alyse: (primeval - abby/connor 3x02)
[personal profile] alyse
Posting starts at midnight tonight! So I hope you're all ready ::g::

When posting your story to the community - and you can post to any one of the comms, which are [community profile] primevalathon on DW, [livejournal.com profile] primevalathon on LJ and [insanejournal.com profile] primevalathon on IJ - please remember to include the following information:

Title:
Author:
Recipient:
Prompt(s): <--important so we can figure out which ones are left for the orphan prompts ::g::
Pairing(s), if any:
Rating:
Summary:
Warnings:
Disclaimer:

Thank you!

If you're posting directly to the community, please use cut tags.

Thanks! :)
aithine: icon by moonlettuce (Stephen)
[personal profile] aithine
If you would like to offer your services as a volunteer beta reader, please comment here with the following information:

- name
- means of contacting you and sending you the story (i.e. e-mail address)
- what you're willing to beta
- anything you're not willing to beta (characters, genres, pairings, any topics you're not comfortable with)
- optionally, you can also give some indication of where you think your strengths and weaknesses are (for example, you're really good with spelling, punctuation and grammar but couldn't spot a plot hole if it was gaping in front of you *g*)
aithine: icon by moonlettuce (Stephen)
[personal profile] aithine
Just a reminder to everyone that stories are due in a little under two weeks. If you can't deliver on your assignment, you need to let us know now so that we can either check with your assigned writer to see if they can switch to writing for your recipient instead or, if that's not possible, arrange for a pinch hitter to write the story. That way your recipient won't be left without a story when the reveal happens on 31 October.
aithine: icon by moonlettuce (Stephen)
[personal profile] aithine
Assignments are all out, so be sure and check your spam folders if you haven't received an email.

And thanks, everybody, for the helpful responses to my request yesterday!
aithine: icon by moonlettuce (Stephen)
[personal profile] aithine
If you're willing to write or receive additional characters and/or pairings besides the ones you put in your sign up, would you drop me a note in the comments with details, pretty please? I've got a couple of assignments that're making it tricky to find someone to match with.

Thanks! :)
aithine: (Avatar - Earthbending)
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I'm having a few technical difficulties with getting assignments out--they'll be sent by tomorrow.
alyse: terminator genisys -full body shot of Sarah and Kyle walking away from the camera (Default)
[personal profile] alyse
Thank you to everyone who filled out the poll on both LJ and Dreamwidth. It's been open a couple of weeks now so I think everyone has had a chance to express their views.

The general consensus seems to be that two months is about right, although a few people would like a little longer. We tend to open sign ups in the middle of a month so we've come up with a compromise that hopefully will also make dates a little more memorable.

- sign ups will open on the 1st of August (and the first of Feb for the Spring round)

- sign ups will close on the 14th of August (14th Feb)

- assignments will be out by the 21st at the latest bar unforeseen circumstances

- stories are still due  by the 31st of October (30th April).

As well as making these dates a little more memorable ::g:: this will also give you at least a week's additional writing time and gives us a week to deal with any issues with sign ups, for example putting out a plea for writers to volunteer for requests where there is no match.

So, we hope to see you in five weeks or so :). However, if this timing is not good for you, for example you're off sunning yourself somewhere, please don't hesitate to contact Aithine or me.  If needs be, you can always leave your sign up information with us before you go.
alyse: (archive - sparkly jackboots of doom!)
[personal profile] alyse
We would normally open up the sign ups for the next ficathon in mid-August, with a view to assigning stories by the beginning of September and due on 31st October, i.e. giving you 8 weeks to write something. It's what we've been doing for the rounds so far. However, for some reason I got it into my head that actually I should be thinking about opening sign ups up next month before I realised that I would be a month too early ::g::

With that in mind, would people like a bit longer than 8 weeks to deliver their stories, or do they feel that 8 weeks is about right, given that we set the minimum at only 1,000 words?
Time for a poll, me thinks.

Poll #3341 Duration of ficathon period
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 5


How long a writing period would you prefer for the next round of the primevalathon

View Answers

one month (4 weeks or so)
1 (20.0%)

two months (8 weeks or so) - this is the current length
1 (20.0%)

three months (12 weeks or so)
2 (40.0%)

I don't care, I'm just here for the prawn
1 (20.0%)

wait... you run a ficathon?
0 (0.0%)

In conclusion:

View Answers

ticky box
2 (40.0%)

ticky box of dooooom
1 (20.0%)

puppies and rainbows for everyone!
1 (20.0%)

we welcome you as our new overlords
1 (20.0%)



Is anyone else melting in this weather? ::melts::

Tick tock!

Apr. 29th, 2010 02:38 pm
aithine: icon by moonlettuce (Stephen)
[personal profile] aithine
When posting your story to the community on Friday (only one day left!), please be sure to include the following information:

Title
Author
Recipient
Prompt(s)
Pairing(s), if any
Rating
Summary
Warnings
Disclaimer

If you're posting directly to the community, please use cut tags.

Thanks! :)
aithine: (Default)
[personal profile] aithine
If you haven't received yours, please check your spam filter, then let us know with a comment here if you can't find it so we can resend.

Tick tock!

Oct. 29th, 2009 03:15 pm
aithine: icon by moonlettuce (Stephen)
[personal profile] aithine
When posting your story to the community on Saturday (only two days left!), please be sure to include the following information:

Title
Author
Recipient
Prompt(s)
Pairing(s), if any
Rating
Summary
Warnings
Disclaimer

If you're posting directly to the community, please use cut tags.

Thanks! :)
alyse: (ammonite)
[personal profile] alyse
If you're willing to beta for someone, please leave a comment here with:

- what you're happy reading
- anything you're not happy reading
- the maximum rating you can or will read to
- what you think you can offer (e.g. very strong grasp of grammar, can spot a plothole from 20 yards, characterisation is my king)
- details on how to contact you (and if you say pm, please make sure your settings on LJ are such that non-flisties can reach you via pm)
- expected turn around time

Thank you!
alyse: (primeval - rex flying)
[personal profile] alyse
If you're willing to step up to the plate in the event of someone else dropping out (so that no one is left without a story on Oct 31st), please comment here with:

- your username
- an e-mail address where we can reach you
- what pairings/characters you'll write
- anything you won't write

I'm going to screen comments to maintain that air of mystery...

Thank you in advance!
alyse: (primeval - rex coelurosauravus)
[personal profile] alyse
Tomorrow is the deadline for dropping out of the ficathon without penalty. And by 'penalty' we mean that we'll look at you with big and sad puppy eyes, and that if you drop out at the last minute you may also not be allowed to sign up in future depending on how good your excuse is on a sliding scale from 'the dog ate my ficathon entry' to 'I was kidnapped by aliens and what year is it again?'.

I'm also going to open up a 'pinch hit' post, looking for people to volunteer to write something in the event that someone drops out, and a beta post, where you can seek a beta or volunteer to beta for other people, tonight so be there or be vaguely rhomboid.

I hope that makes sense - if not, just ask :)

(I may still be slightly gleeeeeeeeeee!)
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