That’s right. Feelstide 2015 is open for business. The past two years
were both successes and we’d like to see this year be just as
successful. Possibly even bigger!
Those of you following this tumblr are well aware of what Feelstide
is. But there are new people joining the fandom all the time and its
entirely possible they don’t know what it is. So! There’s no time like
the present to provide an explanation.
What is Feelstide? Feelstide is a holiday-based
fanworks festival centered around Marvel characters Clint Barton and
Phil Coulson. The fest is the brainchild of members of Feelschat and has
been run over the holiday season for the past two years. Anyone is
welcome to participate in Feelstide. The only requirement is a love for
Every work created for Feelstide is added to a collection on AO3 and
will be revealed daily over the month of December. It is very much like
an Advent calender, with new stories or artwork acting as the goodies
hidden behind each door.
How does Feelstide work? Is it a fanworks exchange? It
is not a fanworks exchange. Feelstide is a festival for fannish
creators where stories or art are based off holiday-themed prompts.
Participants are allowed to choose their favorite prompts and their
preferred posting dates when they sign up.
When sign ups are closed, each participant will be emailed with the prompt they get to write and the due date of their fanwork.
Where do the prompts come from? Here’s
the great thing! The prompts come from anyone who wants to leave one on
the spreadsheet. All we ask is that they be holiday themed prompts.
Because Feelstide is run over the month of December, the main holiday it
covers is Christmas. But prompts for other holiday celebrations are
Do I have to create a fanwork in order to leave a prompt? Not
at all! No one is required to participate in Feelstide! If you want to
simply leave prompts for others to work with, you are more than welcome!
What happens if I do sign up? If you decide to
sign up, you’ll need to chose three or more prompts that you would like
to write and put them on the sign up sheet. (We suggest at least three
in case there is more than person who likes the same prompt!) You’ll
also need to choose whether or not you want to post in the first or
second half of the month. Once sign ups close, the moderators will go
through all of the information and assign prompts to each participant.
You’ll receive an email with your prompt number and the due date.
How long does my story have to be? If you decide
to join in and write a story or two for Feelstide, it has to be a
minimum of five hundred words. If you want to write a longer story than
that, you are more than welcome. If you decide to produce art, we ask
for one complete piece based on the prompt you choose.
Does my story have to be just Clint/Coulson as a couple or can I include other characters/pairings? Since
Feelschat is dedicated to Clint/Coulson, they should be used as a
couple in the story. They can be a background pairing, or they can be
part of a threesome/moresome. Other pairings are always welcome. Stories
can also be gen, if you like, but Clint and Coulson have to be in the
How do I sign up? Simple! Just head over to the spreadsheet
and add your name on page three! You can also find pertinent
information about Feelstide on page one. And prompts go on page two.
That should just about cover it. If you have more questions, you can contact me at ladydeathfaerie
and I’ll do my best to answer them in a timely manner. You can also
find an email address on the first page of the spreadsheet if you would
rather send questions there.
Please feel free to reblog this post. Circulate it so everyone who
might be interested has a chance to see it. And we look forward to
seeing you on the spreadsheet!