Posting Begins

Instructions for what to do before and on your allocated posting date


Art Drafts Due


Hi guys

Unfortunately we’ve had several artists drop out over this past week so if anyone else is interested in signing on as a pinch-hitter it’d really help us out a lot

If you want to sign up please fill in your details here

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Art Claims - Round 3

Once again thank you for your patience while we sorted out our technical issues. We are now down to the last few prompts so if you weren’t successful in your claims or you want to claim an additional fic you can do so now. 

To make things easier I’ve listed all the available summaries below so please comment on this post with your selection(s)


Claims are now open to any artist regardless of whether you signed up or not. We still have some amazing fics up for grabs so come one come all. Claims are also now open to authors who want to do some art as well - just be sure to not claim your own fic. 

If you’ve already claimed a fic and want another then dive right in. Just make sure you can commit to the number of fics you’ve claimed before taking another.

Also, authors, don’t fret if you haven’t been claimed yet! It’s quite normal for a big bang to do 2 or 3 claim posts like this. Artists are rare and beautiful creatures, much like unicorns, and yours will come along soon enough.

Everyone will get art. That’s a DCBB guarantee! 

To keep things simple please comment on the original claims post with your choices


Art Claims 2014



Artist sign-ups are now closed! If you missed the opportunity to sign up we will be opening for pinch-hit artists in a few days


Today at 1 PM EST posts will go up listing all the prompts available to choose from. Comments will be disabled on these posts as they are just for the artists to review the prompts and make their selections. Each fic will have a code and a number (BB01, MB01 etc). Please make a note of which numbers you are interested in as this is the information we will be requesting. 

At 1 PM EST TOMORROW (Aug 18) a separate post will go up with comments enabled and artists will be invited to list their top three prompts in order of preference. Claims will be assigned on a first come, first served basis. At this point artists will only be permitted to claim one fic.

If you’re not sure what time this is for you this site should help. 

After 24 hours a second post will be made listing any unclaimed prompts. At this point artists will be invited to claim a second fic if they wish, and this will also be open to anyone who did not sign up as an artist but now wants to participate.


Thanks to everyone who submitted a draft for this year’s DCBB. They have now all been checked and you should have a confirmation email or a request for more info

PLEASE CHECK YOUR EMAIL! Several of you submitted a draft without the header information or without a summary. We need this information for the art claims post so if we haven’t had a response from you by the time the summaries go up tomorrow you will not be included. 

We’ll be posting instructions on how the art claims process will work later today.


Today is the day. Your fic drafts are due. Please email them to Drafts will be accepted until midnight in your timezone and drafts received after that point will be rejected.

When you send in your email please include the following information in the body of the email

PLEASE NOTE: All drafts must be 100% complete and over the minimum word count of whichever challenge you signed up for. We will not accept incomplete drafts.

All drafts should be in a Word compatible format so we can check word counts. .doc .docx etc - NO PDFs PLEASE

<strong>Title: </strong>
<strong>Author: </strong>
<strong>Fandom/Genre: </strong>
<strong>Pairing (s): </strong>
<strong>Rating: </strong>
<strong>Word Count: </strong>
<strong>Warnings: </strong>

<strong>Summary: </strong>



Don’t focus on days until the deadline. You will just freeze up and worry yourself. 

Just keep doing what you’re doing. Words will come. Getting them on paper is the point. Editing afterwards. 

You can do this. 

Source: tigerboydean