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PROMPTS ARE NOW CLOSED! Grab your quills ... hd_inspired goes Back To School 
17th-Jun-2008 08:02 pm
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Prompts are now closed!

luci0logy, dragon_charmer and jamie2109
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hd_inspired goes Back To School

Missing classic Hogwarts? Lusting after Professor fic? Want something that’s post-epilogue? Wondering about the missing Seventh-year? Then look no further, because our Third Themed Fest is the place to be.

This time the focus is on Hogwarts-related Fiction and Art, but rather than just Harry and Draco’s years as students, submissions can take place at any time (see the rules for further details).

The Fest is going to be a little different this time. We want YOU, the Members and Watchers of the community to suggest prompts. This means that even if you don’t write and/or draw you can still join in with the prompting process.

Once the list of prompts has been posted, writers and artists are free to pick the one they would like to work with. Each prompt can only be claimed once (and no claiming your own prompts!). The prompt list will remain open and additional prompts can be claimed but only when the first one has been completed and sent into the mods.

So, grab your parchment and sharpen your quills!

Dates:
Sign-ups are now open for your prompts and will close on 23rd June 2008.
Prompt Selection will begin on 24th June 2008.
Submission deadline will be 10th August 2008 for people who have never written for hd_inspired and 17th August 2008 for all other participants.
Posting will begin on Monday 1st September 2008

The Rules

This is a Harry/Draco Hogwarts-related fest and all stories/art must follow that premise. However it does not have to be the main focus. The story/art can be any genre but must include either Harry or Draco (or both) spending time at Hogwarts.

All fiction and art MUST be new and written/drawn specifically for the Fest. It should NOT be posted anywhere else until after the Reveal, which will at the beginning of October.

Prompts
You can submit as many prompts as your creative juices come up with and each one should include the following information:

Era: It can be any time from Harry and Draco arriving for their first year at Hogwarts to the Epilogue and beyond. You can be as specific as "First year" or "Post-epilogue" or more vague such as "School years". If the era you pick is post-Deathly Hallows, please mention whether it should be epilogue-compliant or not..
Additions: Three items you’d like included in the submission, e.g. a letter from home, the colour purple, the Quidditch pitch.
Scenario: A chance for you to come up with the story idea you’ve always wanted to use (eg Harry and Draco meet on the Hogwarts Express ten years after the war).
Squicks: To list things you really don’t like.
Maximum Rating: Self-explanatory *g*

Prompting Form:
To submit a prompt, copy and complete the following and post it as a comment on this post:



While we hope that all prompts are taken up, we can’t guarantee that your ideas will be used.

Fiction:
• There is no lower word limit this time, let your imagination flow whether it’s for a drabble or something longer.
• All submissions must be beta read and free of spelling mistakes. The name of the beta(s) should be included.
• All submissions will be checked before posting and returned to the author with comments if necessary. We reserve the right to make general spelling, canon spelling and minor grammatical changes and will send an amended version of the document back to the author.
• All work should be a stand-alone and MUST not be part of another series or a sequel.
• Your finished story must be supplied as a Word document with the “.doc” coding. It should be supplied complete with all LJ coding, such as bold and italic, and appropriate warnings.

Art:
• This should be a stand-alone piece, but can be in the form of a comic.

Joining the Comm:
Anyone taking part in the Exchange should add hd_inspired to their friends list to allow them to keep up with updates etc.

Deadlines and problems:
While deadlines are not carved in stone, please try to keep to them. If you are having problems in getting your submission finished in time, please contact us sooner rather than later. We will do our best to help. The Comm’s Email address is: hdinspired@gmail.com

And, finally, for everyone who wants to pimp the Fest, here’s the coding. Copy what’s in the box and pimp away! *g*


Comments 
17th-Jun-2008 11:05 pm (UTC)
Era (be as explicit or vague as you like): Post-DH, eighth year, epilogue + post-DH JKR comments compliant (EWE if you REALLY can't bring yourself to write an unhappy/ambiguous ending)
Additions (three items to include): some kind of prostitution, frottage :D, the Mirror of Erised
Scenario: Draco and most of Harry's friends have gone back for their eighth year, but Harry and Ron have joined the Auror force. Harry goes back as an undercover Auror because Ginny tells him about suspicious activity going around the school. The Head of Aurors suspects Draco might be involved, but of course, Harry falls in love with Draco while pretending to be a student and is no longer able to carry out his task objectively. Forbidden love and mystery ensues :D I'd really love for some H/G to be in there for realism.
Squicks (things you really don’t like): Girly/wimpy guys, lack of antagonism between H & D, bitch!Ginny, asshole!Ron, stupid epithets to describe the characters ("the other boy" is fine, but "the Gryffindor" or "the brunette" is a definite no-no), the usual overly kinky stuff (BDSM, bloodplay, mpreg, bestiality, watersports, etc.)
Maximum rating: NC-17, but any rating is fine

Edited at 2008-06-17 11:08 pm (UTC)
18th-Jun-2008 10:27 pm (UTC)
UndercoverStudent!Harry....hmmm...I just got the image of it being something like Never Been Kissed...heh. But it is a very interesting prompt, I like it.
20th-Jun-2008 03:54 pm (UTC)
Ohhhhhh, I really like this idea..... it's so goooooood!
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