So yeah, all past challenges are open for writing until January 5, when we'll be back with a new challenge.
And happy holidays or happy whatever you do or don't celebrate, everyone! I hope 2017 is a better year for all of us! Also a huge thank you and best wishes to the writers who continue to participate here and keep this place going - you are all awesome and amazing. ♥♥
Also if you'd like to suggest any particular quotes you might want to see included, please comment here. I can't guarantee I'll use everyone's if there's a lot/they're not suitable/whatever but you guys will be the ones writing the prompts, so it would be great to get your input!
Winner is whatever gets the most votes, and if there's a tie we'll have a tiebreaker poll.
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 30
Please select up to three themes.
all-time top songs by women artists
buffy episode titles
dorothy parker quotes
hammer horror movie titles
kd lang songs
lesbian/wlw literature quotes
lesbian/wlw literature titles
lesbian/wlw movie titles
mary oliver poems
quote pick n mix*
video game titles
xena episode titles
*quote pick n mix would be random quotes suggested by participants collected to make up a prompt table.
So, the Sappho prompt table challenge is officially over (though it's still fine if you want to sneak in a last few fics) and that means it's time for a new challenge!
And a new challenge means a new set of prompts, so this is the theme suggestion post. Feel free to suggest anything you think would make a good overall theme for a table of prompts, and be as creative as you like. If you want some examples, you can check out last year's suggestion post here.
This post will be open for one week, and then we'll have a poll to decide what the next prompt table will be!
Sorry to do this again, but I just found out I'm going to be dealing with some major stuff in late August/early September and I kind of don't really see the point in closing the Sappho challenge if I'm not going to be around and have enough time to set up a new table challenge, so I'm extending the deadline to September 30.
Apologies for another deadline-shift, but I wanted to let you know ASAP and I hope everyone can use the extra time for even more fic. This end point is final and I won't be changing it again, I promise.
Winner is whatever gets the most votes, if there's a tie we'll have a tiebreaker poll.
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 25
Please select up to three themes.
Babylon 5 episode titles
'feeling' words (angry, happy, etc)
girl groups top-selling singles
Hammer Horror movie titles
James Bond movie titles
kd lang song titles
poems by Sappho
Shakespeare play titles
songs by lesbian/queer identifying artists
songs with lesbian/queer themes
Star Trek original series episode titles
Xena episode titles
You can browse femslash100's drabble cycle tag if you'd like to get an idea of the kind of themes they've used and how the challenge would work.
And feel free to be as out there as you like with your suggestions. There will be a poll to decide what we use, so get creative!
I'll leave this post open for a week to get as many ideas as possible.
Basically, people suggest themes, the themes are then voted on and then a table of prompts is made for the winning theme. Writers make a claim for a fandom/pairing/whatever and write a fic for each prompt in the table. The challenge lasted for a year and was then rebooted with new themes.
I'm probably going to do it anyway, but it would be helpful to know if that's something people would like to participate in, or if you'd have any suggestions for changes in how things would be run etc. Thanks!