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Sep. 13th, 2013



[sticky post] Thank you all!

Thank you all for signing up! I hope you have. If you have any questions, please ask. I will respond promptly. Please, pimp this community if you wouldn't mind. There are a few banners up to help spread the word. Also, there are sign up sheets for beta readers, artists, and Pep Talk writers. Please, check those out if you will. :) Thanks again!

Mar. 8th, 2014





I am going to need to put the challenge on hold. I just stared school and it's keeping me swamped. Watch this space for updates!

Dec. 14th, 2013



Change for dates

Hello all! I have a quick update. I am opening the artist sign-ups until April 1st. Please sign up as an artist, beta, and also as a pep talk author. Thanks!

Aug. 25th, 2013



Pimping the community!

Want to pimp this challenge? Copy one of the code below:




More banners will be added soon! If you want to donate any, that would be great! The first two are by Wil1969.

Aug. 20th, 2013



Pep Talk Sign Up

Do you want to give a pep talk? Use this form to join in here!This is a first come, first serve basis.

Pep talk Dates:

{Jan 1st } - First pep talk.
{April 1st} - Second pep talk
{May 1st} – Third pep talk
{June 1st } – Fourth pep talk
{July 1st} – Final Pep Talk
{August 1st} – Congratulations note posted


Beta Reader Sign-up

Are you an Beta reader? Use this form to join in here! Sign up's open September 1st and there is no closing date.



Artist Sign-up

Are you an Artist? Use this form to join in here! Sign up's open September 1st and closes December 1st.



Author Sign-up

Are you a writer? Use this form to join in here! Sign up's open September 1st and closes December 1st.

Aug. 18th, 2013



Rules and FAQ

- About Signing Up-
All are welcome. But, signing up is a must to participate. However, all are welcome to check out anything on this page. A membership request is required to join, but I will accept ASAP. Sign-ups will go from September 1, 2013 until December 1, 2013.

-Author/Artist Matching–
There will, of course be writer and author matching. A Big Bang isn't complete without that. Do you think? With the summaries, there will be a spot to set any age restrictions. I don’t want anyone to feel uncomfortable.

-Pep Talks -
I also think everyone needs cheering on with such a feat as this. So, there will be little Pep talks posted once a month. Please, sign up to write one, if you'd like. If you’re interested in writing a little note to all participants, please PM me.

- FAQ -

1. What is a Big Bang? This is a writing even that pushes authors to write long pieces of fiction in a certain amount of time. Then, the authors work with artists, who will illustrate those stories. It's a lot of work and a lot of fun!

2. Is this Big Bang limited to a certain pairing or genre? Not at all. Any story you are working on can be used. It can even already be uploaded somewhere. This challenge is meant for you to finish your work. It can be a fanfiction or original fiction. You can even ask your beta to read through previous chapters. You can also post the chapters on your hosting site (IE own LJ, AO3, or ff.net account) as you work on it.

3. Is there a minimum word count? No! You just need to have at least 1 chapter left to finish.

4. Am I allowed to work on multiple stories in this challenge? If you want to!

5. What about beta-readers? Don't worry about about hunting for one. There will be beta sign ups, as per the calendar. SO, you'll find one right here.

6. Should I take my story down from LJ, ff.net, or another site? If you want. It might be wise. You don't have to.

7. What if I am an artist? You can sign up. We will need artists! All types of artists are needed & video editors, manip makers, traditional illustrations, etc - I am sure I am missing a style.

8. Can I participate if I'm not a fanfiction author or artist. Yes! We need beta's and Pep-talk writers.

9. How do I host my work? You can pot it on Live Journal, FF.net, AO3, wherever you want as long as we can read it.

10. What Now? Sign up and have fun! Please, watch this page for updates. In the meantime, spread the word!


Sep 1st - Writer Sign Ups open.
Sep 1st - Artist Sign Ups open.
Sep 1st - Beta Reader Sign Ups open.
Dec 1st - Writer Sign Ups close.
Dec 1st - Artist Sign Ups close.
Jan 1st - 10th - First mandatory writer check-in.
Jan 1st - 10th- Artist check-in.
Jan 1st - First pep talk.
April 1st - Second pep talk
April 12th - Anonymous story summaries posted for artists to view.
April 19th-20th - Artist/writer matching. (Writers must share all their work/rough drafts with their artist at this point.)
May 1st – Third pep talk
May 1st - Artist/writer beta request post opens.
June 1st - Mandatory artist/writer check-in
June 1st – Fourth pep talk
July 1st - Rough drafts due to be submitted; artist and writers.
July 1st – Final Pep Talk
July 1st-12th - Final mandatory check-in for both writers and artists.
July 19th - Posting schedule announced.
August 1st – Congratulations note posted
August 2nd – Final Touches is live! Stories will begin to be posted each day, as well as a master list.