Rules and General Info for Artists
- Just like for authors, the golden rule is don’t be an asshole. You don’t have to like everyone, we don’t even ask you to be nice, but you have to be respectful and civil. If someone is being less than civil to you, take it to an admin. Don’t engage in asshole-esque shenanigans.
- It’s rare, but we have seen instances of what amounts to art plagiarism. It’s hard to define what that really is, but make sure it’s your work, you manipulating images or creating something. Don’t take someone else’s work and minimally modify it.
- If this is at all unclear, contact an admin for clarification.
- One piece of art is the minimum, but you may supply your artist with as many pieces as you wish.
- If you sign up, you do not have to claim a story.
- If nothing appeals to you, don’t claim. You’ll be effectively “dropped-out” of the challenge, but there’s no need to officially drop out.
- If you’ve claimed a story and you’re unable to fulfill the commitment, please contact an admin immediately.
- We will need time to get a new artist, so please be considerate of this if it seems you are not going to be able to complete the challenge.
- We do not currently have any penalties defined for dropping out, but if it’s close to the deadline, we may choose to ban you from future challenges.
- Primary art must have a long edge of at least 700 pixels. The maximum for any edge is 1200 pixels.
- We will compress the art before uploading it to the site.
- Videos should be posted on YouTube, Vimeo, or whatever public service you use and a link provided to the author and admin. If you are doing a video and want to submit it anonymously, contact an admin.
- If the art is a video submission, the minimum length is 90 seconds. There is no maximum length provided the hosting service allows it.
- Un-retouched photos with a title on them are not considered art unless they’re part of a mood board/collage. Taking a photo from online and adding text would not be considered manipulation or “art” for the purposes of the challenge.
- Basic collages may not be acceptable for the challenge. Please contact an admin if you’re in doubt about your collage.
- Someone may claim for you by proxy, but you’ll need to arrange it in advance with the admin team.
- We will arrange for someone who is not an admin but who has a site account to submit for you.
- An admin cannot be your proxy as it would fundamentally be unfair.
- Any admins participating as an artist will use a proxy and will not claim in the first 10 minutes.
- If you’re an artist and author and you signed up for the hidden quantum bang author support group, you will have a 10-minute delay before you can submit a claim. This was warned when you signed up for that channel, so it shouldn’t be a surprise.
- Art must not contain trigger content.
- No images of abused children, animals, violent acts, etc.
- Make sure the author is okay with this kind of content if you want to include it in supplementary art that will be hosted off-site.
- No art with this content will be hosted on the Quantum Bang site so do not submit it with the art for the story. That should be handled by the author directly for their other posting.
- Adult-themed art (nudity) is fine, though we recommend checking with the author if they are okay with nudity as they may have limitations that the site does not. Such as where else they plan to post it.
- You can participate anonymously if you wish.
- The admins/moderation team will have access to your name but you’ll be given special an Anon-style username to use for the challenge.
- Please specify when you sign-up that you prefer to participate anonymously.
- Monthly check-ins are for authors, but artists are encouraged to participate in the check-in on May 1st.
Q: What kind of art is eligible?
A: Any sort of digital manipulation, drawing, video, etc. If the rules above don’t cover your question, please leave a comment below.
Q: Does the art have to encompass the entire story?
A: No. You could capture a moment, scene, character, etc. The point is to be inspired by the story.
Q: What should I do if my author hasn’t replied to my email?
A: If it’s been more than a week without a response, please contact the admin team via the contact form or communication system.
Q: Should I read the story?
A: In general, plan to read the story you’ve claimed so that you can make art based on the story. However, if there’s a reason you find you cannot read the story, communicate with the author or reach out to the admin team so we can facilitate getting you a detailed summary. We require warning for major triggers, but there can be individual triggers that make it impossible for you to read the work.
Q: What if the author didn’t send me the story?
A: If you haven’t received the story from the author by 4/1, please let the admin team know. Unless you’d prefer to work from a detailed summary and that should be worked out with the author.
Q: Are collages/mood boards acceptable?
A: Probably. Some collage preparations might be too basic to qualify. If you need guidance in this area, please contact an admin.