So that we can keep the time frame relatively short, let's aim for shorter fic this time -- a minimum of 1,000 words, maximum of 5,000 words (unless your muse really goes wild and you're sure you can finish within the allotted time). The finish line/posting date will be Sam's birthday, May 2.
We'd like everyone to end up working with a prompt they really like, so rather than the mods matching everyone up, we're going to let the participants pop back in and claim a fellow writer as their "exchange buddy." Then, midway through the process, we'll ask each writer to post a short blurb about their story so that the artists who'd like to participate can stake a claim. (Since these will be short fics, we'll ask the artist to contribute a small banner or a single illo, perhaps an icon -- unless, again, their muses go wild!) From that point, writer and artist can work together to produce a finished little gem to share with the comm.
Added to clarify: When you come back to claim a "buddy," you'll be claiming the person, along with all of their prompts. That person -- along with all of their prompts -- then gets crossed off the "available" list.
Sound good? Here's the timeline...
Sign-ups: March 1-March 10
Claiming: March 11-March 15
Posting of story synopsis: March 31
Finished story/art posting: May 2
You can sign up by commenting to this post. Please include 3-5 prompts -- meaty enough to give a potential buddy a good idea of what you're looking for. (Remember to keep them somewhat simple, so that your buddy won't need to produce a Big Bang to cover everything -- we're hoping to offer you guys a Big Bang challenge later in the year.) If you have any questions, you can either ask them here, or PM the mods.
Because your devoted mods are somewhat HTML-challenged, here's a questionnaire for you to copy and paste into your comment.
Favorite Character(s) to Write:
Character(s) You Prefer NOT to Write (if any):
Slash? (Y/N) And if ‘Yes’, does that include Wincest?
Favorite Pairing(s) or Do You Prefer Gen?
Crossovers (Y/N) And if ‘Yes’, what fandom(s):
Schmoop, humor, full-on crack, or some combination thereof?
Preferred/Maximum Story Rating (G, PG, R, NC17):
Can you act as a pinch-hitter if the need arises? (Y/N)
And...we're off and running! Have fun, gang. :)