- Minimum 5,000 words count (no maximum)
- Any fandom (no RPF)
- No limit on the number of stories
- Only previously unpublished completed works qualify
Q4 – October – December 2023
Posting Date: December 1—December 31, 2023
Theme: Time Travel
Sign Ups: Sept 1, 2023 – Sept 30, 2023
Q. When can I post?
A. Any time during the posting period listed with each quarterly challenge. You cannot post the assigned theme outside of the quarter to count towards the Big Moxie challenge. For instance, you can’t post quarter one’s theme in quarter four to be included in the challenge list.
Q. Can I post a work in progress?
A. No. Only completed works will be accepted during the posting period.
Q. Can I use a work already published?
Q. Can I use a work I’ve written for a different challenge if it meets the requirements and posting dates?
A. We don’t care. Organizers of other challenges might so be careful with that. If your Big Moxie story happens to fit one of your Just Write Bingo squares, lucky you! Carry on and double up.
Q. Can I use a Rough Trade project (past, present, or future)?
A. If you’ve posted any part of it, the answer is no. If you created a project file but never participated in the challenge then that would be fine regarding past works. Obviously, you couldn’t use present content or ideas you might have for future RT challenges since that would violate the rules of Rough Trade.
Q. Can I write more than one story?
Q. Why are the themes confined to a single quarter?
A. To provide structure and discipline for those who need it.
Q. Can I post my work before the posting period of each quarter?
A. Not if you want to be included in our list of successful participants.
Q. If I have a work in progress that has never been published that fits the theme, can I use that?
A. Absolutely, look at you already owning the hell out of this challenge.
Q. What are the options on the Fusion/The Sentinel theme?
A. You can write a fusion of two (or more fandoms), a fusion with The Sentinel, or a story set entirely in The Sentinel fandom.
Q. What if I signed up and can’t finish?
A. That’s fine, life happens. We don’t need to be informed.
Q. Will there be an AO3 collection?
A. Yes. We’ll provide a link to the collection as the posting window approaches.
Q. Can I discuss my fics publicly?
A. Do what is comfortable for you. You might find that you don’t want those kinds of expectations from others or whatever. The choice is yours.
Q. Do I have to sign up for all four themes?
A. No, but there is no penalty for not participating after the fact. Each form will have check boxes so you can pick and chose between the the themes during the sign up window. Signing up for all four, just in case you end up wanting to write all of the themes, is better than skipping them and regretting it later.