1. 15:50 17th Apr 2014

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Challenge 12: Create a story in an everyday alternate universe using the following prompt: “It’s for an experiment.”
What is an everyday universe? Glad you asked! Whereas Challenge 11 was set up for fantastical AUs, this challenge calls for stories that could be set easily within our own world. For the purposes of our challenge, we will be accepting stories from the following types of AUs:
Job Change AU:  Any universe that involves the character(s) having a different job than what they have in the show. Baseball AU!  Chef AU! Artist AU!
Gender Change AU:  Femlock, Translock, Nonbinary/Genderqueer Characters, Omegaverse
Age Change AU:  Kidlock, Teenlock
Time Change AU: Think historical AUs! (This shouldn’t involve time travel; it should just be set during in the past.)
Parentlock AU:  Kids!  Who’s got the kids?  Surprise us!
Geography Change AU:  In which Sherlock and John are not British and are not from London!
As before, there are very few restrictions on what you can submit for this challenge, but here are some Guidelines (below the read more). 
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Reblogging for anyone who happened to have missed it!

    letswritesherlock:

    Challenge 12: Create a story in an everyday alternate universe using the following prompt: “It’s for an experiment.”

    What is an everyday universe? Glad you asked! Whereas Challenge 11 was set up for fantastical AUs, this challenge calls for stories that could be set easily within our own world. For the purposes of our challenge, we will be accepting stories from the following types of AUs:

    Job Change AU:  Any universe that involves the character(s) having a different job than what they have in the show. Baseball AU!  Chef AU! Artist AU!

    Gender Change AU:  Femlock, Translock, Nonbinary/Genderqueer Characters, Omegaverse

    Age Change AU:  Kidlock, Teenlock

    Time Change AU: Think historical AUs! (This shouldn’t involve time travel; it should just be set during in the past.)

    Parentlock AU:  Kids!  Who’s got the kids?  Surprise us!

    Geography Change AU:  In which Sherlock and John are not British and are not from London!

    As before, there are very few restrictions on what you can submit for this challenge, but here are some Guidelines (below the read more). 

    Read More

    Reblogging for anyone who happened to have missed it!

     
  2. Anonymous asked: does it have to be a straight up fic or is poetry ok too? (it'd still be fanfic but in the form of a poem)

    Poetry is very welcome!  Fanfic poetry is even better.

    Go for it!

    -otm

     
  3. Anonymous asked: hi would you mind dissuading people from writing translock /nb/gq lock unless they identify as trans and/or nb because cis people have a huge history of fetishizing trans people and just generally not writing them well at all. i'm sorry, but i'm just tired of seeing something in the translock tag and hoping it'll be good and then seeing fetishizing/misinformed crap and getting triggered and dissociating and yeah. thank you for doing a challenge that allows for translock tho <3

    Oh yeah this is really important.  Sorry for forgetting to mention it earlier!

    PSA TO ALL FOLLOWERS, ESPECIALLY CIS ONES.

    Trans and nonbinary identities are NOT an experiment for cis people to play with in writing.  Treating trans and nb identies as something novel or new to just “try out” reinforces the idea that trans and nb identities aren’t really valid experiences of actual human beings.

    Real Human Beings are severely oppressed, mistreated and hurt on a daily basis because of pervasive bigoted misinformation about those identities.  

    Do your research.  Do a lot of research.  Listen to the voices of trans/nb/gq people and always, always, put their voices first.  If you are cis, you cannot and will not ever fully understand and internalize what it is to be oppressed for being trans/genderqueer/nonbinary.

    Let me repeat:  If you are cis, you cannot and will not ever fully understand and internalize what it is to be oppressed for being trans/genderqueer/nonbinary.

    If you cannot prioritize the voices of trans/nonbinary/genderqueer people in your research (and you should do a lot of research), don’t even try.  Go write something else.

    /end PSA

    And Nonny?  In the future, do know that trans/nb/gqlock is always allowed and welcomed on this blog, even if we don’t make a specific challenge for it. Trans/nonbinary/genderqueer people in fandom could always use some more fic that celebrates, understands, and reflects their experiences.

     
  4. Anonymous asked: Hi, is it okay to have acd holmes characters in challenge 12? Maybe like one?

    Sure!  Is this about a Historical AU?  As long as people can still tell it’s an AU of the show, I think, then it’s fine.

    -otm

     
  5. marta-sherlock asked: Are geography-change AUs eligible for this? I'm considering an AU where Sherlock and John are from the American South but otherwise would be more or less normal, and am wondering whether it would fit this challenge.

    Oh man heck yeah!  Go for it!

    -otm

     
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    Challenge 12: Create a story in an everyday alternate universe using the following prompt: &#8220;It&#8217;s for an experiment.&#8221;
What is an everyday universe? Glad you asked! Whereas Challenge 11 was set up for fantastical AUs, this challenge calls for stories that could be set easily within our own world. For the purposes of our challenge, we will be accepting stories from the following types of AUs:
Job Change AU:  Any universe that involves the character(s) having a different job than what they have in the show. Baseball AU!  Chef AU! Artist AU!
Gender Change AU:  Femlock, Translock, Nonbinary/Genderqueer Characters, Omegaverse
Age Change AU:  Kidlock, Teenlock
Time Change AU: Think historical AUs! (This shouldn&#8217;t involve time travel; it should just be set during in the past.)
Parentlock AU:  Kids!  Who&#8217;s got the kids?  Surprise us!
Geography Change AU:  In which Sherlock and John are not British and are not from London!
As before, there are very few restrictions on what you can submit for this challenge, but here are some Guidelines (below the read more). 
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1.  Fics can be of any style, genre, or rating. Any pairing is welcome; no pairing at all is also totally fine. 
2. All fic should be posted while Challenge 12 is running—April 16th through May 16th— and should be written specifically for the challenge.
3. In order to be considered part of the collection of this challenge, your fic should be posted by midnight (your timezone) on May 16th.
4. Post your fic wherever you like, and then make a post to your own Tumblr blog with the following information. If you do not have a Tumblr account, send us an ask with the information below and we will create a post for you. Please use the headers shown below when making your post on tumblr:
Title:
Author: 
Alternate Universe Type:
Summary:
Rating: (G, T, M, E— rating should be for the entire fic, not just the first chapter)
Pairing: (if any)
Genre: (romance, angst, horror, etc.)
Length: 
Warnings: (warn for any possible triggers; if none, just put “none”.) 
Author Notes: (optional)
Links: (If you have your fic posted in multiple places, feel free to link them here.)
Then tag your post with “letswritesherlock”, “challenge 12”, and your author name, and post it to your own blog. We will track the letswritesherlock tag and will queue your posts to reblog here.
5. If you prefer, you can post your fic to your Tumblr under a Read More cut. (PLEASE put all of the text of the fic under a read more.)
6. If you post your fic to AO3, you can also add your fic to the corresponding collection. When you post your fic, in the space next to “Post to collections/challenges”, type in “challenge” followed by the number you are writing for (example: “Challenge04” or “Challenge05”) and wait a moment for our challenge to be found (which will say “Let’s Write Sherlock”). If you have already posted your fic, click “edit” on the fic on your dashboard and then scroll down to change this setting. 
7. Be creative! Have fun! And feel free to submit as many fics as you like. The more, the merrier! Also, please also read and comment on the fics of other participants. We all love getting kudos and comments, so please be generous with your fandom love. :-) 
8. Still have questions? Please ASK!

    Challenge 12: Create a story in an everyday alternate universe using the following prompt: “It’s for an experiment.”

    What is an everyday universe? Glad you asked! Whereas Challenge 11 was set up for fantastical AUs, this challenge calls for stories that could be set easily within our own world. For the purposes of our challenge, we will be accepting stories from the following types of AUs:

    Job Change AU:  Any universe that involves the character(s) having a different job than what they have in the show. Baseball AU!  Chef AU! Artist AU!

    Gender Change AU:  Femlock, Translock, Nonbinary/Genderqueer Characters, Omegaverse

    Age Change AU:  Kidlock, Teenlock

    Time Change AU: Think historical AUs! (This shouldn’t involve time travel; it should just be set during in the past.)

    Parentlock AU:  Kids!  Who’s got the kids?  Surprise us!

    Geography Change AU:  In which Sherlock and John are not British and are not from London!

    As before, there are very few restrictions on what you can submit for this challenge, but here are some Guidelines (below the read more). 

    Read More

     
  7. Anonymous asked: Hi, I was wondering if the next challenge will be posted today? I'm really looking forward to it! *hands you a plate of cookies* Ahem. You know. *wiggles eyebrows* X

    Oh, sorry! Things got away from me. I will make sure it goes up this evening by 5 PM (EST). I hope you guys enjoy the next challenge. :)

    —Urban

     
  8. Anonymous asked: other than sherlockbbc-fic LJ; tumblers Johnwantsit, johnlockprompts, sherlockfanfictionchallenge, promptsherlock; and moonblossom. net/ prompter. what other places can one get a prompt? Is there a place where all the prompting sites collaborate? like a feed? where other fans can prompt too and it can be all categorized or organized like sherlockbbcficrecs tumblr or ao3?

    I forgot this was in our drafts.  Sorry Nonny!

    My first reaction was to run for a link to the kinkmeme but then I see that you mentioned it.  Um.

    Letsdrawsherlock and ladiesofsherlock are art prompt blogs.  I can’t think of any giant collab of prompts with a comprehensive collection other than the AO3 Fic Auction collection.  

    I think there was transficathon, but that hasn’t gotten off the ground yet.  People have asked if they can run Doctor Who and SPN specific versions of LWS, but I don’t know if those blogs are still active.  Someone’s started a (NSFW!  PORN!  NAKED PEOPLE!) bottomlock prompt blog.  

    For other non-fandom specific prompts, off the top of my head… There’s Suddenlyprompts, imagineyourotp, and FYCD.  None of those prompt blogs have any sort of collection for the stories that result of those prompts, as far as I can recall.  Google will probably yield more prompt generators if you need them.  Sorry if this wasn’t helpful.

    Followers, reblog with suggestions for the nonny!

    -otm

     
  9. 09:30

    Notes: 2

    Tags: letswritesherlock

    Challenge 11: Complete!

    I have now reblogged all posts tagged correctly for challenge 11. If you believe your story was missed and it was posted in time, please let us know and we will correct that. 

    Stay tuned for challenge 12 which will be posted either today or tomorrow! 

    —Urban

     
  10. Peculiarity, entry for Let’s Write Sherlock challenge 11

    kinetic-elaboration:

    Title: Peculiarity

    Author: elle_stone/kinetic_elaboration

    Alternate Universe Type: Magical Realism

    Summary: The dead body was the least of their worries.  Inspired by Julio Cortazar’s novel Final Exam.

    Rating: G so far, will probably stay in that rating

    Pairing: Sherlock Holmes/John Watson; Molly Hooper/Greg Lestrade

    Genre: magical realism

    Length: 409 so far

    Warnings: none

    Author Notes: This was going to be a one-shot but I couldn’t finish it on time, and technically it’s already a few minutes late, but I hope that’s okay…  I’ll try to add when I can and this is not edited, so actually don’t expect even part one to stay the same.

    Links: http://archiveofourown.org/works/1455631