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The Shakespeare Pan-Fandom Ficathon


  1. Signups are now open! You can sign up up to the fic due date, so if you finish your first fic and decide to write another, can't think of an idea right off the bat, aren't sure if you'll have time, etc., there's plenty of time.
    • Each play/sonnet may be claimed any number of times, for fic and/or art, in any number of fandoms.
    • When claiming, give prompt (play title, play/scene, or sonnet number) and fandom. [This is to help us set up a master list - if you change your mind later, we won't kill you or anything.]

  2. If you have ideas but don't feel up to writing them, you're welcome to share them! To provide a bunny for someone else to write, comment to the prompts post, and we'll add them ASAP. When prompting, include source material (play/sonnet/etc.), fandom, and a brief summary/characters/other information to help communicate your idea.

  3. Fic guidelines are as follows:
    • Any rating.
      [NOTE: There is no age limit for participants, but you must be of legal age in your country to write adult fic.]
    • Slash, het, and gen are all acceptable.

    • Play pastiche/crossover: 5000-word minimum
    • Scene pastiche/crossover: 1000-word minimum
    • Sonnet-fic: 500-word minimum

      **If you choose to write in verse (a sonnet, a script, etc.), there is no minimum word count. For more information on how to be authentically Shakespearean, check here.**

  4. Posting deadline is Friday, August 17, 2007.
    • You may post whenever or wherever you like; just comment to the masterlist post with a link to your fic so we can add you to the masterlist, which will hopefully go up no later than August 19 (my birthday!).
    • We highly encourage at least cross-posting fics on this comm (that's what it's here for, after all), but it's not required.

  5. Posting guidelines are as follows:
    • HEADER:

    • Although Shakespeare is canonically a kinky bastard, please warn for things like chan, incest, non-con/dub-con, RPF, and potential squicks (i.e. mpreg, bloodplay, breathplay, bestiality, filthplay, etc.).

  6. You must have a beta-reader. If you don't have one, you can comment to this post and we'll try to hook you up. Conversely, if you'd like to offer beta assistance, let us know! We'll be forever grateful. ♥

Questions? Comments? Concerns? Post them here and limmenel or I will get back to you ASAP!



( 12 comments — Leave a comment )
Jun. 5th, 2007 03:24 am (UTC)
Not signing up because I don't want the pressure of finishing my Harry Potter-as-Hamlet novel to a deadline. BUT... I was a Junior Fellow at the Folger Shakespeare Library some years ago, and I'd be happy to beta-read, especially for folks who are seriously trying to fit fandom characters into the tone and/or plot of a play and need some Shakespearean help. I can handle any of the plays (not sonnets), in HP, CSI, CSI:NY, NCIS, NUMB3RS, Supernatural, Doctor Who, Torchwood, any Jossverse, Dresden Files, Stargate:Atlantis, PotC, due South, The Sentinel, and probably some others that I can't think of right now. If you want to save me for rareplays (kinda like rarepairs I guess), that's fine by me.
Jun. 5th, 2007 09:50 pm (UTC)
Hey, thank you so much for the offer! I'm sure you'll be in much demand, considering your knowledge of Shakespeare and all of the awesome fandoms you know :D.

(also, I'm writing a CSI: NY fic, so I might have to take you up on this, since so few people know that fandom!)
Jun. 5th, 2007 10:06 pm (UTC)
I'm willing to read pretty much as much as I can fit in a day, and since I don't work, I can fit a lot. =P I'll be away from the net for two weeks in July, but I know more people are leave-it-till-the-last-minute sort, so that shouldn't be a problem.

Depending on what you like in CSI:NY, head over to threesome_fics. That fandom dominates the comm.
Jun. 5th, 2007 10:32 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I don't really expect any fics until at least mid-July. Maybe sonnets, but those usually don't need a beta.

I'm not a bit fan of threesome_fics. There's a lot of poorly written fic over there, so I just tend to avoid it (which makes me sound really snobbish, sorry :D! I'm really not).
Jun. 5th, 2007 10:41 pm (UTC)
No skin off my nose. =) I don't actually read the CSI:NY over there so I had no idea of the quality, because none of the possible threesomes do anything for me (unlike Jack/Will/Elizabeth, or Nine/Rose/Jack). I just know there's a lot of it on that comm because every time an update goes by I get hopeful that some other fandoms have discovered the comm. =)
Jun. 5th, 2007 10:48 pm (UTC)
I'm a big fan of threesomes in CSI:NY (various different ones), but yeah, I'd like to see other fandoms (and some better written fics) over there. Most of what I've seen there is Danny/Mac/Don and it's in desperate need of a beta reader, so I avoid it.
Jul. 4th, 2007 11:07 pm (UTC)
Hi, I'm hoping I'm not overstepping anything, but I was looking for a beta for my Othello-CSI:NY fic? I'd need someone for continuity, as well as spelling and grammar.

If not, that's totally ok!
Jul. 5th, 2007 08:19 pm (UTC)
That's fine; I'd be happy to beta. But I'm on vacation with family right now, and have limited net access... if you can email the file to me at my lj address, I can d/l it and read and comment, then mail you back next time we go somewhere with wifi. My access will be intermittent till Harry Potter day (July 21) and after that I'll be home and able to IM or whatever if you prefer that.
Jul. 6th, 2007 12:45 am (UTC)
So, my total and utter inability to read the rules tells me that I need to write more.

Basically, I thought the MAX was 5000 words, but of course, that's the minimum. So I can go back and add a bunch I cut out. So, it's not quite ready for beta.

ANYWAY, thanks so much for the offer, and I'll let you know when I am done, and send you a comment to make sure it's still ok for you to beta.

Jun. 10th, 2007 02:40 am (UTC)
Way cool idea but there isn't a link to the beta post yet.
Jun. 10th, 2007 08:17 am (UTC)
I meant you can comment to this post here asking for a beta. :D Sorry for the confusion!
Jul. 4th, 2007 11:08 pm (UTC)
I'm also open to beta, I know most Shakespeare pretty damn well, and limmenel is well aware of my fandom knowledge. Just ask, and I'll get back to you.
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