Hello writers! With the deadline for the first draft submissions fast approaching I hope you're all enjoying what you've been creating (and not screaming at crying at your screen in frustration).
Remember that what you will be submitting for the May 8th deadline is not
your completed 10k+ word story. It's a rough draft, and while it needs to include a beginning, end, and all major plot points to better help the artist that claims it create for it, it only needs to be 80% done and polished before you send it in on Friday. You'll have the remainder of time before the final deadline of June 20th to edit and polish up your stories.
The "hard" cutoff for submissions is at the midnight roll over between May 8th and May 9th Pacific Time, however I will allow a bit of a buffer if a story comes in a little bit late, since I know we all live in vastly different time zones and have lives and jobs/school and such.How to Submit
-You do not have to wait until the deadline to send in your draft. Go ahead and e-mail it to email@example.com as soon as as your draft is ready!
-Please put "TOKU BIG BANG DRAFT SUBMISSION" in the subject line of your e-mail.
-The draft should be ATTACHED to your e-mail in Rich Text Format (.rtf)
-In the BODY of the email please include the following:
You MUST include warnings for any of the listed triggers
, and it is highly advisable that you include anything else that you may feel is questionable, so as not to make your artist uncomfortable and make it easier for them to create for you.
We will be following the G through E AO3 rating system
for ratings, familiarize yourself with that if you aren't used to it already. It's important to include a rating with your story, and possibly a descriptor (ie, rated rated M for violence or E for sexual content) so anyone particularly sensitive to gore and/or sex repulsed will know what the story contains going in.FOR THE SUMMARY
Your summary should be around 100 words and detail all the major plot points and themes of the fic. This is NOT the summary you will be posting with your final draft, and only artists that are members of tokubigbang_artists
will be able to see it. Rather it is a detailed "pitch" to tempt an artist to create for your piece. Be detailed, be precise, really talk up the story for what it is.If you don't received an acknowledgement of submission email within 48 hours of submitting your draft, please check your spam filter before contacting the mods.
If it's not there please
either shoot an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or drop me a private DW message