gaymerlinhell (gaymerlinhell) wrote in merlincarols,

Welcome to Merlin Carols, a Creative Arts Fest inspired by the music of the winter holidays. Do you have a favorite Christmas Carol that's been naggling at the back of your mind for years and plot that's dying to be written? Is "Let it Snow" just begging to inspire some cuddly domestic fluff or do you have a desire to retell the entire fifth season as "Frosty the Snowman?" (Okay, probably not that one, but the point still stands!) This is a fun project to gather works for the BBC Merlin fandom to consume during the holiday season- there's no goal except to create and enjoy!

Sign-ups will be open soon 11/25/16 but for now let's establish some ground rules:

  1. Each work should be inspired by a holiday song. (Examples of songs include ones like these!) Many of the songs will technically be Christmas Carols, but no one should feel limited or obligated to write Christmas stories. There's no strict rules on what songs do and don't count, but when in doubt, shoot the mods a message and ask!

  2. There's no limit on what could be considered a creative work- fics, art, poems, gifs, manips, and anything else you can imagine. We do ask that works of fiction be at least 1000 words. All works should take effort, but the nature of a fest usually implies shorter/quicker works!

  3. Each creator will be able to claim 1 song for their inspiration initially. Once signups officially close, creators are free to choose additional songs for additional works, so long as they've not been claimed. Do not post before the posting date.

  4. All works must be commented either in full or as a link on the post set aside for works. The mods will then create masterlists of all of the works to be viewed.

  5. There's no restrictions on ships, themes, etc for this challenge. We just ask that all creators are respectful in the usage of their content!

  6. Works created for this fest should not be used as a part of any other fest, challenge, or exchange but can be part of existing projects/series.

  7. In order to participate, you must signup on the official signup page. There will be an official date for priority sign up, but as long as the song you like is still available, you're able to sign up until the posting date.

  8. Have fun and get into the holiday spirit!

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