Welcome to the Kara Thrace Lives Fic Exchange!
What’s it all about Alfie?
This will be an anonymous general fanfiction exchange. General fanfiction may include allusions to romantic relationships, maybe even employ romance as an element to illustrate a larger theme, but, romance, or the lack of it, should not be the point of focus for the story. Action-Adventure, Friendship, Humor, Angst, Comfort, all of these are good categories to explore. Kara could lead a mission, make a sacrifice, exact revenge, solve a mystery, confess a secret, come to a decision, teach a student, go on a quest, reflect on a mistake, celebrate a victory, learn a lesson, question an order, save a life, or roll the hard six (just to name a few options). The possibilities are endless.
How does it work?
You specify a story you'd like written for you with one or more (if you’d like to give your writer a choice) very specific prompts (i.e. I’d like to see Kara teach Dee how to fly that raptor in Eye of Jupiter or how about a Kara/Laura friendship story set on New Caprica?) and in return you'll be assigned someone else's request to write. You'll submit the story via email and it will be posted anonymously in this comm for at least one week before all authors are revealed.
1. Minimum length: 1500 words
2. Please have your story beta read before submitting.
3. If something comes up and you won’t be able to write your assigned story, please let me know as early as possible. We’ll have some pinch hitters waiting in the wings.
4. Remember it’s anonymous, so fic should be a surprise for its recipient, so don’t mention it to them in advance.
5. Also remember, it’s a gen fic exchange, so don’t ask for romantic or sexual stories involving Kara. Romance or sex can be a PART of the story that you write, but don’t make it the main focus.
Signups begin October 1, 2009 and close October 15, 2009 11:59 PM EST.
Assignments will be sent out October 20, 2009.
Stories should be submitted to the mod (Taragel [at] aol.com) via email NO LATER THAN November 30, 2009 11:59 PM EST.
Posting begins December 1, 2009.
A master list revealing all authors will be posted a week after the final entry goes up.
TO SIGN UP:
Simply copy & paste these bolded prompts into a comment with your answers and reply to this thread. All replies will be screened to help with the anonymity of the exchange.
What I’d like to have written for me:
(ex. I’d like a story where Kara unexpectedly bonds with another woman in the fleet )
One thing I do not want written for me:
(i.e. if you hate Leoben and don’t want him in your story, say so)
One thing I do not want to write for someone:
(i.e. if you don’t like to write about Kara’s childhood with her mother, say so and I’ll be sure not to pair you with someone who wants to read about that.)
Would you be willing to pinch-hit?
Please feel free to spread the word about this ficathon far and wide!
If there are any questions, comment below, PM me or e-mail me at taragel [AT] aol.com