14 May 2017 03:26 pm

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Welcome to [community profile] slowburnbigbang, a multifandom big bang challenge that is focused on the genre of slow burn stories, fanfiction or otherwise. Like any other big bang challenge, the main focus of this event is to create a long, novel-length story within a specified time frame.


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Our schedule will contain check-ins (two for seasonal stretches; four for the gold star stretch), and usually will take place on the 30th of almost every given month. If you sign up but have trouble remembering when the check-ins are, just remember the 30th.

Feel free to leave any questions about the challenge on our FAQ post.
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Beta reading signups are open until April 14, 2018, at the end of the Spring stretch summary submissions.

Signing up indicates that you will receive emails for all of our beta reader notifications. Please let us know if you no longer wish to receive our emails.

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This is the sign up post for the ★AUTUMNAL★ STRETCH.

If you're looking for the ★GOLD STAR★ STRETCH, head on over here.


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This is the sign up post for the ★GOLD STAR★ STRETCH.

If you're looking for the ★AUTUMNAL★ STRETCH, head on over here.


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At the moment, we are looking for volunteers for this event. As the event has not officially launched, we will not immediately contact those who leave their information, but will once the challenge has started. (Potential moderators will likely be contacted much earlier than potential readers.)

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Of course, as this should be a given, but: gold star participants are not superior to seasonal participants, and vice versa. Writing a single 100k story is completely different from writing one (or more) 50k story(ies.) Different amounts of effort and energy are put into each. Please do not feel as if signing up as a seasonal participant is somehow easier or inferior to signing up as a gold star participant; the skills and strategies used to writing a single narrative of 50k is—again—different from writing a single narrative of 100k.

Submissions for each stretch are defined primarily by the time frame that the writer uses to write them. Word counts are minimum guidelines, but not definitive of how the stories are identified.
  • This means: 100k written and submitted within the established timeframe of the six-month long seasonal schedule is then a seasonal submission/fic.
  • This also means: Less than 95,000 (see below) is still not allowed for gold star participants, despite if they were written within the twelve-month long schedule for gold star participants.
The amount of effort put into each story is unique to each writer and story. For both writers and readers: please do not regard shorter works somehow lesser or inferior to longer works. It doesn't matter if your story ends up being the shortest in the collection, or the longest in the collection. We want to give each writer the attention and credit they all equally deserve.

Once you sign up, you may begin writing at any time.

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How do you define slow burn? How do you define slow? For some, it may be the element of pining, no matter how long it takes. For others, it may take hundreds and thousands of words before the characters actually say a single word to each other.

Word counts aside, things have been said about the emotional content and effect of slowburn before. So here's how we're defining it.

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Challenge Info

Welcome to Slow Burn Big Bang! This is a multifandom big bang challenge centered around the narrative trope of romantic slowburn.

Within the challenge, there are two different stretches that writers can pick from to sign up for: seasonal which will have two rounds of 6-month long challenges to write a finished story of at least 50,000 words; and gold star, which will be a single year-long (12 months) round to write a finished story of at least 100,000 words.

Feel free to watch the community for updates!