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01 May 2015 @ 09:58 am
2015 Author Sign Ups - [NOW CLOSED]  
SIGN-UPS ARE NOW CLOSED!!! Let's get this show on the road!



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.

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 converter)
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-Name: Name of author (and co-authors, if any)
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.
you half wit scruffy looking NERF HEARDER: TA: Clintasha B&Whanorganaas on May 1st, 2015 02:23 pm (UTC)
I have read the sign-up rules and the FAQ post: Y
LJ-Name: hanorganaas
AO3 Name: Theladymore
Email: Rocknrollgf12@optonline.net
Big Bang or Little Bang Participant: Litttle bang Participant may change.
Fandom/Pairing: MCU- Clint Barton/Natasha Romanoff (Major) Phil Coulson/Melinda May (Secondary Major), Pietro Maximoff/Wanda Maximoff and Steve Rogers/Sam Wilson side pairings. Basically fixing up Whedon's mess in the AOU. Making it so Clint and Natasha are dating have a secret family (had children via surrogate Mother Melinda May) and a farm. If that doesn't work out my backup is:

Agents of SHIELD, Phil Coulson/Melinda May, 50 Shades of Gray AU! Except the Roles are Genderswapped and May is actually a good dom.

Edited at 2015-05-01 02:26 pm (UTC)
merryghoulmerryghoul on May 1st, 2015 02:57 pm (UTC)
I have read the sign-up rules and the FAQ post: Y
LJ-Name: merryghoul
AO3 Name: merryghoul
Email: vmarigoldabrams@gmail.com
Big Bang or Little Bang Participant: Big Bang
Fandom/Pairing: Either The Librarians, Flynn/Eve, seeking an artifact in the Greek Underworld, or Doctor Who, Eleven/River, the two dealing with people who would later become the gods of Norse mythology.
Tanya Reedtanyareed on May 7th, 2015 03:36 pm (UTC)
I highly approve of both of these. :) The first because I'm also writing a Librarians fic (even though our pairings are at odds with each other), and the second because I adore Eleven/River.
roeskva: heartroeskva on May 1st, 2015 03:23 pm (UTC)
I have read the sign-up rules and the FAQ post: Y
LJ-Name: roeskva
AO3 Name: roeskva
Email: bbrydsoe AT gmail DOT com
Big Bang or Little Bang Participant: Big bang
Fandom/Pairing: Stargate SG-1, Sam/Martouf|Lantash, high school reunion

Edited at 2015-05-01 03:24 pm (UTC)
Traycer: happy samtraycer_ on May 1st, 2015 09:04 pm (UTC)
Can I just say I heart this idea!!! :) Can't wait to read it!!
(no subject) - roeskva on May 2nd, 2015 12:30 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Nicky Gabriel: still the onenickygabriel on May 1st, 2015 04:14 pm (UTC)
I have read the sign-up rules and the FAQ post: Y
LJ-Name: nickygabriel
AO3 Name: Nicky_Gabriel
Email: ladygabriel at go2 dot pl
Big Bang or Little Bang Participant: Little
Fandom/Pairing: most probably a crossover between The Chronicles of Narnia and The Hobbit/LOTR/SIL. The story of Galadriel and Celeborn with many background characters (Gandalf, Elrond, Glorfindel, etc.).
Or something completely else, like MCU about the canon pairings. I will see after I watched the Age of Ultron.
baby we could rock the night aloneslumber on May 1st, 2015 04:16 pm (UTC)
I have read the sign-up rules and the FAQ post: Y
LJ-Name: slumber
AO3 Name: slumber
Email: slumber[dot]dreams[at]gmail[dot]com
Big Bang or Little Bang Participant: Big Bang (eep!)
Fandom/Pairing: Hak/Yona from Yona of the Dawn omggggggg I don't even know anyone in that fandom ;___;

And I haven't solidified the plot yet but I was thinking of doing a corporate AU bc AUs are my jam I guess. <.< >.>

Edited at 2015-05-01 04:17 pm (UTC)
sometimes, red riding hood will eat the wolf.: Teen Wolf ≡ тєαм нυмαηwretched on May 1st, 2015 04:31 pm (UTC)
I have read the sign-up rules and the Big-Ass FAQ post: YEP
LJ-Name: stydia
AO3 Name: monaghans
Email: athousandmidnights@outook.com
Big Bang or Little Bang Participant: big bang
Fandom/Pairing: teen wolf, either stiles/allison resurrection fic, or stiles/lydia friends with benefits au, or something derek/allison (no idea for that yet)

OMG I'm so excited for this. My first ever big bang was for this challenge, when I used to be theangelpatrol

Edited at 2015-05-01 04:55 pm (UTC)
Johnlrthunder on May 1st, 2015 04:35 pm (UTC)
I have read the sign-up rules and the FAQ post: Yes
LJ-Name: LRThunder
AO3 Name: LRThunder
Email: viking822000@yahoo.com
Big Bang or Little Bang Participant: Big Bang
Fandom/Pairing: Harry Potter-Harry/Hermione (Main): After escaping Godric's Hollow, Harry and Hermione have an encounter that changes their friendship forever. The only question is: for the better or worse?
leobrat: Close Enough To Touchleobrat on May 1st, 2015 04:44 pm (UTC)
I have read the sign-up rules and the FAQ post: Y
LJ-Name: leobrat
AO3 Name: leobrat
Email: leobrat12@gmail.com
Big Bang or Little Bang Participant: Big Bang (being optimistic...)
Fandom/Pairing: The Walking Dead- Beth/Daryl...story details are still somewhat fuzzy, but this is a super important song to me right now- Wings
you're still going to the party, bitchmammothluv on May 3rd, 2015 04:10 am (UTC)
Traycer: feelingstraycer_ on May 1st, 2015 05:05 pm (UTC)
I have read the sign-up rules and the FAQ post: Yeppers!
LJ-Name: traycer_
AO3 Name: traycer
Email: already know it
Big Bang or Little Bang Participant: Big Bang (may change if I can't get enough words in)
Fandom/Pairing: Stargate SG-1, Sam/Jack (primary option) or Sam/Daniel (whatever works for my muse) - no prompt as of yet.

Edited at 2015-05-01 09:39 pm (UTC)
seren_ccd: Nora and Alecseren_ccd on May 1st, 2015 05:31 pm (UTC)
I have read the sign-up rules and the FAQ post: Y
LJ-Name: Seren_cd
AO3 Name: Seren_ccd
Email: Seren.pen @ gmail.com
Big Bang or Little Bang Participant: Big Bang
Fandom/Pairing: The Hobbit/LoTR, fem/Bilbo Baggins/Thorin Oakenshield (I think!) Thorin needs a spirit medium to help him rid his manor, Erebor, of ghosts. Luckily, Gandalf knows someone who can help. Cue ghosts and shenanigans. And a multitude of cameos.

Edited at 2015-05-03 04:15 pm (UTC)
hiddencaithiddencait on May 4th, 2015 03:43 pm (UTC)
So totally wanting all of this.
(no subject) - seren_ccd on May 4th, 2015 04:31 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - hiddencait on May 4th, 2015 04:34 pm (UTC) (Expand)
backrose_17: Olicitybackrose_17 on May 1st, 2015 06:01 pm (UTC)
I have read the sign-up rules and the FAQ post: Yes
LJ-Name: backrose_17
AO3 Name: blackrose_17
Email: brokenwing_17@hotmail.com
Big Bang or Little Bang Participant: Big
Fandom/Pairing: Arrow crossed with Supernatural main pairing Oliver/Felicity with past Sam/Felicity and side of Dean/Sam. Idea so far there are signs of supernatural happenings and Felicity calls the only person she can think of to help Sam Winchester. Jealous erupts in Oliver and Dean as they both realize that Felicity and Sam were a little more then friends. Or a Vampire Diaries/Teen Wolf crossover focusing on Derek/Bonnie with some Damon/Bonnie and Klaus/Bonnie, Sheila sees what is coming for her granddaughter and does what she needs to do to protect Bonnie.

Edited at 2015-05-01 07:56 pm (UTC)
acquariusgb: a/sacquariusgb on May 1st, 2015 06:31 pm (UTC)
I have read the sign-up rules and the FAQ post: Y
LJ-Name: acquariusgb
AO3 Name: leveragus
Email: acquariusgb@yahoo.it
Big Bang or Little Bang Participant:Little Bang, but may change in the future.
Fandom/Pairing: Major Crimes- Pairing: Andy/Sharon. Prompt: Andy and Sharon are involved in a plane crash and they have to survive.

Edited at 2015-05-01 06:32 pm (UTC)
redrockcan: Raydor Flynn Guns and Glassesredrockcan on May 2nd, 2015 01:55 am (UTC)
Woo hoo!! YAY for Raydor/Flynn!!
Vicky: [Leverage] Nate/Sophie - Maltese Falcon vickysg1 on May 1st, 2015 06:32 pm (UTC)
I have read the sign-up rules and the FAQ post: Y
LJ-Name: vickysg1
AO3 Name: Vicky
Email: vickysg1[at]livejournal[dot]com
Big Bang or Little Bang Participant: Big Bang
Fandom/Pairing: Leverage, Sophie Devereaux/Nathan Ford (with some Parker/Hardison and Maggie/Sterling thrown in). This will be set post-series, Nate and Sophie must set into a new life, in a new city. While the focus will be on them, the others will pop in from time to time (especially Sterling).
jesterlady: LeverageEliotjesterlady on May 2nd, 2015 11:07 pm (UTC)
Oh,yes, yes yes!!!
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tolkienfancaititolkienfancaiti on May 1st, 2015 06:49 pm (UTC)
I have read the sign-up rules and the FAQ post: Y
LJ-Name: tolkienfancaiti
AO3 Name: Caiti or Caitriona_3
Email: caitriona379 [at] gmail [dot] com
Big Bang or Little Bang Participant: Little Bang
Fandom/Pairing: Either Hobbit (Thorn/fem!Bilbo) fix-it fic dealing with life in Erebor afterwards or MCU (Clint/Darcy) AU fic dealing with vigilante justice