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Unless we made other arrangements, yesterday was Deadline Day at the sshg_promptfest. Creators, expect your previews soon!

Prompt claiming is open again!

Prompt claiming is open again from today through 30 June for member-watchers of the community who didn't miss the first deadline and don't currently have an extended one. If you claim a prompt during this second round of claiming, your deadline will be 30 June (unless we arrange an extension). Artists? The sshg_promptfest needs you! (But we want anyone who believes that a 30 June deadline is possible!)

Please promote the SSHG Prompt Fest and the second round of prompt claiming:

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To promote the [info]sshg-promptfest, cut and paste the code below into your journal.

If you've any questions about the fest, please direct them to sshg.promptfest [at] gmail [dot] com.


Happy Deadline Day!

*waves to sshg_promptfest participants*

If you haven't arranged for an extension, your deadline is 11:59 p.m. (Eastern Time) tonight. Please contact me (sshg.promptfest [at] gmail [dot] com) before the deadline with questions or to arrange an extension.

All best,



One month down, one month to go!

Hello, Creators!

You have all of May to complete your sshg_promptfest works. Please contact me at sshg.promptfest [at] gmail [dot] com if you have any questions about them. I can't wait to receive your contributions!

All best,



Welcome to the sshg_promptfest, Creators!Collapse )

If you claimed prompts but don't see your name listed above, please let me know so that I can get you sorted out. If you've not yet replied to your assignment email, please do so immediately.

I've added you to the sshg_pf_mod's friends list to keep track of who's participating in the fest. Once the fest ends (or should you drop out), I'll remove you. Please don't take it personally; the mod account's flist is always the list of current participants. :) As well, from time to time, I post answers to commonly asked questions in the mod account; as a participant, you needn't friend the account in order to read them (but you'll need to actually visit the account in order to see the posts unless you friend it).

If at any point during the April-May production period you have questions for me that aren't addressed in the fest's rules, schedule, and submission guidelines (scroll down to read them), you may ask them here, in reply to the mod account's welcome post, or email them to sshg.promptfest [at] gmail [dot] com.

Happy creating!

P.S. Prompt claiming is ongoing through 30 April (which is the deadline to claim a second prompt after contributing your first fan work). :D

13 creators have claimed prompts at the sshg_promptfest! It looks like we're in for an intimate fest of fic. *twirls*

Prompt claiming is ongoing through 30 March 30 April (which is the deadline for selecting a second prompt), so if you know anyone who'd be interested in playing with us, encourage them to join and watch the sshg_promptfest and claim one of the 237 remaining art and fic prompts. :D

Have you questions about the fest's rules, schedule, and submission guidelines? Direct them to sshg.promptfest [at] gmail [dot] com!

Click here to claim your sshg_promptfest prompts!

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To promote the [info]sshg-promptfest, cut and paste the code below into your journal.

Prompt claiming is about to begin!


Expect the prompt-claiming post at 9 a.m. (in about five minutes)! Prompts will be assigned at least once a day on a first come, first served basis. When you receive your prompt assignment, reply to the assignment email to verify your email address and intention to participate—and then create!

Your deadline is 31 May. If you contribute your first work before 30 April, you may select a second prompt with the same deadline.

Questions? sshg.promptfest [at] gmail [dot] com.

P.S. Remember that the prompt-claiming post will be locked to members (for easy age verification) and its comments, screened (because the fest is anonymous).


Have you joined and watched the sshg_promptfest?

Have you read the community's revised rules, schedule, and submission guidelines?

Have you emailed any questions you have about the fest to sshg.promptfest [at] gmail [dot] com?

Have you reviewed the prompts and decided which five you'd like to claim?

Excellent! Your wait is almost over. :D

Prompt claiming will take place in response to a members-only, screened post from 24-30 March! Look for that post tomorrow between 8-9 a.m. Eastern Time.

Excited, yet? Me, too! Go forth and spread the word!

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To promote the [info]sshg-promptfest, cut and paste the code below into your journal.


Prompt collection is now over!


Prompt collection is now over. I'll make the prompt-review post tomorrow. :D

As a reminder, the sshg_promptfest runs on (U.S.A. & Canadian) Eastern Time.

Questions? Direct them to sshg.promptfest [at] gmail [dot] com!


Please remember that you must be logged in and a member of the sshg_promptfest in order to view the prompt-collection post.

Questions? sshg.promptfest [at] gmail [dot] com.

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Prompt collection begins tomorrow at the sshg_promptfest! Please remember that the fest has some new rules, and if you've any questions, please don't hesitate to email them to sshg.promptfest [at] gmail [dot] com. :D

P.S. As always, the prompt-collection post will be locked to members and screened, so remember to log in so that you can see it.

It's getting to be that time of year, again: the sshg_promptfest will open for prompt collection on 10 March! Before it does, however, you should know that I've made some changes to the rules. As always, you may find the SSHG Prompt Fest's complete rules, schedule, and submission guidelines in the community's profile, and to avoid confusion, I urge you to read them before participating. That said, here are the highlights:

  • You may offer prompts anonymously.

  • If you submit your entry before 30 April, you may claim a second prompt (but your deadline will remain 31 May).

  • You may ask for an extension in advance of the deadline (but it's unlikely that I'll grant extensions for second works).

  • Finally, you may explore the relationship between Severus and Hermione however you like, but all fics must be between 1000 and (approximately) 10,000 words—in other words, all your words (including your header) must fit into one LiveJournal post.

As well, I have two clarifications to offer. First, when submitting prompts, the fifth one you offer may be (at your discretion) for art, for fic, or for a choice of art or fic (at the promptee's discretion). Second, if you're an artist, you are not required to use a beta, but there's a place in the header to list one if you do.

If you've any questions about the rules, schedule, and submission guidelines, please email them to sshg.promptfest [at] gmail [dot] com, or ask them in reply to this post.

I hope to see you in March! :D
Snape Showcase
[info]snapecase: Celebrating Severus Snape throughout his ages!

The Snape Showcase is back!
Dear sshg_promptfest Members & Watchers,

I hope that you enjoyed the 2016 summer run of the SSHG Prompt Fest, and I want to thank everyone involved for keeping the SSHG ship afloat on LJ waters through another splendid fest! Particularly at a time when the draw of other fan-friendly platforms is strong, it was good to see so many people new to LJ participate. I include Posting Mod in this, as it was she who kept our entries posting when I could not. *clings gratefully to Posting Mod* Now, I'm not going to break the hit counts for our works down into specifics, but I will tell you that they were quite gratifyingly high. Perhaps next run, dear lurkers, you'll feel more comfortable engaging with us; you're more than welcome to do so! From the shortest note of thanks to the longest squee, there's nothing better, as a creator, than knowing one's work is appreciated. *'s commenters, reccers, and reviewers*

As well, I give tremendous thanks to you, prompters, for inspiring us to bring new SSHG-themed fan works into the world: Anonymous, Anonymous, Anonymous, adelaidearcher, banglabou, bonsaibetz, droxy (via my self-prompt), hiddenhibernian (via self-prompt), jadeandjuniper, lenaa1987, mywitch, palathene, stronghermione1, themightyflynn, too_dle_oo, and willibald (via self-prompt) each inspired one work; articcat621, delphipsmith, dragoon811, hikorichan, leontinabowie, and ms_anthrop each inspired two works; and toblass inspired three works, one via self-prompt. We couldn't have done it without you, prompters!

Creators, we did it! With the help of our support teams—alpha and beta readers, cheerleaders, formatters—we were able to enrich the SSHG fandom with 31 new fan works! Congratulations and kudos, everyone; our efforts and energy resulted in the happy entertainment of many, and we should all be proud of ourselves! Several of you, I know, had personal challenges to manage in order to participate, and I'm so glad that you were able to do so; the fest wouldn't have been nearly as successful as it was without your participation. *smooches* (For myself, I'm just glad I finally met a deadline and didn't have to kick myself out of my own fest for once!) *\o/*

Now that the reveal is up, we're free to post our fest entries to our journals and archives, and to reply as our fandom selves to the comments that we received (unless *coughs* that's not necessary because one employed a comment-answering sock account to pseudonymously answer one's comments during the fest *coughs*). Next year, trolls permitting, it's my hope that I won't have to disable anonymous commenting in the community.

One last thing: As soon as life permits, I'm going to post about just how to encourage the answering of our previous runs' unanswered prompts. We might accomplish this in the form of one long, open-ended claims post of unanswered prompts, or through a fest featuring nothing but the unanswered prompts of SSHG Prompt Fests past—or perhaps in a manner that one of you will suggest in comments. I'd very much like to see the well of inspiration that is our surfeit of unanswered prompts promoted so that creators might take inspiration from it and share their resultant fan works here with other like-minded fen. That is the point of the sshg_promptfest, after all!

Without further ado, I present the SSHG Prompt Fest 2016 Summer Reveal!Collapse )

All best,

iulia_linnea/Iuls (rhymes with "ghouls," and that's an uppercase, silent "i" there at the beginning!)
Title: In the Shadow of Chipping Clodbury
Type: Fic
Prompter: Anonymous
Creator: mundungus42
Beta(s): Mr. 42
Rating: PG-13
(Highlight to View) Warning(s): Pottermore stuff, racist language, prejudice, social justice.
(Highlight to View) Prompt: Goblin parents seek to have one of their children enrolled at Hogwarts, and it causes a storm of debate in the wizarding world. Hermione and Severus take opposite sides.
Summary: An ambush by wand rights activists forces Hermione to delve into the secrets of the past in hopes of making equality for all magical beings a reality.

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ART: Pygmy Puffs (G)

Title: Pygmy Puffs
Type: Art
Prompter: too_dle_oo
Creator: hikorichan
Rating: G
(Highlight to View) Warning(s): None.
(Highlight to View) Prompt: Six words: Severus Snape, pygmy puff breeder extraordinaire.
Note: I hope you enjoy this, too_dle_oo! Art drawn and coloured with copic inks; lettering and borders added in photoshop.
Summary: While at Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes, Henrietta the pygmy puff spies a mate for her master.

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FIC: Words & Wool (PG-13)

Title: Words & Wool
Type: Fic
Prompter: dragoon811
Creator: iqeret
Rating: PG-13
(Highlight to View) Warning(s): None.
(Highlight to View) Prompt: Hermione's knitting has always been lumpy and uneven. Deciding that the magic way is the problem, she tries the Muggle method. Snape ends up being the one to teach her, and they fall in love stitch by stitch . . . .
Summary: Hermione reminisces about what brought her and Severus together: botched knitting, a few insults, and an unexpected helping hand.

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FIC: Mother Knows Best (PG-13)

Title: Mother Knows Best
Type: Fic
Prompter: ms_anthrop
Creator: too_dle_oo
Beta(s): theimpossiblegl
Rating: PG-13
(Highlight to View) Warning(s): Ladies of a certain age, cursing, and discussions of Prince George's sweater vests.
(Highlight to View) Prompt: Jean Granger joins a woman's book club (she'd already given up on the gardening group, Ikebana lessons, pottery class and the village theatre troupe) and finds the first meeting to be as mind-numbing and horrid as one would expect. She wouldn't have gone back but for the company of one other misfit- an oddly posh, deeply sarcastic and wonderfully brilliant woman named Eileen Prince. When they finally get kicked out of the meetings for taking the piss out of the required reading one too many times, they decide that their plotting skills are best served elsewhere- chiefly, getting their frustratingly single offspring together.
Note: Many thanks for such a delicious prompt, and many additional thanks to the fastest beta in the world for putting up with me! Any mistakes remaining are due to my continual tinkering.
Summary: After retiring and losing her husband, Jean Granger needs to find a new purpose in life. She's looking for a hobby, so it's a good thing her thirtysomething daughter is still single. Of course, she's not the only mum on the lookout for a partner for their child.

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FIC: The Prince's Bride (PG)

Title: The Prince's Bride
Type: Fic
Prompter: willibald
Creator: willibald
Beta(s): eoforyth
Rating: PG
(Highlight to View) Warning(s): AU, Crossover, Same age Severus and Hermione, Crackfic.
(Highlight to View) Prompt: Prompt yourself for fic!
Note: Characters belong to JKR and situations to William Goldman — only my warped mind has put them together.
Summary: Familiar characters acting out a familiar story.

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FIC: Masques and Afternoon Tea (PG)

Title: Masques and Afternoon Tea
Type: Fic
Prompter: themightyflynn
Creator: gaeilgerua
Beta(s): articcat621, Meiri, and jamies_lady
Rating: PG
(Highlight to View) Warning(s): None.
(Highlight to View) Prompt: The one work function Hermione is made to attend each and every year is the Yule Masquerade. This year, she finds someone intriguing enough to capture her attention away from the political manoeuvring going on all around her, but he disappears before they remove their masks. How can she find him again?
Note: So much thanks goes to all the ladies who helped me throughout this whole process, without all your help, I couldn't have done this. To the prompter, themightyflynn, thank you for this wonderful prompt. This was my first attempt at writing Hermione/Severus, so I hope this lives up to your expectations. Thank you to iulia_linnea for putting together this lovely fest for us. One last note, there are three styles of Greek clothing mentioned, here is a small explanation of each. A chiton is a simple tunic garment worn by both men and women and typically fell to the ankles, with the exception of athletes, warriors, and slaves. A himation, a simple outer garment, could be worn overtop, like a cloak. Chlamys are similar to himation, but were typically shorter in length.
Summary: Years of quiet conversation at the annual masque ball have piqued Hermione's curiosity. With a nudge from Ginny and a little meddling, she finally meets the one wizard who has ensnared her mind.

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