2013 Rules and Timeline

kpopbigbang challenges kpopwriters to create long fic! The challenge will run in two waves; the first wave for fics of a minimum of 20,000 and the second wave for fics of 10,000 words.

Wave One: Fic, 20,000 words
Signups open: Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Signups close: close: Friday, March 1, 2013
First Draft due: Wednesday. April 24, 2013
Second Draft due: Friday, June 14, 2013*
Final fics due: Monday, July 15, 2013
Posting: Thursday, July 18, 2013 Fics posted per day will depend on the number of participants.
*last day to switch from wave one to wave two if needed

Wave Two: Fic, 10,000 words
Signups open: Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Signups close: Friday, March 22, 2013
First Draft due: Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Second Draft due: Monday, July 8 2013
Final fics due: Friday, August 2, 2013
Posting: Monday August 5, 2013 with the number of fics posted per day depending on the number of participants.

1. Stories must have a minimum length of 10,000 words 20,000 words depending dependent on the wave you're participating in.
2. Stories must focus primarily on a member and/or pairing of kpop idol groups, kdrama shows, or korean actors or actresses.
3. Fics may not be posted elsewhere until the fest is over.
4. Fics may be gen, slash or het.

1. Participants can chose to write with a co-writer.
2. Writers can sign up for both waves, with or without co-authors!
3. It's highly encouraged to have your fic beta read, but it will not be required.
4. Writers who sign up for the first wave of 20k can switch to the second wave if they realize by the 2nd draft due date they won't be able to hit the word minimum.

If you're interested participating please this post for wave one signups and this post for wave two sign ups.

Please leave a comment or email kpopbigbangfest@gmail.com with any questions or concerns you may have.

contents for this post have been borrowed from bandombigbang and femmebigbang and changed as needed
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does the 10,000 fic get more time?
or is it 2,000 instead of 20,000?

Edited at 2013-01-08 06:46 pm (UTC)
the 10k does get more time, this is so writers who sign up for the 20k but realize they might not reach that can switch to the 10k wave of fics
I've never participated in any of those... so I have two questions.

1. If I sign up for the 10k wave and my fic ends up being more than 20k... it's not a problem, right?
2. When I sign up, do I have to send you a summary or sth or just sign up and write whatever and then send it to you?

Sorry! I am thinking of joining but want to be completely sure :p
1. That's not a problem at all!
2. No summary necessary, just send in your fic by the deadlines for each wave.
is there a minimum word count for the first draft/second draft deadlines?
Sorry for taking so long to get back to you. As long as you can expand that idea into either a 10k or 20k fic that's fine.
Since writer will not be getting art with their fic, there's no penalty for dropping out. Writer can do so at any point if needed.
we have to write it in english, right? or can we just write it in another language?
If you feel more comfortable writing in a language other than English, please feel free to do so.