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Okay, it's time for us to make the final commitment! All writers must participate in this check-in, or they will be assumed to have dropped out of the challenge. This poll will remain open until 11:50 p.m. July 18th. There are two mandatory parts for a Big Bang Participant (poll and email), and only one mandatory part for a Little Bang Participant (poll).

PART ONE:

Answer the questions on the poll. Here's the link!

There is no minimum word count that you need at this point, for either the Big Bang or the Little Bang. After today, you cannot change: your selection of participating in the Big Bang or Little Bang (or both, if you're writing two stories), the fandom, or the pairing. That's locked in!

PART TWO:

An email for Big Bang Writers. If you are attempting a fic greater than 20k, you can choose the Big Bang option and receive an artist who will create artwork for your story. You will therefore need to email the mods at thehetbigbang[at]gmail dot com with THREE different snippets of your work, 500-1000 words each, so that your artist may have something to work off of and inspire. Send a separate email for each big bang that you want to submit.

The email format will be:

SUBJECT LINE: [Your LJ Name: Big Bang Check In.]

Author Name: LJ name and AO3 Name
Story Name: If undecided or only tentative, please state that.
Fandom/Pairing: List the main one, and any minor pairings if you so please
Summary to be provided to the Artist: Yes, this bit is mandatory. It's fine if it's rough, but please give your artists an idea of what the story is about because claims will be done off this. Maximum 50 words.
Current Word Count and Expected Final Word Count:

Then supply your three snippets. 500-1000 words each, in the body of your email and NOT as a separate word document. You may leave any author's notes or any explanations you want, and you must also leave an email address or a way for your artist to contact you directly. Artist are not obliged to work directly with the author on their artwork, but most usually like author input or feedback of some kind. This entire email that you send to the mods will be directly forwarded to your artist, so it's important to include your email address in with your snippets.

You will receive a confirmation email within a couple days to let you know that we've received you snippets.


To Big Bang or Little Bang: Big Bang stories are under some form of obligation to finish because an artist has signed up to do work for it; so try to complete? Pretty, pretty please? If you don't, we understand, but keep in mind that your artist did all that work. If you decide to drop out at any point, contact BOTH a Mod and your artist immediately and tell them so. But try to complete! WE BELIEVE IN YOU!

And just as a reminder, extensions for final fic submissions will not be granted. Please make sure your stories are submitted no later than August 26th.

If you're intimidated by the idea of having an artist or anyone else rely on you completing this venture, there is always the less demanding option: the little big bang. It only has a minimum word count of 10k. No maximum word count. And there is no artists for it, unless you get someone on your own or you create your own artwork for it (either is totally fine). I basically put in this little bang option for those that want to participate, but don't want to be obliged to anyone else to finish. It's completely low-key and non-intimidating! (I hope.)

Artists: will claim stories on July 20th on a post that goes up on this comm. Artist will claim stories on a first come, first serve basis. They are required to make one piece of artwork for each big bang story they claim. The claims posts will display the story title, the fandom/pairings, and summary. We will provide artists with the author name only after they have claimed the story, and we will email the artist the snippets/relevant information as soon as we can. From there, artist can contact authors to find out more about their interests. We would like to encourage artists to be in contact with authors and to share and collaborate, but ONLY in fun. Artists are under no obligation to work directly with the author. Ultimately, what artists create for their artwork is their creation, just like how artists cannot dictate what the author writes for their fanfiction. But we all want everyone to be happy with what they get and what they create, so I hope this remains a happy, fun, friendly experience.

Also, if a writer eventually does not complete his/her Big Bang story by the due date, but the artists has completed their artwork, go ahead and submit it and I'll showcase the artwork on AO3 anyway. Artist deserve recognition for their hard work!
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