memories_child (memories_child) wrote in xf_bigbang,

XF Big Bang Writers' Sign-up Post 2012

This post is for those of you who are writing for the Big Bang challenge. For the purposes of the challenge, writing includes, but is not limited to, fic, meta, recs and recaps.

Rules for Writers

1. Fic must be a minimum length of 15,000 words, meta must be a minimum of 3,500 words and all other categories are a minimum of 2,500 words. There is no maximum length.
2. Stories may be slash, gen or het.
3. AUs and Crossovers are both allowed.
4. The central element of each work must focus on characters from The X-files.
5. You will be able to post your work on your own journal or site, and we'll create a master list of links and summaries at the community.
6. Work cannot be posted prior to your assigned posting date.
7. Writers may also sign up to claim a piece of work in another category, but they may not claim their own work.
8. All pieces must be beta'd.
9. There are no penalties for dropping out. If possible, please notify the mods so we don't keep trying to track you down.
10. Writers should join both the [info]xf_bigbang and [info]omg_xf_bigbang communities, not just watch, to make sure they get all notes from the mods.

Important Deadlines

You must sign-up to participate by May 14.

Your first draft (adhering to the minimum wordcount) must be completed and turned in with a summary, warnings and final title by August 14th. (This is important and required, because we need to know that you will be finished with your work by the final due date.

On August 15th, your summary and title will be posted (anonymously) for other participants claim as a prompt. The other participants will create at the very least one piece (title banner, illustration, video, fanmix, audiofic, etc.) to accompany your work. If the artist/vidder/fanmixer requests additional information to work from, you must be prepared to send a copy of your draft.

Claiming Prompts and Posting

Once you have claimed a prompt, you will be given the creator's name and contact information.

Your final draft must be completed by October 6th. This is also the due date for all art, famixes, and vids, etc.

The posting window will be between October 13th and October 31st. The moderators will contact you with your posting date.

To Sign Up

Please comment below with the following information:

Thanks for participating, and see you in [info]omg_xf_bigbang!
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