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The Collection is Live!!

Thanks to all the fantastic authors and artists who spent hours creating their masterpieces, and to the glorious, well-loved betas and cheerleaders who helped make this another successful big bang! You guys really do rock!! :D

There are plenty of stories to read, and stunning artwork to stare at, so what are you waiting for? Head on over to the Het Big Bang Collection and check out this year's submissions!!

And I gotta tell you, I am SO excited that Reveal Day is finally here!!! \o/

The Masterlist will be posted soon, and we will have Random Stories of the Day soon after the list is posted, but in the meantime, GO NOW AND LEAVE FEEDBACK!


Let the reading and admiring fest begin!
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[personal profile] red_b_rackham

SUBMISSIONS DUE TOMORROW, AUGUST 26TH!!





Art and Fics Due - August 26th, 11:59 PM (Midnight) PST (here is a timezone converter.)

~

Guys, we are ALMOST THERE! We are so excited to see what you all have created and can't wait to share it with everyone! In case you need a hand with posting or last minute questions...

Here's a rundown on how to post your final works to this year's AO3 Collection:

POSTING REQUIREMENTS

Where do we post our completed fics?
We are using AO3 collections, with the deadline for submission as August 26th, and the reveal date of August 31st. You can post them up early!! Post them up now, if you want! You can also post your fics anywhere else you like, just don't post them anywhere before the Debut Date.

Everyone who has signed up for this challenge should have an AO3 account, but if you don't, you can still sign up. You can ask a friend for an invite code, or you can request from A03 here or at [community profile] ao3_invitecodes. If you are unfamiliar with it, here is the FAQ of AO3. Do not publish your fic for everyone to see at AO3. Instead, submit it for our 2017 collection. Only the author of a work can add it to a collection, and then the mods approve it and we'll reveal it on the Debut Date.

Once you've done that, we are also asking you to drop an email to thehetbigbang [at] gmail dot com when you submit your work to A03, with the following information:

Email Subject Line: (Fic or Art Submission. YOUR NAME.)

AO3 Name/LJ Name: (both)
Fandom:
Pairing:
Artwork or Fic: (artwork for "Title of Fic, by Author") or (Fic: "Title, rating, and word count. Big Bang or Little Bang.")
Summary: (if applicable.)


Further Posting guidelines below. (The pics used are for the old 2012 submissions, but just mentally adjust for 2017.)

How to Post to an AO3 Collection )

A03 will require you to format a header with all regular information on it.
Remember to properly tag your works, including appropriate warnings.

A03 Coding Guidelines )

Also, please remember that extensions for final fic and art submissions will not be granted. Please make sure your stories and art are submitted no later than August 26th. If you absolutely cannot make it, contact a mod immediately - either via email at thehetbigbang [at] gmail.com, or on the Page-A-Mod post, or PM [personal profile] red_b_rackham or [personal profile] traycer [profile] traycer_.

Lastly, remember if you need some to cry, scream, flail, yell triumphantly, encourage, cheerlead, etc, don't hesitate to check out the support comm and throw up some posts for each other! (I likely will be coming by later do the annual flailing gif post. ;D)

YOU'RE ALMOST THERE!!

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[personal profile] red_b_rackham

All fics have now been claimed by an artist! :D


Thank you guys!! \o/ You are awesome! I hope things are going well for you and the words (or colors ;D ) are flowing. Reminder that the firm deadline for handing in your fics or art is August 26th, 11:59 PM (Midnight) PST (here is a timezone converter.) And remember that the support comm is here, for whatever you need - support, flailing, sharing, screaming, etc. Outside of our regular events, post whatever you want!!

Keep writing! We're almost there!!
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[personal profile] red_b_rackham

GUYS!! We still have 6 WONDERFUL FICS THAT NEED ARTISTS!

Reminder that artists may now claim more than one fic, and that we may have to delay Debut Day if we can't get artists for everyone, and we super don't want to do that.

GO CLAIM!! And take a minute to spread the word wherever you can so we can find these hard working, amazing authors some artists!

ART CLAIMS HERE

ARTIST SIGN UPS HERE

PINCH HIT ARTIST SIGN UPS HERE - we need you!!

Art and Fics Due - August 26th, 11:59 PM (Midnight) PST (here is a timezone converter.)
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[personal profile] red_b_rackham
Just a quick note to say that I have fallen behind schedule (apologies, guys!!), but the art claims will be going up today or tomorrow, so keep your eyes peeled!! Claims will be on a first come, first serve basis. Pinch Hit Artist sign-ups will also be going up soon, for those interested and able to be Pinch Hitters.

Artists: I wanted to ask you guys' opinions about art claims: something I've seen done at other Bangs is all the summaries go up on a "preview" basis for about a day, so everyone can see what's up for grabs, and think over their choices. Then claims are opened and everyone can comment with their first and second choices. Is this something you guys would be interested in doing, or keep it the same as always (especially since the claims post will be going up a couple days later than usual)? Comment below with your thoughts!
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[personal profile] traycer
Just a reminder that the poll for the Mandatory Check-In closes tonight at 11:59 p.m. If you signed up to write a story for this challenge, please take a few moments to answer the questions in the poll to let us know whether you are still writing a fic, or if you've decided to drop out. Anyone who signed up, but doesn't complete the poll will automatically be considered dropped out.

Also, if you're writing a Big Bang fic, don't forget to send us your snippets. If you want an artist to create artwork for your story, we will need that by the the 18th as well.

We're heading into the home stretch now and I am super excited! I can't wait for the debut date!!! :)
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[personal profile] traycer
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.

Random info you probably already know )
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[personal profile] red_b_rackham
Hey guys!

We know you're hard at work writing like the wind, but we just wanted to check in. How are things going? This check in is not mandatory, but encouraged - we just want to get a feel for how you guys are doing.

Artist: sit back and relax, and recruit all your artsy friends to come sign-up here. We'll talk to you soon. ;)

Authors: Fill out the polls below, then feel free let us know in the comments below how things are going! Remember, if you're stuck about what to write, we have a "What Should I Write" post here, as well as the HBB support community, which has been much quieter than usual, so get in there and support your fellow Bangers!

REMINDERS:
-Artist, Beta, and Cheerleader sign-ups are still open. Spread the word! We always need lots of all three of those roles!
-Pinch Hit Artist Sign-ups will be coming up next month, so keep an eye out if you're interested in being a pinch-hit artist.
-The MANDATORY CHECK IN is on July 15th. For what you'll need to do for that, check this post for more info.
-If you need help with anything, questions, drop-outs, whatever, go here to Page A Mod.

~

[Note: I can't create a poll on Dreamwidth apparently, so please hop over to LJ here to take the poll OR just leave us some comments below about how you're feeling! ]

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[personal profile] red_b_rackham
Official Writers List 2017


It's finally here! The super shiny list of all the authors who signed up this year. :D

Note: Please take a moment to check the list to ensure your entry is on there, and correct, as we had sign-ups from both LJ and DW. If you are supposed to be on this list and are not, let me know asap and I will edit accordingly. Thanks, and HAPPY WRITING! \o/
all i do is roam )
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[personal profile] traycer
Today's the day, people! This is the last day to sign up to write a story for us. So if you've been sitting on the fence until the last minute... well, the time has come. :)

So what are you waiting for? Let's do this!!
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The May 17th deadline is on the horizon!!

For those of you who may be dangling on the fence trying to decide whether to sign up as an author or not, the deadline is looming ever closer. If it's a plot that's holding you up, head over to this post to leave a comment with possible ideas, and we'll set up a poll for others to help you decide, and you never know, someone may just plant another, possibly better idea. :D Everything is possible!

Don't forget to check out all the interesting story ideas that our LJ members have signed up to write!!

And for those of you who are debating if you even want to sign up for a BIG BANG, come on and give it a try! I sign up every year, and only finished a story the first time around, but I'm still going to try again. I figure that for me, the worst that will happen is that I don't get it done on time (again!). But hey, if you think you may have time to work on a story for us (and I know some people just have too much going on right now to even consider it), we do have a support group at [community profile] het_banghelp (open only to challenge participants) where you can find writing events and other posts designed to help you write your story (the schedule will go up soon), not to mention lots of people willing to cheer you on, so you may surprise yourself!

In the meantime, we could really use some help in getting the word out that we need more authors, artists, betas, and cheerleaders, so please consider pimping / sending out a signal boost to your friends and comms that allow this type of activity. The more people we get to participate, the more stories and artworks we get to savor!!

Oh, and you can find banners, icons and the codes at this post. And if you have any questions, please feel free to PM either [personal profile] red_b_rackham, or me, [personal profile] traycer, or leave a comment on the Page a Mod post. We're always happy to respond!! :)
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[personal profile] traycer
[personal profile] red_b_rackham has once again created an absolutely gorgeous banner and several icons for this year's challenge and they're ready for you to snatch and use to let the world know that you support the Het Big Bang community. :) Go check out the 2017 banners post and please feel free to signal boost [community profile] het_bigbang everywhere . . . In your journals, LJ communities, Tumblrs, Twitter, wherever you can.

Let's get the word out and get this show on the road!! :D


[community profile] het_bigbang is back for another round of awesomeness and we want you to come join us!!



Big Bang: 25,000 words. Any Fandom. Any Het Pairing.
Little Bang: 10,000 words. Any Fandom. Any Het Pairing.
Author Sign Up I Artist Sign Up I Beta Sign Up I Cheerleading Sign Up

Timeline
Author Sign Ups - Open till May 17th, 12:00 PM (NOON) PST
Mandatory Author Checkpoint - July 15th
Artist Claiming of Big Bang Stories - July 20th
Art and Fics Due - August 26th, 11:59 PM (Midnight) PST
Debut Date (DD) - August 31st

FAQ here!



The coding for the above promo blurb is provided in the text box below for you to use to help promote our cause. Just cut and paste:
[identity profile] red-b-rackham.livejournal.com


2017 FAQs



Welcome to another year of Het Big Bang!!
It’s a challenge for writers and artists to step up from any fandom, for any het pairing you want!

New this year: if you'd like to see works or information from any past Bangs, check this Masterpost. Our "menu of links" has changed a little bit, cleaned up to reflect only what's currently useful. New banners are up here. We've also added a "Page-A-Mod" page. If you have queries, emergencies, whatever, go ahead and drop us a line and one of the mods will get back to you ASAP.



Reminder: the support community has been emptied. Since it is members-only for those involved in the Bang, you will need to rejoin once you have signed up.

(Please note: links to sign-up posts are not active yet, but will be fixed once the challenge goes live on May 1st.)

Rules, terms and everything else you wanted to know )
[identity profile] red-b-rackham.livejournal.com
Here be the new banners for 2017! Snag them, post them, use them wherever you like. Spread the word about HBB 2017 and make all your friends join the fun! ;D

to boldly go )
[identity profile] red-b-rackham.livejournal.com
In order to keep our menu a little neater and tidier, I'm adding a Master Post of previous years links. Plus, sometimes you want to look back on what's been done and unearth treasures you might've missed. :) Check out the links below, which will be updated/added to yearly.

i'm feeling nostalgic )
[identity profile] red-b-rackham.livejournal.com
Hello all!!

Yes, [livejournal.com profile] traycer_ and I are running another year of Het Big Bang! We are in the process of working out details and a schedule, and will be back soon with all the relevant info. Expect a similar schedule and similar run like last year, and most importantly, get your ideas brewing!!

We can't wait to see what everybody comes up with this year. :D

[identity profile] http://users.livejournal.com/traycer_/
The Collection is Live!!

Thanks to all the fantastic authors and artists who spent hours creating their masterpieces, and to the glorious, well-loved betas and cheerleaders who helped make this another successful big bang! You guys really do rock!! :D

There are plenty of stories to read, and stunning artwork to stare at, so what are you waiting for? Head on over to the Het Big Bang Collection and check out this year's submissions!!

And I gotta tell you, I am SO excited that Reveal Day is finally here!!! \o/

The Masterlist will be posted soon, and we will have Random Stories of the Day soon after the list is posted, but in the meantime, GO NOW AND LEAVE FEEDBACK!


Let the reading and admiring fest begin!
[identity profile] http://users.livejournal.com/traycer_/
Today's the day!! The official deadline is tonight, and all stories and artwork must be posted to the 2016 Het Big Bang Collection on AO3 by midnight. Are you ready? I know I am. :) I can't wait to showcase all the fantastic stories and artwork on the 31st. Squeee! It's going to be great!!!

If you need help in posting your work to AO3, the instructions can be found here. And if you need to contact the mods, send an email to thehetbigbang at gmail dot com and we'll get back to you as soon as we can.

Special thanks to all those who have already posted their work, and to those who are ferociously working hard on finishing up their stories and artwork!! You all are rockstars!!!

And because I am so excited, I just have to add ...

Debut day is only 5 days away!!! \o/
[identity profile] http://users.livejournal.com/traycer_/

Only a Week Until Submissions are Due!




Art and Fics Due - August 26th, 11:59 PM (Midnight) PST (here is a timezone converter.)


We're almost there and I can't help but be so excited about all the great stories and the beautiful artwork heading our way!! Squeeee!!!!! I love this comm! :D

We still have three more fics that need artists. Go claim one and showcase your amazing talent!. And yes, I admit it. I LOVE the artwork that comes through this comm! :)

And while we are at it, here's a rundown on how to post your final works to this year's AO3 Collection:

POSTING REQUIREMENTS

Where do we post our completed fics?
We are using AO3 collections, with the deadline for submission as August 26th, and the reveal date of August 31st. You can post them up early!! Post them up now, if you want! You can also post your fics anywhere else you like, just don't post them anywhere before the Debut Date.

I think that everyone who has signed up for this challenge has an AO3 account, but if you don't, there is plenty of time to sign up. You can ask a friend for an invite code, or you can request from A03 here or at [livejournal.com profile] ao3_invitecodes. If you are unfamiliar with it, here is the FAQ of AO3. Do not publish your fic for everyone to see at AO3. Instead, submit it for our 2016 collection. Only the author of a work can add it to a collection, and then the mods approve it and we'll reveal it on the Debut Date.

Once you've done that, we are also asking you to drop an email to thehetbigbang [at] gmail dot com when you submit your work to A03, with the following information:

Email Subject Line: (Fic or Art Submission. YOUR NAME.)

AO3 Name/LJ Name: (both)
Fandom:
Pairing:
Artwork or Fic: (artwork for "Title of Fic, by Author") or (Fic: "Title, rating, and word count. Big Bang or Little Bang.")
Summary: (if applicable.)


Further Posting guidelines below. (The pics used are for the old 2012 submissions, but just mentally adjust for 2016.)



1. Sign up for A03. You can ask a friend for an invite code, or you can request from A03 here or at [livejournal.com profile] ao3_invitecodes.

2. DO NOT POST YOUR FICS/ARTS SO THAT THE GENERAL PUBLIC CAN SEE THEM. Double check after posting to make sure it doesn't get posted to the general audience. If it does, delete the work and start over. Instead, you need to allow the mods to collect your fic/arts so that we can reveal everything together on August 31st. Go here, to the 2016 Het Big Bang Collection, and go the "Post to Collection" button in the top right corner. The collection is currently open, moderated and unrevealed.



This will bring you to the normal template where you submit your fic/artwork. In the first block, you fill out all the tags: fandom, warnings, ratings, characters, pairings, additional tags, etc.

In the second block, you fill out the preface information, including title, summary, and author's notes.

2a. For Artist: your summary line should include your author's name and the title of their story (if you know it).

3. In the third block, for "Associations" make sure the line for "Post to Collections/Challenges" lists "Het_Big_Little_Bang_Challenge_2016."



3A. For Artists: the next line, "Gift this work to:" should be filled out as well. Artist, you know your Author's A03 name, which should have been provided to you through your emails. If for some reason it was not, please contact your authors and get this name from them. Fill in the "Gift this work to:" line with your author's name. That will link your artwork to them. After the submissions have gone live on the Debut Date, we would like you to go back and edit your submission to add in a link to the specific story you created your artwork for. But until the entire big bang goes public, the main way you'll attach your artwork to the piece will be by identifying the author through gifting.

When you finally get the chance to link to the story, edit your submission and use the HTLM coding: <*a href="INSERT THE URL HERE">Title, by Author. (Remove the *) You can put this in your author's note or summary.

3b. For Authors: After the submissions have gone live on the Debut Date, we would need you to go back and edit your submission to add in a link to the specific artwork that was created for your story. You don't have to "Gift this work to:" to the artist, but it'd be neat if you wanted to do so.

When you finally get the chance to link to the artwork, edit your submission and use the HTLM coding: <*a href="INSERT THE URL HERE">Title, by Artist. (Remove the *) You can put this in your author's note or summary.

4. Formatting and coding guidelines are important.

4a. For Artists: AO3 video embeds are working from Youtube, Vimeo, blip.tv, Dailymotion, Viddler, Metacafe and 4shared. So if you have a video, you upload it to Youtube for example, and then embed into an AO3 post.

For images like artwork and icons and banners and cover art, use the <*img src="INSERT YOUR URL HERE"> HTML coding (remove the *). You can first upload your images at Tinypic or photobucket or a similar image hosting website, and then make an A03 post with the HTML coding.

5. Submit your fic/artwork.

You need to make sure when you hit "Post" that you see this text at the top of the resulting page:



"This work is part of an ongoing challenge and will be revealed soon! You can find details here: Het Big/Little Bang Challenge 2016"








6. Now, your fic should NOT be displayed to the general audience. It might not even show up on your dash, but fear not. You can still edit, add new chapters, mess around with it to your heart's content.

We, the mods, unfortunately do not have access to your story. We cannot tell if it is properly formatted or not. THIS IS FRUSTRATING, but there's nothing we can do about it. We can only see your name. All works are titled "Mystery Works" until we reveal the entire big bang. So, please make sure your own fic is properly formatted.

If you need to edit your fic, login and go to your dashboard. Go to the "Edit Works" button in the top right corner. From there, you can edit your works.



A03 will require you to format a header with all regular information on it.
Remember to properly tag your works, including appropriate warnings.


Both HTML and Rich Text are supported, and you can edit/delete, have multiple chapters, etc...

1. The Rich Text Editor lets you add formatting, links and pictures to text without using HTML tags. It also has an option for pasting from Word which will preserve some of your Word formatting, although please note that this is buggy. The Rich Text Editor is only available for your work text.

2. The HTML editor allows you to change the look of your text with HTML tags. It can be used in any place you can submit text, although some fields permit only a small subsection of allowed tags. You can see a full list of the allowed HTML on the Archive FAQ, but the standard HTML tags is as follows: b, big, blockquote, br, caption, center, datetime, div, dl, dt, em, h1, h2, h3, h4, h5, h6, height, hr, href, i, img, ins, small, span, src, strike, strong, sub, sup, table, u, and more.

Also, two years ago, [livejournal.com profile] anr was a saint and provided you with a post that explained "how to format a fic for posting in less than 30 seconds no matter the story length or amount of formatting" trick.

The mods won't be overly picky about formatting. I'd prefer for all dividers and scene breaks to use <*hr> (remove the *) which creates a horizontal line that serves perfectly as a scene break. However, that's optional. You choose your own way to format.

Other optional suggestions, just for uniformity sake's:
How do I do Chapter Titles: Bold 'em.
How do I timestamp and do locations: Italicize the dates and locations.
How do I do subtitle stuff: Italicize it.

There is only one major fail regarding format, and that has to do with paragraphs breaks.
There must be a full line break between paragraphs.

Example of doing it wrong:



Chapter One: The Invasion
March 6, 2005 - The City of Atlantis
Elizabeth ducked quickly behind a console and attempted to catch her breath. A flush of pink colored her cheeks and a thin sheen of sweat had appeared on her brow. If the situation weren't so dire, John would have been turned on. As it was, however, he couldn't give it much thought as he had to focus on the batch of Ancient zombies that were slowly staggering in through the Stargate.
"At least they can't run," he offered lamely.
Elizabeth spared him a glare. "Why can't they run?"
"I don't know." John shrugged. "But they never seem to run. They always lurch. Maybe when they're brought back to life they don't get knees?"




Example of doing it right:




Chapter Two: Ancient Ex-Girlfriends
Yes, They're Zombies Too

Elizabeth peeked around the consol. "Oh, my god," she breathed. "Is that--"

"Chaya?!" John squeaked.

"Talk about creepy ex-girlfriends." Rodney scrunched his nose. "She doesn't look good in green."

John cringed and crouched down lower. "Do you think she's their leader?"

Elizabeth looked thoughtful. "Well, this may be better for us." She narrowed her eyes at John. "We can give them you in trade for a cease fire--" Something caught her attention behind John and she broke off. "No, wait. Look to the left! That's... oh, god, John. That's Teer!"

John and Rodney stared in disbelief. "Damn you, Kirk!" Rodney groused, and hit John upside the head. "We're going to be killed by a legion of your dead ex-girlfriends!"

"Okay, everybody calm down," John soothed. "Let's not overreact and go blaming--"

"Hey, look, your ex-wife!"

"What?!!"



Grammar and Spelling fail:
If your fic doesn't look beta'ed, we will call you on it, which will create an AWKWARD situation for both of us. Having a beta is a REQUIREMENT. Grammar, spelling, proper paragraph structure, etc... these are all REQUIREMENTS. You need to give your beta ample opportunity to go over your fic for mistakes and edits, so remember to factor that into your deadline. Don't have a beta? Check out this post!


Can I post it to my journal a few days early to show my friends?

No. The first time you show your fic for this big bang must be on Debut Day, on this comm. Mods will handle the revealing details. There will be more posts on that to come. Once the Big Bang website goes live, feel free to post your stuff wherever.



Also, please remember that extensions for final fic and art submissions will not be granted. Please make sure your stories and art are submitted no later than August 26th.
[identity profile] red-b-rackham.livejournal.com
2 FICS LEFT!


PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD!! WE HAVE FICS THAT STILL NEED ARTISTS!!

Pinch hit artists, if nobody claims these by next week, I'll be coming to you. Please spread the word guys and try to get these beautiful fics claimed!!

To claim a story you want to do art for, please drop a comment below with:

Story Number: #
Email Address:


Remember: first come, first serve!! For further info, check this post.

The following are all listed alphabetically by first fandom (i.e. in an Supernatural/Avengers crossover, it will only be listed under Supernatural). For organization sake, numbers will stay the same from the first post.

~
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