What's It About?
• AUTHOR'S CHOICE! Yes, we know that this is way overdue, but this round has no overall theme. Do whatever your heart desires! :D
• All fics will be due by May 4th, at 11:59 pm EST. Anything submitted after this time will not be posted. Fics not received by the deadline cannot be added in afterward because this is a blind challenge, so the late added fic and author would obviously be paired together. Thank you for your understanding.
• Fics will be posted to answer_key on Children's Day, May 5th, as soon as possible.
• You must sign up officially to participate. Sign up to this post with your:
DW/LJ username (or whatever you'd like us to call you):
Writing archive: (can be a link to LJ memories, a fic LJ or a separate site)
• Sign ups will close March 22nd.
• A unique ID will be sent to everyone who signs up shortly after sign-ups close.
• If two people are collaborating, they both need to sign up. Any fics involving someone who doesn't have an ID will not be posted.
• Email all fic to be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org
• Fics should be attached in .txt format (plain text tutorial)
• In the subject line of the email, please include:
- Writer's user ID
- Writer's username
(If you're confused, the subject line should look something like this: [id] [username] Title of Fic)
• In the body of the email, please include:
- Word count:
- Themes used: Only if themes are used
• Multiple fics can be submitted in one email, or in several, whichever works for you
• Collaborations are allowed; please be sure to include the user ID and username of both authors in the email along with the Title and Word Count
• Fics should include all HTML tags for formatting; the mods will make a cursory check of all fics during posting, but will not be able to format your fic during posting
• All fics must be for the Hikaru no Go fandom (Crossovers and AUs are allowed as long as the writing features Hikaru no Go characters)
• The word count for this round is a minimum of 1000 words! Any singular fic less than 1000 words will not be posted. That being said, if a writer has a fic over what DW allows us to post and it can be split into multiple parts/chapters that make sense, feel free to do so as long as the total number of fics allowed isn't exceeded.
• Writers can submit up to five fics. If you collaborate with someone, that fic will count as one for each person involved.
• This is author's choice, so feel free to do whatever you want. Have fun with it!
• There will be optional themes provided again this round (hopefully)
• Writers can choose to use a theme or not
• Writers who chose to use theme(s) will be eligible for a theme prize, most likely a graphic of some kind
• More details will be available later
when Ver figures out what the themes are. [A mod!Ver note: If anybody has any ideas for themes, by all means, let her know privately and they'll definitely be considered. She is sort of drowning in 18 credits of college coursework right now, and BG rounds tend to come at the worst possible time for students, so. Yeah.]
• Once the posting of the fics is done, a list of participating authors will be posted, and guesses as to who wrote what will be accepted in a screened post
• The Guessing period will be open for two weeks, until May 19th, 11:59pm EST, and All Will Be Revealed on May 20th, as early as we can
• Until the guessing period is over, authors should not reveal themselves, but are welcome to leave hints or accept guesses of their own
• If fewer than five authors submit fics, then the Guessing Period will be omitted, and fics will be posted with the authors identified
Questions? Post them here, send a PM (Ver or Akichan), or email (Ver or Akichan)! Don't forget that kifu_archive is around for flailing and support, and the support thread will be up shortly. :D
Thank you!! And happy ficcing!!!