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Posted 24 Sep 11 • (Moderator)jrabbit
Once again it's almost that time.

The annual August Fic-A-Day Challenge over at Twisted Shorts is about to start.

The Rules:

1. Write one fic per day during August. Stories should be BtVS/Angel Crossovers of any rating with any fandom, minimum 300 words, maximum 3000 words.
2. Entries must be posted in the Twisted Shorts Livejournal to be counted.
3. Post more than one a day if you want, but only one fic per 24 hours counts toward the challenge. Backdating fics are not allowed for getting a fic to count within a 24 hour period.
4. There's no 'miss a day and you're out'. If you can't post one day that doesn't mean you're out of the running. Keep posting when you get a chance.
5. Winners will be decided by who has posted on the most days during the month. I.E. If Author A posts 28 fics on 28 days, Author B posts 31 fics on 31 days, and Author C posts 35 fics on 25 days, then Author B wins.
6. Regular posting rules apply: proper header, fic behind cut, adult rated fic comm-locked, disclaimer, etc.
7. Have fun :)

7/27/11 Update: Due to the recent/ongoing attacks on Livejournal, the ability to access Twisted Shorts is intermittent at best, and therefore we're amending the rules to allow for fics posted directly to TtH to be counted. All fics posted to TtH directly must be listed as responses to the official challenge here so they can be tracked. Private reviews will be left on participating stories at TtH to acknowledge their count in the daily challenge. Note: you can post each story as one chapter of a ficlet collection 'story' or post stories separately as you feel is most appropriate.

8/1/11 Update: Quick clarification since there has been some confusion. The challenge is being run out of the Twisted Shorts Livejournal community. Posting to Twisting the Hellmouth is for backup only when Livejournal is down. Please make sure you post to Twisted Shorts to have your entries count toward the challenge. Sorry for any confusion.
Posted 17 Jul 11 • (Moderator)Demona
I've made an enhancement to the Top-Fan-Fic page. You can now choose to filter the stories to only show those where one of the 10 most popular BtVS characters takes a leading role.

Also, I've removed several challenges that do not meet the site rules - please read them before posting challenges. In particular, we do not allow non-crossover challenges or challenges that just specify a Halloween costume.
Posted 14 May 11 • (Moderator)jrabbit • Comments
It has recently come to our attention that an author posting to Twisting the Hellmouth has been involved in multiple acts of plagiarism. Since this was a repeat offense, all of the stories posted to their account have been deleted, and the author has been banned from posting further works. We have attempted to contact the original authors of the plagiarized stories, and since many of the stories had been posted for some time, we allowed them a short time to read any reviews left before removing the stories today. In those cases where the original story was also a Buffy crossover fic, we have invited the original author to post their story here.

We’d like to reiterate that we do not tolerate plagiarism on Twisting the Hellmouth.
Posted 15 Mar 11 • (Moderator)Demona
Find a fic, without delay,
"Add Review", and have your say,
Construct a rhyme that does convey,
the joy you found; it's Rhyming reivew day!
Posted 14 Mar 11 • (Moderator)jrabbit
One week until we play our annual game,
One week until lines in reviews sound the same;
One week to refine your skill in word play,
March the fourteenth: it's rhyming review day!
Posted 7 Mar 11 • (Moderator)jrabbit
Hotmail is rejecting email messages from our server at the moment. If you have a Hotmail or Windows Live address registered for your account, you may miss some messages. We are currently trying to get this sorted out.

If you are a hotmail user and have an alternate email provider, you can change the email address registered to your account in the settings page of your profile.

Update 15th March: Microsoft have fixed their spam filter and this is issue is now resolved and hotmail messages are being delivered.
Posted 5 Mar 11 • (Moderator)jrabbit
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