chosenfire28 (chosenfire28) wrote in werewolfbigbang,

Round 3 FAQ

Round 3 of the Werwolf Big Bang is open for sign ups. This post contains all the information about this challenge. Please read the answers carefully before asking an additional question in the comments. If you need to contact the mods privately you can email them at

The Basics

What is a big bang?
A big bang is a fic challenge based around long fics (the word minimum's for these challenges vary from 5,000 to 50,000 words). Artists and mixers then sign up for the fics based on anonymous summaries and it's all posted in a staggered posting schedule.

How do I sign up?
Individual sign up posts will be posted for writers and artists on January 1st.

What is the schedule?

January 14th, 2013: Author sign-ups
January 14th, 2013: Artist sign-ups
February 1st, 2013: Author check-in #1 (optional)
March 1st, 2013: Author check-in #2 (optional)
March 1st, 2013: Author sign-ups CLOSE
April 5th, 2013 - April 12th, 2013: Author check-in #3 (mandatory)
April 24th, 2013: Rough drafts and summaries due
April 27th, 2013: Story summaries with warnings are posted for artists to select from
May 11th, 2013 – May 18th, 2013: Artist check-in (mandatory)
June 1st 2013: Submission of final drafts and art
June 10th, 2013: Posting of art and fic begins

What fandoms are allowed?
This challenge is open to all fandoms! Large or small your fandom is welcome here. If you would like to write about Starsky getting bitten by a werewolf and his struggle to keep that from Hutch, you are more than welcome to! Crossovers are allowed, RPS is allowed. The only requirement is that the fic MUST revolve around werewolves in some way. shape, or form.

You are welcome to interpret the werewolf mythology in any way you wish for your story, as long as it does not stray too far from the popular mythology. Werewolves that change only during the full moon, or can change at will, or only during times of emotional stress, etc, are all welcome interpretations of the werewolf legend.

Can I write a big bang about another form of animal shifter?
This challenge is specifically for the werewolf legend and mythology. We will also allow fics about persons who shift into wolves but are not necessarily tied to the traditional werewolf legend. While there are obviously many other legends about other shifters and many other animals to shift into, this is specifically for wolves.

The focus of your story should be focused around werewolves or someone who shifts into wolf form. If you have further questions about what would qualify, please ask in the comments or send an email to the mods and we'll let you know if it will fit within our guidelines.

For Authors

Can I write gen?
Absolutely! This challenge is open to gen, slash, femmslash, het, threesomes, moresomes, crossovers, etc.

What is the required length?
Stories must be a minimum of 10,000 words and there is no maximum.

Can I signup twice or co-write a fic?
You can definitely sign up for writing two stories as long as you are sure you can complete both. You may also cowrite a fic. For cowriting please have one person sign up for the both of you.

Can I use a fic I've already started?
Yes, as long as the story is not fully complete and has not been appeared anywhere online (either in part or in full) you may use it in this challenge. If you have a specific example or question regarding this you can ask in the comments or by sending us an email describing your issue and we'll be able to give you an answer.

What should my rough draft look like?
Your rough draft should be at least 8,000 words or 80% done. It should have a clear beginning, middle and end. This way your artist and mixer can have a full story to work with in order to create art or mix. It does not however need to be the completed fic.

How should I submit my rough draft?
Email your rough draft in a .doc format to It may take a little while for us to email you back, but we will email you with a confirmation once we've processed your information.

What should I include in my header when I submit my rough draft?
Your header must include the following, in this format:
LJ Username:
Current Word Count:
Percent Complete:
Type: (gen, slash, het, crossover - put all that apply)
Warnings (sexual context, non-con, violence, strong language, characters death, etc – if there is anything in your fic potential artists should be warned about include it)
Summary: (try to write 1-3 paragraphs, please no more then 3)

LJ Username: weremod
Current Word Count: 11,111
Percent Complete: %100
Title: Howl At the Moon
Fandom: Harry Potter
Type: Slash
Rating: R
Characters/Pairings: Remus/Sirius
Warnings violence, gore
Summary: Remus accidentally bites Sirius and turns him into a werewolf.

Information about how to turn in your rough draft, final draft, and how to post your story will be given closer to the deadlines for each.

What should I warn for?
Other warnings are up to you, but please note that warning for rape, dub-con, incest, graphic self-harm/suicide, underage sexual activity, and character death is absolutely mandatory. If you are unsure of what to warn for or have a question regarding a specific part of your fic please feel free to ask the mods via email or by comment. Please err on the side of caution when warning.

If you feel warning may spoil part of your fic you can place the warnings behind blacked out or whited out text using the following code:

How do I post my fic?
You may post your fic on either your own personal journal, your writing journal or a personal website. The journal MUST be unlocked but can be at Archive Of Our Own, InsaneJournal, Dreamwidth, Livejournal, or JournalFen and your website must be publicly accessible. Then it should be posted to the community using our master post format as posted below. Please note that you must also post your art and mixes and link to those as well as indicated in the master post format.

Below is the master post format that you can use to post your fic. This will be posted again closer to the posting date as well.

Your subject line should be formatted like the following: Title, Pairing, Fandom, Rating.
Example: Howl At the Moon, Remus/Sirius, Harry Potter, R

For Artists

Can I claim more than one story?
You will be able to claim only one story in the initial round of claims. After 48 hours if any stories still remain artists will be able to make a second claim out of them.

A fic has already been claimed, can I still claim it?
We want to make sure every fic gets an artist attached to it so if a fic is already claimed, please choose another one. Once every fic has been claimed at least one time, double claiming will open and you may claim the newly available fic.

What are the requirements for art?
Art can be a drawing, a cover, a manipulation, a wallpaper, a vid, a combination of all these and anything in between. It can be based on a particular scene in the story or representative of the overall story.

What are the requirements for a fanmix?
A mix should be a minimum of 8 songs and there is no maximum. Your zip file also MUST include a .txt tracklisting. Additional things such as a cover/back and detailed explanation of songs are encouraged but not required.

How do I upload my mix?
You should upload your .zip of all the songs and the tracklist to a hosting service such as Megaupload, Mediafire, or Sendspace. The link should then be sent to the mods. You may also upload your individual tracks IN ADDITION TO your uploaded .zip.

I'm available for pinch hitting, how do I let the mods know?
In the event that we need a pinch hitter for art a post will go up requesting pinch hitters. Comments will be screened and summaries/fics will be sent out via email instead of by claiming on a public post. This keeps everything anonymous.

If you have any questions, feel free to either comment here or email the mods at
Tags: !mod post, !round 3
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