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The Draco tops Harry Fest: The Rules 2017

The Rules for the 2017 Fest are pretty much the same as last year. :)

The Rules for
the seventh dracotops_harry Fest


The dracotops_harry Fest is an anon, prompt-based slash fest. It is a fest exclusively for Draco/Harry, thus all stories and art must have Draco/Harry as the primary romantic or erotic pairing.

As the title of the fest suggests (*hint*), only top!Draco and bottom!Harry fic and art is allowed. This means that if your fic/art is R or NC-17-rated and penetration is happening during sex, Draco has to be the one doing the fucking, and Harry the one receiving it up his arse. Whatever else is happening in the story or art is entirely up to you (and your prompt, naturally ;)). Draco giving Harry a blowjob is accepted. For the purpose of this fest (and this community) topping and bottoming is defined as sexual practice only, not as submissive/dominant behaviour and attitudes of the boys out of bed.

If a fic/art we receive for this Fest features bottom!Draco, however, we will return it to you for revision, or ultimately reject it from the fest. Please no switching! There are lots of other fests and communities for bottom!Draco and switching fic/art – this one is for top!Draco/bottom!Harry only. Please respect the theme of the dracotops_harry fest and community!

If you want to write a fic with Harry/Draco in a threesome for the dracotops_harry Fest, please mail the mod. The decision about whether the fic is allowed into the fest will be based on the individual submission. If Harry/Draco is the main pairing, and the threesome just a side pairing, chances are high that the fic will be accepted.

Fest Schedule

Prompt Collection: January 11 to 18, 2017
Sign-ups & Prompt Claiming starts: Friday, January 20, 2017
Submissions due: March 19
Fest starts: Friday, March 30
Posting ends: April 28 or whenever we run out of submission
Reveal goes up: May 5, 2017

Fest Rules

Joining the Comm:
If you plan to participate in the dracotops_harry Fest– as artist, writer, prompter, reader, lurker – please join dracotops_harry to keep up with all fest updates and announcements.

Prompting:
Everybody can submit prompts, whether you are going to participate in the fest or not. You can submit as many prompts as you want. The Prompting Post will go up on January 11, 2017.

Claiming:
Each prompt can be claimed once for art and once for fiction. Once you submitted your story or art, you are welcome to claim a second prompt. The Claiming Post will be posted on January 20. Claiming stays open until the start of the fest.

Submissions:
• All works should be stand-alone, not sequels or prequels to other fanfic. They should not be part of a series.
• All fiction, art and podfic must be new and written/drawn/recorded specifically for the dracotops_harry Fest. It should not be posted anywhere else until after the Reveal.
dracotops_harry Fest is not a Gift Exchange. Stories are written for the community and not for the prompter specifically. Prompts are thus for inspiration; writers and artists are allowed to alter them. Claimers, please respect the prompter's squicks.

Submitting:
All fic submissions for the dracotops_harry Fest will be posted to the Dracotops_Harry 2017 Subcollection at AO3.

• Participants are asked to post their finished submissions to the Draco tops Harry 2017 Subcollection on their own. The mod reveals the submission on the posting day. The fic will be de-anoned after the Reveal.
• Participants are solely responsible for html-coding and SpaG of their submission. If the mod sees faulty html or major SpaG issues, you will be asked to resubmit your fic.
• On or before March 19, participants are asked to submit a story header with a working AO3 link to their story, for posting on LJ. A header template will be provided.
• Appropriate warnings are required in the header both on AO3 and in the header post. Feel free to white-out spoilery warnings in the header for LJ. If you have a question about coding or warnings, please email the mod.

Questions & Answers about AO3 posting

  • Does this mean I have to have an AO3 account to participate in the fest?
    If you're an author, then yes, you need an AO3 account. If you have no AO3 account, please contact the mods. We happily provide a code for you to set up an AO3 account.

  • What if I don't want an AO3 account?
    If you do not want an AO3 account, you still will be named as the author of the story on AO3, but there will be no link on the AO3 page to an author's account.

  • Authorship, Comments, Kudos, Feeds
    All fest fics posted to the AO3 Subcollection will be posted anonymously with just Anonymous showing as "author". You will, however, from day one have control of the fic but remain anon until the Reveal. After the Reveal when we de-anon all fest fics, your fic will appear on your Dashboard/Works page, just as any other fic you have posted on AO3. You'll keep all comments and kudos that you have received during the fest. You fic will also automatically appear in the "Draco Malfoy/Harry Potter" AO3-feed.

  • Editing After Submission
    You can edit your story even after you submitted it to the AO3 Subcollection. Please do use this option sensibly. Don't rewrite your entire fic. ;)

  • What about Art and Podfic Submissions?
    Artists and Podficcers can either post to the AO3 Subcollection or submit their art and podfic directly to the mod, for posting on LiveJournal. It is your choice whether you want to have your submission posted to AO3 or on LiveJournal.

  • Questions? Problems?
    If you have questions about posting to AO3 for the dracotops_harry Fest, please comment here or email the mod @ dracotopsharry@gmail.com. The mod is happy to help you out.


Art:
• Art should reflect at least two hours' work. It can be in the form of a comic, vid, movie, slides – whatever form you chose.
• If you are working with an art beta, please put their name into the header of your art. A header template will be provided.
• Your finished art should be submitted as .jpg or .png files, or posted directly to the Dracotops_Harry 2017 Subcollection at AO3. However, the mod will happily go a very long way to accommodate any kind of artistic format. Just contact me well in advance so possible problems of off-site hosting can be solved long before your posting date.

Stories:
• Stories must have a minimum of 1000 words.
• All submissions should be beta-read and free of grammar and spelling mistakes. Please put the name of your beta into the header of your story. A header template will be provided.
• Your finished story should be posted to the Dracotops_Harry 2017 Subcollection at AO3.

Podfics:
• Podfics are very welcome for the dracotops_harry Fest. Only Draco/Harry and top!Draco stories are acceptable as podfic submissions. Other than that, all stories can be podficced for this fest, no matter how short or long and no matter when they were written.
• All podfics should be beta-ed. Please put the name of your beta into the header of your story. A header template will be provided.
• We expect you to have received permission to podfic from the author before submitting anything to us. You may refer to the list of Podfic Friendly Authors in the HP Fandom.
• Podfics will not be posted anon; the podficcer will be named, both in the post and on the podfic cover.
• Submissions need to be uploaded to a file-sharing account (such as Mediafire). Either post your podfic directly to the AO3 Subcollection, or email the download links and header information to the mod.
• If you don't provide your own cover art for the podfic, a standard dracotops_harry Fest cover will be used, based on the fest banner.

Deadline and Other Problems:
While deadlines are not carved in stone, please try to stick to them. As this is not an exchange fest, so we won't have hordes of pink unicorns chase you down if you cannot manage the deadline or have to drop out of the fest. But please let us know as soon as possible, so we can re-arrange the line-up for posting. Also keep in mind that prompters love to see their prompts come to life in a story or work of art.

Flames and Unsolicited Beta/Concrit:
Under no circumstances is flaming tolerated in the dracotops_harry Fest. One warning is given; if flaming persists the mods will ban you from both the community and the fest. If you feel you've been flamed by a member of this community or a commenter in the fest, please immediately contact the mods.
The mods reserve the right to screen comments made to fest entries that include unsolicited beta or "concrit" advice. We love commenters! Comments are love. ♥ But please keep in mind that this Fest is a fannish celebration of top!Draco/bottom!Harry and not a writing workshop. If you have valid concrit, please ask the author or artist per PM whether they are interested in hearing it. For some sage (and fun) advice on how to be a good commenter, please read capitu's 8 ½ Fail-Safe Ways To Write A Comment.

If you have any questions, please ask in comments or contact the mod at dracotopsharry@gmail.com.

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