You can now submit prompts in comments here. Prompts should include a pairing or character and a scenario or specific request of some kind: "Will/Elizabeth, after the AWE epilogue" or "Weatherby Swann in his youth" or "James/Jack/Elizabeth, AU in which Elizabeth is married to James" or "Ragetti/Pintel, cross-dressing."
You don't have to be planning to write for the fest in order to submit a prompt. All genres, pairings, and characters are welcome. Since no one will be assigned to your request, feel free to toss your ideas out there even if you're not sure who could possibly write that -- maybe someone will surprise you! Unclaimed prompts from the last round will also be available for claiming, but we'd like to see a variety of new prompts as well.
The schedule for this round:
Submit prompts: January 8 through January 12
Prompts available for claiming: January 13
Stories can be posted: January 13 through February 13
Master list posted: February 14
There's no minimum (or maximum) word limit, and short pieces are fine. At the end of the fest, we'll make a master list of all the stories written. Detailed instructions for posting your story will be in the prompt claiming post.
Any questions? Ask in comments here or email penknife at penknife[at]gmail.com or artaxastra at artaxastra[at]aol.com. Otherwise, let the prompting begin!
ETA: I'll be sorting the prompt list by pairing/character, so please add any requests that apply to all of your prompts to each individual prompt you're leaving.
ETA2: Prompt submission is now closed.