January 20th to February 25th - Sign-ups:
Before you sign up, please read the updated FAQ. You can sign up for more than one job. Sign-ups close February 25th, at 11.59pm BST.
March 5th-10th - First author check-in:
This check-in is mandatory for all authors. We don't need a draft from you (though feel free to send one in if you want to), but you will need to comment on the check-in post on DW. If you know you won't be able to come online for the check-in, send us an email beforehand to let us know, and we'll consider you checked in. Check-in closes on the 10th March at 11:59pm BST.
April 25th - Second author check-in and rough draft submission:
This check-in and the accompanying rough draft submission are mandatory for all authors. You will need to comment on the check-in post on DW, and send us a copy of your rough draft (8k or more, including a header) via email. If we don't receive a draft from you, we'll assume you have defaulted out of the Bang. Check-in and draft submission close on April 25th, at 11.59pm BST.
April 27th – Artist Claims:
The claims post will go up for preview the day before, and open for claiming on 00.01am BST on April 27th, and run for at least 24 hours. Once claiming closes, we'll send out match-up emails to all authors and artists.
May 10th - 15th - Final check-in with fic and art draft submission:
The final check-in and submission are mandatory for all authors and artists. You will need to comment on the check-in post on LJ, and send us a copy of your final draft via email. If we don't hear from you, we'll assume you have defaulted out and won't assign you a posting date. Check-in and draft submission close on May 15th, at 11.59pm BST.
May 25th onwards – Artists Submissions due/Posting begins:
The posting schedule will be posted on DW on May 24th. All teams will be responsible for posting their own work.
There will be reminders and additional information on each step in emails and the relevant DW posts as the dates come up. We also strongly recommend that you track the community so that you'll receive a notification email from DW every time there is a new post and can be sure not to miss anything important.
If you have any questions, please first check the FAQ, and, if those can't help you, send us an email at tfabigbang at gmail dot com. Please don't ask questions in comments, as those can be auto-marked as spam and easily overlooked.
If you ever have any problems (with the schedule, your fic, the cooperation with another participant, etc), don't hesitate to email us. We are here to help, and we'll do everything we can to try and make this new round of the TFA Big Bang a positive experience for everybody.
If you, for whichever reason, find that you have to bow out, that's okay. We understand, we've all been in that position, we won't ask why or judge, but we'd very much appreciate it if you'd send us an email to let us know that you are dropping out, so we know to take you off the mailing list and won't try to contact you at the next check-in.