Creative fanworks challenge for The Sentinel fandom

Reminder: Deadlines are approaching!

Signups are closing soon!

The last date you can sign up as a writer for this year’s Big Bang is 1 September. That’s nine days away!

So if you’ve been dawdling, now is the time to make up your mind.

The writers signup post is here. If you’ve already signed up, please make sure the information we’ve got about you – name, email – is accurate.

Signups are still open for Big Bang artists, too. “Art” is defined as anything not the written word, so we welcome signups from vidders, fanmixers, podficcers – you name it – as well as traditional artists.

The writers’ deadline is approaching, too!

Writers’ submissions are due on 7 September. You can find the submission guidelines here, and it is important they are followed. In particular, you must include all the information in the template, and your project must be beta-read.

Extensions

Because we are asking for final submissions before artist claims open, we are able to be a bit more flexible about extensions than we have been in previous years. If you don’t think you’ll be done by 7 September, but a little bit longer is all you’ll need, please get in touch with us as soon as you can. If you only need a few days, we will agree to it as long as you make the request before the deadline day – that is, by 6 September at the latest. Email us at mods @ sentinelbigbang . com (remove the spaces!) to discuss it.

If you need an extension past the date art claims begin (16 September) you will be required to submit a rough draft because we’ve got to have something to share with your artist. And you’ll need to be very sure you can finish by the time we agree. But we’ll do our best to work with you to find a date that suits you.

Dropping out

Patt and I want the big bang to be a low-pressure challenge. That’s why we emphasise that signing up doesn’t commit you to anything – it’s a statement of intent. There is never any penalty for dropping out up to and including deadline day.

If you’ve signed up and you need to drop out, there is no need to tell us. If you don’t ask for an extension or submit a project, we’ll assume you’ve dropped out for this year. There’s no harm done – and there’s always next year!

It’s the same for artists – if you signed up but no longer want to take part, or if none of the projects floats your boat, there’s no need to formally withdraw – if you don’t claim, we’ll understand, and hope to see you next year instead.

Any questions, as always, please ask. We’re here to help!

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