This is not an all-inclusive list, it only has the ones that we have thought up or had an issue with so we made it a rule. If there is something that you think we are missing, comment below. Rules for current running bangs will not change while the bang is running. If it’s not listed here, it’s not a rule.

Rules

  • Art is not to be shared, at any stage of making with large groups of others. We want the art to be the big reveal of the Bang. We understand close friends who look at it to give you props and such or tell you what they think. Just like stories, it’s part of the process.
  • The stories have to be at least 3,000 words by posting date. (That sounds too easy but we want this to be a fun little thing.) 80% of the estimated story has to be finished by Rough Draft due date. Concessions can be made but talk to the Mods first.
  • At the moment, artists may sign up as writers as well but please make sure that you have time to do both.
  • Be nice to each other, don’t be assholes. Writers be nice to your artists. Artists be nice to your writers. If an issue pops up that makes it impossible for you guys to work together. Get in contact with us.
  • Writers when you accept a prompt please stick to the prompt.
  • Writer and artist must discuss any minor changes together. Major changes to the art prompts are at the artist’s discretion and if they say no, please respect their wishes.
  • Artists have the right to say no to any changes requested.
  • If the art/story is not fully done by the end of the posting period, the artist/writer will not be allowed to post to the collection. Only complete art/stories will be approved.
  • Stories need to be posted whole and not mitered out over the posting period in chapters. However, stories can be posted in chapters as long as the whole of the story is posted the same day.
  • Once the art is created, it’s in the writer’s hand. There will be a list of things that the artist will make the writer know what they do not want in their story (ie warnings, heavy tropes, pairings, crossovers, and the like) but other than that, artists will not have a hand in the shaping of the story once the writer gets their idea. As long as the artist sticks to the art prompt. Writers do have to stick to the spirit of the art that they have chosen.
  • Due to the nature of this Bang, we cannot guarantee that all art will get claimed. It’s why we are allowing two pieces of art to be done for the Bang as it means that an artist has twice the chance of at least one art prompt getting picked.
  • If the author does not finish their story in the time allotted by the challenge, they do forfeit all right to the art created if the artist so desires.
  • These items have to be warned for in the fics: Major Character Death, Incest, Rape/Non-Con, Underage, Graphic Depictions of Violence. Having any of these in your story and not tagged/warned for will make us have a discussion with you about why it was not tagged/warned. Refusal outright to tag/warn for the warnings will result in your fic being pulled and further discussion between the mods about if you will be allowed to participate in a future bang.
  • Writers/Artists must stay in contact with at least the mods during the running challenge. Failure to respond to emails in a timely manner will mean that you are considered dropped out of the challenge.
  • While the Mods understand that writers and artists want to be able to write and create what they want there are certain things that Mods will not allow and that includes pedophilia and hebophilia. In the same vein, certain things MUST NOT be sexualized, fetishized, or written for titillation, like bestiality or domestic violence.
  • Some things should also not be shown in a positive light: racism, discrimination, and sexism. Violence and violent acts must not be fetishized. Can be presented in the context of a crime or a crime scene, but should not be shown in a positive light.

FAQS

  • What’s a reverse bang?
    • Check this out here!
  • What do you mean by every fandom?
    • Just what it says, every fandom. That includes everything that you can think of, including RPF.
  • What are the art requirements?
    • Well, that’s easy! The art can be hand drawn, a manipulation, a banner, pretty much anything goes.
  • Is there a size requirement?
    • 1000 x 500 is the minimum. It’s easy to shrink something than blow it up.
  • How many pieces of art can an artist do?
    • Two
  • What if I don’t have an AO3 account and want to post there?
    • If you don’t have one and still want to participate, we will work on getting you an invite. The turn around is pretty quick but if we have a lot of people who want to do it and don’t, AO3 has a procedure for that. Just drop us an email if you want to go that route.
  • What are the minimum and maximum word counts for stories?
    • The minimum is 3,000 and there is no maximum. There is plenty of time to make some longer fics but we know that a few people are trying this for the first time so we felt a lower count just to be safe. We want everyone to try!
  • How many fics can be written by a single author?
    • Unsure as it will depend on how many writers we have compared to art. We might fall even and we might even have more writers than art, where we would allow more than one claim for each art prompt. We would like to stress that writers should only take on what they feel they can do.
  • Can I do both a story and art?
    • Yes, you can.
  • How are artists and writers being paired up?
    • In May, artists will send rough drafts of their art to the Mods and from there it a document will be made that writers will then be able to choose from. It’s a first come first serve basis. More information on the claiming round will be given to writers closer to the claim day.
  • So what happens if I don’t finish my art/story?
    • No one gets to see it or read it. Seriously, trying is half the game here. You never know until you do. We want people to have fun and not stress.
  • How do I get added as a member of the collection?
    • We will add each author and artist as a member as soon as they sign up. If you have signed up and we haven’t added you within a few days, please email us!
  • How do check-ins work?
    • The Mods will send out a reminder email for authors/artists to check in and they respond with exactly where they are in the process. Halfway done? Most of the way? 7,000 of roughly 10,000 words? 80%? Anything like that works.
  • Am I allowed to title my work?
    • You can have a placeholder title for the piece of art but the final title of the fic will be in the hands of the writer.
  • Do I have to post here on WordPress?
    • No. The Mods will just post the links to story and art when it’s the posting day. AO3 doesn’t allow for a subscription to collections at the moment so this is a nice place to subscribe and get emails in Inboxes when news or stories are posted. Stories and art can be posted anywhere as long as a link is given to the artist/writer so that they can link things up properly and the Mods are given it so the links can go out to the others.
  • Will betaing be offered?
    • No.
  • Any rules on how graphic the art can be (either sexual or violent)?
    • There are no rules on how graphic the art can be either sexually or in violence. However, the more graphic the smaller the audience that might choose your art is.
  • What kind of warnings do I have to tag in my fic?
    • Major Character Death, Incest, Rape/Non-Con, Underage, Graphic Depictions of Violence,
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