aralias: (riker is a babe magnet (not really))
[personal profile] aralias posting in [community profile] unconventionalcourtship
It's late, but it's back -

Welcome to 'Unconventional Courtship 2017'!

'Unconventional Courtship' is a panfandom fic fest where you write and post a 1000w+ fic based on a M&B/Harlequin plot. Fics will be posted to this community, staggered through August and September 2017, from 18th August.

How to play:

It's as simple as:

1. Sign up! All you need to do is comment on this post with the day you want to post your fic. You can tell me which summary/pairing you're going with, but you don't have to. You can also ask me to assign you a summary, if you want. (You don't need a Dreamwidth to play - just comment with OpenID, although you will need to ask me to post your fic on the com. If you are on DW, please follow the community!)

2. Choose a M&B/Harlequin summary (or two etc) - we have hundreds of suggestions here, but there are literally thousands. Our prompt generator may also help (thank you [personal profile] john_amend_all) You can write more than one fic, if you want. You can also combine prompts, if you like.

3. Replace the names (and pronouns if necessary) with the names (and pronouns) of the pairing of your choice. Any any all fandoms and pairings are welcome in this fest.

You can also replace place names and jobs as long as you keep to the spirit of the prompt. So, if you want to write Kirk/Spock, but you don't want to write a modern day AU, you could replace 'the Sahara desert' with 'a desert planet' and Kirk wouldn't need to be the boss at a law firm, he could be the boss... in the sense that he's the captain.

4. Write a fic based on your altered summary. You can take the prompt seriously or use it as an improbable basis for lols.

4.5. Pimp the fest far and wide. I'm hardly going to do this at all, so it's up to you - the players! I've re-uploaded the make-your-own banners and of course you can use any that I've already made (N.B. Historically our banners were at Photobucket. I've re-uploaded to this post, but you should still see a lot of dead links around the place). Please do pimp where ever you think would be appropriate.

5. Post the fic to this community on your assigned day.

You can also post to our AO3 collection, but please post to the com whatever you do, and please post to the com first.

You can see some examples of Unconventional Courtship fic by looking through the collection, or earlier in the com.

6. Profit! Fics for all! I'll post a masterlist once all the entries are in. Crossposting is encouraged.

Any questions? Leave a comment or PM me or email me at


1. All fics must be over 1,000 words long.

2. You must use a modified Mills & Boon and/or Harlequin summary.

3. You don't have to use a beta, but it is strongly advised.

4. Please use the following header (or similar - the AO3 share function is fine) when you post to the community:

5. Please post on your assigned day. If you can't for whatever reason, please let me know either by PM or email

6. You can use this fic for another challenge i.e. [community profile] trope_bingo

7. You can sign up for any day you like, but if it is possible for you to sign up for a day that nobody else is interested in then that'd be best of all.

18 Aug: [personal profile] meridian_rose
19 Aug: [personal profile] merryghoul
20 Aug: [personal profile] mara
21 Aug: [personal profile] lobeliakurgan
22 Aug: [personal profile] out_there
23 Aug
24 Aug
25 Aug
26 Aug: [personal profile] romanajo123
27 Aug: [personal profile] out_there
28 Aug
29 Aug
30 Aug
31 Aug: [personal profile] spikesgirl58
1 Sept: [personal profile] lauramoon
2 Sept: [personal profile] pameluke
3 Sept: [personal profile] samuraiter
4 Sept: [personal profile] vilakins
5 Sept: [personal profile] desertvixen
6 Sept: [personal profile] paranoidangel
7 Sept: [personal profile] puimoo
8 Sept: [personal profile] still_lycoris
9 Sept: [personal profile] melissatreglia, [personal profile] goddess47
10 Sept: [personal profile] clover71, [personal profile] angenoir
11 Sept: [personal profile] arnie1967, [personal profile] misaffection
12 Sept: [personal profile] callmesandyk, [personal profile] aflaminghalo
13 Sept: [personal profile] fennui, [personal profile] luvbarryfefe
14 Sept: [personal profile] starticker, [personal profile] vexed_wench, [personal profile] lbilover
15 Sept: [personal profile] tardiscompanion, [personal profile] wendelah1
16 Sept: [personal profile] liadtbunny, [personal profile] lilly_c
17 Sept: [personal profile] misslucyjane, [personal profile] sidhe_faerie

If you have questions, feel free to ask! And/or consult the FAQs from last year, which are still mostly accurate.
Anonymous( )Anonymous This account has disabled anonymous posting.
OpenID( )OpenID You can comment on this post while signed in with an account from many other sites, once you have confirmed your email address. Sign in using OpenID.
Account name:
If you don't have an account you can create one now.
HTML doesn't work in the subject.


Notice: This account is set to log the IP addresses of everyone who comments.
Links will be displayed as unclickable URLs to help prevent spam.


unconventionalcourtship: (Default)
Unconventional Courtship

September 2017

     1 2
3 45 67 89
10 11 1213141516
1718 1920212223

Style Credit

Expand Cut Tags

No cut tags
Powered by Dreamwidth Studios