June 2nd, 2009

(X-F) Theory?

Beta Sign-Up Post

As you know, it is a requirement that all entries in The X-files Big Bang have a beta reader. Beta readers act as sounding boards, editors, and cheerleaders for authors by helping them get a first reaction to their story. A good beta reader is essential to the generation of most quality fiction. While authors are free to work with existing betas or ask close friends, at least 30 of the authors who signed up have indicated that they may need help finding a willing beta reader.

The purpose of this post is to help them with just that. If you are interested in putting some time into the Big Bang project, please consider helping as a beta reader! Reply with the information below, if interested.

Rules for Beta Readers

1. You will help edit at least one piece of 20,000+ word X-files fanfiction between the dates of June 2nd and October 26th.
2. You are willing to communicate over e-mail with the author.
3. You may already be signed up as an author or artist for your own work, but, if an artist, you agree not to creat art for a story you've betaed.
4. Betas may also be a member of the general fandom otherwise not connected with this Big Bang challenge.
5. You agree not to talk about the plot or the author's name of the story you beta, until its published date.
6. You agree to have your name attached to the project.

Important Deadlines

You must sign-up to participate by September 15th.

Authors will contact you based on your comment below.

The final piece must be completed by October 26th. Make sure any personal time constraints will not conflict with any final revisions.

To Sign Up

Please comment below with the following information:

To Claim a Beta

If you see a beta profile that you think would work well with your story, please logout and comment anonymously to the post with something like "GLOMP" or "CLAIM!"

Then e-mail the beta at their contact e-mail to see if they are interested.

Thanks for participating! Don't forget to check out omg_xf_bigbang for support!