Over the last couple of years we’ve set the minimum word count at 15,000 and we have decided to keep that word count for this year as it seems like a good figure for everyone. But please remember 15,000 is the minimum word count and if you would like to write 30,000, 50,000 or even 100,000 we will cheer you on all the way.
And now for the schedule.............writer sign ups will start on the 29th January and run until the 1st March. Artist sign ups will start on the 1st May and run until the 31st May. Rough drafts are due at the start of July and the artists claims day will happen just after that. Final stories and art are due in late September and posting begins in October. A more detailed schedule can be found on the ci5_boxoftricks profile page and on the left hand side of the main comm page.
Those of you who have taken part in the past will have spotted a change in the schedule from previous years as we have moved the start date for artists sign ups from the same time as the writers to their own date at the start of May. We have made this change to give all the potential artists a more focused time to consider signing up and it’ll let us concentrate our powers on persuading you to join in as well :D
Of course even if you don't plan on signing up, please do feel free to join the community. You can help by cheerleading, volunteering to beta, providing prompts, and generally joining in the festivities.
So fire up your word processor, sharpen your pencils, fine tune your Photoshop skills, gear up your vidding software and get ready for the 2014 Box of Tricks!