July 17th, 2010

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What's Happening Next in the Pros Big Bang

Now that our writers have their rough drafts in, and our artists have claimed their stories, and you've all seen who's working on what, we thought we'd let you all know what to expect next.

The Deadlines

Friday, August 20
  • Writer's final draft is due. (While you'll still have a few days to tweak, we'd like the writers to have complete, beta'd stories by this point.)
  • Artist's rough draft is due (Since the artists have less time to work on this than the writers, we'd only like to see a rough draft of their art at this point. What we're looking for is an indication that the artist is on track to finish the art in time for their posting date.)

    Both the writers and artists will be sending in their drafts to your friendly mods, at our usual addresses.

    Friday, August 27
    The Posting Schedule is sent out to artists and writers.

    Wednesday, September 1
    Posting begins.

    What You Will Be Posting

    In a Publicly Accessible Location of Your Choosing: Your story, including, if appropriate or possible, links to the art created by your artist. You may post in your LJ, in an LJ you create specifically for this purpose, in an archive, like The Automated Hatstand or AO3, or on a website. We only require that the story is publically accessible, and that you do not post your story before your assigned posting date. (Note: If posting in LJ, there is a limit of 65,000 characters per post. This generally works out to an average of 8,000 to 10,000 words.)
    In the ci5_boxoftricks LJ: A post with links both to your story and to your artist's post.

    In Your LJ: The art for your claimed story, with any commentary you'd like. Your writer will be linking to this post, so you will need to supply her or him with the link to this post. To facilitate your writer including your art in their story, you may either supply them with files for the art, or with links to whatever site you have uploaded the art to. Vidders, you can supply the embed links, if you're posting the vid on YouTube or a similar site, or you can supply a link to the file on a site or an upload/download service.

    We'll be supplying templates for what your posts should look like nearer to the dates.

    If you have any questions, drop us a comment or an email.