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KINGSMAN REVERSE BANG RULES, SCHEDULE, AND FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


Who is running this thing? Your mods are [personal profile] anarchycox and [personal profile] elrhiarhodan. While we're both on Tumblr, we prefer that you contact us using the Dreamwidth PM function (it goes our email addresses).

What is a reverse bang? A reverse bang is the opposite of a big bang. Instead of authors writing fanfiction and artists making art for that fic, it goes the other way around. The artists create art and the authors get to choose a piece of art for which they want to create fan fiction.

How do I sign up? When sign-ups start, two sign up posts will go up. One for authors and one for artists. You can sign up as an artist and as an author, but you can't claim your own artwork. We'll be using Google Forms for the sign ups, but we also encourage you to let us know you signed up via a comment in the relevant post.

Do I need a Dreamwidth account to take part? One of the reasons why we are hosting the challenge on Dreamwidth is to grow the fandom presence here and while we fully expect the stories to be posted to AO3, we would like to see a reveal post here (with links back to AO3). So, ideally, a Dreamwidth account would be needed to make the reveal post to the Kingsman Reverse Bang community, so at least one member of the team will need to have one. If neither person in a team has a Dreamwidth account or wants to create one (it's free and easy and we really recommend doing it), please send the post information to the mods and we will post it to on the teams' behalf. Authors and artists are welcome to sign up with other accounts as long as a valid email address is provided so we can have contact with you. We welcome and encourage cross-posting and reblogging on whatever your preferred platform is but one of the key reasons we are using Dreamwidth is the current problems with Tumblr flagging art as a violation of rules when it is not one. To avoid the complications, it is easier to host this on Dreamwidth, but we will work with artists and writers to make sure that everyone’s work is seen.

SCHEDULE


Schedule for Round One of the Kingsman Reverse Bang:

Sign Ups Open: February 7th, 2019
Artist Check In (not mandatory): March 14th, 2019
Artist Sign Ups Close: March 14th, 2019
Art Drafts Due: March 21st, 2019
Art Draft Preview: March 23rd, 2019
Author Sign Ups Close: March 30th, 2019
Round One Art Up for Claims: April 6th, 2019
Round Two Art Up for Claims: March 30th, 2019
Round Three Art Up for Claims: (If necessary)
Author Check in (mandatory): April 21st, 2019
Last day for author drop out: May 1st, 2019
Pinch hit request: May 3rd, 2019

Challenge Closes, Fics and Finished Art Due: May 15th, 2019
Posting Starts: May 18th, 2019
Posting Ends: June 1st, 2019


ART REQUIREMENTS


What are the requirements for art? Artists are expected to make at least one new piece of art: a drawing or digital manip or picspam. Because this is the first time we’re running a Reverse Bang in the Kingsman fandom, we are going to keep the art to visual media. Next year, depending on how it goes, we may add fanmixes and fanvids to the art requirements. Art must be at least 400 by 600 pixels in size, on unlined paper.

For this Reverse Bang, artists are allowed to make up to three (3) four (4) (changed 3/6/2019) separate art prompts. We want to make sure that at least one prompt by each artist gets claimed, and hopefully every piece of art gets claimed. This may be subject to change, depending on how many artists and authors we get. Your prompt can have multiple images, just be sure to let the mods know when you submit the prompt so we can get the prompt post properly done (we encourage you to put the multiple images into a single image file, if possible).


What is allowed – how explicit can I get? All ratings are allowed, all pairings are allows. If your talented with manips, then go for the full monty! You can use any image from any source, but the resulting artwork should be centered around Kingsman, even if it’s an A/U. The only exception to this is no use of any images of any of the actor’s children will be permitted.

Can I create a crossover or fusion piece? At this time, we are going to allow crossovers but we want artists to keep in mind that there is no way to guarantee potential authors will know the crossed over fandom. We will do our best to see that every prompt gets filled, but the preferred fandoms of our authors is out of the mods control, and if that prompt goes unfilled, the artist assumed that risk.

Fusions are allowed (fusions have the characters of one fandom replace the characters of another, or the characters are set in another story’s universe).

What happens if the number of authors doesn’t match up with the number of artists? We will do several rounds of claiming so that EVERY piece of art has a fic in the event that the art pieces outnumber fan fiction writers. If it's the other way, we may open up the pieces of art so that more than one fic writer is assigned to the same piece of art. Either way, everyone who wants to participate will get to participate.

Will my art be archived anywhere? The mods will upload all art to a Dropbox album in order to post claims and for authors to view before they make a claim but that is the only place we (the mods) will be putting the art. At any time after the challenge is ended the artist can request for their art to be removed from the album. Artists will be responsible for where they decided to upload and post the final version of their art.

How do I work with my writer? This challenge is not intended as a full-on collaboration between artist and writer. Once the writer makes their selection, it is up to them to decide how much they want to collaborate with their chosen artist. We do strongly encourage writers and artists to collaborate, but it's not a requirement. So long as the writer takes into account an artist's stated DNW, the writer is free to write whatever they want.


WRITING REQUIREMENTS


What type of requirements are there for a fic? Authors will write a completed fic with a minimum of 5,000 words, based on the artwork prompt you choose in the Art Claims post. Claims will be first come, first serve.

How do I know what art I'm writing for? / How do I make a claim? When the artists turn in their artwork, we'll make a claims post. In this post we'll include a preview of their work, as well as any warnings the artist gives and the artists preferred pairings. You can choose which piece of art you'd like to create a fic for, and then that person's art will get crossed off the list.

This post will be up for preview three days before claiming goes live, giving authors at least for seventy-two (72) hours to preview the art and make their selections. Comments on the post will be enabled on at a pre-announced time. If an author is unable to make the announced time they can arrange for a proxy to claim for them.

This is the comment form that you will use to make a claim (select and copy/paste into your comment entry):



I've already been writing a fic, can I use that one? No. The fic you write must be based around the art you choose, using that as your prompt.

What genres/warnings are allowed? You may write a Kingsman story for whichever genre of fic you choose that works with the artwork you’ve claimed. The only exception to this is that this challenge excludes RPS/RPF. You will need to work with your artist and observe their likes/dislikes (as stated in their claims post). Your story should reflect what your artist is comfortable with it. Remember, you're creating the fic around the art and the artist (so, if your artist isn’t comfortable with explicit sex or gore, please respect that).

How do I work with my artist? This challenge is not intended as a full-on collaboration between artist and writer. Once the writer makes their selection, it is up to them to decide how much they want to collaborate with their chosen artist. We do strongly encourage writers and artists to collaborate, but it's not a requirement. So long as the writer takes into account an artist's stated DNW, the writer is free to write whatever they want.

Can I write with someone else? Yes, this year co-writing is allowed but the word minimum is 8,000 words for co-written pieces.

Will my fic be archived anywhere by the mods/community? No, where the story is posted will be up to the author.

Can I post my story as a WIP? Stories have to be completed at the time of posting. We do allow stories to be posted as a part of an author’s existing series or ‘verse, as long as they are able to stand on their own. If you are having trouble completing your story in time please let us know and we will try to work with you. We rather arrange for a delayed posting date (or allow the artist to post just their art within the posting period) then have an incomplete fic posted. However, if we find out an author posted an incomplete work while leading us to believe it was complete they will not be allowed to participate in the next round of the challenge.

I’ve written an epic, can I post over a period of days? While the challenge has a 5000 word minimum, we do recognize that many authors in the Kingsman fandom embrace the epic format and posting a multi-part fic on a single day can be stressful, and frankly, people do prefer to read long stories posted as chapters.

The rule of thumb is that stories must be kept under wraps until the posting period begins. Unlike traditional writing bangs, there will not be assigned posting dates, a team can chose when to post during the posting period (see schedule). It is up to the writer and artist to decide how many chapters (if any) they want to post, but the story must be fully posted by the end of the posting period. Your post on the Kingsman Reverse Bang Comm should be a Master Post with the art and links to all of the parts of the story, which you should update as those parts go live.


SCHEDULE INFORMATION


What's a check in? They're something to give you a feel on where a typical artist and/or author should or could be at in their creation process. They're used for encouragement and motivation only.

What are the artwork rough draft requirements? Artwork should be 80% complete, whether it’s a series of partially completed compositions that are finished enough for claims, or a single piece complete with additional pieces to follow. That's hard to measure, of course -- basically it does not need to be a finished piece but it should be finished enough to give the author wanting to claim your art a good idea of what it will look like. Time should go into it. Remember that this piece (and any additional pieces an artist decides to make) will be what the author bases their story on.

I am an artist, how should I submit my rough drafts? Please email your mods at kingsmanreversebang@gmail.com with your draft artwork as an attachment in .jpg or .png format only. You can send links, so long as the artwork isn't publicly posted.

The title of your email should read: YOUR USER NAME - Artwork - X (number of images) Images Attached

Your draft post should contain the following (cut and paste into your email):



If you are submitting multiple art prompts, please send in separate emails, and add X of X Prompts to your email title.

We will need your drafts five (5) days before the first claims post goes live to ensure they go into the preview and the claims post. If you are submitting multiple art prompts (limit 3) and want to rank your prompts, please include which claims (first, second or third) post you want this prompt to be posted in.

What are the writing rough draft requirements? There are no rough draft turn in requirements for this challenge. However, there will be a mandatory check in for writers to give us a status report and let us know if they need to drop out.
Authors will be given a full week to check in. If you cannot make this timeframe please let us know in advance.

We will chase you for your check in. We will reach out to you if we don’t hear from you. If 48 hours pass and you don’t reply to our contacts, we will default you and look for a pinch hitter. Of course, if you then contact us and tell us that external forces kept you from replying, we will work with you to see that you get back on track.


What happens when the challenge writing period closes? You are expected to have a complete draft when the challenge period closes, but you will until posting posting to finish your story. So, if the challenge closes on April 1st (for example only), and the posting period closes is two weeks after that, we expect you to have posted story that is complete, but we also realize that those two weeks can mean everything to a writer working on a deadline. What we don’t want is to hear that you plan to write your entire story between the challenge close date and your posting date.

While we get events can happen in real life to delay writing we have to make sure that every art prompt submitted gets a completed story at the end of the challenge.

What if I need an extension? We will be granting extensions on a case-by-case basis for fics and art. We would hope, however, that you use the checkpoints and all your available creating and writing time to its fullest.


POSTING REQUIREMENTS


Who will be posting to the community? That is to be decided among the artist and author team. Either can make the post to the community.

How will I know what day to post? / What if I have a posting conflict? There will be no assigned posting date. After the challenge closes, writers and artists will have a set window of time to post their works.

Does my fic need to be beta read?, Where can I find beta readers? We strongly encourage every author to have at least one other person read the story for basic spelling and grammatical errors. After the non-mandatory check in, but before the rough drafts are due, we will put up a post where people can offer and ask for beta reading services.

What should my post to the community look like? The Kingsman Reverse Bang Community post should contain a preview of the art, no larger than 500 pixels wide, along with the story header (see below) that includes a summary, all appropriate warnings (there will be more about warnings when we get to posting time) and links to the full version of the art and the accompanying fic. You can link back to your own Dreamwidth Journal, Tumblr, DeviantArt, DW, IJ, etc. so long as your post remains unlocked.

If your artwork preview is Not Safe For Work (NSFW) or has explicit elements, you will need to put it under a cut.

Your community post will need to contain the following information>



Can I post it to my journal/AO3 a few days early to show my friends? No, the first time you post this must be made only during the posting period, not before. You can post snippets it to a support community for feedback or show select friends in advance. We prefer works aren’t posting to journals or AO3 until the signed date of posting (if they can’t be locked for your eyes only) but do understand that coordinated times between a team can be difficult. Just let us know if you need to post your work a day or so early because of this.

NOTE: If you do wish to post to your Tumblr account, we ask that you repost there after you’ve posted to a more text-friendly archive.



Where can I upload my art? There are several free resources such as Sendspace, or Mediafire that can be used for large files. Tinypic is recommended for images or .gif files, along with < Imgur.

You can also use Dropbox (we'll help you change the URL so you have the image posted and not the link), as well as various other places. Most people have their preferred hosting sites but if you need help finding one feel free to ask!


What if I fail to post during the challenge posting window? The heavens will turn black at noon. Frogs and lizards will fall like rain from the sky. Blood will seep from the eyes of every garden gnome statue in the world.

The challenge posting window will be several weeks (minimum two, possible three depending on the number of signups) If you don’t post during this timeframe, you’re out. Of course, you can always finish your fic and with your artist’s consent, use the artwork, but your fic will not be part of the year’s challenge. Also, you’re out for the next round.

Come on, we’re adults and this is supposed to be fun for everyone. Tell us you need an extension and we’ll accommodate you as much as we can. Don’t tell us and face the consequences.

WARNINGS


How does Kingsman Reverse Bang define "warning"? The Kingsman Reverse Bang strictly defines a warning as a potential trigger, as commonly recognized in fandom. Warnings are used to notify community members of content containing potential triggers so that individuals can avoid reading/viewing something they would view as harmful to themselves.

We know that some writers don’t feel that warnings are necessary. We’ve seen arguments made that published books don’t come with warnings, but that’s a different animal all together. First of all, books in book stores (whether on-line or brick and mortar) are classified by category. Horror is not kept in the same section as light romance. Furthermore, traditional publishers have been including warning in both e-books and paper books for the past few years. Some are fairly light-hearted; others are very specific to the extreme content of the story.

Suffice it to say, your mods most strenuously believe that warning are an essential part of the compact between the fan fiction writer and reader. All fic published for the Kingsman Reverse Bang challenge must contain a warning statement. If your story’s content contain any content that matches the mandatory warnings listed below, on your community post, you must include a warning (subject to the spoiler/warning policy below) or very explicitly state that you chose not to warn and the the reader should proceed at their own risk. The story post on AO3 needs to follow the archive's guidelines for posting.

What is the difference between a kink and a warning? One person’s kink may be another’s trigger, and vice-versa. Our intent with the inclusion of "warnings" is not to kink shame. Rather, it is intended to give our community members and readers the necessary information to judge if a work could be triggering for them.

What are Kingsman Reverse Bang's mandatory warnings?

Consent: non-con/non-con reference, dub-con, mindwipe, mind control
Other consent issues: incest (including incest play), underage/underage reference, bestiality, necrophilia, somnophilia (if consent is debatable)
Death, Grieving, Loss: character death, suicide/attempted suicide, severe or terminal illness, euthanasia, miscarriage/stillbirth/abortion, imminent future death, cannibalism
Violence: torture/torture reference, painplay, bloodplay, knife/swordplay, whipping, other graphic violence
Restraint: asphyxiation, bondage, slavery, kidnapping
Abuse/Self-harm: self-harm, child abuse/child abuse reference, domestic abuse, animal abuse, addiction, food and body issues

The only exception to the requirement to warn is if the warning is a spoiler for a major plot point. Please see the section below on how to handle this.

Suggested topics where the author may (but is not required) to include warnings:
● Intoxication
● Spanking
● Marking/Scarring
● Homophobia/Racism/other isms
● Sleep sex (if consent is debatable)
● Authority Figures (if consent is debatable)
● Infidelity

What should I NOT include in warnings?

1) Do not use warnings for squicks or judgment calls (e.g. OOC characterization)
2) Do not use warnings to list other kinks/perversities.
3) Do not list characters as warnings.
4) Do not list het, slash, femslash, etc. in warnings.

If you have any questions about what to include in your warnings, please contact us before you post.

What if a warning is a spoiler? If you believe that posting a warning will reveal an essential part of your story (i.e., a major character dies in the end), you have two options:

1 - You can include, in bold text, the phrase: “Author Choses Not To Include Warnings, Please See Entry Tags on AUTHOR NAME’s Master Post (link to post).”

If you go that route, you MUST, without fail, include tags that encompass any of the mandatory warning items listed above. The mods will be checking for this.

2 – You can hide your warning text behind a color block, using this HTML code:



Authors may also modify this if they feel that warnings may in fact be triggering themselves.




For Readers . It is up to the reader/viewer to review the warnings (or take heed that the author has specifically chosen NOT to warn) and other content notes to determine if something contained therein is a trigger. Please do not request that a writer or artist edit their warnings with content not explicitly listed as a Kingsman Reverse Bang mandatory warning list.

It also falls to you to be aware of your comments in response to a fan work. Let’s all give our authors and artists the benefit of the doubt that they didn’t intentionally leave something out of the warnings and content notes. Just as we ask authors to contact the mods if they have questions about what to include in their warnings and content notes, we ask that readers to contact the mods if you believe a work is missing a warning.


COMMUNICATING


How do I contact the mods? Your mods prefer that you use email to initiate contact:

Elrhiarhodan: elrhiarhodan1@gmail.com
Anarchycox: Anarchycox@hotmail.com

These accounts are constantly monitored and we will respond to your inquiries asap. Please don't use the community email for questions about the challenge, it's only monitored during art turn in period.

How will I contact my artist/author? We will provide the artists and authors with contact information once claims have been made and accepted. From there it is up to the author to communicate with the artist and create a story that would fit the art. Artists are also free to contact the author that claims their art as soon as the claim is confirmed by a mod.

Contact can be done over email/DW PM/chat/twitter/tumblr – really whatever works for you both! As long as contact is made and maintained.

I haven’t heard from my author/artist in a while, what should I do? Please let us know and we will try to reestablish contact with them on your behalf! For artists, if an author does not respond to our messages (both by email/PM/etc) we will then look into arranging a pinch hitter for your art. For authors, if an artist does not respond we want to encourage you to keep writing your story and post it with a link to the art that was claimed.

If you are having any problems with another participant in this challenge please bring it to us so that we can mediate. We expect all participants to be courteous to each other both on a personal level and a creative level. Please make sure you are especially courteous to your partner, and that if you have any conflicts with them bring it to us first!

If you have additional questions, please feel free to ask them in a PM or by email

Your mods:

[personal profile] elrhiarhodan
[personal profile] anarchycox

Remember, the whole point of this is to have fun and create new fanworks for the wonderful world of Kingsman.


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