Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Other options for posting your stories

I have set up 3 collections for I Write the Songs at a fanfiction site called AO3  (Archive of Our Own).  While it has been around for a while, it’s recently come to the attention of many in the fanfiction world. It is still in its beta phase, but it looks promising. One advantage it has over fanfiction.net is, it has an Explicit rating, so posting smexy stories is within the site rules.

The collections I set up are:

Some of the sample fics and stories from 2010 are there. If any authors from either 2010 or 2012 want to post there and add into the collection, or the Sample Fics collection, let me know. The support is friendly and helpful; they said they would help me get invitations for the authors to get onto the site. They are trying to limit growth during the beta phase. So it might take a little effort, but I think it is worthwhile to try to develop this new site. I encourage you to follow I Write the Songs on AO3 as well as on ff.net. If you need an invitation, you can contact me through comments below or email at i.writethesongs.svm@gmail.com  or tweet me at @I_WritetheSongs.   Random-Fandom  also has some invites, email them at  fanfiction@random-fandom.net .  

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

So how does the multi-chapter fic option work?

We have a new contest option this year.   You can write a multi-chapter fanfic for the contest.  You just pick a song title and follow the other rules, except you need to write and post a minimum of 4 chapters of at least 1000 words each, during the contest.   Only the first chapter is sent to judging anonymously, but labeled as a multi-chapter fic, so the judges know there is more to come; it is not complete.

So who is going to try it out?  

If you have any questions about the contest, check the blog or profile,  or tweet @I_WritetheSongs or email me at i.writethesongs.svm@gmail.com.