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Winterfest Online 2018
February 3 - 11
An annual week-long celebration of the 1987-1990 tv show, Beauty and the Beast, and its fandom

Submission Guidelines

  • Submissions should, obviously, be related to Beauty and the Beast. Winterfest themes are, of course, especially appropriate.
  • Submit work that's new, or newly online. People like surprises at WFOL. :-)
  • Submissions for all seasons and of all ratings are welcome.
  • Submissions may be in any language.
  • We reserve the right to label submissions in whatever way we deem necessary, or to "unlist" anything we deem inappropriate.
Once your submissions are finished and posted, we would very much appreciate it if you would tell us about them in our Submissions Database. Not only will we post a link to them on the WFOL day of your choice, but this data will also appear in the Acknowledgments section of our closing ceremonies.
  • First date to make live (Feb 3 - 11)
  • Submitter name(s)
  • Email address, in case we should need to contact you. We will not post it or otherwise share it.
  • Email address you want posted with your submission (Leave blank if you don't want one.)
  • Submission title or description
  • Link to submission (We strongly recommend avoiding spaces in links.)
  • category (fic, poetry, art, video, audio/reading, audio/music, game, shop, other)
  • New? (Yes, First time online, No)
  • 3S? (Yes, No)
  • Steamy? (Yes, No)
  • Language (None, English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Other)
  • May be enjoyed by those who don't speak this language (Yes, No) examples: video, song, reading, story that includes art
Submission deadline is the last day of WFOL. You may submit new content through the Submissions Database at any time before or during Winterfest, right up until the last day of the celebration. No content can be accepted after Winterfest is over though, so don't wait to share your creations!

We encourage you to collaborate with your fellow fans to get content posted. Those of you who have web sites or blogs may like to offer to post things for those who do not. Or you may post at public web sites, such as fanfiction.net or on youtube. Just be careful not to publicly post your things too soon - else you'll spoil the surprise!

We've created several subforums in the batbland forum in case you would like to use them to find or offer help. We have some tips listed as well for how to post clandestinely on some sites. And there's a place to post challenges. Among other things. Check it out! :-) Of course, if you have your own usual communication channels, then by all means feel free to continue using them instead of, or in addition to, the forum.

Examples of Winterfest Online Submissions

Write - fanfic, poetry, essay, filk...
Draw, paint, sculpt, doodle, make a cartoon, create computer wallpaper or an animation...
Craft - jewelry, clothing, quilts, a Winterfest card...
Sing a song, make a video, recite poetry - or prose or fanfic...
Set up a Web site - you've wished you could - give it a try!
Find an old zine, contact authors and artists, get permissions, and scan it to PDF. (Ah, so much easier to say than do. Like losing weight.)

A Word about Permissions
If you're scanning a zine, permissions are non-optional. Likewise if you are reading aloud someone else's fanfic, using someone else's art in your video, or creating other derivative works.

We hope we have made the above guidelines clear and complete, but if you have ANY questions, please don't hesitate to ask. Contact us at wintercandlemakers2@yahoo.com.