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Li ([personal profile] darjeeling) wrote in [community profile] fandomweekly2016-01-26 10:34 pm
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[ADMIN] Rules & FAQ


• Please read this whole FAQ before joining! If you have any questions, please address them here.

• Challenges are posted on Wednesday and participants submit their entries through the week. Each week's challenge closes on Monday night at 9:00PM EST (or as close as the mod can make it, life allowing) and a voting post is made. The voting takes place through Tuesday and Wednesday until 9PM EST, with winners announced Wednesday night or Thursday morning when the new challenge goes up.

• The maximum word count for each entry is 1000 words. You can use this site or any number of programs to stay inside this limit. (We do allow for very minor variances due to programs differentiating by a word or two.) There is no minimum word count.

• Any fictional fandom is acceptable, including original universes. Crossovers between fandoms are fine.

• Please note that we do NOT accept Real Person fiction in any format. Any historical figure who has a fandom interpretation is completely fine for writing about in the context of that canon, so Henry VIII from The Tudors (2007) is acceptable, but writing about the actual Henry VIII straight out of real history would not be. Likewise, fiction about celebrities, musicians, sports figures, etc are not acceptable.

• Don't showcase your submissions anywhere, including your personal journal or fanfic communities, Fanfiction.net, or AO3, before voting closes and the announcement of the winners is made. If you're found to be previewing your entries elsewhere, your entry will be disqualified. Once the winner's post goes up for that week, you can post your entry anywhere you like, and if you have an AO3 account, we encourage you to submit it to our collection there!

• If posting more than one entry per challenge, use the same journal to post both. Anyone found circumventing this rule will be banned.

• You cannot use a previously published piece of your fiction, even if the theme fits. All entries must be written new, during the challenge week.

Ratings from G through R are allowed, there are to be no NC-17 entries. Keep it tasteful. Label your entries appropriately with any warnings for content. When relevant, please be courteous and indicate spoiler warnings for newer fandoms.

• Please do your best to eliminate any grammatical and spelling errors in your entries before posting them.

• Stay on topic! Do not post memes, advertisements, random spam posts, or anything of that nature in this community. If you do, you will have your posting access revoked. If you are interested in promoting [community profile] fandomweekly in your own journals, we have some codes available HERE.

• No flaming or bashing of any author will be tolerated, and will result in the offender being banned from the community.

• If you want to affiliate with this community, please leave a comment here. Challenge or fandom communities only; no personal journals.

• Be creative and have fun!


• Every challenge will have a central theme that should reflect in the fic. These themes are open to interpretation, but the general idea of them should come through.

• Each challenge will also have a Bonus Goal to incorporate into the fic. This could be a given line of dialogue to include, a specific type of place that the story has to be set in, or other types of specific limitations. These bonus goals are NOT required to be part of the entry, but including them will earn a reward (see below).

• For Bonus Goals, while they will sometimes include a specific phrase, we do allow for very minor alterations in the wording where it's needed to fit the fandom. For example, if the phrase was, "Give me all the coffee" but you were writing for Star Trek: Deep Space 9, it could be "Give me all the raktajino" and that would be fine. Likewise if a phrase like "It's something you'll enjoy doing" can be written as "It is something you will enjoy doing" if you have a character that doesn't use contractions.


• You can submit up to 2 entries per challenge. If submitting two works for a challenge, please post each completed theme as a separate entry, for tagging and voting reasons.

• All works must use the posting format on the community profile.

• All entries, whether for challenge or amnesty rounds, must be made public and not locked to the community.

Do not link your submissions to another journal/community (no fake cuts!), they must be posted to this community.

TITLE your posts with the following format: [#000] Story Title (Fandom) EX: [#007] Long Way Home (Marvel's Agent Carter)

TAG your posts with the correct challenge tag, which will be in the tags list: EX: 007 - traveling


• Voting takes place over Tuesday and Wednesday of each week. Votes are submitted as screened comments to the voting post, which has a list of links to all submissions for that week.

• You cannot vote for your own work. Voting cannot be made anonymously. You must entirely fill out your voting card for your vote to count; you can't vote for just a single entry and no others. You must vote for 3 separate entries, you can't cast votes for the same entry for multiple places.

• Votes are cast for people's first, second, and third place choices. A first place vote is worth 3 points, a second worth 2 points, and a third worth 1 point. The entry with the most votes will win first, second etc etc.

• Completing the Bonus Goal for that week earns an extra 1 point on that entry.

• If there are more than five (5) entries per challenge, there will be first, second, and third place winners selected. If there are less than five (5) entries per challenge, there will only be a first place winner and a runner-up selected.

• Winners are posted in the main community after the voting has closed.

iluvroadrunner6: ([csi:ny] angell)

[personal profile] iluvroadrunner6 2016-01-27 11:50 pm (UTC)(link)

Are crossovers kosher? Or would you prefer to stick to single-fandom entries?
iluvroadrunner6: ([teen wolf] lydia)

[personal profile] iluvroadrunner6 2016-01-28 03:26 am (UTC)(link)
Awesome, thanks!

[identity profile] impala-chick.livejournal.com 2016-01-28 05:20 pm (UTC)(link)
Can we participate using openID?
impala_chick: Wonder Woman (Default)

[personal profile] impala_chick 2016-01-28 09:23 pm (UTC)(link)
Ok, that's understandable! I was thinking about making an account anyway.
sexploitation: (Default)

[personal profile] sexploitation 2016-01-28 09:07 pm (UTC)(link)
Out of curiosity: Will winners get prizes of any kind or is it for kicks?
badass_tiger: Charles Dance as Lord Vetinari (Heart)

[personal profile] badass_tiger 2016-01-29 02:36 pm (UTC)(link)
If you're going to go with the whole graphics thing, I'd like to volunteer! I can show you examples of my work/do a test banner on request/all that jazz. Four volunteers sounds like a good number too.
fickle_obsessed: (Default)

[personal profile] fickle_obsessed 2016-01-29 07:44 pm (UTC)(link)
Are original characters within a fandom allowed?
fickle_obsessed: (Default)

[personal profile] fickle_obsessed 2016-01-29 07:48 pm (UTC)(link)
Brilliant. Thank you!
ozqueen: (Default)

[personal profile] ozqueen 2016-01-31 12:15 am (UTC)(link)
Damn, this looks interesting but I am going to have no time for writing through the week (12 hour work days). Is there any wriggle room for allowing a Saturday or a Sunday for writing time, and have the voting on a Friday/Saturday or Sunday/Monday schedule instead, or is this current schedule pretty much set in stone?
novel_machinist: (Default)

[personal profile] novel_machinist 2016-02-02 08:31 pm (UTC)(link)
When you say original universe, do you mean that we can post side works from our own fiction?
flair: (Default)

[personal profile] flair 2016-02-09 02:32 am (UTC)(link)
Since I figure most of us might be roleplayers, would be it kosher if we wrote about stuff that'd take place in a game's setting, or is that discouraged?
flair: (Default)

[personal profile] flair 2016-02-09 03:20 am (UTC)(link)
Sweet, thanks for the quick reply!
badass_tiger: 'A portrait of a butler' (Sanjay)

[personal profile] badass_tiger 2016-02-11 10:10 am (UTC)(link)
Is there going to be an ao3 collection for submissions? :) I know we can't post our works before the week's winner's post, but I'm sure most people would post their works on ao3 afterwards.
badass_tiger: Charles Dance as Lord Vetinari (I Promised My Mother)

[personal profile] badass_tiger 2016-02-18 11:32 am (UTC)(link)
Would you consider holding an amnesty period on occasion? I'm sure there are people out there who couldn't finish something for a theme on time, and it would help people who normally can't take part because they're too busy during weekdays. I don't think you'd have to have voting for amnesty either, since I know most of my motivation in taking part in this challenge is the fun of it, but it would be up to you to decide how you do it, if you wanted to do it, of course ^_^

Even if you're not interested in it, could we post late submissions to the ao3 collection anyway?
badass_tiger: Charles Dance as Lord Vetinari (Default)

[personal profile] badass_tiger 2016-02-18 03:27 pm (UTC)(link)
Yep, it's a period where people can post entries that fit a theme that they couldn't post during the theme's actual week. In one of the daily theme comms I'm part of, it's the last day of the month, and in bingo comms, it's normally the whole month after the round ends. Yeah I'd agree with your decision if you decided to have no voting for it, since the deadline is part of the theme challenge, isn't it?

I think either time you decide to have it would be fine. Every month might be a bit too often since there's only 4-5 themes every month anyway. And I think a separate/sub collection for amnesty works is a good idea too!
badass_tiger: Charles Dance as Lord Vetinari (Default)

[personal profile] badass_tiger 2016-02-18 03:38 pm (UTC)(link)
Sounds perfect to me, thank you :D
misura: WC - Neal writing on window (Default)

[personal profile] misura 2016-02-18 03:34 pm (UTC)(link)
Quick question: is it OK to include submissions in newsletters?

For [community profile] fandom_of_one, I compile a weekly list of fanworks created for small fandoms. I'm a bit uncertain as to whether or not this would/could/might be considered 'showcasing' - I don't want to accidentally disqualify someone.
misura: WC - Neal writing on window (Default)

[personal profile] misura 2016-02-18 04:10 pm (UTC)(link)
Sounds perfectly logical - thanks!
wallwalker: (yeti!)

[personal profile] wallwalker 2016-04-22 04:24 pm (UTC)(link)
Just to make sure that I'm clear on this rule, does showcasing also include posting links to the entry on this page, and not just posting it separately on another site?
(I know/have known a lot of these communities that want to keep the work exclusive to their community for a set period of time, and thus have policies against posting works elsewhere but are okay with links that come back to the community. I don't know if this is the same case here and I want to keep it clear in my mind.)
iluvroadrunner6: ([tvdverse] rebekah)

[personal profile] iluvroadrunner6 2016-05-08 04:49 am (UTC)(link)
Question! What is your policy on spoilers?
iluvroadrunner6: ([btvs] faith <3)

[personal profile] iluvroadrunner6 2016-05-08 04:58 am (UTC)(link)
/thumbs up Okay!
healyg: (apology)

[personal profile] healyg 2017-04-11 04:44 pm (UTC)(link)
Just so we're clear, what would you consider a spoiler?
ladybrooke: (Default)

[personal profile] ladybrooke 2017-04-10 11:53 pm (UTC)(link)
Hi! I'm new here, and I as wondering if we go back and write things based on past challenges, is it okay to post them on Ao3 and such? Obviously they wouldn't count for anything here, but I like some of the past ones and would like to use them.
badly_knitted: (Jack - Big Smile)

[personal profile] badly_knitted 2017-04-20 08:04 pm (UTC)(link)
Here you go!

Affiliation request: Community name is [community profile] drabble_zone. It's a multi-fandom community with a weekly challenge, for people who love writing 100-word drabbles.
badly_knitted: (Jack - Yay)

[personal profile] badly_knitted 2017-04-20 08:25 pm (UTC)(link)
Thank you! I'll check that out and see if I can figure out how to do the same on the Drabble Zone community profile page =)

And you have been added!
Edited 2017-04-20 20:33 (UTC)