So, without further ado, it's time for the Rough draft requirements reminder :cue dramatic music:
As we are now getting to the midway point before the rough draft deadline on the 1st of July we thought this was a good time to post a reminder of the rough draft requirements.
I. A minimum word count of 6,600 words.
We're not going to be totally tyrannical about this. If you're only at 4,000 words, but it's clear you're well on the way to finishing, that works for us. But if you're only at 1,000 words, we have a problem. Talk to us and let us know how you are getting on. We don’t bite - hard. (At least most of the mods don't.)
II. A reasonably complete outline of any unfinished scenes
The outline can be as complete (massively detailed descriptions of every remaining incident in the story) or as brief ("insert sex scene here") as you like.
III. A reasonable confidence that you will be able to finish the whole story (10,000 word minimum) by the September 23rd deadline.
This last bit is the most important. Since it gets handed to an artist at this point, we'd like for the artist not to work on something that isn't going to get done.
IV. A short paragraph length summary/blurb that can be posted publicly on the comm for the artists to claim from.
This should give a good flavour of the story, but doesn't have to give everything away. You can see what people wrote for the last few years: 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014.
Please also include a warning if one applies (e.g. for subjects like death, rape or underage sex) or, if the story needs a warning but you are worried about spoilers, you can let us know that you choose not to warn.
Lastly you don’t need a title at this point, we all know that sometimes this can be the very last thing that you write :D.
We will be putting a post up in June detailing how to send us your rough draft and summary so please look out for that.
Finally, as always, if you have any questions about anything please get in touch by emailing the mods at firstname.lastname@example.org.