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28 January 2010 @ 03:14 pm
Box of Tricks Sign-Up Post for Writers  
2010 Writer Sign-Up Post

Challenge Rules for Writers

1. Stories must have a minimum length of 12,500 words. There is no maximum length.
2. Stories may be slash, or gen.(And if you want to write het, you may)
3. The central story element should focus on characters from The Professionals. Any slash pairing is allowed.
4. After your story is posted at ci5_boxoftricks, you are free to post it elsewhere. We’ll create a master list of links and summaries at the community, and we are also planning on providing single file links to the stories.
5. Stories will be posted at an assigned posting date.
6. AU's and Crossovers are allowed and welcomed!
7. If you feel you have the energy and willpower to write a story *and* create artwork for someone else’s story, then please feel free to sign up as both an artist and as a writer.
8. WIPs are welcomed too, as long as the parts have not been posted up anywhere.
9. Collaborations between writers are also allowed. Just please let us know when you sign up if you are planning on writing with a partner.

Important Dates

Please sign-up to participate by February 28.

Your rough draft and story summary should be turned in by June 28. A lot of us scribble right down to the wire, and we fully realise this. But it is important that something be handed in at this date for our artists to see. Big Bangs are collaborative and our artists also need time to work and get ideas together.

On July 5, your draft/summary will be posted (anonymously) for a participating artist to claim as a prompt. The artist will create at the very least one piece of art (title banner, illustration, manip, etc.) to accompany your story. Alternately, a vidder may do a trailer for your story.

Your final draft should be completed by August 20.

Our posting schedule will begin in September.

To sign up

Please comment below with your Author name and LJ username (if applicable). If the author is not on LJ and someone is commenting here on their behalf, then please leave us a contact email.

All that remains for right now is:

Thanks for participating...

... and GO PROS!!!!!!
a cramp in the mouth from grinning: Professionals: hiyaailcia on January 28th, 2010 02:23 pm (UTC)
I would like to sign up, even though I have a heinous track-record with deadlines and writing longer stories, if you'll have me?
Callisto: boxoftrickscallistosh65 on January 28th, 2010 02:25 pm (UTC)
Of course we'll have you, darlin' - you are the first, petal. Yay you!!!
erushi: pros - lads - cuppaerushi on January 28th, 2010 02:42 pm (UTC)
Oh god. I'll probably be flailing around like a useless lump of thing by the time the deadline rolls around, but, erm. *raises hand to sign up*

Thanks for organising it!

[eta] Clean forgot, sorry - writer's name will be the same as the LJ name: Erushi.

Edited at 2010-01-31 05:52 pm (UTC)
Squeeful: Fuck subtextsqueeful on January 28th, 2010 02:45 pm (UTC)


msmoatmsmoat on January 28th, 2010 03:00 pm (UTC)
The sensible thing would be not to do this. But right now my life is nothing but incredibly sensible, practical, "get on with it" stuff. So...sign me up, please. Um, author name: PFL. *g*
Cooper West: BB What?mikes_grrl on January 28th, 2010 03:18 pm (UTC)
Oooo! Oooo! Me me me! *flaps hand*

Author name: Mikey
User name: mikes_grrl

longstrtlongstrt on January 28th, 2010 04:10 pm (UTC)
I would like to write a story
I haven't written a long Pros story in quite awhile, but I would love to try again, if I may. I write under the name of lbc.
JoJo: Bodie huh?solosundance on January 28th, 2010 04:15 pm (UTC)
Author name: JoJo
lj username: solosundance
state of mind: bonkers

jgraeme2007: on the jobjgraeme2007 on January 28th, 2010 04:57 pm (UTC)
I'm in. Author name JGL.
Andy: sparkly!Doylem31andy on January 28th, 2010 06:29 pm (UTC)
I'm in! Author name: Andromeda, Lj: m31andy

And I promise not to write another Twilight crossover. Honest.
krisserci5krisserci5 on January 28th, 2010 07:29 pm (UTC)
I'm in. Author name Krisser.
moth2fic: pros_readingroompairmoth2fic on January 28th, 2010 09:32 pm (UTC)
OK - I'm hooked! I've never written any long Pros fic but if I can manage long fic in other fandoms... and I started a fic during a 'conversation' with firlefanzine that deserves to be actually written and expanded. I solemnly promise, etc.
raven_rsraven_rs on January 28th, 2010 11:03 pm (UTC)
*takes a deep breath*

I'd like to sign up please. Author name, Ravenstone. LJ name raven_rs

Oh my God what have I done.........
robeau: Robeau Kittiesrobeau on January 29th, 2010 12:28 am (UTC)
I was quite taken with the discussion at Close Quarters about the idea of a seriously long story and actually started one that weekend. I figure if I sign up today it mean's I'll actually have to finish it.
LJ = Robeau
Author = Ice Bear
kiwisue: nvccskiwisue on January 29th, 2010 07:54 am (UTC)
I'm signing up. User name kiwisue, author name KWS.
Sarah K: in our bunktears_of_nienna on January 29th, 2010 08:48 am (UTC)
Is it bad that the hardest part of this may be deciding which utterly insane crossover or AU to write? :D

Author name: Sarah K
User Name: tears_of_nienna