|yule_balls_mod (yule_balls_mod) wrote in hp_yule_balls,|
@ 2009-08-25 15:24:00
|Entry tags:||mod post, sign-up guidelines|
Sign-ups will begin on Sept. 1st at 12:01AM EST and will close on Sept. 6th at 12:01AM EST, or when we reach 75 participants. The sign-up post will be on LJ.
* There are 75 slots available. If we hit this number before Sept. 6th, we will close the sign-up post.
* Artists and writers will sign up on the same post. Pinch hitters will sign up separately at a later date.
* You must be 18 years or older to sign up for this exchange. Please fill out the age statement or your sign-up may be deleted.
* Your journal must be at least 2 months old. If you have recently switched journals or have other extenuating circumstances (i.e your primary journal is on a different site), please email us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org before signing up.
Things to keep in mind when filling out the sign-up template:
* Do not leave any sections blank.
* Include as much information as you can, and don't be afraid to be specific. Your sign-up will be used to choose both the person you will be writing for and the person who will be creating your gift. If there is a pairing/character/squick that you can or will not write, it is better to tell us now rather than later. If you tell us that you can write "anything", we will probably take you up on it. Likewise, if you leave the "squicks" section blank, you may receive a gift that you do not enjoy. Please help us find the right assignment for you and fill out the template carefully!
* The "things you like" section may include kinks, characterizations, settings, or scenarios that you enjoy.
* Keep your requests artist and writer friendly, regardless of the gift you are requesting. If you leave only art prompts, but a writer is assigned to create your gift, they will have nothing to work with.
* Do not request chan. Your request will not be fulfilled. All characters engaging in sexual activity must be 16 years or older.
* Do not request het. This is a slash and femslash exchange. Threesomes and orgies are appropriate in any combination.
* This is a multi-pairing exchange. Help us match assignments by being as flexible as possible with your pairings. If you are limited in the number of pairings that you are offering or requesting (i.e. you can only write Harry/Draco), this may not be the right fest for you.
* The person creating your gift is not obligated to fit their characterizations to your personal canon. If you have a complicated personal canon in mind for your characters ("My Harry hates fish, only bathes on Tuesdays, and has dragon tattoo on his right calf.") then please consider relaxing your expectations for this exchange. We want everyone to be happy with their gift! [Note: General characterization requests are more than fine.]
* On this note, please do not request pairings featuring OCs.
The sign-up template:
Below is the sign-up form, if you want to fill it out now and save time. Please do not sign-up on this post! If you do, your comment will be deleted.
If you have any other questions, leave a comment to this post or email us at email@example.com. See you on Tuesday morning for sign-ups!