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Final HetBang May Mandatory Check-In
The form will remain open until May 10th. Please check-in before then! Anyone that does not check-in by May 10th will be dropped from HetBang 2019-2020.
There is a slight schedule change! When the schedule was pushed back a month, I did not realize that June 16th, the Amnesty Day, was a Tuesday. To keep the amnesty date on a Saturday, the new Amnesty Day will be June 20th. The schedule has been updated.
The due date for all works is May 10th-May 27th. Posting instructions will be posted to the communities and emailed to all participants on Monday, May 4th. We know that this is a very difficult time with COVID-19. If something happens, please just let us know. We want to be as flexible as possible and are very willing to work with people that contact us!
Please make sure you have gotten in contact with your author(s) and/or fanworker(s)! If you have not made contact yet, please let us mods know ASAP so we can help out. We want everyone to have ample time to create their works.
Authors, some things to keep in mind:
An Archive of Our Own account is required for authors. If you do not already have one, please get in queue ASAP: Archive of Our Own Invite Requests
If you are an author that was paired through the claiming process, we're past the no consequences point and dropping out could result in a ban. However, if something major in your life happens (sickness, injury, accident, etc.) please just let us know and there will be no consequences for dropping out. Anyone that doesn't contact us will be banned, as we can't know about a situation unless we're told.
If you are an author that is not paired up with a fanworker, there are no consequences for dropping out past this point. Solo authors can drop out without consequence until June 20th.
If you do not have a beta reader already, you can check out het_banghelp, which has a post set up for beta readers and authors seeking a beta. The HetBang Discord Server has a channel set up for finding a beta reader. There's also betaplease on DW, and for LJ, find_me_a_beta and beta_search.
If you still have some writing left to do, consider starting or joining a writing sprint on the HetBang Discord Server. We're going to be hosting a lot of sprints, and fanworkers are encouraged to join, to have some structured creating time with the group!
A note on beta-reading: You can choose the level of beta-reading you want, from hardcore story critiquing, to just a second pair of eyes for catching spelling and grammar errors. If you do not want to have your story heavily beta-read, this is fine! But please do get a second person to read through and help catch the spelling and grammar errors.
An Archive of Our Own account is required for fanworkers. If you do not already have one, please get in queue ASAP: Archive of Our Own Invite Requests If your fanwork would be difficult to post to Ao3, such as a vid, playlist, or gift set, please contact us ASAP, we can help you post or discuss alternatives. Almost all fanwork types will require off-site posting to be embedded into Ao3 and we can help with that.
If you are a fanworker that was paired through the claiming process, we're past the no consequences point and dropping out could result in a ban. However, if something major in your life happens (sickness, injury, accident, etc.) please just let us know and there will be no consequences for dropping out. Anyone that doesn't contact us will be banned, as we can't know about a situation unless we're told.
The minimum amount of accompanying fanworks per story is 1 piece. If you are a fanworker and choose to claim 3 stories, that means you will need to create 1 fanwork for each story, 3 total. Please contact us ASAP if something happens and you will not be able to complete all of your works!
If you have any questions or concerns, here is the Page-A-Mod Post. You can also contact the mods at email@example.com or by messaging LuciferxDamien or JesterLady on the HetBigBang Discord Server.