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October 20th, 2016

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Thursday, October 20th, 2016 05:23 pm
Who's up for another round of SG-1 Alphabet Soup? :)

This will be our 22nd round, and the theme, by popular vote, is Kidfic. The following types of stories qualify:

* "downsizing" fic, in which one or more characters are technologically hand-waved into children (temporarily or permanently, with or without their adult memories)

* stories set pre-series, featuring any SG-1 character during a time when they were actually, y'know, kids

* stories featuring children within the SG-1 universe; these can be canonical [Cassie, Loran, Ry'ac, Charlie (the original), Charlie (the Reetou), Shifu, or even young!Adria] or original

The following types of fic DO NOT qualify:

* next-gen featuring the children of any major character that is not canon. A story featuring an adult Cassie training Janet Wells as a member of a new SG-1 team would be fine, but stories featuring Sam and Jack's (or Vala and Daniel's) children are not.

What about alternative timelines or AU fic, in which a character was always a child to begin with? I'm willing to consider those, but the decision will be made on a case-by-case basis, and I get to be arbitrary about it. :) So please discuss it with me before you start writing!

Your story may include any character and any era (pre-series, post-series, early season, late season, whatever), as long as it's gen, related to SG-1, and fits our theme. We've had somewhere along the lines of 140 different authors contributing over the years, but whether you're a dedicated regular, an occasional dabbler, or a brand new chef, your participation is more than welcome!

This is how it works: comment below to sign up. By commenting, you are committing yourself to writing at least 100 words of gen kidfic by November 28th. In the past, signing up included claiming a letter of the alphabet; this time, I will PM you with a randomly assigned letter.

On November 28th, comment with a link to your fic in the SG-1 Gen Fic Day post, using the title as the subject of your comment (A is for Adria, D is for Developments, W is for What Just Happened, or whatever). Send me a copy by e-mail and your TOC template as well, as soon as they're ready. When all the letters have been submitted, a master post for the anthology will be posted, complete with the detailed table of contents.

For more detailed instructions of the posting process, click here. Even if you've cooked Soup before, please double-check; the detailed instructions have been edited over the years.

There are only four rules: your fic must be at least 100 words, although there is no maximum limit; it must be some kind of kidfic, however you choose to interpret the theme; the fic should be canon compliant, although it does not have to reference canon specifically and may be set in pre-series or future eras; and it should be gen. This is part of SG-1 Gen Fic Day, after all. :) You may write about any character, including original ones, that fit these criteria. You may mention canon ships - for example, Teal'c/Drey'auc or Jack/Sara - but no romance, please, and no sneaking in references to your favorite non-canon ship. If in doubt, feel free to ask.

Please spread the word - I'm always delighted to have new authors join us (just as I'm ecstatic when loyal regulars join us for yet another round.) Signal boosts are always appreciated! And if you're a newcomer signing up, make sure to mention it so I can welcome you properly. With so many different authors over the years, I tend to lose track...