What is this?
A remix is a challenge where you write a new version of a story by another participant. Keep the basics of the story the same (including the basic plot, characters, pairings or lack thereof), but change the style, structure, focus, or something else. Our "What's a remix?" post (LJ
) explains some more about what remixing means and some of the different approaches people have used. You can get a quick idea by checking out the Merlin stories
at Remix…Redux 2010
. Camelot Remix fics will be posted in a similar format at the same archive.camelotremix
is a remix challenge for Merlin and Merlin RPF fic. In your signup you can specify whether you're willing to write FPF, RPF, or both. Beyond that, we won't be matching people by pairings or genre, so before you sign up make sure you're open to writing different kinds of stories.What are the dates and deadlines?
A sign-up post will go up by August 7 and will be open until August 21. Assignments will go out a few days later, and you'll have until October 9 to write a remix of at least 1000 words. Fics will go public on October 16 or as soon as we have one remix for everybody, and they will stay anonymous for one week.What are the eligibility requirements?
In order to sign up as a regular participant, you need to have at least five remixable fics of at least 500 words each for your remixer to choose from. These five fics
-must be posted publicly.
-must be complete (no works in progress).
-can be FPF, RPF, or a combination of both (for example, two Gwen/Morgana fics and four Bradley/Colin fics), but not crossovers with other fandoms.
-should stand on their own – five parts of one story counts as one story, not five.
-should not be collaborative projects or remixes of other people's work.
You'll have the option of designating a "safe story" that cannot be remixed. This story won't count toward the five fics you need in order to qualify.
Crossovers and fics of less than 500 words are fair game for remixing even though they don’t count toward the eligibility requirement.
If you don't have enough qualifying fics, you can still sign up as a pinch-hitter and we'll contact you if we need someone to write an extra story.What do I have to write?
You need to write one story of at least 1000 words that remixes one story by your assigned remixee. There is no upper wordcount limit.
The story you choose to remix can be any length and can be a crossover with another fandom, but it can’t be a work in progress, a remix, a collaboration, or the remixee’s "safe story".
We will e-mail you with your remixee's name and a link to their fics, and you'll have about six weeks to write and post your story.
Note that the word minimum on the remix is higher than on the qualifying fics, and the writing period is shorter than with some other challenges. If you think you might have trouble remixing a short fic into a slightly longer one in this time period, you might not want to sign up.How do I sign up?
There will be a sign-ups post here on the camelotremix
journal by August 7. You can sign up on LJ or Dreamwidth, and if you don't have an account you can comment anonymously or with OpenID. We will e-mail you your assignment, which we'll ask you to keep secret until a week after the fics are posted.
In the sign-ups post, we'll ask you to post a link to a list of all your Merlin fics; this could be a website, a journal post or a fic journal with tags, or a page at the AO3 or another archive. If you don't have your fic listed or organized somewhere, please try to take care of that before you sign up.Where will the fics be posted?
The fics will be posted to the CamelotRemix
collection at the Archive of Our Own
. This will make it possible for each author to edit their own fic whenever they need. It will also make it easy for the mods to control when the fics go public and when the authors' names are revealed.
If you don't have an AO3 account, you'll need to set one up in order to post. Sign up at the Invitation Queue
and you should get a code within a few days.
We'll put up more details about how to post after assignments go out. ETA: Posting to the AO3 is easy!
. /ETAWhat if I need to drop out?
We hope you'll only sign up if you're confident you can get a fic written by the deadline, but we understand that these things don't always work out. If you need to drop out of the challenge, just let us know as soon as possible so we'll have time to find a pinch-hitter and they'll have some time to write. You can e-mail us or leave a comment at the Contacting the Mods post on LJ
.What about this other thing?
Have other questions or concerns? Feel free to comment here or e-mail or PM sophinisba
. We'll edit this post as more questions come up and as details get worked out.How can I keep up with announcements?
On Dreamwidth, you can subscribe to camelotremix
; on LJ, you can friend or track camelotremix
. This is set up as an individual journal rather than a community in order to make cross-posting easier; you can always comment on either side and there will be links between corresponding entries.
If you’re an LJ user and would prefer not to friend this account, you can subscribe to the syndicated feed camelot_remix
to see announcements. But for linking or commenting please use either camelotremix