alyse: (primeval - rex coelurosauravus)
[personal profile] alyse
Sign ups are now open. Nothing has changed since the last time we ran it, so rather than repeat all the stuff I usually post, I'm just going to link to the posts I've made previously :) Please make sure that you read it all before you sign up. Thank you!

FAQs etc

Guide to the Primevalathon.
Character and Pairing Guide

Points to remember when signing up

Matching is done primarily on the basis of the pairings you've picked. We try and match on as many pairings as possible, to give all authors as wide a range to choose from as possible, but it's not always possible to have more than one match.

Once you've signed up, a copy of your sign up is e-mailed to you. Please check this carefully. You can go back and resubmit your sign up, making any changes you want to, up until the deadline so please make sure not only that you're happy with your selection, but that it's clear for your author and doesn't include contradictory information. Things to look out for on the 'contradictory' front are:

  • selecting more than one pairing, but only providing prompts for one pairing. If you select Abby/Connor and Claudia/Nick as your pairings, you could be matched with someone who's offered to write Abby/Connor or Claudia/Nick or both. So if all three of your prompts are about Claudia/Nick falling in luuurve, and you've been matched with someone who has only offered to write Abby/Connor, it's going to be a bit difficult for them :)

  • using your prompts to ask for pairings or genres you haven't selected, for example 'I'd like a femslash story' when you've not selected any femslash pairings, or 'I'd love a Nick and Stephen fall in love story' when you haven't selected that pairing.

  • ticking the same thing under 'want in my story' and 'do not want in my story'. That's just plain confusing :) Also, we give you the option of choosing whether or not you want fanon OCs in your story, and if you do, which particular fanon OCs, so if you tick yes there but then say later on that you don't want fanon OCs in your story (or vice versa), then it's going to be even more confusing for your poor bewildered author.
Don't forget that you can also use the free text box in the end to give your author more information if you think anything's not clear, or even to say nice things to them.

Key Dates for this round

Sign Ups Open: 1 August 2010
Sign Ups Close: 14 August 2010
Assignments Sent Out: by 21 August 2010
Last date for dropping out without penalty: 14 October 2010
Due Date for stories: 31 October 2010

Please make a note of these dates. 'I forgot' is not really a good excuse for not delivering and disappointing your recipient.

Sign Ups

The sign up form can be found here.

Questions? Comments?

Please comment here or feel free to PM us through livejournal's messaging system.

We'll be posting sign up posts for betas and pinch hitters at later dates.
alyse: (jurassic pimp)
[personal profile] alyse
Sign ups are now open for the Spring 2010 Primeval Ficathon!

What's a ficathon )

How it works

We have a shiny sign up form, which will enable us to match authors to assignments on the basis of the information given. Some information on how to use the form to indicate which characters and/or pairing combinations you would like is provided here. (The default option in all cases will remain gen so if no one has offered to write the pairings you've requested, you'll be matched with someone who offered to write gen about one or more of your chosen characters.)

When sign ups close, you'll be mailed with your assignments.

When the big day arrives, you post your work either to the [community profile] primevalathon community or, if you're not based on livejournal/insanejournal, to another journal site or your webpage, letting us know the location so we can make a post to the community. Then [personal profile] aithine and I put together a master list of all stories.

Then we read ::g::

How long does the story need to be?

At least 1,000 words minimum. There is no maximum.

When does it have to be done by?

Sign ups are open until 28 February 2010. Matching will be done that weekend and assignments will be sent out by the 2nd March.

Stories are due on 30 April 2010. That means you'll have two months to write something.

What if I don't have a livejournal? What if I don't have a webpage?

The community exists on livejournal, insanejournal and dreamwidth, so you can simply post your story to the [community profile] primevalathon community on whichever journalling site you use. We'll be posting the masterlist in all places.

If you don't have a journal, you can still play. Just sign up as normal with your e-mail address and then, when the day of posting arrives, you can either send [personal profile] aithine or me the link to your work or comment with the information on one of the admin posts. As long as we know where the story is, it doesn't matter whether it's posted to livejournal/insanejournal/dreamwidth, the web or another journalling site. We'll make a post to the main community with your story details so that no one misses it.

If you genuinely don't have a place to post it, please let us know and we can arrange to host it on one of our websites and link it in the same way.

Any Other Questions? )

Cool. What do I need to do now?

Simply read the character/pairing guide and then go and sign up!

Questions?

If you have any other questions, please just let [personal profile] aithine or I know, either here or via PM.

Anything else?

The best way to ensure that you have a better chance of getting everything you've asked for is to pimp the ficathon like a pimping thing that pimps ::g:: The more signups, the more likely it is that someone is itching to write what you've requested, and the more people you encourage to sign up who like the same things that you like, the more likely, again, it is that you'll get a good match.

So, go forth and pimp, my pretties ::g::
alyse: terminator genisys -full body shot of Sarah and Kyle walking away from the camera (Default)
[personal profile] alyse
Sign ups are now open for the Autumn 2009 Primeval Ficathon!

What's a ficathon )

How it works

We have a shiny sign up form, which will enable us to match authors to assignments on the basis of the information given. Some information on how to use the form to indicate which characters and/or pairing combinations you would like is provided here.

Please note that we are making the following changes: last time, we let you choose two or more characters and two or more genres for one option (e.g. Nick and Stephen, and slash and gen). Unfortunately, we found that when it came to preliminary matching, people were just as likely to matched on the basis of 'gen' as pairing choice, which meant that someone who wanted Nick/Stephen slash but also selected 'gen' ended up matched to someone who'd offered to write Abby/Stephen, and also offered gen.

So we've changed it so that you can only select one genre for each pairing choice, i.e. slash or gen or het etc. The default option will remain gen, so if no one has offered to write the pairings you've requested, you're matched with someone who offered to write gen about one or more of your chosen characters.)

When sign ups close, you'll be mailed with your assignments.

When the big day arrives, you post your work either to the [community profile] primevalathon community or, if you're not based on livejournal/insanejournal, to another journal site or your webpage, letting us know the location so we can make a post to the community. Then [personal profile] aithine and I put together a master list of all stories.

Then we read ::g::

How long does the story need to be?

At least 1,000 words minimum. There is no maximum.

When does it have to be done by?

Sign ups are open until 31 August.

Assignments will be sent out in the following week.

Stories are due on 31 October 2009. That means you'll have around 8 weeks to write something.

What if I don't have a livejournal? What if I don't have a webpage?

The community exists on livejournal, insanejournal and dreamwidth, so you can simply post your story to the [community profile] primevalathon community on whichever journalling site you use. We'll be posting the masterlist in all places.

If you don't have a journal, you can still play. Just sign up as normal with your e-mail address and then, when the day of posting arrives, you can either send [personal profile] aithine or I the link to your work or comment with the information on one of the admin posts. As long as we know where the story is, it doesn't matter whether it's posted to livejournal/insanejournal/dreamwidth, the web or another journalling site. We'll make a post to the main community with your story details so that no one misses it.

If you genuinely don't have a place to post it, please let us know and we can arrange to host it on one of our websites and link it in the same way.

Any Other Questions? )

Cool. What do I need to do now?

Simply read the character/pairing guide and then go and sign up!

Questions?

If you have any other questions, please just let [personal profile] aithine or I know, either here or, if you're more comfortable, by PM.

Anything else?

Yep. Go forth and pimp, my pretties ::g::

Profile

primevalathon: primeval anomaly (Default)
The Primeval Ficathon Community

June 2011

S M T W T F S
   1234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
2627282930  

Syndicate

RSS Atom

Style Credit

Expand Cut Tags

No cut tags
Page generated Sep. 20th, 2017 01:05 pm
Powered by Dreamwidth Studios