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01 May 2016 @ 12:32 pm
2016 Author Sign Up!!  
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WRITER'S REQUIREMENTS AND INFO








WRITER'S REQUIREMENTS AND INFO





What type of requirements are there for a writer?
There are two portions of the Bang Challenge for Writers! The Big Bang and the Little Bang.

The Big Bang is basically what we did every year: Your fic must be completed and at least 25,000 words long. Writers accomplishing this goal will get an artist assigned to them by the comm, and they will receive artwork for their story!

The Little Bang challenge is ditto to the above, but only at least 10,000 words long. There will be no assigned artists for these stories. (Authors can go out and find themselves an artist, if they want, but they MUST inform the mods that they have made these arrangements. Just so we can approve them for the collection submissions, when the time comes.)

All stories must focus on or revolve around a het pairing of your choosing, and mandatorily beta-read before the posting date. At the time of signing up for this, you need to know the following: a) what you think you'll be writing (fandom/pairing, prompt -- and yeah, you can change your mind later all the way until the Mandatory Author Check-point in July!); b) whether you are participating in the Big Bang challenge or the Little Bang challenge (and yes, you can change your mind later on, all the way up to the Mandatory Author Check-point in July.) c.) whether you already have an A03 account, and if not, that you will be willing to acquire one before the submission deadline. d.) give us your e-mail address; and e) Then go to join het_bigbang AND friend the community. You *must* join and friend for updates; it's a requirement to participate in this challenge.


Define a qualified het pairing, please!
Any het pairing, any fandom. Crossovers, fusions crossovers, genderbender het and RPF (Real Person Fic) are all allowed. There may be more than one het pairing in the fic. There may be other secondary slash or femslash pairings within the fic, as long as a het pairing is the primary focus. Slash, threesomes or moresomes should NOT be your focus. But what if our fic is, like, more gen but with a hint of ship? Um, that probably doesn't qualify. We want a het pairing as a primary focus. We are not going to psychoanalze how "shippy" the fic you're writing is, but please use your best judgment. Original Works based on your creations are also allowed. All standard rules/procedures apply.


Can I sign up more than once as an author? I've got so many plotbunnies!
Yes, you can sign up as an author twice! Both times for the Big Bang, or both times for the Little Bang, or in both the Little Bang and the Big Bang! Your choice. However, it must be for stories centered around different pairings. (Same fandom is fine.) Don't sign up twice for the same pairing. You must sign up twice in the Author's sign up post with separate comments, so I am crystal clear that you are participating twice!


I don't know what to write! I've got so many ideas!
We're here to help! While you can change your plotbunny at any time, we're also offering you this post to help figure things out. You provide descriptions of up to five of your plotbunnies, and we put up a poll here to see what people are interested in. No obligation to go with the winner, but it might help you choose!


I've already been writing a het pairing story already. Can I use that?
Was it written for last year’s Het Big Bang/Little Bang and just never completed? If so, sure!

If not…. then for the Little Bang, you gotta start fresh. Sorry.

However, either way, for the Big Bang you are allowed to use a WIP if it's less than 10k written. Ideally, your story should not have appeared anywhere on the net already, and if it hasn't been posted anywhere, you only have to reach the goal of 25k total. However, if you do already have a couple thousand words of it up somewhere public (at max, 10k), then we won't count that towards your total 25k requirement, and you must immediately take it off the internet completely for the duration of the challenge.


Can I write with someone else?
Yes, you may co-author your big bang if you want to.


TIMELINE
Author Sign Ups - open now till May 17th, 12:00 PM (NOON) PST
Mandatory Author Checkpoint - July 15th
Artist Claiming of Big Bang Stories - July 20th
Art and Fics Due - August 26th, 11:59 PM (Midnight) PST (here is a timezone converterr)
Debut Date (DD) - August 31st


More info here at our FAQ post!


Sign Up

If you'd like to participate, please reply to this post with ALL the following information. All comments are unscreened.

I have read the sign-up rules and the Big-Ass FAQ post: Y/N
LJ or DW Name: Name of author (and co-authors, if any). Also let us know whether the name is for LJ or DW
AO3 Name: (If you have one. If you don’t, then you agree that you will acquire one before the submission deadline.)
Email: Mandatory.
Big Bang or Little Bang Participant: Pick one. You can change your mind later on, up till the Author Mandatory Check point.
Fandom/Pairing: (fandom/pairing, prompt -- and yeah, you can change your mind later! If you're going to use our polling option to help figure out what fandom/pairing/prompt you're going to be using, then just say: "will poll.")


Copy and paste the contents of the textbox into a comment, and answer the lines:


Once you've done that, go join het_bigbang and be sure to friend the comm as well, as membership and friending are required for all participants.
 
 
 
merryghoul: river song spoilersmerryghoul on May 1st, 2016 04:53 pm (UTC)
I have read the sign-up rules and the FAQ post: Y
LJ or DW Name: merryghoul (at both)
AO3 Name: merryghoul
Email: vmarigoldabrams@gmail.com
Big Bang or Little Bang Participant: Big Bang (for now)
Fandom/Pairing: Doctor Who, Eleventh Doctor/River Song; the two fight a dictator on a prison ship.
Tanya Reedtanyareed on May 1st, 2016 06:44 pm (UTC)
I'm looking forward to this one!
The Porn Fairyshetiger on May 1st, 2016 04:55 pm (UTC)
I have read the sign-up rules and the FAQ post: Y
LJ or DW Name: shetiger
AO3 Name: tigerlady (shetiger)
Email: docmichelle@gmail.com
Big Bang or Little Bang Participant: Big
Fandom/Pairing: (fandom/pairing, prompt -- and yeah, you can change your mind later!) Criminal Minds, Hotch/JJ. Undercover as married. In Vegas. :D
sometimes, red riding hood will eat the wolf.: full of pride ∞ (jokermary)stydia on May 1st, 2016 04:57 pm (UTC)
I have read the sign-up rules and the FAQ post: YEP
LJ or DW Name: stydia
AO3 Name: sterydia
Email: mcmartinski@gmail.com
Big Bang or Little Bang Participant: Big Bang! :D
Fandom/Pairing: Teen Wolf, Derek Hale/Allison Argent; the tattoo artist/florist AU I didn't get to finish last year.

Edited at 2016-05-01 05:01 pm (UTC)
Gabby: allison bowgabby227 on May 18th, 2016 05:08 pm (UTC)
I'm really looking forward to this one!
(no subject) - stydia on May 18th, 2016 05:10 pm (UTC) (Expand)
fickle_ficsfickle_fics on May 1st, 2016 05:00 pm (UTC)
I have read the sign-up rules and the FAQ post: Y
LJ Name: fickle_fics
AO3 Name: fickle_fics
Email: littlemissmercy@gmail.com
Big Bang or Little Bang Participant: Little
Fandom/Pairing: The Musketeers. Cardinal Armand Richelieu/OFC, prompt either exploring the aftermath and planning of his fake death (canon divergence) or his mistress stands up for what believes in at the worst possible time.
Lomeinie2cbetter2 on May 1st, 2016 05:02 pm (UTC)
I have read the sign-up rules and the FAQ post: Y
LJ or DW Name: 2cbetter2
AO3 Name: Innitmarvelous
Email: pepperonyfan02@yahoo.com
Big Bang or Little Bang Participant: BIG
Fandom/Pairing: Iron Man (Marvel Cinematic Universe); Tony Stark/Pepper Potts with several other pairings mixed in but Tony/Pepper are my main pairing; Tony is framed for capital murder after there's a kidnapping attempt on his and Pepper's daughter, Eva


Edited at 2016-05-01 05:04 pm (UTC)
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igrockspock: Daredevil: karen heroigrockspock on May 1st, 2016 05:41 pm (UTC)
I have read the sign-up rules and the FAQ post: Y
LJ or DW Name: igrockspock on both
AO3 Name: igrockspock
Email: kantscategorical [at] gmail
Big Bang or Little Bang Participant: Little Bang
Fandom/Pairing: Daredevil/Jessica Jones, Foggy Nelson/Trish Walker - Foggy accepts the offer at HBC, but his new job isn’t as perfect as he thought it would be. He’s got a major case of impostor syndrome, his boss is shady as hell, and his first client is a self-destructive vigilante named Jessica Jones who keeps insisting that she wants Matt Murdock on her legal team. As if all of that weren’t enough, he’s falling in love with Trish Walker, the star witness in his case.


Edited at 2016-05-01 05:41 pm (UTC)
Red: ted grinred_b_rackham on May 2nd, 2016 08:38 pm (UTC)
OMW YES - I WANT THIS
Johnlrthunder on May 1st, 2016 05:46 pm (UTC)
I have read the sign-up rules and the FAQ post: Yes
LJ or DW Name: LRThunder-livejournal
AO3 Name: LRThunder
Email: viking822000@yahoo.com
Big Bang or Little Bang Participant: Big Bang
Fandom/Pairing: Harry Potter-Harry/Astoria: Widowed, they gradually turn to each other for companionship and perhaps more.
Traycer: flowerstraycer_ on May 9th, 2016 02:58 pm (UTC)
This definitely sounds interesting!! Can't wait to see how this ends. :)
Johnlrthunder on May 1st, 2016 05:54 pm (UTC)
I have read the sign-up rules and the FAQ post: Yes
LJ or DW Name: LRThunder-livejournal
AO3 Name: LRThunder
Email: viking822000@yahoo.com
Big Bang or Little Bang Participant: Big Bang
Fandom/Pairing: Harry Potter-Ginny/Snape: She thought she was done with Snape forever, until the Ministry passed the Marriage Law.
Vicky: [Leverage] Teamvickysg1 on May 1st, 2016 06:02 pm (UTC)
I have read the sign-up rules and the FAQ post: Y
LJ or DW Name: vickysg1 (LJ)
AO3 Name: Vicky
Email: vickysg1@livejournal.com
Big Bang or Little Bang Participant: Big Bang
Fandom/Pairing: Leverage, Sophie Devereaux/Nathan Ford, Parker/Alec Hardison, Maggie Collins/James Sterling - Nate, Sophie and Sterling must join forces to rescue Parker, Eliot and Hardison from Blackpoole. (It's the sequel of the fic I wrote for last year's HBB.)
Tanya Reed: looking at each other challengetanyareed on May 1st, 2016 06:44 pm (UTC)
Yay, Leverage!
(no subject) - jesterlady on May 1st, 2016 07:23 pm (UTC) (Expand)
◦ a girl like me ◦scandalbaby on May 1st, 2016 06:05 pm (UTC)
I have read the sign-up rules and the FAQ post: Y
LJ or DW Name: scandalbaby @ LJ
AO3 Name: afteriwake
Email: afteriwake23@gmail.com
Big Bang or Little Bang Participant: Big Bang
Fandom/Pairing: Either way it'll be Sherlock and the pairing will be Sherlock Holmes/Molly Hooper. I'm going between either a rewrite of the Greek myth of Hades and Persephone (possibly modernized) or something where Molly is in a plane crash. I was going to write them for another big bang but I'm not sure they qualify for the subject of that big bang with the ideas I'm coming up more and would fit better for this one.

Also, I probably should tell you now: I'm having massive back surgery at SOME point in the next month or two and I'm not sure what my recovery situation will be come July if I have the surgery in June, and by that I mean what my internet access will be since I don't have internet at my house and I'm not sure if I'll be allowed to have my mobile phone or laptop with me if I'm in a nursing facility. If I have to miss any check points I will try my best to tell you ahead of time.
Traycer: Janettraycer_ on May 9th, 2016 03:01 pm (UTC)
Hope things go well for you and your recovery! We'll work with you, so just let us know. :)
(no subject) - scandalbaby on May 9th, 2016 03:09 pm (UTC) (Expand)
punch_kicker15punch_kicker15 on May 1st, 2016 06:13 pm (UTC)
I have read the sign-up rules and the FAQ post: Y
LJ Name: punch_kicker15 (LJ)
AO3 Name: punch_kicker15
Email: punch_kicker15@ymail.com
Big Bang or Little Bang Participant: Big Bang
Fandom/Pairing: (fandom/pairing, prompt -- and yeah, you can change your mind later!) Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Willow/Riley, After Buffy rejects him in Doomed, Riley finds himself attracted to Willow, and torn between his loyalty to the Initiative and his sympathies with the Scoobies.
Tanya Reed: Eliot and Sophie close uptanyareed on May 1st, 2016 06:34 pm (UTC)
I have read the sign-up rules and the FAQ post: Y
LJ or DW Name: (Make sure to tell us whether the name is LJ or DW) On LJ: tanyareed
AO3 Name: TanyaReed
Email: Tanya@flickguy.com
Big Bang or Little Bang Participant: big
Fandom/Pairing: Leverage, Sophie/Eliot, AU--they meet when she tries to con the man Eliot is working for
Gwenhwyfar: Doctor Who-Laughing River and Elevengwenhwyfar1984 on May 1st, 2016 06:42 pm (UTC)
I have read the sign-up rules and the FAQ post: Y
LJ or DW Name: gwenhwyfar1984 (LJ)
AO3 Name: Gwenhwyfar1984
Email: gwenhwyfar1984@gmail.com
Big Bang or Little Bang Participant: Big
Fandom/Pairing: Doctor Who
Eleventh Doctor/River Song
AU. As River thinks back on her relationship with the Doctor, the Doctor makes a choice to show River that he truly loves her.


Edited at 2016-05-01 06:43 pm (UTC)
Tanya Reed: het big bang 2tanyareed on May 1st, 2016 06:47 pm (UTC)
Have I mentioned that I'm excited for this fic? :)
(no subject) - gwenhwyfar1984 on May 2nd, 2016 06:11 pm (UTC) (Expand)
jesterlady: Being Humanjesterlady on May 1st, 2016 07:20 pm (UTC)
I have read the sign-up rules and the FAQ post: Yes
LJ or DW Name: jesterlady on both
AO3 Name: jesterlady
Email: elentarifimbrethil@gmail.com
Big Bang or Little Bang Participant: Big Bang
Fandom/Pairing: Being Human UK, George/Nina, background Annie/Mitchell, a sequel to my BH S3 rewrite, dealing with George/Nina and Eve.


Edited at 2016-05-01 07:24 pm (UTC)
fickle_fics: annie/gilbertfickle_fics on May 2nd, 2016 12:57 am (UTC)
Yay Being Human!
(no subject) - jesterlady on May 2nd, 2016 03:11 am (UTC) (Expand)