NOTE: Second claims are CLOSED to ALL writer participants.
All team-up emails have been sent, so please reply confirming you've got yours! If you haven't received one, check your spam, then let us know by emailing email@example.com and we'll sort it out.
To those unfamiliar with the concept, second claims are when entries in the Reverse Bang are made available to be claimed again by a second writer, resulting in teams of one artist and two writers. Unlike the first round of claims, however, second claims are completely optional and not all the artworks are guaranteed to be claimed again.
We encourage all writers who missed the first round of claims to join in and participate in the second round! For the first part of second claims, only writers who have not yet joined the Reverse Bang are allowed to claim an artwork.
Writers who have already claimed an entry in round one will be invited to claim a second artwork 12 hours later, on Monday 11th February 18:00 CET (what time is that for me?). We ask that they do not try to claim a second artwork at this time, in order to make the process more equitable. We welcome writers signing up twice, but when considering whether to make a second claim or not, we ask that they consider their time carefully and accord their second artwork with the same amount of enthusiasm and respect as the first.
Remember, art claims are meant to be anonymous, so please refrain from discussing who the artwork belongs to!
This is the CLAIMS phase of the Reverse Bang, and where the writers come in! There are 35 amazing art entries waiting for authors to claim them. By claiming an artwork, you assert that you will collaborate with your artist(s) to produce a custom fanfiction to accompany their artwork when posting begins in May. There is no penalty-free dropping out after this point. You do not need to be a member of the cap_ironman community or have a Dreamwidth account to make your claim. Anonymous comments on this post are enabled. (Commenting will open when the claiming phase begins).
The art previews are underneath a cut in the next part of the post. Please note that some of them might be NOT SAFE FOR WORK; view at your own discretion.
- February 11th, 6:00 CET: Artwork open for new writers (participants who have not claimed in Round 1) to claim.
- February 11th, 18:00 CET: All writers (including those who have claimed a work in Round 1) are invited to claim a second work.
- February 12th, 18:00 CET: Claims are closed for ALL writers.
- February-April: Writers write! Artists put finishing touches on their work.
- April 20th: Artist and writer teams pick posting date in May.
- May: Teams begin posting!
A recap on some of the main rules:
- Please remember to read through our General Event Policies and the Reverse Bang Event Guidelines for all participants, as well as the Writers’ Guidelines for this year’s challenge before going on to claim any art.
- Each creator may participate in the 2019 RBB a maximum of two times, either by submitting 2 distinct artworks to be claimed, by claiming 2 different artworks as a writer (if second claims go forward), or by submitting one artwork and claiming another as a writer.
- If you sign up as a writer, you are required to write a completely new companion fic of at least 5,000 words to accompany your assigned artist's artwork.
- This is a collaborative challenge; you are all expected to keep in touch with your team for the duration of the challenge. You must coordinate with your partner during the posting period.
- All participants must be 18 or older.
Please follow the claiming instructions below. Make sure you ONLY choose art that you want to write for. Please be aware that by signing up now you are fully committing to the challenge.
The ANY universe label means the artist is happy with receiving a fic set in any Marvel universe. Please don't choose art set in a universe you're unfamiliar with or unwilling to write.
To claim a summary on February 11th, you will need to leave a comment with the following information (just copy and paste into a comment, then add your own details):
We recommend that you pick two or three options as we cannot guarantee that you will get your first choice. However, you may include more if you wish or list just one choice if there is only one artwork you are interested in. Remember that you are signing up for a collaborative event—please do not list art codenames that you would not be genuinely happy to work with.
Claims will be made on a first-come, first-served basis and you will be assigned the first option that is still available in your list. Artists, remember that writers have different schedules and timezones, and that though we try to accommodate everyone, your art may not be claimed in the first few hours. Please be patient, and don’t look at claims as a competition. This challenge is about pairing like-minded creators who will work together to produce exciting new Steve/Tony content; sometimes it takes a while for the right person to come along!
Authors, if the claim time is inconvenient for you, we encourage you to find someone who will put in a claim for you by proxy. All your proxy has to do is comment on the claims post instead of you when the time comes, providing your username, email and claims as set out above in this post. If you do not already know someone who can do this for you, you can email the mod team (firstname.lastname@example.org) for assistance in finding a proxy.
When matching is complete, we will send out emails to connect artists with their authors, along with further instructions. This might take a while, as making a mistake at this crucial stage is something everyone would like to avoid; please don’t panic if you don’t receive an email immediately. NOTE: After you receive the email, PLEASE RESPOND DIRECTLY CONFIRMING you have received the information. Please wait until you have replied to this email before contacting your partner. After confirming the assignment email has been received, it is the artists’ and writers’ responsibilities to open communications with team members and keep in touch for the duration of the collaboration.
And finally to the exciting part—the art!
( (Remember, some of these are NSFW: view at your own discretion) )