What with posting beginning in under a week, it's time to say a few words about the collection at AO3. These will be much the same words that we have said in previous years.
You are not required to post your story/art to AO3, but we encourage you to do so. It lets us have a central location for all of the Big Bang fanworks, and also, as you probably know, all stories are easily downloadable in e-reader friendly formats; this is particularly nice for your fellow fen with health issues or those who just plain love their e-readers.
The collection for the current year is Pros Big Bang 2020.
1. Please post stories and artwork as separate posts so that both author and artist can see the appreciation we have for the individual works.
2. If you have stories/art from previous years that you have not yet posted to the AO3, we have left the previous collections open for exactly this reason. Feel free to add your Big Bang story or art to the appropriate year's collection.
3. If you are planning to post in HTML rather than Rich Text, and (a) you are reasonably conversant with the features of your word processor and (b) that word processor is OpenOffice (it's free!), it may interest you to know that Astolat has a set of OpenOffice macros
for formatting italics/bold/etc and turning your story into HTML suitable for copying into a LJ or AO3 post.
Happy posting! Let us know if you have any questions and we will attempt