I am opening sign-ups a little early because I have time now and I may not have as much time tomorrow morning. ^!^
Here is the form: SIGN-UP FORM LINKFrom my earlier FAQ
When you sign up, you can make between 3 and 6 requests from the available (nominated) pool of songs and music videos. There is a space to enter a prompt for each song you request, so you can give your mystery writer an idea of what kind of story you’d like.
Some exchange participants also like to post a longer letter for their writer in a personal journal or somewhere else. Feel free – that’s up to you.
You must also choose between 3 and 10 songs or music videos that you are willing to write for.
You will be assigned someone who has asked for at least one song or music video that you have offered. You must write them a story of 1,000 words or more, based on any of their prompts.
If none of your recipient’s requests are songs or videos you actually offered to write, email the mod account (jukebox.mod, at gmail) and I will sort this out.Original stories?
A couple of people have asked for clarification about this. For this challenge, you are treating your recipient's requested songs as the only canon - or, if you like, you are writing an original story, possibly with original characters, based on the prompt you are given and the lyrics, rhythms and intonations of the song. So what should a prompt look like?
Other, more eloquent people than me have written about how to write a perfect prompt. I have just two suggestions:
-Talk about what you like (both within the canon, and in stories in general).
-Give your writer several options, if possible.As a writer, what will be expected of me?
-Write a story to the word length and on time.
-Use your recipient's prompts as a guide. You may not be able to fulfil their request to the letter, but do your best to fulfill the spirit of their request.
-Please get the story looked at by a beta reader. I will be setting up an email list for beta readers to put their hand up for stories. Or, ask someone you already know.
-Let the mod know if you're having problems.
I have not enabled the Ratings function on the sign-up form. You may certainly request explicit fic, but
writers are not obligated to write a rating above their comfort level. Further: if, as a recipient, you want your writers to avoid specific things in your gift (explicit sex; verbal abuse; bananas), you are advised to mention this in your prompt.