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29 April 2013 @ 08:35 pm
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startraveller on May 19th, 2013 10:23 pm (UTC)
Silly question:

Do I need to join the AO3 Trekstock page in order to post, or no?
Away from her, you loved her more: admiral modsullacat on May 20th, 2013 12:36 am (UTC)
Hello there!

Yes, you should have received an invitation to join the community after you signed the manifesto. I'll pop over to that account and see if I can't get you re-invited! :)

ETA: I just realized I mis-read your comment. You don't have to join the page, but when the posting dates open, you just need to make sure you are posting to the Trekstock community on AO3. First one is Words to Live By opening on 5/31, and I'm anxious to see all the great things that are being made! :D

(other mods: I think this is correct information, y/y?)

Edited at 2013-05-20 12:46 am (UTC)
ADMIRAL MOD IS WATCHING YOU: Admiral Technicoloradmiral_mod on May 20th, 2013 10:35 am (UTC)
Yes, I think that's right. If you don't know how to post to an AO3 community, just leave us a message and we'll get out some tutorial thing for you guys to follow in the next few days.
startraveller on May 20th, 2013 05:52 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
Nicole: chekovlovestar2954 on May 20th, 2013 07:45 pm (UTC)
I have no idea what AO3 is lol...help?
ADMIRAL MOD IS WATCHING YOU: Admiral Technicoloradmiral_mod on May 20th, 2013 09:30 pm (UTC)
AO3 stands for Archive Of Our Own and can be found here:


You can request an account code to join they hand them out quite easily. If you can't get one, leave us a not, we'll get you invited.

Once you have an account you can used it to post your stories to the Trekstock AO3 collection. There is more info on how to do this in the Posting Guidelines post which you can find by clicking on that header in the links section to the left.

If you have any other questions, feel free to ask them, we are here to help :D
startraveller on May 20th, 2013 05:52 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
Mareel: Togethermareel on May 27th, 2013 12:22 am (UTC)
I'm really enjoying this so far (love the weekend jam session), but I have one concern/suggestion for consideration.

When the initial post went up about the types of fanworks permitted, I was delighted to see that there was no length requirement on the fiction submissions. But then a 500 word minimum was added.

As a writer whose preferred format is the 100-word drabble, this is daunting and definitely puts a damper on my ability to contribute. :( Would you consider reassessing the fiction length requirement or perhaps adding a category specifically for specific word-count drabbles? (100, 200, 250... any of those would be fine.)
admiral_mod on May 27th, 2013 09:28 am (UTC)
Hi mareel,

I'm going to discuss this with the other admiral_mods and we'll get back to you alright. We did change that recently because we forgot to add it in the original draft and we never meant to exclude anyone. Just to know your opinion, if we'd say for example hand in three 200 word drabbles for the prompt and post them as one entry to AO3 and it will totally count towards your points and the pairings/team involved , would that be OK for you or would that be too much?

Mareel: Togethermareel on May 27th, 2013 11:02 am (UTC)
Thanks very much for your reply and for considering various options. It's much appreciated.

I think 3 x 200 might be a lot for one entry, since at least for me, each drabble is really a complete story. Using the current prompt as an example (the trek quotes), would you imagine that the 3 would have to be related (beyond being the same pairing) or that they would require use of the same quote? That would defeat the purpose for me, since that would basically become a 600 word story; however using different quotes and story themes is more of a possibility.

Perhaps either 3 x 200 unrelated except for pairing OR 2 x 250 that are related as kind of a double drabble set might be viable?
admiral_mod on May 27th, 2013 08:35 pm (UTC)
Hey,so we discussed this and we would be fine with there being 2x250 or 3x200 words which are posted together and would count as one contribution. You can totally write two/three drabbles for two/three quotes if you want to although it would be good to keep the pairing the same for all of them.
Mareel: Togethermareel on May 27th, 2013 09:45 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much! Sounds good to me - no problem keeping the pairing the same. *goes to write*