If two or more fics by the same author receive the same amount of nominations in a single category, we privately message the author and ask which fic they would prefer be included for voting. The same applies for the fan art categories.
These fics and art received less nominations, or were not chosen by their author/artist, and were therefore excluded from their respective categories.

Best ZA (Complete)

Best AU (Complete)

Best One Shot

Best Multichapter (Complete)

Best Multichapter (WIP)

Best Prison

Best Reunion/Fix It (Complete)

Best Reunion/Fix It (WIP)

Best Smut (Complete)

Best Classic

Best Merle Dixon

Best Fan Art (ZA)

Best Fan Art (AU)

Matchmaker Merle

Merle Dixon considers himself a jack of all trades. He also considers himself somewhat of a ladies’ man. His brother, on the other hand… Well, let’s just say Daryl needs a little help when it comes to finding “The One.” And who better than his big brother?

What could possibly go wrong?


Like a Drunken Fairy Godmother by VeeCWS

In a small town Wyoming bar Daryl meets a fellow Georgia native. Of course he needs a little help from Merle.

Marilyn by wandering_gypsy_feet

Merle Dixon cannot understand why the hell Beth and Daryl aren’t taking advantage of their newfound safety in the Alexandria Safe Zone to hash some things out.
So he’s taking matters into his own hands.
First up, the faking dating trope.

Who Let Dog Out? by courtneyshortney82

Merle and Dog Dixon team up to help Daryl get a girl… one certain girl… the girl across the street…

A Little Jailbreak with the Little Jailbait by wandering_gypsy_feet

When Daryl Dixon got both Beth Greene and Merle Dixon back, it turned out not to quite be the blessing he’d imagined it.
At least, not at first.
A oneshot AU where Merle ends up at Grady with Beth.

Went out for waffles and got me a sister-in-law by naturegoddess210

Merle goes to a waffle House for some waffles and coffee and he sees a pretty little blonde in a blue waitress dress.
He decides that his baby brother needs his intervention and sets them up.

Moonshine and Mayhem Matchmaking: Merle Dixon CEO by boltthrutheheart

Moonshine and Mayhem Matchmaking: Got ‘Em Hitched by boltthrutheheart

Moonshine and Mayhem Matchmaking: A Family Affair by boltthrutheheart

Thank you to everyone for your beautiful contributions!

Come Home To Me by gneebee

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So many years had passed since that fateful day, but Maggie had two important reasons for returning to Grady Memorial Hospital.
The question bothered her ever since they left her sister behind. Had they done the right thing? They’d all tried so hard to convince themselves and each other they had. Beth was barely hanging onto life, there was virtually no chance she’d survive. Especially if they moved her.
If somehow she did manage to recover from the wound it would only be because Dr. Edwards pulled off a miracle. And then what if she wasn’t really Beth anymore? After all, the bullet went into her brain. Didn’t it?
It must have.
6,369 words

AO3          ffn-net3

Rated T

banner courtesy of gneebee

Fog on the Windows by thedevilyouknow106

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He’d tracked her all the way to this creepy hospital with the cops that had a woman with dead eyes as a leader. There was no way Daryl was going to let Beth stand toe to toe with her without him being within arm’s reach.
Slow burn rated M for language and eventual adult situations.
280,000+ words // 40 chapters & in progress

AO3          ffn-net3

Rated MA

I Will Follow You Into the Dark by Aireabella

IWFYITD

Having lost their home at the prison, their family, and friends, Daryl and Beth are forced to set out on their own. The brutality of their world and their survival instincts will set them on a course to form a bond they never expected.
This story will follow the exploits of Daryl Dixon and Beth Greene after the fall of the prison in the Season 4 Mid-Season Finale.
270,000+ words // 83 chapters & in progress

AO3          ffn-net3

First Place Best Work In Progress for 2016 Moonshine Awards
Second Place Best Work In Progress for 2017 Moonshine Awards

Rated MA

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