HOW ART CLAIMS WILL WORK:
The art will be going up in a post with comments turned off today so everyone can get a chance to look through the pieces before claiming begins. Prompts will be numbered, without the artist's name attached. Each prompt will include a thumbnail (which links to the full-size version), a short description, preferred pairings (if any) and ratings. Here is an example:
Rating: G for art, fic can be higher
Pairing(s): Gen or Stiles/Any
Description: Stiles reading a book.
Comments will be enabled when claims open on Saturday, April 11th at 9am PDT (UTC -7)
. Authors will then be able to comment with their top 5 art choices. Claims will be on a first come first served basis, and prompts will be crossed out as they are claimed.
In the first round, authors will only be allowed to claim one piece of art. If there are unclaimed pieces at the end of two days, there will be a second round, wherein authors may claim a second piece to write for. We cannot guarantee that anyone will get their first, second, or even fourth choice.
Some pieces may be very popular, and it is natural to feel some disappointment if you don't get to write for something that really inspires you. However, please bear in mind the feelings of the artists who will be reading the comments to the Claims Post; making comments along the lines of "I don't want to write for any of these" or "there's nothing good left" will not be tolerated. If you've ever participated as an writer in a Big Bang challenge, I'm sure you can understand the anxiety that comes from having your work chosen quickly or not quickly at all.PROXIES:
If an author cannot be present for claims, they may submit their choices to a proxy. If a proxy is making a claim for themselves as well, they must leave two separate comments,
one stating their own top 5 choices and one stating the top 5 choices of their friend.
Here is what the claims comment format will look like:Username:
(specify platform)Email:Choice #1:Choice #2:Choice #3:Choice #4:Choice #5:For non-LiveJournal users:
All claims MUST be made to the LJ claims post using the above format. Any claims made anywhere else (email, tumblr, etc.) will NOT be counted as valid. However, you do not need an LJ account to make a claim. You can sign in using your twitter, facebook, Google+ account -OR- you may comment anonymously. If you would like to test your ability to comment without an account, please leave a comment to this post. Multiple claims:
Two or more authors claiming the same piece will not be allowed
until every single piece has been claimed. Only after all art has been claimed once will we consider opening it up to second claims.After a piece has been claimed:
Artists are free to contact their author as soon as they see that they have been claimed. We will be posting Author/Artist Matchup Reveals as well as sending email notifications to authors and artists, but that will take time for us to do so we strongly recommend that artists proactively contact their authors ASAP.If you have any questions about the Claim Process, please comment to this post.