We wanted to announce that we will be doing another round of the phoenix_flies exodus fest as the last one was a great success. From the results of the poll, and a few other factors, there will be a few changes this time around. Before we open up to receive prompts, we wanted to go ahead and go over those changes with you.
1. Due to the issues with GJ, the fest will only be hosted here this time around. If you do not have an IJ and still wish to participate, we will make arrangements for you, of course! Please leave a comment here or email us if this is an issue for you, but remember, accounts at IJ are completely free!
2. The event that was most popular with our members and watchers was the giving and fulling of prompts, which is the base of our fest so that's only natural, but we did have two other events that were popular, the drabble-a-thon and the friending frenzy. We will be bringing both of those events back as well this time around.
3. There was a very close vote in what you guys wanted to do with the abandoned or unclaimed prompts from the last fest, but we've decided to include them in this round along with fresh prompts, so if there was something you had your eye on last time around, feel free to claim it for this one!
4. This time you will not have to submit your story to the mods for posting, but the posting will be moderated. We will also not have any posting until the deadline has passed. What this means is once the deadline hits, we will open the community up for moderated posting. You can submit your fics and artwork at that time, but we will only approve of one or two posts a day (depending on the number of participants). This will solve the problem of sporadic posting in our last fest and also allow authors and artists to be notified when they receive comments if they choose.
5. We will no longer be cutting and hiding spoilers for Deathly Hallows.
We still want this to be a fun-filled stress-free fest like the last round so anything goes! Slash, gen, het, whatever. Fics should still be at least 500 words and beta-read and art should be a bit more than a drawble, but really, we still want this to be low-key and fun.
January 21st - We will open the post to submit prompts. Remember, you aren't obligated to claim a prompt if you submit one! This post will be open until January 28th.
January 29th - Prompts are open for claim! We will gather all the submitted prompts and put them in one post and then the claiming starts, first come, first serve. Only two claims per person, please.
March 15th - Fics and Art are due; moderated posting is open! From March 15th on, we will post one or two pieces a day until all are posted!
The friending frenzy will be held in February (Dates TBD) and the drabble-a-thon will be held in March (Dates TBD).
Questions or Comments? Please leave a comment here or email us at festmods at yahoo.com
Thanks everyone! We're really looking forward to another great fest!