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Archive Open Oct. 31st, 2004 @ 08:59 am
Crime Takes a Holiday is officially open. Again, fics may be posted any time between now and December 31st. For a refresher on the rules, go here.

I've added all the categories people suggested, but if you decide to write for something you don't see there, let me know and I'll add it.

And as always, you can reach me at carolinecrane@yahoo.com with questions or comments.
Current Mood: accomplishedaccomplished
Current Music: Jimmy Eat World - Just Tonight

New Fic Challenge Aug. 10th, 2004 @ 10:16 am

Announcing Crime Takes a Holiday: The All-Holiday Crimefic Challenge

The challenge is open to all characters and pairings in all crime fandoms. The only rule is that fics must revolve around a holiday -- any holiday -- in any culture/country/nationality. So send Jack home with Sam to meet her mother over Thanksgiving. Send Jimmy to a fire started by a Fourth of July firecracker. Let Warrick take Catherine's daughter trick-or-treating. Anything goes, as long as there's a holiday involved.

Challenge guidelines are as follows:

  • The challenge is open to het, slash, and gen, any pairing (or no pairing at all).
  • Any and all characters from crime fandoms are fair game. Below is a list of eligible fandoms, but if you want to write in a crime fandom that's not listed, e-mail me at carolinecrane @ yahoo dot com and I'll add your fandom to the list.
  • Submissions can be in the form of fic, fan art, or songvids. If you need a place to host your fanart or vid, just e-mail me and let me know.
  • The challenge archive opens on October 31st. You can post your fic any time between then and December 31st.
  • Participation is easy -- no sign-ups required. If you decide to participate, just post your fic on the challenge archive any time after October 31st.

    Questions? Ask here or e-mail me.

    A not-at-all-comprehensive list of crime fandoms.Collapse )
Current Music: VAST, "My TV and You"

Just a general announcement (or two) Jun. 25th, 2004 @ 09:30 am
Hi again. I was thinking this morning (which is often a dangerous prospect) about challenges and whether or not to issue another one, and it occurred to me that I never mentioned anything about late entries to the 1000 Whispers challenge.

So. Just so you know, if you're uploading a fic late, you should feel free to pimp it here. I realize not that many people are going to go back and check the archive all that often, so this is a good place to let people know that you're late to the party.

And I'm still thinking about whether or not to issue a new challenge this summer. If I do it'll be next month and it'll be open to all crime fandoms, gen/slash/het. More on that later. Hope everybody's having a wonderful summer.
Current Mood: awakeawake

Gratitude. And a question. May. 28th, 2004 @ 10:29 pm
First off, I'd like to thank carolinecrane for doing such an amazing job at organizing all of this. Thanks, dear. It's been great fun.

And then I had a question. Is there a policy about posting our stories other places? I don't mind if there is, I'm just curious.

Anyway, thanks again! I hope everyone enjoyed this as much as I did.
Current Mood: cheerfulcheerful

May. 28th, 2004 @ 10:04 pm
All fics and artwork submitted for the 1000whispers challenge are now posted. You can find them here:

A Thousand Whispers: The CSI T.S. Eliot Challenge

There's a review feature built into the archive, so please remember to feed your fellow authors/artists. It's the only payment they get.

Now that the deadline's passed, late submissions will post automatically without having to be validated by me first. Artwork still has to go through me, but if you've got fanart to be posted just e-mail me and I'll take care of it.

I want to thank everyone who participated in the challenge; it was my first try at running something like this, so thanks to all of you for bearing with me. In the future I might run another general crimefic challenge, and if so I'll make an announcement on this community. So watch this space.

Thanks again, it's been fun.
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» An administrative note
Just FYI, I'm apparently having some trouble with my nickandgreg.com e-mail address. Wonderful timing, I know. So if you've been trying to contact me regarding the challenge and haven't gotten an answer, try me at carolinecrane@yahoo.com

The deadline's fast approaching, so if you have any problems registering at the archive or uploading your fics let me know. For people who are submitting fanart, I'm setting up a section for that which will go live on the 28th, so if you're planning to submit fanart you can either send me the completed file and I'll host it, or send me a URL where people can find your work.
» Just a reminder
If you've posted a fic to the archive (or if you're planning to) and you've neglected to include your prompt somewhere in your story (say, at the beginning) it would be great if you'd take a minute to do that sometime. If you've already posted you can sign in and edit your posted fic. It's not a requirement, but it would be nice to see the inspiration for your completed project. Thanks.
» can i join in on the fun?
is it too late to join in? i am intrigued by the ts eliot aspect...
» Archive open
I know, I'm a day early. I have a lot going on tomorrow, though, so I'd rather be early than late. The archive is now available for uploading, although due to popular vote, all submissions will go live at midnight EST on May 28th. To post your completed fic go here:

Challenge Archive

If you have any problems with the archive interface or questions about your submission, leave a comment here or e-mail me. Thanks for playing, everyone! I'm looking forward to seeing what you all come up with.
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Friday was a beautiful English spring day, torrential drizzle but beautiful and green with it.

Driving to work an image of my T.S.Eliot quote appeared and a story plan formed... now someone please tell me how I find time to write it
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