Okay, the good news (or bad news) is that it was made immediately clear to me, once I created an AO3 collection, that it would not work for us, because almost none of the characters contained in the books are canonical character tags on AO3. Yes, we could fix this, but I'm just going to file that under "too much work right now."

This means that things will run pretty much the same as last time! A couple of important changes:

  • Someone asked about submitting art. I am fine with having this be a challenge for all kinds of fanworks.

  • The writing period is shorter this time: four weeks instead of six. I realize that it's on the short end, but I'm trying not to clash too much with yuletide, and things are pretty informal. If you post after the "official" posting period ends, no big deal.

For your convenience, here is an updated version of the guidelines:


Prompt submission: September 16 - September 22
Prompt claiming: September 23 - September 29
Writing period: September 30 - October 27
Posting period: October 28 - November 3

After November 3, all prompts will be open to anyone who wants to run with them. We’ll put up a post where you can leave a link to your story.

Prompt submission:

I will put up an entry where you can suggest prompts. Prompts should be in the following format: Book title, character or pairing, prompt.

If you would like your prompt set in the reboot universe, please specify that in the prompt like so: Book title, character or pairing, prompt (reboot).


Final Frontier, George Kirk and T’Cael, After the first voyage of the Enterprise, George helps T’Cael adjust to Earth society.

Uhura’s Song, Nyota Uhura and Sunfall of Ennien, With the changed history, how does Uhura become acquainted with Sunfall? (reboot)

The Wounded Sky, any characters, The crewmembers of the Enterprise cope with the fallout of the group mindmeld.

The Entropy Effect/My Enemy My Ally, Hunter and Ael, Two forceful female captains meet and have to work together.

The IDIC Epidemic, Beau Deaver/T’Pina, T’Pina struggles to balance learning the truth about her heritage and her new relationship with Beau.

Claiming prompts:

The mods will post a list of prompts, grouped by book. You will post a comment, claiming the prompts you want to write.

  • A prompt can be claimed by multiple people, but we think it would be nice if authors made an effort to choose a prompt that hasn’t been claimed by several people.

  • An author can claim more than one prompt, but we encourage you to limit yourself to two prompts.


You have four weeks to create your fanwork. There is no minimum or maximum word count for stories. Just remember that someone submitted the prompt because it’s a story they wanted to see, and try to adhere to the spirit of the prompt. Please also keep in mind whether the prompt is for the reboot universe or the original universe. If you’d like to create a fanwork in the other universe, please wait until the fest is over and the prompts are thrown open to everyone.


You may post the fanwork to the community or post a link to the fanwork hosted on your journal or website. If your story is long enough to require multiple entries, please post a link in the community instead of posting multiple entries to the community.


I have forgotten some character names or details. Where can I look up that information if I don’t have access to my books?

Try Memory Alpha, the Star Trek wiki.

How do I post to Dreamwidth if I don’t have an account?

You can use OpenID. If you have a Livejournal account, you have an OpenID. Here is Dreamwidth’s guide to setting up an OpenID.

If you’re new to Dreamwidth, the FAQ is very useful.

Do I need to join the community to post?

No. The community is set up to allow non-members to post. Anonymous comments will be screened in order to restrict spam.

Can I submit prompts without promising to create? Can I claim a prompt even if I didn't submit?

Absolutely! Feel free to submit prompts or claim prompts as the spirit moves you.

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From: [personal profile] shiftingsideways

OMG, I *just* requested T'Pina/Beau over in Trekfest, with basically zero chance of getting it. =D

Also! Don't forget the wonderful Memory Beta! http://memory-beta.wikia.com/wiki/Main_Page

It's way more helpful for novel-specific stuff.