As we’re now less than a week away from the first Big Bang story posting *dances* it seemed like a good moment to remind you all about posting to the Archive of Our Own Box of Tricks collection.
To be clear, you are NOT required to post your Big Bang story or artwork to AO3 in order to participate in the Pros Big Bang.
Still, we encourage this action because all stories loaded to the AO3 are automatically available for downloading for electronic readers in MOBI, EPUB, PDF and HTML formats which is particularly beneficial to many of our fen who have health issues and because the stories and artwork can be gathered together in to Pros Big Bang collections such as the ones for 2010 and 2011.
2010 Pros Big Bang collection
2011 Pros Big Bang collection
The NEW collection for this year, 2012, will be located here
sineala wrote a terrific guide on How to post to the AO3 last year.
Remember, if you want to practice consider posting one of your other stories to the archive so you can see how it works.
Also, if you are participating in the Big Bang and are still in need of an AO3 membership please let me know as I still have a few invites left.
REMINDER: IF you’ve already posted your story/art for the 2010 and/or 2011 Big Bang to AO3 but forgot to add it to the previous years’ collections it is not too late and it’s very simple to do so.
Just open your story in edit and scroll down to the “associations section.” Where it says “post to collections/challenges” enter either Pros_Big_Bang_2011 or Pros_Big_Bang_2010 depending on which year’s collection you’re adding your story to and be sure to save your changes. Actually, when you start to type, predictive text should fill in the rest, just be sure to pick the right year.