April challenge is closed! Thanks to all players for being awesome and prolific.
Don't forget that amnesty period is still going on, and you can (and should) post everything you've made for hc_bingo but haven't posted yet during it.
And so we're moving on the last challenge of Round 3 - May challenge!
If you comment on this post, you get a set of four randomly chosen prompts
. You then complete and submit one
fill written for a rare/small fandom
. You can choose one prompt or combine two, three or all four out of your stamp.Rules:
- For the purpose of this challenge rare/small fandom means a fandom with roughly less than 400 fics
, as determined by checking AO3, FF.net, the main livejournal comms for the fandom and quick googling. The criteria is, obviously, approximate; our purpose is to encourage players to turn to less written-in fandoms rather than to be really specific about defining the size of the fandom. That's why this year it's obligatory to run your fandom by the mods for the final say on whether it's eligible or not, before submitting. Please PM or e-mail us beforehand.
- Installments in series (of books, movies, games and so on) count as separate fandoms if they have completely different characters.
- Different media versions of the same canon (i.e., book! and movie!verses and so on) count as the same fandom if they have the same set of characters.
- Crossovers between two or more eligible fandoms are allowed; crossover between elegible and inelegible fandoms are not.
- The deadline for posting your completed fill is May 31st
. As long as your submission is in the posting queue while it's May 31st anywhere in the world, you've finished on time. There are no penalties for defaulting: if you didn't finish your fill on time, it can still be posted during the amnesty period, but it won't bring you points.
- The prize for finishing and submitting your story in time is 15 points towards Round 4
and a banner. You can sign up to play even if you didn't participate in Round 2 and/or don't plan to participate in Round 3.
- If you're uncomfortable with writing about sexual trauma and/or abuse based situations, please note that when you sign up so we can give you a prompts set avoiding these areas altogether. Additionally, you can look at the list of prompts
before signing up and veto from one to three prompts that would be triggery/uncomfortable for you to write about. If you need more than three prompts vetoed, please contact the hc_bingo_mod
by PM or e-mail
and we will do our best to work with you.
- The warning policy is the same: even if it is in the prompt, you are still required to warn for rape/non-con, dub-con, incest, character death/suicide, graphic self-harm, any type of sexual trauma, any type of child/domestic abuse and other triggering themes or images
. The other warnings are left to your discretion, though we encourage you to warn as fully as possible. When in doubt, please err on the side of caution. If you don't want to warn for something to avoid spoiling the readers, please use greyed-out warnings
Please also check the rules
for general rules and requirements.Posting Template
Please title your post "May Challenge: [Title of your submission] and use the following template:
We hope you all enjoy this challenge! If you need any clarifications, please e-mail or PM us, or leave a comment to this post with marked with "Question".