Welcome to the 2015 Sentinel Reverse Bang.
A reverse-bang takes the traditional big bang format and flips it around. In a traditional big bang, writers submit their stories first, for our artists to claim and illustrate. A reverse-bang inverts that, so the artists will create their artworks first, and then our writers will create a story or written project to accompany the art they claimed.
The key dates are:
January 5: Reverse bang signups open
January 31: Artists’ checkpoint
February 20: Deadline for artworks (rough or final)
March 2: Writer claims begin
March 6: Assignments confirmed
April 11: Writers’ checkpoint #1 (required)
May 2: Writers’ Checkpoint #2 (required)
May 22: Final deadline for writers and artists
June 1: Reverse bang posting
Signups will be on our livejournal community only, but for every other part of the challenge you can follow us in lots of other ways.
- Our mailing list on YahooGroups
- Twitter: @SentinelBigBang
- This website includes atom and rss feeds
- and, of course, on livejournal.
Art projects for the reverse bang must have a strong visual element (that is, images and/or vids/animations. Audio is allowed, but only with accompanying visual art) and since it needs to inspire a writer should suggest a plot or character theme (which is probably a posh way of saying at least one of the Sentinel characters should appear in it). Art projects can be a single piece or a series of linked pieces. Artists may submit up to two (2) projects.
Written projects must relate in some way to the artwork the writer has claimed. Projects must be at least 2,000 words, but we are asking writers to aim for about 5,000 words. Written projects can be either fiction, meta or a combination of both and can be a single story or essay or multiple pieces.
One last thing. If you need to contact the mods for any reason, please don’t contact either of us using our personal email or LJ private messaging. If you do that, only one of us gets the message and that leads to problems down the line. There are lots of ways to contact both of us together.