In addition to tagging your fic with the tag you were given when you claimed can you please tag fics with the fandom/fandoms that they're in. If you're writing a crossover involving fandoms not mentioned in your claim add tags for those too.
I'll be creating fandom tags as and when they're necessary so please check the list and then comment here telling me what fandom you need a tag for and giving a link to the post if you've already made it so I can tag it for you.
I thought I'd mention a couple of asylums you guys might be interested in.
There's one of mine called ageofsail which is for discussion and fic about an age of sail fandom and also for age of sail era AUs for non age of sail fandoms. So if you want to read or write Horatio Hornblower fic or Pirates of the Caribbean or (and this is where it becomes appropriate for this asylum) you have a CSI AU set on board a Royal Navy frigate during the Napoleonic Wars ... come and join us. Everyone welcome.
And this is one I came across just recently - mafia_gangster. Similar premise to Age of Sail but for mafia and gangster fandoms and fics. Mafia AUs to non mafia shows welcome.
Both are slash, het, and gen friendly so please go and take a look.
Comment here with which table you're going to use and what you're claiming, along with which lj you'll be posting to and a link to your table.
Comment here when you've finished your table.
Comment here if you have to drop a claim for any reason.
What can I claim?
A character, pairing, thresome/moresome, group of characters, or a fandom. Any fandom is welcome. If you're not sure if what you want is allowable, just ask, as long as it's something I can tell if it's in each scene I'm pretty flexible on what you can choose.
How many things can I claim?
There is no limit as long as you are working on them all at the same time. If you genuinely believe you can work on ten claims at the same time without neglecting any of them, who am I to stop you? You're clearly insane, but that's your problem, not mine.
Can I write with a partner?
Yes, but writing with a partner means both/all of you write every fic. No alternating.
Can I split a claim with someone else?
Yes but state that when you claim and how many fics you'll each be writing
How many people can claim something?
Up to three people can claim any specific thing at one time. However, if three people already have CSI that doesn't mean people can't claim Gil/Sara or Nick/Warrick or anything else they fancy.
What's the minimum or maximum length?
At least 100 words. No word limit, write as much as you like.
What ratings are accepted here?
Any and all. Just give adequate warnings and hide anything R or above behind a cut please.
Are crossovers allowed?
Absolutely. As long as your claimed character/pairing/fandom is featured you can do whatever you want with them
Is Real Person Fic allowed?
Sure, why not. I've succumbed to the temptation and started writing it myself now so I can hardly ban it.
Can I use previously written fic?
No, not unless you've rewritten it.
Can I use multiple prompts for one story.
No. One prompt per story.
What if there's a prompt I just can't write for?
Since I didn't give you any writer's choice prompts you can replace up to five of your prompts with other appropriate prompts.
What do you mean by appropriate?
The Past Times table is for historical AUs so all the fics (and any prompts you swap) must be your fandom in another time period (for fandoms set in the past in canon all fics must be set in a different era or a different area of the world if it's the same era. For historical fandoms only you may set fic in the present day). By historical fic I mean historically accurate fic, if you want to write pseudo historical fic or Hollywood history claim the fantasy table or join one of the other AU challenges out there. The Other World table is for fantasy AUs so all the fics (and any prompts you have) must be your fandom set in some kind of fantasy AU. It can be contemporary/urban fantasy (ie similar to Anita Blake or Harry Potter), steampunk or other historical fantasy (Temeraire for example), space fantasy (ie a futuristic universe but with non science based magic and such. If it's justified with science and/or aliens like Star Wars or X Men it's sci fi not fantasy), or high fantasy (eg LOTR or fairy tales). If your fandom is already fantasy you must set it in an AU of some kind you cannot just use the fantasy universe that exists in canon.
What do you mean by not accurate historical fic? Do I have to be an expert/have every detail right?
No one can get every tiny detail right even if they try, not without a time machine. However - no anachronistic technology (cell phones, unless you want something the size of a briefcase, only existed in the last decade or so, artificial fabrics are a product of the last century etc), try to keep the language somewhat era apropriate (you don't have to write in Latin/whatever but Ancient Greeks are unlikely to use modern slang or words related to concepts alien to them ie mind your p's and q's relates to movable type printing), try to remember that modern society is not the same as every historical society - pay attention to how women/homosexuals/children would have acted, avoid PDAs etc etc. Try not to mess up your basic dates, geography etc. No one has to be perfect but if the period you're using isn't recognisable to people with even the most basic knowledge it's fantasy. eg Braveheart is historical fantasy; The Longest Day is historical fiction.
Do I have to write them in order?
Can I apply fic to more than one challenge?
It's okay with us as long as it's okay with the other community that you're writing for. The finished fics can of course go wherever you want.
Does my character/pairing/fandom have to be in the story?
Yes, that is the point
Are there any deadlines?
Deadlines? What are those? No but if you're not posting and there's a wait for the claim, I'll contact you to see if you're still interested.
Headers and cuts:
I'm not going to tell you what header you have to use, but please include all the relevant information outside the cut. ie Title, Author, Fandom, Pairing, Rating and Warnings. Put the fic behind a cut or use a fake cut to your own journal if you want.
Please make sure you give the proper warnings for anything that might disturb people. If you want to put them at the bottom of the fic to avoid spoilers that's fine as long as you make it clear that's what you're doing and how to find them.
I'll give you a tag when your claim is approved. Please try to use them.