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.
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 marvel_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 26 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 19 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
-Brand new this year, we are offering 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
Sign ups close 16 May