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13 August 2015 @ 10:47 pm
Greetings, and welcome to 1d_bigbang, your local One Direction Big Bang challenge! You may remember us from the last three years - or not - but in either case, we're back, bigger and better than ever before, with a brand new set of rules following your feedback! Rules that have changed since last year are marked with a star (★). All of these rule changes either have precedence in other fic challenges or have been piloted and reviewed by a team of seasoned Big Bang experts. If you have any questions about these changes, or the rules overall, please let us know!

You know that 1D fic you've been dying to write? The one about what would have happened in the bungalow if there really had been a mad cow murderer outside, or the one where only your ship stands between humanity and total apocalyptic extinction, or perhaps the one where One Direction are the stars of hit new show The Real Housewives Of The On The Road Again Tour and have to deal with even more publicity? Maybe you've been dying to write an epic about your OTP (or OT3… or OT5), or even just a fic about one member and his girlfriend.

In any case, this is the place for you!

A Big Bang challenge - for those of you who don't know - is a certain sort of ficwriting challenge that combines long fic with artwork/media. Writers and artists sign up, independently of each other. Writers write the fic, and artists pick a fic to work with based on premise, whereupon they will draw, vid, and/or mix a work to accompany the fic upon posting.

Here is the Round Four schedule:
author sign-ups: August 15 - September 19
artist sign-ups: August 29 – October 3 or all fics claimed (see below)
resource sign-ups: August 15 – January 23
first author check-in: October 17 - 24 (recommended word count of 6k)
second author check-in: November 21 - 28 (recommended word count of 12k)
"encouragement" check-in post: open throughout
author summary "reminder email": November 28
author finalized plot summaries and proof of 15k due by: December 12
artist claims open: December 19
second-round claims open (if necessary): December 26
claims post closes and artist/author teams finalized & posted: January 2 (latest)
authors must share most up-to-date working draft with artist : January 9 (latest)
final 20k+ drafts due by: January 23
art drafts/"good faith effort" proof due by: January 30
schedule posted: February 6
posting begins: February 10

You may also view our Round Four Google Calendar here.


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