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Anyone who has been with us since the beginning knows that this was one of the first big challenges that we ever did as a community. For eight years running now it has been our flagship challenge and it is a hallmark of who we are, so of course we are thrilled to continue this wonderful spn_bigpretzel tradition!

This is the sign-up post FOR AUTHORS who wish to participate in the 8th Annual spn_bigpretzel Spring Fic Exchange.

ARTISTS will sign-up at a later date, once we know how many stories need illustrating.  And, yes, you can participate as both an author and an artist if you wish.

How long does the fic have to be? A minimum of 1000 words.  The sky is the limit if your muse is well and truly prodded, but don't get too ambitious.  Remember, you're writing this as a gift and you have limited time.  We don't want anyone to go giftless when the final posting date comes.

How does it work for authors? Anyone who wants to participate must include 3-5 prompts on this post and list any preferences they may have (see questionnaire below). When author claiming starts, you will claim a person, not just one of their prompts. That person -- along with all of their prompts -- then gets crossed off the "available" list. .

How does it work for artists? Midway through the process, we'll ask each author to post a short blurb about their story so that the artists who'd like to participate can stake a claim. (Artists are expected to produce a story banner as a minimum, but if inspiration strikes, then go for it!)  The author and the artist should work together to produce the best outcome for each other and for the original prompter!

As last year’s schedule seemed to work pretty well, we’re going to run along very similar lines to last year:

2019 Schedule (may be subject to very minor changes)

Prompt Posting: Monday March 11th - Friday March 22nd

Author Claiming: Saturday March 23rd - Friday 29th March

Posting of story synopsis for artist claiming: Friday 19th April

Finished story/art posting: Friday May 24th onwards (posting period will depend on number of participants)

Please copy and paste the questions below into the comments and fill in the blanks along with leaving your 3-5 prompts.  Remember, this is BigPretzel, so keep the prompts light in tone.  No dark!fic, no rip-your-heart-out angst, nothing intended to depress the reader for weeks, and no RPF, please. 

Think humorous, cracky, zany, fluffy or just downright sweet ...  and crossover prompts are more than welcome as long as they, too are light or humorous and the main focus is on Supernatural.

Note: This little questionnaire is intended to aid an author in tailoring their story to your preferences. I'm sure it doesn't need to be said, but please don't bash in your preferences. If you *really* dislike a certain character, genre, story arc, etc, bear in mind that not everyone will share your views, so please be respectful!

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So, all authors have been claimed, and now the time has come to get scribbling!

You need to have the date of 19th April in mind as this is the day upon which you will need to have a summary, or at least a couple of passages of writing to tempt the artists for your story!  A specific post will be put up on that day for you to showcase your snippets.

Feel free to contact your prompter and work with them to deliver the best gift possible!

Just for reference, here is a list of prompters and authors:

theymp writing for jdl71
candygramme writing for theymp
crucis01 writing for candygramme
disneymagics writing for crucis01
dizzojay writing for disneymagics
jj1564 writing for just_ruth
jdl71 writing for jj1564
just_ruth writing for dizzojay

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25 March 2019 @ 01:53 am
Title: Post Cancellation
Author: Katya Starling
Dedicated To: One for all us Supernatural fans
Fandom: Supernatural
Character/Pairing: Crowley
Rating: PG/K+
Challenge/Prompt: spn_bigpretzel DEW: Crowley + Feelings
Warning(s): None
Word Count: 100
Date Written: 25 March 2019 (Sorry, still got MAJOR RL crap going on -- crap I would have NEVER thought we'd have to deal with! Keep praying for us all, please!)
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23 March 2019 @ 03:47 pm
Title: Unusual Torture
Character: Crowley and two minions
Rating: pg
Word Count: 100
Summary: Crowley’s singing out his feelings after Dean ditches him.
A/N: Lyrics from the song Feelings by Albert Morris.
Prompt: spn_bigpretzel DEW - Character: Crowley; Theme:

Image result for crowley feelings gif

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23 March 2019 @ 03:47 pm

Rating: K+
Genre: Humour
Character:  Crowley
Spoilers/Warnings: None
Word Count: 100

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23 March 2019 @ 03:42 pm
Title: Marley and Weep
Character: Crowley and Dean
Rating: pg
Word Count: 100
Summary: Crowley and Dean watch ‘Marley & Me’...
Prompt: spn_bigpretzel DEW - Character: Crowley; Theme...

Image result for crowley feelings gif

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This is the author claiming post for the 8th Annual Fic Exchange. If you filled out the form expressing an interest in having a fic written for you and left prompts, now if the time to return the favor by picking another author and write a fic for them. We have 8 sets of wonderful prompts for you to choose from!

To claim, pick one of your fellow comm members based on their selection of prompts by leaving their lj username in the comments below.  You will have until May 24th to write at least a 1000 word story for them based on one of their prompts (or a combination thereof), but you should aim to have a synopsis and/or a blurb to share by April 19th in order to sell you story for potential artists to claim it.. Definitely feel free to work with the prompter to make sure you are giving them a story they'll enjoy. HERE is the link to original post with all the details.  Any questions, just ask.

This is first come, first served and YOU ARE PICKING AN AUTHOR NOT AN INDIVIDUAL PROMPT.  Once an author is chosen, they will be marked off of the available list.  Keep in mind, you are only eligible to claim if you left prompts. Hence, the exchange part ;)

The full schedule for the fic exchange is as follows:

Prompt Posting: Monday March 11th - Friday March 22nd
Author Claiming: Saturday March 23rd - Friday 29th March
Posting of story synopsis for artist claiming: Friday 19th April
Finished story/art posting: Friday May 24th onwards (posting period will depend on number of participants)

The prompts available for claiming are listed below:

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23 March 2019 @ 09:20 am
I'm here to say that although our show may be riding off into the sunset in 2020, spn_bigpretzel will still be here to carry on the Winchester Legacy and celebrating the sunnier side of Supernatural.

If you're all still willing to play in our sandbox, we'll stick around for as long as we can or as long as you want us to!!


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22 March 2019 @ 06:55 pm
I am beyond grateful that we heard the news -- sad though it is -- from J2M and not from rumours.

I am beyond grateful for their assertion that this family is going nowhere.

So -- now it's up to us.

It's up to us to BE that family that the show built.

It's up tto us to truly -- TRULY -- CARRY ON.

I intend to do my part. Who's with me?

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Prompt posting for this year's fic exchange closes at Midnight tonight (wherever you are in the world).  Until then, you can still post your prompts HERE

The Author claiming post will go up here at the community at 2pm GMT tomorrow, and at that point, you will be able to claim whichever author's prompts tickle your fancy!
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