|Travis (torachan) wrote,|
@ 2012-04-27 07:34 pm UTC
|Entry tags:||three weeks for dreamwidth, transfic mini fest|
I know last year we didn't get nearly as much activity as the first year, and I was too busy to really participate much myself, but I'm hoping I can do better and prompting and writing this time around and hopefully we'll all have fun even if it ends up being kind of quiet. :D
Prompts can be from any fandom, RPF or FPF, and can focus on either canonically trans characters or characters who are trans for the purposes of the fic. Prompts can be het, slash, or gen. No restrictions on rating. Really, no restrictions on anything, except be respectful, which should go without saying.
Prompts do not have to be "about" being trans. They can be something as simple as a pairing or a pairing + word/kink/lyrics. The point is simply to have more stories starring trans people. So if you want to write about issues, that's cool. If you just want to write a PWP, that's fine, too. Just one or more of the main characters in the fic needs to be trans. You can specify in your prompt who you want to be trans and what sort of trans you want them to be, or you can not specify anything and leave it up to the writer.
For the purposes of this fest, trans means anyone who does not identify as the gender they were assigned at birth, including genderqueer/non-binary people. Intersex characters are also welcome.
What I am not looking for is traditional "genderswap" fic, stories about cis people crossdressing, etc. and if you choose to leave/fill a prompt for intersex characters, please no sci-fi/fantasy "hermaphrodites", only real intersex conditions.
Last year I asked that people not repost prompts from previous years, but I've changed my mind and decided that if there's an old prompt (yours or someone else's) you really want to see, go ahead and repost it here and maybe it will spark someone's interest. :)
When you post a fill, please use FILL in the subject line (if your fic is untitled, then just FILL will do; if you have a title, then FILL: Your Title Here). The reason for this is that hopefully we will get so many prompts and fills that comments will collapse, making it difficult to find fills unless they're marked.
Prompts may be filled more than once, and unlike in years past, I'm not going to have a couple days to collect prompts before allowing fills, so go ahead and fill right away! :D
If your fic is longer than one comment (though on DW that's less likely to happen), please post the subsequent parts as replies to the first part rather than replies to the prompt. That makes it easier to link directly to the fic.
You may repost your fic to your journal or any DW comms immediately, but remember not to crosspost anywhere outside of DW until three weeks from the posting date.
Feel free to ask questions if anything is unclear. (By which I mean questions about the fest. This is not Trans 101. If your questions are along the lines of "what does mtf mean?" please ask Google instead.)
You can check out the previous years' fests on the transfic mini fest tag. As before, I will try to post a round-up every day of the fills, and of course will post a master list of fills at the end.