Horny Devil

Forth Check-In - Mandatory

Hello everyone! We hope you've been doing well and staying safe and healthy! This will be our first mandatory check-in, for both authors and fanworkers! If you do not check-in, you will be considered dropped from HetBang 2019-2020, and there could be consequences if you were paired with an author or fanworker through the claiming process! If you need to drop out, please let us know ASAP!

To check-in, please fill out this form right here:
HetBang April Mandatory Check-In

The form will remain open until April 10th. Please check-in before then! Anyone that does not check-in by April 10th will be dropped from HetBang 2019-2020.

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.

Posting guidelines and instructions will come out next month, before stories and fanworks are due. 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!

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If you have any questions or concerns, here is the Page-A-Mod Post. You can also contact the mods at thehetbigbang@gmail.com or by messaging LuciferxDamien or JesterLady on the HetBigBang Discord Server.
Horny Devil

Second Claims Closed!

Hello everyone! Second claims and fanworker sign-ups are now closed! Everyone has a second fanworker and the final match-up emails will go out today. Please make sure to get in contact with your author or fanworker ASAP so everyone can start working together! We're almost there, everyone!

Since we are entering the homestretch, 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!

April 1st will be our next check-in, which is mandatory, for both authors and fanworkers. Anyone that does not respond to this check-in will automatically be dropped from HetBang 2019-2020. If you are an author that is not paired up with a fanworker, there are no consequences for dropping out. If you are an author or fanworker that has been paired up via claims, we're past the safe drop out point and dropping out can result in a ban from the next round of HetBang. However, if something major 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.

With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, my work schedule has become unpredictable and very busy for the foreseeable future. Responses may be delayed and I do not have access to Discord most of the day. If your matter is urgent, emailing thehetbigbang@gmail.com will be the quickest way to get ahold of me as I check that account often during the day. Stay safe everyone and please don't hesitate to reach out if you have a question or concern, we can't help if we don't know there is an issue!

If you have any questions or concerns, here is the Page-A-Mod Post. You can also contact the mods at thehetbigbang@gmail.com or by messaging LuciferxDamien or JesterLady on the HetBigBang Discord Server.
Horny Devil

Last Day for Second Claims!

Today is the last day for second claims! If you're a fanworker that is interested in claiming one of these stories, make sure to do so ASAP! Fanworkers are welcome to claim as many stories are they are reasonably certain they can finish in time. Each story can be claimed one additional time for this round, with a total of 2 claims including the first round of claiming.

Stories are guaranteed only one fanworker each. We cannot guarantee that every single story will get a second fanworker. Please be understanding of this!

Second claims will close tonight, Sunday March, 15th 23:59 PDT, when all fanworker sign-ups will be closed.

If you want to create some kind of fanwork for one of these awesome stories, the post is right here: Second Story Claiming Post.

Remember, the DreamWidth post will not be unlocked! If you are wanting to make a claim through comments, you must visit the LiveJournal post! This is so we can keep things more organized and prevent confusion if stories are being claimed at the same time. Emailing us your claims is also an option, just send an email to thehetbigbang@gmail.com with ALL stories you want to claim and we will let you know which story you are successful on!

If you're a fanworker that needs to drop out right now and has not claimed a story, please let us know right away and we will get that taken care of for you! There are no consequences for dropping out before a story is claimed!

If you have any questions or concerns, here is the Page-A-Mod Post. You can also contact the mods at thehetbigbang@gmail.com or by messaging LuciferxDamien or JesterLady on the HetBigBang Discord Server.
Horny Devil

Second Claims Open!

Hello! Second claims are now open and fanworkers are free to claim as many stories as they are reasonably sure they can finish! The previous claims post has been locked for new comments again, to keep things more organized.
For second claims, fanworkers can claim as many stories as they want, however, please do not take on more than you are reasonably certain you can finish to avoid leaving any authors or stories hanging! Each story can be claimed one additional time for this round, with a total of 2 claims including the first round of claiming.

Stories are guaranteed only one fanworker each. We cannot guarantee that every single story will get a second fanworker. Please be understanding of this!

Second claims will close Sunday March, 15th 23:59 PDT, when all fanworker sign-ups will be closed.

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If you have any questions or concerns, here is the Page-A-Mod Post. You can also contact the mods at thehetbigbang@gmail.com or by messaging LuciferxDamien or JesterLady on the HetBigBang Discord Server.
Horny Devil

All Stories Claimed!

All stories have now been claimed! Matching emails will start going out no sooner than tomorrow afternoon. Second claims will open tomorrow evening, once I get off work. Thank you everyone!

If you have any questions or concerns, here is the Page-A-Mod Post. You can also contact the mods at thehetbigbang@gmail.com or by messaging LuciferxDamien or JesterLady on the HetBigBang Discord Server.
Horny Devil

Story Claiming Now Open!

Hello everyone! Claims are now open!!!

If you want to create some kind of fanwork for one of these awesome stories, the post is right here: Story Claiming Post.

Here are the Claiming Instructions

Here are the Summaries

For the first round of claiming, fanworkers can claim only one story! Once second claims open, fanworkers can claim as many stories as they want, however, please do not take on more than you are reasonably certain you can finish to avoid leaving any authors or stories hanging! Further instructions on second claims will be provided Sunday.

Remember, the Dreamwidth post will not be unlocked! If you are wanting to make a claim through comments, you must visit the LiveJournal post! This is so we can keep things more organized and prevent confusion if stories are being claimed at the same time. Emailing us your claims is also an option, just send an email tothehetbigbang@gmail.com with your top three picks and we will let you know which story you are successful on!

If you're a fanworker that needs to drop out right now, for any reason, please let us know right away and we will get that taken care of for you! There are no consequences for dropping out before a story is claimed!

Also, just as a reminder, it can take a few hours for mods to respond, so claim verification might be slow. We will do our best to stay on top of things and let people know if they were successful or not!

If you have any questions or concerns, here is the Page-A-Mod Post. You can also contact the mods at thehetbigbang@gmail.com or by messaging LuciferxDamien or JesterLady on the HetBigBang Discord Server.
Horny Devil

Story Claiming Instructions and Summaries

(Story claiming via comments will only be available for the LiveJournal version of this summary post. The DreamWidth summary post will not be unlocked. It is purely for reference. There are instructions for claiming on LiveJournal or by email further down. Please read everything!)

Hello everyone! There are some really great stories up for claiming this year! The deadline has passed and no more rough drafts will be accepted, so here are the summary previews! The actual story claiming will begin on Saturday, March 7th at 12 Noon PST.

We will be posting both the 10k LittleBang summaries and the 20k BigBang summaries at the same time, due to having less than 10 summaries total submitted. 20k BigBang stories still need to be claimed first!

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If you have any questions or concerns, here is the Page-A-Mod Post. You can also contact the mods at thehetbigbang@gmail.com or by messaging LuciferxDamien or JesterLady on the HetBigBang Discord Server.
Horny Devil

Last Day to Submit Rough Drafts!

Today is the last day to submit rough drafts! Authors have until summaries are posted for preview on Friday morning, March 6th to turn in their rough drafts. Once summaries are live for preview, it will be too late to turn in a rough draft, so please get your rough draft and summary header in as soon as possible!

If you are not at 8k words or 16k words yet, but you are close to one of those numbers, email us or send us a Discord message to discuss if we can accept your summary! If you are not close to 8k/16k words, but want to continue with HetBang, you can opt out of receiving an accompanying fanwork (or arrange your own) and continue as a Solo Author.

If you are wanting to opt-out of working with a fanworker, or need to drop out, please let us know ASAP so we can mark things down on our end!

Rough Draft Submission Guidelines
Summary Writing Tips

And if you haven’t checked in yet, you can do so right here:
HetBang March Check-in

If you have any questions or concerns, here is the Page-A-Mod Post. You can also contact the mods at thehetbigbang@gmail.com or by messaging LuciferxDamien or JesterLady on the HetBigBang Discord Server.
Horny Devil

2 Day Reminder for Rough Draft Submissions

There are two days left to submit rough drafts! Here are the submission guidelines and the summary writing tips:
Rough Draft Submission Guidelines
Summary Writing Tips

And if you haven’t checked in yet, you can do so right here:
HetBang March Check-in

If you have any questions or concerns, here is the Page-A-Mod Post. You can also contact the mods at thehetbigbang@gmail.com or by messaging LuciferxDamien or JesterLady on the HetBigBang Discord Server.
Horny Devil

Third Check-In - Non-Mandatory

Hello everyone! We hope your writing and creating is going well! Like last month, this check-in is not mandatory, though it is very helpful in letting us know where you’re at and if you’re still participating!

To check-in, please fill out this form right here:
HetBang March Check-in

We are now accepting rough drafts and we will be accepting rough draft submissions through Thursday, March 5th. Please reach out to us ASAP if you have any questions or concerns! Please make sure to read the submission guidelines linked below to ensure that submissions are formatted correctly, or we will have to ask you to resubmit. There is also a link to help with the summary as well.

Only authors wishing to be paired with a fanworker through the submission and claiming process need to send in a rough draft. If you do not wish to be paired with a fanworker or have already found a fanworker on your own, you do not need to send in a rough draft. You can let us know you’re opting out of the submission process via email (thehetbigbang@gmail.com), the HetBigBang Discord Server, the Page-A-Mod Post, or the check-in form!

Rough Draft Submission Guidelines

Summary Writing Tips

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If you have any questions or concerns, here is the Page-A-Mod Post. You can also contact the mods at thehetbigbang@gmail.com or by messaging LuciferxDamien or JesterLady on the HetBigBang Discord Server.