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11 May 2009 @ 09:57 am
Summer Adventure Ficathon: Call for Prompts!  
Hi folks!

Ready for some lazy summertime Nine/Rose fic? Join us for a shippy ficathon with a bit of a twist... the plot for these fics should be about adventures with Nine/Rose. Romance is allowed and welcome, of course, but cannot be the main plot of the stories here.

So if you've ever wished that Nine and Rose would have gone to a certain time period or a planet of your own design, here's an opportunity to explore it!

This ficathon will be an claimed-prompt ficathon, based on the theme "Summer Adventures". Please post prompts/ideas to this message (all comments are screened). We'll post the prompts later this month for claiming.

Hope you'll join us!

Ficathon Guidelines


Prompt Gathering: May 11-20
Prompt Posting: May 23
Writing Period: May 23 - August 15
Posting Period: August 1 - August 15


1) All stories must involve Nine and Rose. Stories must not focus around the relationship, but instead about an adventure they experience together. Romance and smut is, of course, allowed, but should not be the focus of the story. Other characters are welcome and encouraged. Character bashing is not allowed.

2) Writers must be a member of hearts_in_time to participate.

3) Fics must be a minimum of 1,000 words. There is no maximum - write away to your heart's content!

4) All rating levels are welcome.

5) Writers may either use an idea of their own (we want you to jump into that inspired idea!), or select from the prompts that will be posted on May 23.

6) For those who decide to select prompts - the number of people allowed per prompt and the number of prompts per person will be determined upon the total number of prompts submitted.

7) If your personal time allows, you are welcome to write more than one fic for this ficathon.

8) You must have your fic beta'ed. You may use your own beta, or request assistance from the list that will be provided once prompts are posted.

9) Writers will be responsible for posting their own fanfiction during the posting period.

10) Multi-part fics are welcomed. However - the piece must be completed and posted in its entirety by the August 15 posting deadline.

Headers and Tags Information for Posting

When posting your fic, please provide the following information in your header:

Spoilers (if applicable to Series 4):
Author Notes:

Please make sure in your author notes that you mention the piece is for this ficathon. Once you've posted your piece to hearts_in_time
Teresa "Meepa"meepa on May 29th, 2009 04:29 am (UTC)
Once we've posted to hearts_in_time, then...?

Also, what if I'm going to be at a conference during that time? They haven't decided on the time for certain, but there are two conferences I'm going to that might be back-to-back those two weeks.
Melissameasi on May 29th, 2009 04:48 am (UTC)
Once it's posted to the comm, you're welcome to post it anywhere else you'd like.

No worries if you're off on the posting dates - real life happens. Closer to the posting date (probably the 3rd week of July) I'll be making a reminder post on headers and such and also ask how folks are doing & if they're going to need some extra time.

The dates are just there for a rough guideline for beginning and end dates of the ficathon so people can plan their own writing time.
janna_hawkins: doctor rose dancingjanna_hawkins on June 4th, 2009 10:07 pm (UTC)
Two questions:
1. Rule #10 says "the piece must be completed and posted in its entirety". Does that mean in the whole fic in one post or links to different chapters?

2. Just to clarify, because this is the first time I've done this, we can only post our fics during the posted dates, correct? Not before?
Melissameasi on June 4th, 2009 11:20 pm (UTC)
Hi there-

To answer your questions...

1) You can post in multiple chapters if that's better for you & the length of your story. The whole point of rule #10 is that the piece needs to be finished for the ficathon.

2) That's correct. If you have a multi-part fic and want to start posting it a bit early so that it finishes during the posting time frame, that's fine. Or if you're going to be away for that time frame and want to post it before you go, that's fine. But ideally, we'd prefer that you post during the time frame. If you do need to post early, please make sure to drop me (or any of the other mods) a line to let us know the link to your story to ensure we get it on the ficathon masterlist.

Hope that helps!