Every week, a word, phrase, or scenario prompt will be chosen by the mods and posted to the community. Drabbles for weekly prompts must be between a minimum of 100 words and a maximum of 300. You can post as many drabbles for as many pairings as you wish!
NOTE: Drawbles are allowed for weekly prompts.
Like the weekly prompt, a monthly challenge will have a word, phrase, or scenario prompt; unlike the weekly prompt, however, the monthly challenge will have a specified pairing. A challenge must be between a minimum of 100 words and a maximum of 500. Only one drabble per person is allowed in challenges, so make it count!
Each challenge will run for one month. Anyone can participate. Challenges will be posted on the first of every month, and you will have three weeks to submit a drabble for the challenge. At the end of three weeks, members of the community will have one week to vote for their favorite drabble in a screened post. At the end of the forth week, a winner and a runner-up will be announced, and they will both receive banners for their drabbles.
NOTE: Drawbles are currently not allowed for monthly challenges.
Prompt/Challenge ###: whatever the prompt/challenge is - Pairing - Title
Prompt/Challenge ###: whatever the prompt/challenge is - Pairing
YES: Prompt 001: Fly Away Home - Gin/Kira - Try For Unexpected
NO: try for unexpected (ginkira)
YES: Challenge 006: Cookie Jar - Ichigo/Renji - Rhyme and Reason: Farewell
NO: 006 - ichigo/renji-rhyme and reason : farewell
YES: Prompt 029: Family - Kuchiki Rukia/Inoue Orihime
NO: Prompt 029: Family - Kuchiki Rukia/Inoue Orihime [YURI]
YES: Prompt 928: Backseat of a Cab - Telsa/Aizen - Something Wicked This Way Comes
NO: [Anime] Tesla/Aizen: Backseat of a Cab - Something Wicked This Way Comes
YES: Challenge 038: "...and she heard..." - Yachiru/Hinamori
NO: #38 - and she heard - YachiruxHinamori
YES: Prompt 008: Two Weeks - Ichigo/Grimmjow - Never Tried
NO: Prompt 8: Two Weeks - IchiGrimm - Never Tried
+ Please include:
Title: [The title of your drabble. If you don't have one, you can either get rid of this section or call it 'Untitled']
Pairing: [e.g. Byakuya/Ichigo/Renji, Gin/Hitsugaya, Orihime/Tatsuki]
Word Count: [100 - 300 for weekly, 100 - 500 for mothly. Here's a useful online word count form.]
Rating: [e.g. PG, NC-17, T, 18A, K+]
Warnings: [e.g. MPreg, character death, watersports, shouta, dub-con, threesome...]
Summary: [Here's where you draw people in.]
A/N: [Anything else you want to mention?]
You may not need to use all of these, however please always include pairing, word count and rating. Always warn for recent spoilers, graphic violence or sex and potential squicks. These include incest, BDSM, MPreg, non-con... use common sense, please.
DO NOT change the colour of your font. Let it be. Ditto for the size.
Please use lj-cuts; they are your friend. Alternatively, you can provide a link back to your journal or wherever your drabble is posted.
Here are instructions on how to use lj-cuts.
All tagging is done by the mods. There are currently no tags for authors.
The focus of your drabble must be a yaoi and/or yuri shipping. Heterosexual pairings are allowed, but not as the main couple. There are no exceptions.
We use slashes. That is where the term 'slash' comes from, incidentally. So:
NO: 11th captain/Chad
- This one is much more predominant in Naruto fandom, but I'm putting it in here just in case.I don't need to see Starrk's name twice. You can tell me about all of the position switching going on in your author's note, if you like. The exception to this is is there are two Starrks for whatever reason.
I suppose Starrk is a bad example.
You are welcome and encouraged to fill old prompts and challenges. Obviously you can't win any of the old challenges, as they've already been completed. Old monthly challenges become like weekly prompts when completed in that you can submit more than one drabble to them.
OCs are permitted, whether the shipping is character/OC or OC/OC. However, it must be clear that they are in Bleach-verse. This means no drabble that are both AU and have OCs.
AUs are permitted, so long as there are Bleach character obviously present in the AU. See Original Characters above.
Go for it! The resulting ship must be m/m or f/f, however. For example, Ichigo/femme!Ishida is het, and therefore should not be posted here. On the other hand, femme!Ichigo/femme!Ishida and Rukia/femme!Ichigo are yuri so they are allowed.
So long as the focus is on a yaoi or yuri ship you can make it as one-sided as you want.
You may submit as many drabbles as you can write for the weekly prompt or for past prompts or challenges, but please only post up to 5 drabbles per day. You may submit one drabble for the monthly prompt, no exceptions.
QUESTIONS? COMMENT AT THIS POST.
MOST IMPORTANTLY, HAVE FUN. THESE GUIDELINES ARE IN PLACE TO KEEP THINGS SANE AND SIMPLE. I'M NOT GOING FREAK IF YOU BREAK ONE BY ACCIDENT, SO DON'T PANIC.
...OR AT LEAST FUNNEL THAT PANIC INTO A DRABBLE.