Announcing the Autumn 2010 Primevalathon
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!
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.