Harry Potter Rare Pair Fest 2021/2022

This fest is aimed at helping to inspire people to celebrate the rare pairs in the Harry Potter fandom!

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About Harry Potter Rare Pair Fest 2021/2022 (HPRarePairFest2022)

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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: August 16 - August 30
Claiming: September 3 - December 5
Works Due: December 10
Posting Starts: January 2

Common (excluded) ships for the 2022 Rare Pair Fest:
Albus Dumbledore/Gellert Grindelwald
Astoria Greengrass/Draco Malfoy
Credence Barebone/Original Percival Graves
Draco Malfoy/Harry Potter
Draco Malfoy/Ron Weasley
Harry Potter/Severus Snape
Harry Potter/Ginny Weasley
Harry Potter/Voldemort
Harry Potter/Tom Riddle
Harry Potter/Ron Weasley
Hermione Granger/Draco Malfoy
Hermione Granger/Ron Weasley
Hermione Granger/Severus Snape
Hermione Granger/Harry Potter
Hermione Granger/Fred Weasley
Hermione Granger/Pansy Parkinson
James Potter/Lily Evans Potter
Lily Evans Potter/Severus Snape
Lucius Malfoy/Narcissa Black Malfoy
Luna Lovegood/Ginny Weasley
Original Percival Graves/Newt Scamander
Remus Lupin/Nymphadora Tonks
Remus Lupin/Severus Snape
Scorpius Malfoy/Albus Severus Potter
Seamus Finnigan/Dean Thomas
Sirius Black/Remus Lupin
Sirius Black/James Potter
Tina Goldstein/Newt Scamander



All participants in this fest must be over the age of 18.
For those on the cusp of 18 you may begin participating from your 18th birth date. For example if you turn 18 on September 12th, you cannot prompt, but you may claim a prompt from September 12th.

You can submit up to 15 prompts with no need to claim. You do not need to prompt in order to claim.

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 through Discord.

All creators must have an AO3 account. If you don't have one and either wish to claim or have claimed a prompt, please contact the mods and we can help set you up with an account.

You can only claim one prompt at a time. However, If you finish and submit your work before the claiming close date (December 5th), then you're more than welcome to claim another prompt.

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, there is no maximum.

All ships written for this fest may only involve characters that exist in the Harry Potter Universe, this includes those from The Cursed Child and Fantastic Beasts. Nameless Characters that can be assumed to exist are also welcome (such as Minerva McGonagall's Mother)

While it is fine to include common ships as secondary pairings, the primary ship of the fic must be a rare ship. In other words, the rare ship must be the endgame ship of the fic. If you need any clarification on this please do contact a mod.

While this fest is not anonymous, and you are welcome to chat about your work with others, please do not post your WIP or completed work elsewhere before it has been revealed on AO3, this includes posting to other collections.

As part of the posting process you will need to add the AO3 Fest Mod account as co-creator. This is so Mods are able to access the work to ensure correct tagging as well as 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 with noted spag errors or tagging adjustments.

All fics must be beta read. If you need help finding a beta then please feel free to contact the mods and we can help find one.