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Everyone who has signed up as an author should have had an email from us with a link to a check-in form.

If you have not had such an email, please comment below or send us an ask on Tumblr, and we will investigate.

And remember, if things aren’t going quite to plan, it’s okay to let us know.

~ hit_the_books & majestic_duxk
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Team Free Will in 12x19

Gif by whoeveryoulovethemost.tumblr.com


Everyone who has signed up as an author should have had an email from us with a link to a check-in form.

If you have not had such an email, please comment below or send us an ask on Tumblr, and we will investigate.

~ hit_the_books & majestic_duxk

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Team Free Will

Like the title says.

We don’t expect you to have finished or anything, this is just going to be a quick check up to see how everyone’s doing and whether anyone needs help in anyway; needs to scale back or scale up – stuff like that.

We’ll email around a link to a Google Form on Saturday May 6th.

And if you need to chat with us about your fic, don’t forget you can always email us at teamfreewillbigbang@gmail.com or send us an ask here.

~ hit_the_books

P.S. Artist sign-ups are still open.
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Read our FAQ. Still have questions? Post a comment on this post and we will answer.

Alternatively, email us at teamfreewillbigbang@gmail.com or send us a Tumblr ask.
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TFW episode 12x10
Signups for artists are open from now until July 1st 2017.

You can signup as an artist for the TFW BB by filling in this Google form.

Want to check what the full schedule is? Head here.

More information can be found in our FAQ.

Please note that this bang is no longer running through LJ.


Apr. 9th, 2017 04:31 pm
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Team Free Will Big Bang FAQ

What are the differences between mini and big bangs?

Basically how long your story is. The Big Bang has a minimum of 15,000 words, and will receive a minimum of two art pieces from the artist plus a fic cover, while the Minibang has a minimum of 5,000, and will receive a cover and at least one piece of art.

Do covers have to be completely separate pieces of art from the rest of the bang’s art?

Covers can be remixes of art already created for the fic. But they need to feature the fic title, the names of the artist and the author(s).

How/where do I submit my draft?

Check out our draft submission guidelines post here.

How long does my story need to be?

You have two options: for a Big Bang, you need a minimum of 15,000 words. For a Minibang, you need at least 5,000.

What does the focus of my story need to be?

Your story must focus on all three members of Team Free Will: Dean, Sam, and Castiel. This means the story can be Dean/Sam, Dean/Cas, Sam/Cas, Sam/Dean/Cas or gen. If you choose a two-person pairing, the third character must be an equal focus on the story.

We won’t be counting words, but please try to stay within the spirit of the challenge. This is about celebrating all three characters, so have fun with them.

Are AUs, crossovers and fusions allowed?

Yes, all are allowed. However, the more obscure the other fandom, the harder finding an artist who knows both will be, so keep that in mind.

What about RPF?

RPF is welcome, but again, must focus on all three actors and their relationships with each other. So Jensen/Misha, Jensen/Jared, Jared/Misha, and Jensen/Jared/Misha are all welcome.

What about underage?

Please ensure that all fanfic and art doesn’t include under 16s depicted in sexual situations - this raises to 18 for RPF. Basically - off the page is fine, but not on the page.

Is it okay to write a sequel or prequel to an existing fic?

Yes, but only if your bang fic can be read without having read the existing fic.

Can I sign up as both an author and an artist?

Yes, but you cannot claim your own fic.

Can I create additional art for my fic/have other artists make banners and art?

Not until after your post date.

Can I advertise my fic on my Tumblr, Dreamwidth, etc?

Once claims are completed and you’ve been assigned your artist, you are welcome to advertise your fic on whatever media you’d like as long as you don’t post any snippets of the actual fic.

Where do I post my fic/art when it’s complete?

All fics must be posted to either Dreamwidth or AO3 and made live on your posting date, with the art embedded in the appropriate scenes. All art must have a masterpost on either Dreamwidth or Tumblr made live on your posting day.

On or before your posting day, both links must be submitted in a post to the TFW Big Bang Dreamwidth and/or Tumblr using this format:

[cover image]




<strong>Word Count:</strong>



<strong>Fic Link:</strong> <a href=” Dreamwidth URL”>Dreamwidth</a> | <a href=”AO3 URL”>AO3</a>

<strong>Art Link:</strong> <a href=” Dreamwidth URL”>Dreamwidth</a> | <a href=”Tumblr URL”>Tumblr</a>

We will check over the fic post for Tumblr and/or Dreamwidth, and make it public on the appropriate day.

Will there be an AO3 collection for posted fics?

You will be able to add your fics to the moderated collection via: tfw_bb_2017

Do I need a Dreamwidth/Tumblr/AO3 account to participate?

Artists should have at least a Dreamwidth or Tumblr to post their art to, and authors should have at least Dreamwidth or AO3 to post their fic to. No account besides an email address is required for claims.

Due to changes in LiveJournal’s terms of service in April 2017, the bang is no longer running on LJ.

Can I write more than one story/collaborate on a story?

Each author can write only one story for this challenge. You are welcome to collaborate on a story, but that counts as your one story.

Can I claim more than one fic to make art for?

The first round of claiming will allow artists to claim only one story. If there are still unclaimed stories 24 hours after the claiming begins, we’ll open a second round for artists to claim a second piece or for artists who didn’t originally sign up to participate. If artists drop out after assignments are set, artists can sign up to pinch hit as well regardless of whether they’re already assigned one story.

What do I need to provide for claims?

Fic writers will need to provide drafts that are 80% complete (with a beginning, middle and end) for claims, along with a summary. Specifics on how to do this are provided in this drafts post.

We will not accept drafts that don’t meet this criteria, as it’s not fair on artists.

How will claims work?

There will be a preview doc with each summary posted 48 hours before claims and emailed to artists who have already signed up, and posted on the Dreamwidth community. When claims open, we will email a link to a Google Form where we’ll ask you to resubmit some of your artist details and your top three picks for doing art. We’ll update the preview summaries with notes on fics as they’re assigned.

Do writers need beta readers?

Yes, all fic needs to be beta read for at least spelling, punctuation and grammar.

If you don’t have a beta reader, you can try asking for help over on:


Or ask someone from All SPN Ship’s list of alpha and beta readers:


If you still need help finding a beta reader, email teamfreewillbigbang@gmail.com and we will create a beta reader request post for you here.

May I post a WIP?

Works in progress (WIP) are not permitted to be posted for this bang. Fics must be posted complete (i.e. no serial posting), with art embedded.

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Signups now open for the 2017 Team Free Will Big Bang

Running for the first time since 2014, the Team Free Will Big Bang is back and it hungers for your TFW fanfic and art.

Author Signups | Artist Signups

This Bang event is for Supernatural and Supernatural RPF fanfics that focus on the relationships between Dean, Sam and Castiel, or Jared, Jensen and Misha. Team Free Will BB stories can be gen, or have a particular pairing, or threesome or poly construct.

What’s important is that all three characters are present and are the focus of the story. For example:

You can write a Sam/Cas story that also explores the deep friendship between Dean and Cas, and Sam and Dean’s brother relationship.You cannot write a Sam/Dean story in which Cas does not appear, or a Dean/Cas story where Sam is off doing research for most of the story.

At the end of the day it is up to your own judgement to decide if your story fits, but if you want to run your idea past the mods, then please do send us a Tumblr ask or email us at teamfreewillbigbang@gmail.com.

AUs are welcome, as are fusions and crossovers, as long as the Supernatural characters remain the focus of the story.

NOTE: Please ensure that all fanfic and art doesn’t include under 16s depicted in sexual situations - this raises to 18 for RPF. Basically - off the page is fine, but not on the page.

There are two length options: Big Bang, a minimum of 15,000 words, which will receive a minimum of two art pieces from the artist plus a fic cover, and Minibang, a minimum of 5,000 words, which will receive a cover and at least one piece of art.

We’ll be running separate community chats via Twitter DM for authors and artists, so that people can ask for support or share ideas.

If you’d like some more info on the bang, please check the FAQ. The overall schedule can be found here.

We are so excited to have you join us for this challenge, and can’t wait to see what you come up with!

Posting starts in September 2017.

~Your new mods: hit_the_books and majestic_duxk

Meet your mods

Hello! I’m majesticduxk (tumblr) or majestic_duxk (LJ) and both pseuds on AO3. Call me Duck.

Basically I am a huge fan of the creators (artists and writers and any other content), as well as the SPN characters themselves. I am a multishipper with a Dean focus. I write very broadly (ships and topics), and am pretty happy to put any and all characters in all sorts of interesting places! I keep trying to write humour and one day I am so going to get it.


You may know me as dreamsfromthebunker over on Tumblr or hit_the_books on AO3 and LJ/Dreamwidth. I’m one of the mods behind the SPN Coldest Hits challenge; I founded and mod fic writing resource All SPN Ships and I’m a co-mod for the SPN Dystopia Bang.

I’m a multishipper who loves writing about Sam, Cas and Dean. (Though I’m also partial to reading a bit of RPF too.)

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(This is a copy of an email sent out to affected participants)


So it came to our attention yesterday, just as author sign ups were closing, that changes to LiveJournal’s Terms of Service mean that the posting of slash fanfic and art (or even het that isn’t vanilla and dull as heck) would most likely go against their new terms of service.

This is due to most of LiveJournal (including its servers) now operating from within Russia.

You can check out the pertinent details in this reblog over on allspnships:


Some of you have both LJ and Tumblr accounts, and in this instance I would encourage you to ensure that any art is posted on Tumblr rather than LJ later this year (or another hosting service and embedded in your submission to the Bang’s Tumblr or Dreamwidth).

Fic should now, unfortunately, only be posted to AO3 unless you want to post it on Dreamwidth instead.

We would hate for your creations to be suddenly removed, or your LJs banned, when it comes to posting and this is why we’re reaching out now, before any of this becomes a problem for you.

I agreed to the new TOS last night so that I could get into my own LJ account and the one for the Bang and backup everything to to Dreamwidth: https://tfwbigbang.dreamwidth.org/

I understand if any of you want to drop out, because you want to use LJ, but please consider the alternatives described in this email.

If you want to import your LJ to Dreamwidth, check out this FAQ: https://www.dreamwidth.org/support/faqbrowse?faqid=127

Do let us know via the bang email (teamfreewillbigbang@gmail.com) if this changes your willingness to participate.


[identity profile] hit-the-books.livejournal.com
Authors are expected to email teamfreewillbigbang@gmail.com with their 80% complete fic drafts no later than July 4th 2017 11:59 pm GMT.

You can email us with drafts before this date.

Fic drafts can be emailed as:

  • attached as a .doc or .docx or .pdf file

  • include a link to your story as a google doc (ensure your permissions are set so anyone with the link can view the doc)

The body of the email should contain the following:

Word Count (we’ll verify this, don’t worry)
Pairing(s) (if any)
Warnings (if any)
Summary (This doesn’t have to be the final version of the summary, but should give artists a good idea of what your fic will be about and emphasize any key visual elements you think artists might want to know about)

As always, any questions can be sent via tumblr ask or emailed directly to us at teamfreewillbigbang@gmail.com. Thank you.
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Please note: This schedule is subject to change should the community have a need for it to do so.

March 4th 2017: Author and artist sign ups open.

April 4th: Author sign ups close.

May 6th: Author check in with Google form.

June 3rd: Author check in with Google form.

July 1st: Artist sign ups close.

July 4th: 80% fic drafts due and summaries.

July 6th: Fic summaries emailed to artists, posted in a community locked LJ post.

July 8th: Art claims open - artists send art preferences.

July 15th: Author and artist pairings revealed.

July 29th: Artists check in.

August 5th: Authors or artists tell us when they can’t post in September.

August 10th: Posting dates revealed.

August 19th: Authors final check in.

August 26th: Artists final check in - art 80% done.

September 1st 2017: Posting starts.
[identity profile] gdidylanobrien.livejournal.com
Fic Title: Impossible, Implausible, and Everything in Between

Authors: [livejournal.com profile] gdidylanobrien

Artist: [livejournal.com profile] truthismusic

Genre: Fantasy

Pairings: Dean/Castiel, a dash of Sam/Sarah

Characters: Dean Winchester, Sam Winchester, Castiel

Rating: T

Word Count: 20k

Warnings: Content Warning for ritualistic cattle slaughter, spoilers up to 201

Summary: When a young girl goes missing, and a string of murdered cattle lead the Winchester brothers to a small town, they'll find more than they bargained for.
A druid, a familiar, and an ancient witch who'd love nothing more than their heads on a silver platter.
So basically, a typical Tuesday.

Fic Masterpost: Here

Art Masterpost: Here

God this is so late I'm so sorry.
[identity profile] winchesterpooja.livejournal.com


Fic Title: Just Walk Beside Me

Authors: winchesterpooja, spn_bookworm

Artist: minarosette

Genre: Brotherly fluff, slash (Destiel), hurt/comfort, family, angst, mystery

Pairings: Dean/Castiel, background pairings

Characters: Sam, Dean, Castiel, original character, other characters

Rating: R

Word Count: ~63000

Spoilers: Up to 9.14 – Captives and AU after that.

Warnings: Strong profanity, sexual situations(non-explicit), AU after 9.14,

past non-con, eating disorders, suicidal thoughts, mentions of gore and infanticide, PTSD/RTS


temporary character death

Summary: Dean is really able to handle all those nightmares and memories from the time when Abbadon possessed him without falling apart, thank you very much. He's coping very well. What he doesn't get is why Sam and Cas are lying to him about the time when they were trying to rescue him.

When a startlingly familiar face knocks on their door with an odd case, Sam, Dean and Castiel scramble to join in and help, and the events lead to too many revelations. Neither of the three of them might be coping at all. Add to this Sam's odd timing for a migraine from hell, a creepy shaman, another familiar face, and a weird note in ancient Chinese, and they might just be all set for a second nightmare in a really short span of time.

Fic Masterpost: Here!

Art Masterpost: Here!

[identity profile] rons-pigwidgeon.livejournal.com
Title: Popsicles in Hell
Author: rons_pigwidgeon
Rating: NC17
Word Count: 36,563
Pairings: Dean/Castiel; Dean/various strippers, prostitutes, and other randoms; unrequited Castiel/Hannah
Warnings: Depictions of torture and violence, graphic het sex, dub-con/non-con (depending on your definition of the terms)
Summary: Dean is off the rails in a big way, and Sam and Cas are determined to do whatever it takes to get him back. If that takes them on some unconventional paths, so be it. Meanwhile, Dean is living it up with Crowley. That is, until he gets wind of Sam and Cas looking for him. Alternative Season 10.
A/N: This story was a bear to write, but I'm glad it's finished and a little proud that it didn't turn out to be a complete disaster. Plotty stories are not my thing by a long shot, but it was a nice challenge.

Also, I will be updating this post with an art link as soon as clotpoleofthelord sends it to me.

Fic Masterpost: ao3 | ff.net
[identity profile] clotpolelis.livejournal.com

Title: A Sphinx of a Different Color
Word Count: 20,000
Author: fluidtime
Artist: Senegalus
Summary: Fortunately, Castiel has found a way to locate the door to Heaven using a spell. Unfortunately, the spell requires an extinct herb, the only known location burred in an Egyptian pyramid. So of course, it falls on Team Free Will's shoulders to fly across the world to retrieve it.
Pairings: none
Warings: canon-typical gore at one point
Rating: Teen
[identity profile] archofimagine.livejournal.com

Title: Sinners Like Me
Author: ArchofImagine
Artist: [livejournal.com profile] story_monger
Art Post: Can be found here.
Pairing(s): Dean/Castiel, Sam/Castiel, Dean/Other(s)
Rating: Explicit
Word Count: 24,101
Warnings: Forced marriage, infidelity, Dean is a prick, Top!Dean, Bottom!Cas, Top!Cas, Bottom!Sam, Past Castiel/Meg Masters

Life on the road with the Winchester Bros. Band is nothing like what Castiel would have predicted. His husband finds the institution of marriage to be nothing more than an inconvenience, and his brother-in-law is right there messing with his mind and his feelings. He misses home, his ‘67 Chevy, and his freedom. But he committed to a year as Dean Winchester’s husband, and hell if he’s going to give up now.

As a bonus:
Here is a link to the band's website!
[identity profile] deansamcas.livejournal.com
Author: [livejournal.com profile] deansamcas
Artist: [livejournal.com profile] uke_sama_sensei
Rating: R
Word Count: 25.5K
Pairing(s): Gen
Warnings: Child abuse, implied prostitution, show level blasphemy and violence, swearing.
Spoilers: Seasons 2 to 5. Season 8.

Summary: When given his duty of guarding the First Seal, Castiel expects the Righteous Man and his Boy King brother. He does not expect to find two boys who fight and tease and defend each other over and over again. While Castiel may know a lot about fate and destiny, he’s about to learn a little bit about free will.

Story Masterpost | Art Masterpost
[identity profile] tomcat941.livejournal.com
Title: Bats in the Belfry

Author: [livejournal.com profile] tomcat941
Artist: [livejournal.com profile] jaelijn
Pairing(s): None
Rating: Teen +
Word Count: 28853
Warnings: Brief descriptions of a panic attack, references to drug abuse, kidnapping
Summary: After being bit by a bat, Misha didn’t expect that it would greatly impact his life. However, within a day he learns about the existence of were-bats, and what it could potentially mean for his future. To make matters more complicated, neither Jensen nor Jared are listening to his explanations for his sudden bizarre and troubling behavior, but instead seem overly keen to host a serious drug intervention, leaving Misha to wonder if he inadvertently stumbled into a poorly written Asylum-produced film

Link to fic: http://archiveofourown.org/works/2771096
Link to art: http://jaelijn.livejournal.com/80835.html
[identity profile] arxettutissima.livejournal.com

Author: arxettutissimanobis (tumblr)
Artist: mycolour
Rating: T
Word Count: 35879
Pairing(s): Dean/Castiel, Dorothy/Charlie, a bit of Sam/Jess
Warnings: None

Summary: Castiel is happy with his routine working at his family’s clothing manufacturing corporation, so when he’s sent to New Ulm, Minnesota to oversee the automation of their outdated factory, he’s in for a bit of a shock. He never knew it could get so cold, or that the employees at the factory would be so resistant to change when he’s just trying to do his job. After immediately getting off on the wrong foot with union representative Dean Winchester, Castiel is certain it’s going to be the longest winter of his life - until a near death experience makes him realize he may have been wrong about the people in this quirky little town. When the factory is threatened with a shutdown, he’s surprised to find that some things are worth fighting for. A human AU based on the movie New in Town.

Read on AO3 | Art masterpost

(sorry for the late LJ post)

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Title: The Three Body Problem
Author: [archiveofourown.org profile] kisahawklin
Artist: [tumblr.com profile] wifihunters
Art Post: Gorgeous art here
Pairing: Wincestiel
Rating: NC17
Word Count: ~36000
Warnings: None
Summary: Cas asks the Winchesters on a date. Yes, both of them.

[identity profile] ljunattainable.livejournal.com
Title: What Makes Us Human
 photo crossing_zps3837ff7b.jpg
Author: [livejournal.com profile] ljunattainable
Artist: [livejournal.com profile] truthismusic
Art Post: Art
Pairing(s): Dean/Cas
Rating: G
Word Count: 17,600
Warnings: pre-slash, mention of hunting as a sport (supernatural creatures)


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