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About Harry Potter Rare Pair Fest 2020/21 (HPRarePairFest2021)
The Harry Potter Rare Pair Fest is here!
This fest is aimed at helping to inspire people to celebrate the rare pairs in the Harry Potter fandom!
All Rare Pairs and Poly Ships are welcome!
Prompting: December 1 - December 25
Claiming: January 1 - March 10
Works Due: March 15
Posting Starts: April 1
What Counts as a Rare Pair?
For this fest, a rare pair counts as a ship with fewer than 1'000 completed works on AO3 (Archive Of Our Own) in English. At this time these are the excluded ships:
Draco Malfoy/Harry Potter, Remus Lupin/Severus Snape, Sirius Black/Remus Lupin, Harry Potter/Ron Weasley, Harry Potter/Severus Snape, Hermione Granger/Severus Snape, Hermione Granger/Ron Weasley, Harry Potter/Ginny Weasley, Albus Dumbledore/Gellert Grindelwald, Hermione Granger/Harry Potter, Hermione Granger/Draco Malfoy, Scorpius Malfoy/Albus Severus Potter, James Potter/Lily Evans Potter, Harry Potter/Tom Riddle, Lucius Malfoy/Narcissa Black Malfoy, Tina Goldstein/Newt Scamander, Credence Barebone/Original Percival Graves, Original Percival Graves/Newt Scamander, Seamus Finnigan/Dean Thomas, Luna Lovegood/Ginny Weasley, Sirius Black/James Potter.
- All participants in this fest must be over the age of 18.
- While this fest is not anonymous, and you are welcome to chat about your work with others, however, please do not post your completed work elsewhere before they have been revealed on AO3, this includes posting to other collections.
- All creators must have an AO3 account. If you don't have one, please contact the mods and can set you up with an account.
- Please treat mods with respect. If you have any questions or issues with the fest please ask or talk to the Mods about it privately, you can ask questions on Tumblr, email, or contact through Discord.
- You can submit up to 15 prompts with no need to claim.
- You can only claim one prompt at a time. However, If you finish and submit your work before the claiming close date (March 10), then you're more than welcome to claim another prompt.
- As part of posting you will need to add the Fest Mod account as co-creator. This is so Mods are able to access the work to ensure correct tagging and to add fest tags. Once your work is revealed mods will no longer have access to the work. No Mod will make changes to your work, however we may contact you should anything need changing.
- All fics/podfics must be written/spoken in English. This is because Mods need to be able to read/listen to all entries to ensure they comply with fest rules and have accurate tagging. Titles, phrases or quotes in other languages are perfectly acceptable.
- All creations must be new, completed, stand-alone pieces created for the HP Rare Pair Fest.
- Minimum word count for fics is 500, no maximum.
- All fics must be beta read. If you need help finding a beta then please email the mods and we can help find one. (If you are interested in becoming a Beta Reader for this fest please contact us)
- While you may include other ships in your work, the ship in your claimed prompt must be the focus.