What is allowed?
- Any fandom, including real person fiction (RPF)
- All ratings and pairings
- Gen, slash and het content
- Crossovers and fusions
- Original characters in existing fandoms
What is not allowed?
- Original fiction/art
- Works in a language other than English
- Previously posted stories
Why is Kiss Bingo English only?
This is to make it easier for the mods. We are unable to moderate submissions, answer questions, or offer prizes for entries we can't read.
Is a fill limited to fic only?
No. While fic is used as a shorthand you are not limited to fic. Bingo squares can be filled with fic, art, icons, recs, picspams, vids, podfic, mixes, or meta.
What are the requirements for a fill to count?
To keep the amount of work a fill takes consistent there are minimum requirements for a fill. They are as follows:
fic - 500 words
meta - 1000 words
art - medium sized
icon - set of 10
rec post - 10 recs
podfic - 500 word fic
picspam - 20 pics
vids - 30 sec
mixes - 10 songs
You can, obviously, write/art/vid MORE than that, but no less.
What are the rules for mixes?
1. Mixes are a minimum of ten songs. They must be uploaded to mediafire, megaupload, or another long term hosting site. Mixes must be in a zip/rar file.
2. Cover art is optional, however you must include a track list with an explanation of how each song fits your kiss prompt.
3. When posting to the comm, do not link directly to the download. Link to your own DW/LJ post with tracklisting and DL links.
I don't want a certain prompt on my card. What should I do?
Look at the list of prompts the cards are made from before signing up and veto from one to three prompts/areas that you do not want to write about. If you need more than three prompts vetoed please contact the mods by PM or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) and we will work with you to make sure you have a suitable card.
Can I write in more than one fandom?
Can I write a series?
Yes. However, each story within the series should stand-alone.
Can I write, vid, etc. as part of a team?
You can sign up as a team but you cannot split the prompts between you.
I have a story posted previously that fits one of my prompts, can I use it?
No, everything for the bingo should be newly written and tagged as written for kissbingo.
Can I post my bingo story to newsletter communities and such?
Yes, of course.
Do I have to post every thing I've made for the bingo to the community?
No. You can only post the combination (bingos and extras) with the links to individual fills to the community; posting single fills to the community is not allowed unless it's during amnesty period.
I dislike my card and want a new one, can I request it?
To request a new card you have to finish at least one bingo on your current one. Remember that you don't have to fill out all prompts in your card or be stuck with it until December. Fill out the bingo you're most comfortable with and request a new card to play with!
I've submitted a line bingo and now want to do a blackout, can I just fill the missing squares?
You'll have to write new stories for the squares you've used in previous bingo. You can reuse the square however many times you like, but only if you fill it anew every time. If you do that we'll count points both for your previous bingo and your blackout.
I've completed a bingo but I don't want to ask for a new card, I want to continue playing with this one. Can I do this?
Yes, absolutely, as long as you're making new fills for the previously used prompts.
Can I make a fill that covers several squares at once?
Unless you're doing extras, no. Even if your fill answers two or more prompts at once, you still can use it to cover only one square.
This said, if you manage to write a proper story covering all prompts off the whole card while giving equal weight to all of them (no less than 12500 words) we'll bow before you and give you a special prize. Still won't count as a bingo, though.
I don't understand what my prompt means and I'm confused by it.
PM or email the mods and we'll be happy to discuss it with you.
I don't like some of my prompts and I can't write them, what can I do?
All prompts are open to interpretation. Some of these prompts are bound to force you out of your writerly comfort zone; half of the challenge of this bingo is thinking of these prompts in new ways.
How much focus do I have to give the prompt?
Your fanwork should have more than just a singular mention of the prompt. It should deal with it in some way. For example, if your prompt is "body: feet" that should be a significant factor in your fanwork, not just a passing mention. How you deal with a prompt is left at your discretion.
Does each story have to explicitly contain a kiss?
Yes. However, lips and/or the mouth do not necessarily need to be involved (see: butterfly kisses.)
What is wild card?
It's a card for which you choose a kiss centered prompt, either from the list of prompts or otherwise. You still have to fill it if it's in your bingo, just with the prompt of your own choosing.
I have a question that isn't answered here.
You can either leave it as a comment to this post with Question in the subject heading or email/pm the kissbingo_mod (email@example.com).
Adapted from hc_bingo