How Art Claims will work:
The art pieces will be going up in a members-locked post with comments turned off on Saturday, July 16 at 3PM EST
so everyone can get a chance to look through the art before the claiming begins. Prompts will be numbered, without the artist's name attached. Each prompt will include a thumbnail (which links to the full-size version), a short description, preferred pairings (if there are any) and ratings. Here is an example:
101. Claims Begin:
Rating: G for art, fic can be higher
Pairing(s): Gen or dude/dude
Description: Two dudes in front of a bright window, being mysterious.
After 24 hours comments will be turned on and claiming will begin on Sunday, July 17 at 3PM EST
. When the Claims Post opens, authors will comment with their top 3 art choices. Mods will reply and inform the author of which piece they get, and the piece will be struck out in the claims post.
In the first round of claims authors will only be allowed to claim one piece of art. Claims will be first come first serve, and the prompts will be crossed out as they are claimed. If there are unclaimed pieces at the end of two days, there will be a second round of claims, wherein authors may claim a second piece to write for. We cannot guarantee that anyone will get their first, second, or even third choice
. Some pieces may be very popular, and it is natural to feel some disappointment if you don't get to write for something that really inspires you. However, please bear in mind the feelings of artists who will be reading the comments to the Claims Post as well
; making comments along the lines of "I don't want to write for any of this" or "there's nothing good left" will not make any of the artists feel good. If you've ever participated as a writer in a Big Bang challenge, I'm sure you can understand the anxiety that comes from having your work in a line up with other pieces.Proxies:
If an author cannot comment when they claims post first opens, they may preview the claims in the 24 hour window beforehand and submit their choices to a proxy who will post in their stead. If a proxy is making a claim for themself as well, they must leave two separate comments
, one stating their top 3 choices and one stating the top 3 choices of their friend.
Here is what the claims comment format will look like:
LJ Username:Multiple claims:
Two or more authors claiming the same piece to write a story for will not be allowed
until every single piece has been claimed. Only if every single piece has been claimed will we consider opening the pieces up to second claims
. Artists may opt their piece(s) out of being claimed by a second author if they wish.After a piece has been claimed:
Artists are free to contact their author as soon as they see that their piece has been claimed. We will be posting a Author/Artist Matchup Reveals post and as well as sending email notifications to authors and artists, but that will take time for us to do so we strongly recommend that artists proactively contact their authors ASAP.If you have any questions about the Claim Process, please comment to this post.