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05 September 2014 @ 09:00 am
Final drafts with art are due on September 15. This post will be open from September 10 to September 15 for submission of your completed final drafts. If you will not be able to complete your work by September 15, please contact us as soon as possible.

Please comment to this post when your story is complete, including beta-reading, with all art linked as appropriate within your story. Two stories will post per day from Saturday, September 20, through Tuesday, September 23, one at 10AM (1000) EDST and 2PM (1400) EDST. Peruse the posting schedule below and try to choose a time slot that works best for you; posting times are assigned on a first come, first served basis. As posting times are assigned, the slots will be struck-through. Posts can be scheduled in advance to post within your timeslot.

Posting Schedule

<td>Tuesday, September 23</td> <td>10AM (1000) EST</td> <td>2PM (1400) EST</td> </tr>
Saturday, September 20 10AM (1000) EST 2PM (1400) EST
Sunday, September 21 10AM (1000) EST 2PM (1400) EST
Monday, September 22 10AM (1000) EST 2PM (1400) EST

If you have any questions about posting format, please refer to this post. Please do not post your story to AO3 earlier than 24 hours before your posting date & time, and please do not link to or cross-post your story before the Quick Big Bang is complete. You will be given posting access to this community as your posting time is assigned.

We look forward to seeing all your stories!
01 September 2014 @ 09:00 am
The final check-in is scheduled for Monday, September 15, at which point authors will be given their posting dates. Please do not check in until your story is 100% complete, has been betaread, and you have all the art from your artist inserted into your fic where relevant. Posting will begin on Saturday, September 20 and will continue through Tuesday, September 23, with two stories posting per day. Requests for a specific date/time will be honored to the best of our abilities, but posting dates/times will be assigned on a first come, first served basis. You will be assigned your date when you check in to the final Check-In post.


Once you have received your assigned date and time for posting, it will be your responsibility to make sure your story is posted within that time window. This allows you to make any necessary edits to your work if you notice errors or wish to make other changes. As explained in the guidelines, all authors must have both an AO3 and a Livejournal account. Stories will be posted in full to AO3 and then linked with a header on the quickbigbang journal. You should also add your work to the Quick Big Bang 2014 collection on AO3. You may post your story to AO3 up to 24 hours prior to your posting date/time in order to check formatting, tags, embedded art, etc. Please do not post links to your story prior to your posting date/time.

When your posting date/time arrives, you will fill out and post the header (found below), the link to your story, and your artist's art masterpost where relevant to quickbigbang. All authors will be granted posting access to this community for the duration of the posting period.


You may format the text and art within your story however you prefer. However, when you post to quickbigbang, we require you to use the HTML edit tab on the Post an Entry page, and copy/paste the following format:

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If you have any questions, please feel free to ask. Thanks!
The Quick Big Bang Mods
15 August 2014 @ 12:00 am
This is the only artist check-in for the Quick
Big Bang. Submission date for final stories is September 15. Please make sure your author has all final artwork and/or links to mixes before this date! If you have not heard from your author, please let us know.

Please comment to this post using the format below. You can disregard any fields that aren't applicable to you. Here is an example of an artist check-in:


Story title: Story Title
Story Author(s): Writer Username
Art Type: Graphics package
Status: 50% complete
Contains: Two icons, banner, two dividers

15 August 2014 @ 12:00 am
Welcome to the third check-in post for the Quick Big Bang. If you haven't yet found a beta for your story, you can request one in the Beta Request Post. Remember that all stories must be beta-read before submission! You should be in communication with your artist at this point, as well, making sure s/he has access to updated drafts of your story as you go. If you have not heard back from your artist, please let us know as soon as possible.

All stories and art are due at the final check-in point on September 15. Look for a post on or before that date explaining how to post your final story and art. Posting dates & times will be assigned at this final check-in!

Please comment to this post using the format below to update your word count and any changes to your summary. You can disregard any fields that aren't applicable to you.

The check-in post will be open for three days. Please try to comment within this time period.
08 August 2014 @ 09:00 am
The purpose of a warning on a fic is to let the readers know what they are getting before they click on the link/cut tag. Some subject matter is very triggering for certain readers, while other subject matter simply falls outside the purview of the types of stories that readers enjoy and feel comfortable reading.

The following must be included in the warnings if they are present in your fic: child abuse (physical, emotional, or sexual); domestic abuse/violence; incest; non-con/dub-con, including statutory; sex involving characters below the age of consent; graphic violence; suicide/suicidal ideation/self-harm; and major character death (whether or not that death is canonical). If your fic contains these situations and you do not warn for them, you’ll be given an opportunity to update your header, after which time your fic will be deleted.

We strongly suggest you include warnings for the following: Minor character death (whether or not that death is canonical); kinks (BDSM, slave, bloodplay, breathplay, scat, etc. — if it’s something you’d prompt on the kink meme, consider warning for it); mpreg; underage drug/alcohol use; substance abuse of any nature; and mental health issues.

Thank you all for your cooperation and for keeping the quickbigbang a safe space for readers!
17 July 2014 @ 09:00 am

Art Claims

Art Claims are now open and will remain open until [END OF ARTIST CLAIMS]. Fics are listed in order of author response to the most recent check-in.

Comment below with the number of the fic you would like to claim. Claims are all first come, first served. One artist claim per fic, and please only one claim per artist at this time. If any authors or artists are still lacking claims at the end of this round, we will open a second round of art claims in 1-2 weeks.

Fic listings will be greyed out as they are claimed.

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15 July 2014 @ 12:00 am
Welcome to the second check-in post for the Quick Big Bang. At this point, if you have reached 5,000 words your story will be submitted for artist claims on Thursday, July 17. If you have not yet reached 5,000 words, your story will be added to the claim post when you reach that word count.

If you need to drop from the Quick Big Bang, please contact us as soon as possible to let us know. If you drop after your story has been claimed by an artist, you may not be eligible to participate in next year's Quick Big Bang.

Please comment to this post using the form below to update your word count and any changes to your summary. This information, including the summary, will be used for your artist claims.

If you have any art preferences, including art type or content you are not comfortable receiving, please include it with your check-in information. We can't promise a specific artist or art style, but we will do our best to pair compatible artists and authors.

As art claims will open Thursday, July 17, please check-in as soon as possible so you can be included on the claim post. If you are not yet at 5,000 words, please comment on this post to let us know. You can update your comment when you reach word count.
15 June 2014 @ 12:00 am
Welcome to the first check-in post for the Quick Big Bang. Your summaries are due at this check-in. If your story idea changes between now and check-in #2, however, you can update your summary then.

If you need to drop from the Quick Big Bang, please contact us as soon as possible to let us know.

Please comment to this post using the form below. You can disregard any fields that aren't applicable to you.

01 May 2014 @ 12:13 am
Sign ups for the Quick Big Bang are now open! To sign up as an author, please see this post, and to sign up as an artist, go here.
08 April 2014 @ 01:23 pm
If you are participating in the quickbigbang, you should also consider following the Quick Big Bang Tumblr. This Tumblr will be used for reminders, updates, resource sharing, and community building! All QBB posts will be tagged "quick big bang" for those of you who prefer to track the tags.