What is not allowed?
What are 'Check Points'?
These are a way for us to see what you've been up to and for you to make sure you're still on track. It will give you a little nudge/reminder if you need it but they are not compulsory.
- What are the rough draft requirements?
For the rough drafts, authors must turn in their story as they currently are and should be at least 3,500 words or 80% complete. Anything less is at the discretion of the staff members and those authors should speak to one of the staff.
What is, and do I need, a beta reader?
A beta is basically a person who goes r your work to make sure that there are no spelling/grammatical errors and they can even be of assistance in helping you with story lines, etc. It is essential that a beta looks over your work before posting. You can find one " link here".
The comm has a and a collection for each round. Archive Of Our Own allows you to have multiple versions of your story (such as PDF and ePub) for ease of access for those with eReaders or those that would like to download it as a single file. It can make it easier when posting time comes around to read all of the story!
Is there a minimum/maximum requirement for my art?
There is no real limit but we do ask artists to remember that the authors are writing a minimum of 10k. You can do anything you like including banners, walls, icons, mixes, picspams, etc. We also ask that when you are in contact with the author, you work with them to see if there is anything specific they would like (ie/ a wall) The art is your work but having ideas doesn't hurt!
There are many places available to upload your media including:
What are 'claims'?
The claims are when anonymous summaries of the story go up for artists to choose from. It is based on a 'first come, first served' basis and artists may choose up to three potential story (in case their first choice is unavailable). If there are more story than artists, there will be a second round of claims wherein artists may choose a second story to work with. In the event that there are more artists than story, the remaining artists may choose a story to work with and those story will have two artists working independently of each other.
Community extensions may be given in the event that the majority of the authors/artists need one. They may also be given individually under certain circumstances, but this must be discussed with the staff and will only be a short extension for posting.
Other than the author/artist, beta and mods, your work (story or art) is not to be posted before the posting date. This is because there is a final reveal during the posting period where all of the story and art will be posted for everyone to see! You may, of course, do a primary locked post (so that only you or select people can see) in your journal that you unlock on the posting day as this can make the chore of creating a post easier.
For the authors, you also may not have enough character space for your entire story and this enables you to separate your story and link the parts together so that on your reveal, you are presenting an entire story.
Author/Artist Problem Or Concerns
It is rare and sad, but sometimes authors and artists do not get along and this may cause problems with working together. If this happens to be the case with you, please PM the staff and this will be dealt with immediately so that everyone has a chance to have a fun BigBang!
We have high hopes that everybody who signs up can actually finish the round and share in the joy of the reveal with us, but real life can unfortunately get in the way and we completely understand! If you feel like you just cannot finish in time and no amount of assistance from us can help you, just simply head over to the Dropping Out post and let us know.
If you need help, remember that you can always contact us and we will do our best to make sure that your story/art gets finished.