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Pinch Hitter needed!

Story is claimed. Thank you so much!
We have one story that needs an artist.

Fanworkers, please reply here if you can take on the below story:
17) Title: Untitled (TBD)
Genre: Rom-Com, Hurt/Comfort
Fandom/Universe: Marvel, Captain America, Modern AU, Non-Powers AU
Characters/Pairings: Steve x Bucky
Warnings: None
Rating: M
Summary:
Steve knew the moment he saw Bucky’s face that something horrible was about to happen. And he still sat down and let Bucky start talking, as if watching a train wreck in slow motion with no way to prevent the oncoming tragedy. His face was drawn and he had been crying. Steve couldn’t reason with him. The words came out without any way for Steve to stop them.
"Don't say it." Steve begged. He took a deep shuddering breath. "Please just don't say it."

Bucky squeezed his eyes shut and sighed. "I want a divorce."
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Match-Up Emails have been sent!

All match-up emails have been sent out to authors and artists who took part in claims. Please check your email (and spam folders) and let us know if you didn't receive yours.

We have one anon artist who claimed #17 but did not provide an email address. If that is you, please get in touch with us so we can get your match-up email sent out!
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Just a few great stories left!

We have three great stories left to be claimed. We're extending the deadline. Claims will now close this Saturday, October 3rd at 9pm EDT.

Artists are allowed to sign up to work with up to 5 different stories, so if you've already made a claim, here are some more you can take.

To make it easier, we've compiled all of the available fic into this post and you can make your claims in the comments of this post. Please give both the number and title of the fics you want (e.g., "1, Begin Again"). The claims will be on a first come, first served basis, and we will do our best to confirm your claims as soon as possible.

Fanworkers, if you are not a member of the comm, please join by filling out this form after you make your claim. If you have any questions, please contact us on our page-a-mod post!

Reminder that we're extending the claims. They'll now close on Saturday, October 3rd, at 9pm EDT. Match-ups will only be emailed out after that. If all stories are claimed before then, emails will be sent out earlier. It is up to the author to provide the artist with a copy of their draft at that point. If an author notices that their story has been claimed and confirmed before that point, and wants to send their story to their fanworker before match-ups are sent out, that's fine :)

And now, the available summaries!


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Additional Artist Claims are Open!

*** This post is closed. Please make your claims on this post. Thanks***

Artists are allowed to sign up to work with up to 5 different stories, so if you've already made your first claim and are eyeing some others now is the time to do so. From this point on artists can claim as many fic as they want up to 5, just list them in the order of preference and let us know how many of them you want. If you list four fic just in case something is already claimed but only want two of them we need to know that.

To make it easier, we've compiled all of the available fic into this post and you can make your claims in the comments of this post. Please give both the number and title of the fics you want (e.g., "1, Begin Again"). The claims will be on a first come, first served basis, and we will do our best to confirm your claims as soon as possible.

More than one artist can not claim the same fic unless all fic have been claimed at least once. If that happens before claims close then we will open claims up once again with instructions.

Fanworkers, if you are not a member of the comm, please join by filling out this form after you make your claim. If you have any questions, please contact us on our page-a-mod post!

Claims will close on Saturday, October 1st, at 11:59 PM EDT. Match-ups will be emailed out after that; it will be up to the author to provide the artist with a copy of their draft at that point. If an author notices that their story has been claimed and confirmed before that point, and wants to send their story to their fanworker before match-ups are sent out, that's fine :)

And now, the available summaries!


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Art claims open!

Art claims are now open here!!!

Fanworkers, if you haven't yet signed up for the bang, please join by filling out this form after you make your claim.

Because real life is kicking your mods' (and everyone's) butts, it might take a little bit of time for us to reply to your request. But don't worry we will get you taken care of before the end of the day.

Thanks.
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Artist Claims!

*** This post is closed. Please make your claims on this post. Thanks***

Hey everyone! We have a ton of great stories up for claims this year. We're really excited about claims!

Now that the rough draft deadline has passed, we're putting the summaries up for artists to peruse. The claims don't actually open until Saturday, September 26th at about 12 noon EDT, but we want the fanworkers to have a chance to think about their claims now.

Authors, if your story is missing, or something else is wrong contact us ASAP so we can fix it.

This post will be closed to comments until claims open on Saturday. We will post a notice that claims are opening (around 12 noon EDT), at which point we will open up the comments and each artist can claim ONE story. Artists will be able to claim a second story after all fics have been claimed. Second claims will open on September 27th at 3PM EDT even if there are still unclaimed stories. However, no story will be able to have more than one artist unless all the stories have been claimed at least once.

When requesting your story, please list your top three choices in the order that you want them. Please give both the number and title of the fics you want (e.g., "1, Begin Again"). The claims will be on a first come, first served basis, and we will do our best to confirm your claim as soon as possible.

The post will be open for anonymous comments so that you can claim without joining Livejournal, but if you do, please be sure to list the username you signed up with in your claim.

Fanworkers, if you are not a member of the comm, please join by filling out this form after you make your claim. If you have any questions, please contact us on our page-a-mod post!

Claims will close on Saturday, October 1st, at 11:59 PM EDT. Match-ups will be emailed out after that; it will be up to the author to provide the artist with a copy of their draft at that point. If an author notices that their story has been claimed and confirmed before that point, and wants to send their story to their fanworker before match-ups are sent out, that's fine :)

And now, the summaries!


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Submissions are closed!

We are no longer taking rough draft submissions.

If you wish to be changed to the solo track, you have until Saturday when the Artist claims open to notify us and we will switch you.

If we do not hear from you by then, we will assume that you are dropping out.

This only applies to Traditional track authors. Tandem track and previously noted Solo artists do not have to notify us.
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Rough Draft Submissions

Hey everyone! We hope the writing is going well. We're trying to get a head of this for everyone. Give you enough notice to get any extra words out you need. Rough drafts are due on the 22nd. That is in roughly five days! (We are actually early this year!!) So here's all the info about how to submit them. This is only required for the author track; since they're not being paired with an accompanying fanworker, tandem track and solo track participants don't have to submit a rough draft.

We are looking for rough drafts, so it is okay if they are very rough at this point. We're just checking for length and completion. Your story does not have to be completely finished, but you must have at least 80% of it done. This means that we will not be accepting any drafts under 8,000 words. However, if your story is going to end up around 20,000 words long, 80% would be 16,000 words.

If you are submitting an incomplete draft, please be aware that it needs to have all of the scenes at least outlined, including the ending, so we know that you are truly close to finished.

Anyone who submits a rough draft and does not end up finishing and posting their story on time will be banned from participation next year. There is no penalty for dropping out before you submit a rough draft, but once it is submitted you will be paired with an artist and it is not fair to them for you to drop out. In other words, make sure that you can actually be finished by the posting date before you submit.

If you're worried that you won't be finished in time, or don't have 80% but think you could be done writing by the time posting rolls around, you can switch to the solo track with no penalty. Let us know if that's what you want to do. Doing the solo track means you won't get paired with an artist, but you will be able to include your fic in our AO3 collection if you so choose. Solo fics still need to meet the minimum length requirement and still need to be beta read.

How to submit:

♠ Email your fic to marvelbigbang@gmail.com
♠ Your subject line should say ROUGH DRAFT and include the username you signed up with
♠ We can accept the following file types: .doc, .docx, .pdf, or gdoc. Make sure that your gdoc is shared with marvelbigbang@gmail.com so that we can see it. (Share the doc with at least commenting capabilities; we need to be able to view the word count. If you submit it as view-only we will not be able to accept it.) If you can't use these file types contact us on our Page-A-Mod post or via email or on our Discord and we will see what we can do. Don't just send us a different file type without contacting us first.
♠ In the body of the email you need to copy and paste the information below, keeping the html.
♠ Take time with your summary, because this is what the artists will use to make their claims. Make sure you give enough information for potential artists to make decisions, but don't write so much that it's overwhelming. Check out this post for helpful summary writing tips.
♠ Make sure to be clear and thorough about trigger warnings so that artists will know what they are signing up for. You must put any and all warnings in this version of your summary, even if you choose to use an "author chooses not to warn" label later. We don't want anyone to be unhappy with the match, so please warn for noncon, dubcon, excessive or graphic violence, underage sex, incest, character death, or anything else that might be potentially problematic for a reader. Do not warn for slash, femslash, or het.



Once we receive your submission, we will send you a confirmation email. If you don't get a confirmation email from us within 24 hours, contact us on our Page-A-Mod post or via email or on our Discord. If you have any other questions, please direct those there as well.

The deadline to submit is 11:59 PM EST on 22 September.
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Second Check-in!

Hey everyone! Welcome to the second marvel_bang check-in post. It's time to see how everyone is doing. This check-in isn't mandatory; we're just trying to get a feel for where everyone is at with their stories. Don’t worry if you’re not finished - rough drafts aren’t due for 22 more days!


All authors, please fill out the following poll:


https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfB6lX7bx7H7Uv77Mx5z6Mij-WiK2qvO968oC0RrDcdxNnBzQ/viewform


Are you excited about something you’ve written? Worried? Stumped? Leave an excerpt of your fic in the Snippets thread on Discord! This channel is only open for authors to encourage each other, so if you don't have an author role let us know!


If you still need to join the Discord you can find it here: Discord invite


Remember, if you're going to need a beta, you should start to work on that process. If you already have someone to work with, awesome! You're ahead of the game!


Artists! Hang out, have a drink, get comfortable :) We're glad to have you along for the ride!


Remember that artist sign-ups are open until October 1st. If you know anyone who might like to sign up, pass the word along!


As always, if you have any questions, comments, or concerns of any type, feel free to leave a message at the page-a-mod post. We promise to get back to you as soon as we can. :)