AUTHOR SIGN-UPS NOW CLOSED
We’ve had a fantastic response to this year’s challenge! Thanks to everyone who signed up.
The form for authors has now been closed down but artists can continue to sign up until August.
What happens next?
We will continue to issue invites and accept membership requests from those who have signed up until all registered participants are members.
For now the authors who have signed up need to start writing (if you haven’t already). Below is a brief explanation of what will happen or what is required at the various points in the schedule
July 1 - Check in: This is so we can see how you are getting along and offer help if it’s needed. A poll will be posted for you to fill in regarding your progress and you’ll be invited to post a couple of sentences from your fic if you wish
July 15 - Upgrade/Downgrade: By this time you should have a good feel for how long your fic is going to be. This will be a chance to upgrade from minibang to bigbang or downgrade from bigbang to minibang. This will affect the amount of art you will receive to go with your fic.
August 15 - Drafts due: You will have a 24 hour period to submit your completed draft. You can submit earlier than this if you wish but drafts received after this date will not be accepted. Note: All drafts are required to be completed and comply with the minimum word count. We will not accept partially completed stories. Your fic doesn’t need to be perfect. If it still needs editing or a beta that’s fine but it must be a finished story.
August 16 - Artist sign-ups close: Artists will not be allowed to sign up after this point unless we need pinch-hitters
August 17 - Artist claims: Two posts will go up. One with the bigbang summaries and one with the minibang summaries. When the claims post goes up, the artists will have a two hour window to browse the fic summaries before the claiming actually goes live. Each artist will be able to list their top 3 preferences in order, and claiming will be processed according to this.
August 20 - Claims masterpost: A post will go up listing the author/artist pairings as well as the fic summaries. At this point authors and artists will be asked to list their availability during the posting period. This is the point where authors and artists need to make contact with each other. It’s imperative that authors send a copy of their fic to their artist asap so that work can commence.
August 31 - Posting schedule masterpost: - A list of which authors/artists will post on which date. It is important that the authors/artists agree which of you will post the masterpost to the community on your allocated day
September 2 - Pinch hit artist sign-ups: A post will go up asking for volunteers to pinch-hit if required. Artists who have already claimed fic can participate in this as can authors who wish to create art as well. The only requirement is that authors can not create art for their own fic
September 16 - Artist check-in: Similar to the author check-in a poll will go up to check how the art is progressing and to ascertain whether pinch-hitters will be required.
September 28 - Art due: Artists will have 24 hours to submit their art. Any art received after this point will not be accepted as the prompts will have been passed over to our team of pinch-hitters
October 1 - Posting begins: All participants will be given posting access to the comm prior to this date. On the allocated day one of the author/artist pairing must post a masterpost to the comm which will contain links to the art and the fic. A template will be made available for you to use. All fic and art must be unlocked when posted