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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!

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.

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.

• 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.

• 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*

18th-Jun-2008 06:58 am (UTC)
Era: post DH epilogue
Additions: Shrieking Shack, bezoar, cat
Scenario: 21 years after the war, Professor Snape's ghost makes an appearance. Unlucky for him, Draco Malfoy is the only one who can see the ghost, and worse than that, Snape is determined to make him become the Potions Professor at Hogwarts.
Squicks: OOC (they can be changed, just not beyond recognition), too bratty James. Hermione, Ron and the others are fine, but in the background if possible.
Maximum rating: NC-17

Era: post DH
Additions: squib, broom, doodle
Scenario: Harry enjoys being a professor at Hogwarts and Gryffindor Head of House, but the first years are more difficult to handle than ever. And the only person who can help him is Draco Malfoy, who had been their pre-Hogwarts teacher.
Squicks: meek Draco or Harry
Maximum rating: NC-17

Era: post DH epilogue
Additions: wall, hit wizard, mushrooms
Scenario: Hogwarts' magic is old and powerful, and it protects those within it. But what happens when it thinks that Scorpius Malfoy is a threat that has to be dealt with?
Squicks: none
Maximum rating: NC-17

18th-Jun-2008 11:31 am (UTC)
Oooh! Number three sounds cool.
19th-Jun-2008 05:46 am (UTC)
I was debating with myself if I should add it here or not ^_^ Glad I did :)
18th-Jun-2008 11:45 am (UTC)
I really like these! The first and third especially. :D
19th-Jun-2008 05:50 am (UTC)
For the first, I have an image of Draco in class, telling the Gryffindors about something, and then starting to fight with Snape's ghost ^_^
18th-Jun-2008 06:54 pm (UTC)
Ahhhhh. A pre-Hogwarts teacher. Very interesting. *nods*
19th-Jun-2008 05:51 am (UTC)
I have ideas for the first and second one, and I'm very tempted to write the second one at some point, if no one takes it :)
18th-Jun-2008 10:41 pm (UTC)
I like all of them, but the third one especially. I have images of Hogwarts spitting poor Scorpius out *g*
19th-Jun-2008 05:52 am (UTC)
I have images of Hogwarts spitting poor Scorpius out
My first idea was of Hogwarts trapping him somewhere, but that works, too ^_^
19th-Jun-2008 04:44 am (UTC)
Ahahaha, I can see I'm going to have to fight some people for number three...

*prepares for battle*
19th-Jun-2008 05:53 am (UTC)
I mean, good luck :)
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