|rachel500||11:55 pm - Announcing the Women of the Gate 11 in 11 Challenge|
We're all about promoting the fabulous female characters of the Stargate universe and usually we do so through our usual ficathon and art challenges. However, today we're announcing a new initiative: our 11 in 11 Challenge.
Can you commit to posting 11 times in 2011? The posts can be 11 posts of fanfic featuring a Stargate female character as primary point of view, 11 posts of art (icons, banners, wallpapers, fanfic covers, vids, etc.), 11 posts of recommendations for your favourite characters (art, fic, vids), 11 posts of meta about your favourite characters (discussion of episodes featuring female characters as the focus, general commentary on the usage of the female characters, etc) or 11 posts with a combination of these different categories! You can post on any female character or characters, whether regular, recurring, minor or background.
Just 11 posts in 11 months. That's one a month. Or 11 posts in February or 11 posts in December. The timeline is up to you!
The normal ficathon and art challenge rules apply for posting fic and art. Meta must be about the Stargate ladies specifically but if you want to compare with other shows, within genre, out of genre, or in a wider sociological feminist context that's OK. Any posts on your own journals/DW, in other ficathons/challenges or to other communities are acceptable so long as they are cross-posted here.
To sign-up or ask a question, just comment to this post, and remember to join the community if you're not already a member!
Posting Guidelines for Fic and Art
Please use the following formats.
Subject Heading for LJ entry: Title of the Fic by Author Name
Substitute the title of your fic for [Title of the Fic], if you have multiple parts number each entry clearly with (part n of y) after the title and finish with your Author Name for [Author Name].
Please include the following header information in the entry for each fic:
Title: Fic title
Author: Your LJ or penname
Content Flags: Warnings eg for violence/spoilers
Pairings: If any apply
Prompt: The prompt
Summary: One or two sentences giving an indication of the content of the story
Author's Notes: Any thank yous, etc
Story: This can be a link to your own journal or posted here in its entirety under a LJ cut. If posting multiple parts (and therefore entries), repeat the header info for each part and please link the parts in each entry so people don't have to go looking. For podfic add a Reader note if you are not the author.
Be generous with your warnings especially in respect to anything triggery, remember to add your character TAGs, and please set the entry to a correct LJ adult content status. For slash/het, please remember to include which pairings are included.
Subject Heading for LJ entry: Title of the Art by Artist Name
Substitute the title of your art for [Title of the Art], and finish with your Artist Name for [Artist Name].
Please include the following header information in the entry for each piece of artwork:
Title: Title of the art
Artist Name: Your name/pseudonym
Content Flags: Warnings for e.g violence, spoilers, etc
Pairings: If any have been included
Prompt: Please state the prompt
Artist's Note: Any thank yous, comments, etc that you want to make about the artwork
Art: This can be a link to your own journal or posted here in its entirety under a LJ cut.
Be generous with your warnings especially in respect to anything triggery, remember to add your character TAGs, and please set the entry to a correct adult content status. For slash/het, please remember to include which pairings are included.
1. A female Stargate character must be the main protagonist/POV.
2. Crossovers: You can crossover with another Stargate show if your muse takes you that way but not with a non-Stargate show
3. Ship/Femslash is allowed but we encourage GEN/Friendship .
4. Adult fic/art (explicit sex, PWP, etc) is allowed but you'll need to ensure you include warnings.
5. Character bashing of any female character is not allowed (and we'd prefer you didn't bash the male characters either).
6. There is no word limit. If you want to write a drabble that would be great.
7. Please get a beta for your fics! If anyone can't find one, PM me!