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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 
18th-Jun-2008 05:36 pm (UTC) - I am SO EXCITED! :)
Era: post Deathly Hollows and Epilogue, What Epilogue? (i.e., non-epilogue compliant)
Additions: Quidditch locker rooms, the passage from the Weeping Willow to the Shrieking Shack, the Owlery
Scenario: The three additions are really just places that I'd like to see key scenes take place, no other strings attached. Scenario-wise, I'd like to see a fic that takes place during the summer, just after the Final Battle and before the "8th year." Harry is staying at the castle for lack of anywhere else to go (trying to avoid Ginny, and 12 Grimmauld is still compromised because of rogue DEs on the lose). Draco is at the castle because his mother is in [insert other country here] with family and Lucius is in Azkaban. Draco could be on probation for crimes committed during the war (i.e., not able to leave the country), if you want to go in that direction, but not serve any time in Azkaban. Maybe he has to help renovate Hogwarts as part of his community service, etc.
Squicks: I'm really hard to squick. Only the really "gross" stuff, like scat, necrophilia, and vomit (used in a sexual scenario) turn me off.
Maximum rating: NC-17
18th-Jun-2008 11:28 pm (UTC) - Re: I am SO EXCITED! :)
I just got the most perfect mental image of caretaker!Draco. This one is looking more and more interesting the more I read over it.
20th-Jun-2008 04:27 pm (UTC) - Re: I am SO EXCITED! :)
Ohhhhhh, I like this one, too!

Damn, there are just too many fantastic prompts. -dies-
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