We recently got to 100000 hits on our fanfic, which is kind of huge. We also hit 20,000 comments, which is pretty much unheard of-- the average for Ao3 is 5, and the next highest is about 7,000.
So we wanted to do something fun and fandom-friendly and interactive to celebrate
To that end, we're hosting the Earth-1796 Fanworks Challenge, a fanfic and fanart contest for readers* of 1796 Broadway. (*you do not need to be a regular reader to enter, though it will help!)
Here's how it works: We're inviting you to submit 1796-inspired fanworks for the next four weeks. We've created two Ao3 collections for this purpose:
When you submit your work to the collection, it will be invisible through June 7, 2014. In a month, we'll open the entries to voting. All entries will appear as "anonymous" entries. Readers will vote for the three best art entries and the three best fiction entries. Each of the top three vote-getters for each category will get one of the following prizes:
Screen-Accurate Steve Rogers Dog Tags
Avengers Assemble Lunchbox Grab Bag
Comfy Cozy Captain America Fleece Throw and Marvel Kawaii Collection Socks 4-Pack
NYPD “America’s Finest” Captain America Coffee Cup and Journal
Rain and Tea will each select an additional "Authors' Choice" prizewinner, someone whose work we particularly liked but who did not win, and these winners will receive the remaining prize in each category. The first-place vote getters will get to choose from the pot of prizes first, then the second, third, and then the Author's Choice winners, so that everyone gets a shot at the prize they want most.
Please let us know if you have any questions! We'll be happy to answer!