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We’ve had a great response so far from people posting their stories for the Song Lyrics challenge. About half of you have already posted them. If you haven’t posted yet, don’t worry, there’s still time. I just wanted to get the masterlist up now. I will add the rest as they are posted.

So here they are: )
skidmo_fic: (jack smile)
Title: It’s in His Smile
Rating: PG
Pairing: Ianto/Jack
Word Count: 905
Warning: Spoilers for End of Days and Sound of Drums/Last of the Time Lords
Disclaimer: None of these characters belong to me...sadly
Feedback: yes, please.
Summary: Ianto misses Jack’s smile.
A/N: Holy crap, I wrote Jack/Ianto. Written for the Song Lyrics Challenge. Prompt was “When you smile at me you know exactly what you do” - Everything - Michael Buble


It's in His Smile )
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Alrighty, folks. This here's the how-to post for the Song Lyrics Challenge.

First of all, let me just say that I was overwhelmed with the number of people who signed up for this. This is the first challenge I've ever organized, and I thought I was being optimistic to hope for at least ten.

There are 28 of you.

So thank you so much to everyone who signed up. It seems a bit obvious to say this, but this challenge would not be happening without you.

So here's the deal. If you haven't received your assignment yet, you should get it in the next couple of days. Everyone should have their assignments by now. If you don't, let me know right away and I'll get it out to you. You have until November 11th to finish your piece. The minimum word count is 500. Other than that, I am placing no restrictions on what you write. The challenge is open to all fandoms, all pairings, gen/het/slash, AU...whatever you want. The only rule is that you must use one of the song lyrics you were assigned as the basis for your fic. You do not have to use the lyrics in your fic, but the connection must be there.

You are welcome to post your fic before the deadline. Just reply to this post with the link. (Edit: When you post your link, please provide the title of your fic, the fandom, the pairing if there is one, the rating, the lyrics you used as your prompt and a summary.) On November 12th, I'll post the masterlist. If you requested a reminder, I'll post a comment to your signup entry on November 4th. If you did not request a reminder, but would like one, comment here and I'll include you in the reminders.

If you have any questions at all about the challenge, leave them in a comment here, and I will try to answer them as quickly as possible.Okay, I think that's it. Go forth and fic, people!

ETA: Do not post your actual fic here. Post it to your own journal (or fic community, if that's how you roll). Just drop a comment here with the link, and be sure to inclde the following info:

Title
Author
Rating
Fandom
Pairing
Lyrics
Summary
skidmo_fic: (Default)
Just a friendly reminder that sign-ups for the Song Lyrics Challenge close tomorrow (Sept. 30) at midnight GMT.
skidmo_fic: (lorne is my major)
Edit: Challenge is closed. Assignments will be handed out during the first part of this week.


Okay, I think I've got this figured out.

So, this here's the sign-up post for the Song Lyric Challenge. You'll be assigned one line from a song, and you'll need to write a fic based on that line. The line does not need to appear in your fic, but there should be a very definite connection to the line. The minimum length for fics is 500 words and there is no upper limit. If you want to write an epic for this challenge, please do.

It looks like November 11th is the date that will work best for most people so that will be the deadline. Sign-ups will close September 30th, and you'll receive your assignments no later than October 4th. If you asked for an earlier deadline, you are more than welcome to post your fic before the deadline. I'll post the masterlist of fics here when they're all finished.

To sign up, please comment to this post with your lj-name (or a way to contact you if you're not on LJ) and between 1-3 lines from various songs that you might like to see spun into fics. (Just one line from each song, and please include the artist and song title.) They can be silly or serious or sad or happy. Anything goes.

When you receive your assignment, you'll be given two song lyrics to choose from, so if one doesn't jumpstart your muse, hopefully the other will.

Also, please let me know if you can pinch-hit.

If you have to drop out after receiving your assignment, please let me know as soon as possible so I can assign your prompt to someone else.

This is a multi-fandom challenge, so feel free to write any fandom and any pairing you choose. And please pimp this out to all your friends. I'm only active in the Stargate: Atlantis and Torchwood fandoms, so that's where I'm pimping this, but I'd really like to see it expand beyond that.

If you have any questions about the challenge leave them in a comment here.

A week before the deadline (so November 3rd), I'll put up a post for you to give me the links to your fics.

All right, I think that's it. Let's get this thing started, shall we?


Edit: Also, please include in your comment whether or not you'd like a reminder a week before the deadline.

Edit2: Okay, I'm slightly concerned that I wasn't terribly clear on this, so I'm going to reiterate. You give me three lyrics, and I'll give you someone else's lyrics to write to. No one will be assigned their own lyrics as a prompt. Sorry for any confusion on that score. Carry on.

Edit3: Because someone asked...You don't need to include your fandom when you sign up. The lyrics will be distributed randomly. Some of them may end up not being given out at all. I'm mostly asking you to give me some because I don't think I'd be able to come up with enough on my own. (And they'd probably all come from the same ten bands.) If someone from a fandom you don't normally read ends up with your lyrics, think of it as a chance to have a little trial run in that fandom. Who knows, maybe you'll find a brand new place to share your crazy fandom love?

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