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Professionals Big Bang: Writers Sign-Up Post 2012

Writers Sign-Up Post 2012


Challenge Rules for Writers

1. The central story element must focus on characters from The Professionals.
2. Stories must have a minimum length of 15,000 words. There is no maximum length.
3. Stories may be slash, gen, femslash, or het. Any pairing is allowed, as is any rating.
4. AUs and Crossovers are allowed.
5. You may write a story that is a prequel, sequel or companion story to a pre-existing story or stories. However the story/stories referred to must be available to read online.
6. You are welcome to complete a WIP to meet the challenge as long as it has not been previously posted anywhere public.
7. Collaborations between writers are also allowed. Just let us know when you sign up if you are planning on writing with a partner.
8. Stories will be posted on an assigned date in October.
9. On your assigned date you will make a master post for your story at this comm. The story itself may be posted to, and linked from, your personal LJ, Dreamwidth, AO3, The Automated Hatstand etc. Please do not post your story anywhere prior to your assigned date and do not crosspost your story to any other community before the end of October.
10. We will create a master list of links and summaries at the community. We actively encourage adding stories to the Box of Tricks archive on AO3 to facilitate easy story downloads (we have membership codes available), but this is NOT required.
11. 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.


Important Dates

Please sign-up to participate by March 1.

Your rough draft/full outline and story summary should be turned in by July 1. A lot of us write 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 need time to work and get ideas together.

On July 9, your 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 September 23.

Our posting schedule will begin in October.


To sign up

Please comment below with:

  • Author name

  • LJ username (if applicable)

  • Email address

  • If you would prefer not to put your email address in the comment then please send me a PM with the information (you can PM me here) or you can email us at prosbigbang@gmail.com.


    All that remains for right now is:

    Thanks for participating…………and GO PROS!!!!!!
    Pros 3745 by NFD

    Professionals Big Bang -- Artists' Sign-Up Post 2012

    Another fabulous Pros year is starting. The Writers' Sign-Up Post is up! And for for all those ultra fabulous artists and vidders, I bring you: *drum roll*

    2012 Artist and Vidder Sign-Up Post

    Challenge rules for Artists and Vidders:

    1. You agree to create at least one piece of art or one vid for a Pros Big Bang story.
    2. Collaborations between artists are also allowed. Just let us know when you sign up if you are planning on working with a partner.
    3. The art may be an original illustration, title banner, photo manip., or whatever else strikes your fancy. The vid may be a reflection of the story or a teaser to entice people to read. Have fun with your project!
    4. You’re free to create what you will for the art or vid, but we suggest that you consult with your writer before doing anything too explicit.
    5. On your assigned date in October, you will make a master post for your artwork on Archive Of Our Own (invitation codes available from the mods, if needed), your personal LJ, Dreamwidth account or another site of your choice. You will then provide a link to the writer you are collaborating with who will add it to the story’s master post at ci5_boxoftricks. Please do not post your artwork anywhere prior to your assigned posting date.
    6. If you feel you have the energy and willpower to create artwork for someone else’s story, as well as writing your own, then please feel free to sign up as both an artist and as a writer.

    Important Deadlines

    Sign ups open February lst and close May 30th.

    On July 9th, a list of story summaries will be posted anonymously. You will claim the story that interests you on a first come, first served basis. Once you have successfully claimed a story, we’ll give you the author’s contact information and the rough draft/outline of their story from which to work.

    The due date for your artwork/vid is September 23rd. Your work should not be posted on a public forum at this time, but you must provide us with either a working link to the art or vid, or the art or vid file itself.

    An assigned, staggered posting schedule will happen in October.

    To sign up, please comment below with:

    ● Artist/Vidder name:
    ● LJ username (if applicable):
    ● Email address:
    ● Art or Vid, or both (if you know):
    ● Would you prefer to work on slash, gen or het/have no preference?:
    ● If necessary, would you be willing to pinch hit?


    If you would prefer not to put your email address in the comment then please send me an email at chakbalam@gmail.com or prosbigbang@gmail.com. Questions happily answered by email or by comments here.

    We'd love to have you join us! We know this will be another fun and successful Big Bang. Go forth and sign up.

    Thank you!

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