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28 August 2016 @ 05:00 pm
If you've already claimed a story but have your eyes on another one, go ahead and claim it now! There are still two great stories that need a fanworker :)

If neither of our remaining stories catches your fancy, we'd love for you to grab a community banner and help us advertise!
 
 
27 August 2016 @ 12:06 pm
Remember that art comes in many forms, including but not limited to traditional art, digital art, vids, fanmixes, and music! Claim away!
 
 
26 August 2016 @ 12:04 am
Hey everyone! We've got a smaller number of stories for claims this year, but there's still enough to go around. The five stories we got all look amazing, and we're sure you'll agree!

Now that the deadline has passed, we're putting the summaries up for artists to peruse. The claims don't actually open until Saturday, and please be aware that there might be a few late additions to this list as people turn in fics that have been granted extensions, but we want the fanworkers to have a chance to think about their claims now.

Important note for authors: please do not tell all of your artist friends what number your story is. The point of a challenge like this is to do blind claims, and while people may recognise your story from snippets you've posted or things you've talked about in the past, please don't give them the exact number of your fic. Additional and unrelated note, if your story is missing, or something else is wrong, PM me ASAP so I can fix it.

This post will be closed to comments until claims open on Saturday at noon ET. We will post a notice that claims are opening, at which point we will open up the comments and each artist can claim ONE story. Once all the stories have been claimed, or if there are still unclaimed stories by Sunday 28 August at 3PM, we will allow secondary claims.

When requesting your story, please list your top two choices in the order that you want them. Please list the number of the story and the title (e.g., "#11, Nine Tenths"). Please include both pieces of information. That way we can be sure that we don't accidentally give you the wrong piece because of a typo. The claims will be on a first come, first served basis, and we will do our best to confirm your claim as soon as possible.

Fanworkers, if you are not a member of the comm, please join by filling out the form after you make your claim. If you have any questions, please contact us on our page-a-mod post!

Claims will close on Saturday, 3 September, at 11:59 PM EST. Match-ups will be emailed out after that; it will be up to the author to provide the artist with a copy of their draft at that point. If an author notices that their story has been claimed and confirmed before that point, and wants to send their story to their fanworker before match-ups are sent out, that's fine :)

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Sign-ups for this year's author, solo, and tandem bangs are now closed. Accompanying fanwork sign-ups will stay open until after claims are closed in early September, so if you want to sign up for that, we'd love to have you!

We will be going through the community over the next few days and removing people who are not participating this year. We'd love to have you watch, even if you're not participating!
 
 
30 April 2016 @ 10:50 pm
This year, we're offering tandem sign-ups again. The rules for authors and artists still apply.

Authors:
-10,000 words is the minimum length for each story. There is no upper limit.

-Stories must have at least one beta reader. If you don't have a beta reader, check out the beta post and the find a partner page to see if anyone there fits your needs.

-This challenge is for new stories. If your story has appeared online in its entirety, it's not eligible for dcu_bang. You can complete a story you’ve already started posting as long as no more than 2,000 words have already been posted, and you don’t post any more until your posting date.

-Sequels are great! If you write a sequel to something you've written in the past, include a link to the original story in your author's notes, so people can read from the beginning if they haven't already.

-If you need some inspiration, check out the prompt post. Take the prompts as literally or as figuratively as you want - use part of one, use three or four, use half of one and half of another. It's entirely up to you.

-In order for your story to qualify for this challenge, you cannot post it anywhere online until the due date. On that day, you can post it wherever you'd like - Livejournal, Dreamwidth, AO3, Tumblr, your personal website, or anywhere else - and link to it here. Just don't put it up before the reveal. (Posting details will be given closer to that time.)

-Rough drafts are due on 24 August. A rough draft is a document with a beginning, middle, and end; it must be at least 80% complete (with the unfinished parts at least sketched out). It does not have to be beta read at this point. Stories must be completed and beta-read before posting starts on 17 October..

-You can sign up to write two stories for this challenge. These can be individual or group sign-ups. (To clarify, you can sign up twice by yourself, or once by yourself and once as part of a group, or twice as part of a group.) Just make sure to complete a separate sign-up for each story.

Artists:
Accompanying fanworks come in many different forms: vids, manips, traditional art, digital art, fanmixes, movie-style posters, podfics, original musical composition, and book covers have all been put forth as acceptable ideas. If you have an idea that isn't listed here, please leave us a message on the page-a-mod post and we'll get back to you. You are free to create more than one piece to accompany any story that you've claimed, but you must create at least one thing for your story.

If you want to sign up individually instead of as part of a team, you can sign up as an author here or an artist here.

-We also offer a solo sign-up option. This means that you sign up to write your story or create art using our timeline and posting in our comms, but you do not want to be paired with an artist or author. You'll get all the support without the stress of letting someone down if you don't finish on time. If you are interested in this option, you can find more information here.

If you'd like to sign up as a team, fill out the form at Google Docs. You will need information from both the author and the artist. Make sure both team members join and friend this community - all check-ins and reminders will come through here, so you'll have to watch us to stay informed. We'll send a confirmation email to both members of the team no more than 48 hours after we get your sign-up.

Since we are doing sign-ups via Google Forms, we have turned off the comments on this post. If you have any questions please contact us at our page-a-mod page.

Sign ups close 15 May.
 
 
 
30 April 2016 @ 10:49 pm
We're open to any and all pairings here, and pretty much any idea sounds like a good one to us. These are the basic guidelines that you'll have to follow while writing, but pretty much anything else is a go:

-10,000 words is the minimum length for each story. There is no upper limit. Stories can be written with a partner or by a group; the minimum word count is still 10,000 words, no matter how many people are involved.

-Stories must have at least one beta reader. If you don't have a beta reader, check out the beta post and the find a partner page to see if anyone there fits your needs.

-This challenge is for new stories. If your story has appeared online in its entirety, it's not eligible for dcu_bang. You can complete a story you’ve already started posting as long as no more than 2,000 words have already been posted, and you don’t post any more until your posting date.

-Sequels are great! If you write a sequel to something you've written in the past, include a link to the original story in your author's notes, so people can read from the beginning if they haven't already.

-If you need some inspiration, check out the prompt post. Take the prompts as literally or as figuratively as you want - use part of one, use three or four, use half of one and half of another. It's entirely up to you.

-In order for your story to qualify for this challenge, you cannot post it anywhere online until the due date. On that day, you can post it wherever you'd like - Livejournal, Dreamwidth, AO3, Tumblr, your personal website, or anywhere else - and link to it here. Just don't put it up before the reveal. (Posting details will be given closer to that time.)

-Rough drafts are due on 24 August. A rough draft is a document with a beginning, middle, and end; it must be at least 80% complete (with the unfinished parts at least sketched out). It does not have to be beta read at this point. Stories must be completed and beta-read before posting starts on 17 October.

-You can sign up to write two stories for this challenge. These can be individual or group sign-ups. (To clarify, you can sign up twice by yourself, or once by yourself and once as part of a group, or twice as part of a group.) Just make sure to complete a separate sign-up for each story.

If you'd like to sign up as an author or an author group, fill out the form at Google Docs. Make sure you join and friend this community - all check-ins and reminders will come through here, so you'll have to watch us to stay informed. We'll send a confirmation email no more than 48 hours after we get your sign-up.

-We also are offering the option of doing tandem sign-ups where both the author and artist sign up to be partners from the beginning. If you are interested in this option, you can find more information here.

-We also offer a solo sign-up option. This means that you sign up to write your story or create art using our timeline and posting in our comms, but you do not want to be paired with an artist or author. You'll get all the support without the stress of letting someone down if you don't finish on time. If you are interested in this option, you can find more information here.

Since we are doing sign-ups via Google Forms, we have turned off the comments on this post. If you have any questions please contact us at our page-a-mod page.

Sign ups close 15 May.
 
 
30 April 2016 @ 10:48 pm
Story rough drafts are due by 24 August. We will post a preview of story summaries (including titles, pairings, and any warnings) on 26 August so accompanying fanworkers can think about the claims they want to make. Claims will open on 27 August at 12 noon EST for artists to make their first claim and on 28 August at 3 pm EST artists will be free to make additional claims.

Claims will be done on a first-come, first-serve basis. Stories will be available for second claims after each has been claimed once; same goes with third claims and beyond, if we have that many. Accompanying fanworkers can sign up to do between one and five claims (you can mix tandem sign-ups and claimed pieces if you'd like) ; please do not sign up for more claims than you can complete. You are free to create more than one piece to accompany any story that you've claimed, but you must create at least one thing for each claimed story. Final claims will be sent out on 3 September, and no more accompanying fanworker signups will be accepted after that time.

Accompanying fanworks come in many different forms: vids, manips, traditional art, digital art, fanmixes, movie-style posters, podfics, original musical composition, and book covers have all been put forth as acceptable ideas. If you have an idea that isn't listed here, please leave us a message on the page-a-mod post and we'll get back to you.

If you'd like to sign up as an accompanying fanworker, fill out the form at Google Docs. Make sure you join and friend this community - all check-ins and reminders will come through here, so you'll have to watch us to stay informed. We'll send a confirmation email no more than 48 hours after we get your sign-up.

-We are also offering the option of doing tandem sign-ups where both the author and artist sign up to be partners from the beginning. If you are interested in this option, you can find more information here.

-We also offer a solo sign-up option. This means that you sign up to write your story or create art using our timeline and posting in our comms, but you do not want to be paired with an artist or author. You'll get all the support without the stress of letting someone down if you don't finish on time. If you are interested in this option, you can find more information here.

Since we are doing sign-ups via Google Forms, we have turned off the comments on this post. If you have any questions please contact us at our page-a-mod page.

Sign-ups close 3 September.
 
 
30 April 2016 @ 10:47 pm
Sometimes you just want the structure of a fanwork challenge without having to work with someone else to create an accompanying fanwork. This year, we are once again offering a track for people who just want to create something on their own: the solo track!

You can sign up as a solo author or a solo artist (which encompasses all of the things that our normal "accompanying fanworker" umbrella covers, don't worry!). Most of the rules remain the same; check out the details below.

Solo Author
-10,000 words is the minimum length for each story. There is no upper limit.

-Stories must have at least one beta reader. If you don't have a beta reader, check out the beta post and the find a partner page to see if anyone there fits your needs.

-This challenge is for new stories. If your story has appeared online in its entirety, it's not eligible for dcu_bang. You can complete a story you’ve already started posting as long as no more than 2,000 words have already been posted, and you don’t post any more until your posting date.

-Sequels are great! If you write a sequel to something you've written in the past, include a link to the original story in your author's notes, so people can read from the beginning if they haven't already.

-If you need some inspiration, check out the prompt post. Take the prompts as literally or as figuratively as you want - use part of one, use three or four, use half of one and half of another. It's entirely up to you.

-In order for your story to qualify for this challenge, you cannot post it anywhere online until the due date. On that day, you can post it wherever you'd like - Livejournal, Dreamwidth, AO3, Tumblr, your personal website, or anywhere else - and link to it here. Just don't put it up before the reveal. (Posting details will be given closer to that time.)

-Solo stories do not have to be submitted as rough drafts in August. If you're following our timeline, you should have 80% of your story done by that point, but all submitted rough drafts will be submitted for art claims. You're off the hook!

Solo Artist
If you are an artist who wants to create Marvel artwork with more time than is usually afforded for accompanying fanworkers, this option is for you. The idea would be to create a major fanwork, since you would have much more time to do it. For example, if you wanted to make your own comic book or a lengthy fanvid, this would be the perfect option for you.

Any fanwork is acceptable here: vids, manips, traditional art, digital art, fanmixes, movie-style posters, podfics, original musical composition, and book covers have all been put forth as acceptable ideas. If you have an idea that isn't listed here, please leave us a message on the page-a-mod post and we'll get back to you.

-Art does not have to be submitted as rough drafts in August.


Solo Podfic
We've had a few people express interest in doing podfic, and we think that's great! The rules for podfic are as follows:

-The story that you podfic must be at least 10,000 words. There is no upper limit.

-You must have permission to record the story. No exceptions. Blanket policies count as permission, but if the author doesn't have one, don't forget to talk to the author before you start.

-In order for your podfic to qualify for this challenge, you cannot post it anywhere online until the due date. On that day, you can post it wherever you'd like - Livejournal, Dreamwidth, AO3, Tumblr, your personal website, or anywhere else - and link to it here. Just don't put it up before the reveal. (Posting details will be given closer to that time.)

-Podfics do not have to be submitted as rough drafts in August.

If you'd like to sign up as a solo author or artist, fill out the form at Google Docs. Make sure you join and friend this community - all check-ins and reminders will come through here, so you'll have to watch us to stay informed. We'll send a confirmation email no more than 48 hours after we get your sign-up.

Since we are doing sign-ups via Google Forms, we have turned off the comments on this post. If you have any questions please contact us at our page-a-mod page.

Sign ups close 16 May.
 
 
30 April 2016 @ 10:35 pm
If you'd like to volunteer as a beta reader or a cheerleader, please sign up below. Please note that signing up doesn't ensure that you'll get paired with a story - authors are free to contact whichever beta or cheerleader they think might help them the best, and your particular skills might not match with what our authors need. We thank everyone for volunteering their time and skills, but we can't ensure that every volunteer will be matched with a story.

Sign-ups close 5 September.


 
 
30 April 2016 @ 10:28 pm
We thought we'd do our best to help you all find betas, cheerleaders, and tandem option partners. This post is for you to find a friend to work with you on your fic either as a long term cheerleader/beta or as an artist/author tandem partnership.

Everyone is welcome here, just tell us a little bit about what you are hoping to work on. Share story ideas, favorite ships, and what you are looking for in a partner. This is a place for you to connect with like-minded fans so have fun with it!

Also, it should go without saying that we ask you to be kind and respectful. If someones idea isn't to your liking, just move on.

Have fun!