A Harlequin Challenge, as you probably have guessed, is a challenge where all the fics written for it will be based on a schmoopy Harlequin romance book. (The Marriage Bed! Family Secrets! The Matchmaker!) You will write your Torchwood fic based on these schmoopy, romancy, cliche kind of ideas, and everyone in fandom will then EXPLODE with glee.
For older titles, where there is no summary available, you will be able to write whatever fic you want based on the title alone. For other titles where we *do* have the summary, the summary will be included and you can use *either* just the title, *or* the title plus summary provided for your story, whichever you choose.
Some general, basic info for the challenge is as follows:
- All fics must be at least 3000 words in length
- All fics must include at LEAST two Torchwood characters. You can then pair them up with whoever you like, cross them with whatever other character or actor strikes your fancy, I dont care, but at least one of the main people needs to be one of the team. Feel free to root through Wikipedia if you want to use one of the one-shot characters (Mary, Swanson, Eugene...)
- All fics are acceptable - slash, het, gen, whatever you can come up with.
- Art/vids, etc can be done as well.
Dates I'm looking at for this are:
Prompts open for claiming next Saturday (6th October) and will close two weeks after, on the 20th October.
Fics and/or art will be due from 1st November onwards, and you have until the 20th December to post your work!
One prompt per person. Art people can double up on a claimed prompt (i.e., one fic and one piece of art per prompt). If you get overeager and finish your fic and/or art before the first of November you can come back and choose a second from whatever prompts are left unclaimed. Once a prompt is selected when the post goes live, it is off the market unless *all* prompts get claimed, and then we can look at doubling up.
Sound good? If there are any questions, comments, or concerns please drop me a note in this post.
(Huge thank you to estrella30
, from whom I have shamelessly lifted these rules, and the thousands of prompts she's come up with, wonderful thing that she is.)