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28 January 2017 @ 10:00 am

Writer sign ups: Feb 1 - April 15
Artist sign ups: Feb 1 - June 5
Beta Sign ups: Feb 1 (open)
Cheerleader Sign ups: Feb1 (open)
Writer Check in: April 30
Rough Drafts (15k min) & Summaries due: June 5
Summary Posting: June 10
Summary Claiming: June 15
Artist check in: July 15
Writer's Final Drafts (25k min) Due: August 1
Artist's Rough Drafts Due: August 10
Posting Begins: August 15 (tentative)

FAQ can be found HERE
03 February 2018 @ 02:36 am

aftercamlann will return for 2018!

Please stay tuned! An updated schedule will be posted soon!
25 November 2017 @ 01:36 am

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Come celebrate the Holidays with us Merlin style at camelot_drabble: An anon exchange fest of Christmas gifts – drabbles, drawbles, or any fanwork that tickles your fancy! Hoping to see you there!
Sign-ups opens Friday, December 1st

Sign-ups, schedule, and rules will be posted at the start of December!
08 October 2017 @ 08:49 pm
Title: Beneath The Surface
Author: staymagical.
Artist: chocobo_lulu.
Pairings/Characters: Merlin/Arthur, Morgana/Leon (OS), Gwen/Lance
Rating: Explicit
Word Count: ~40k
Warnings: Cruise Ships, Alaska, past major character death (not M or A), blood, forced drugging, murder, hospital themes, Death Threats
Disclaimer: I do not in any way own these characters. It's for fun, can't we just have fun?

Author's notes: Well as usual, I'm late. I don't know why I expected not to be. First off, thank you to the mods for another great ACBB! Even though I stress and lament and get frustrated, I still love doing this challenge. I wouldn't get any stories written full out if I didn't (clearly as I still have ones I need to update...). And thank you to chocobo_lulu. for your lovely art. We have both been insanely busy for the past few months and are still struggling to get things done so those lovely pieces will be posted later. You are so talented and it was a pleasure to work with you. Last but not least, thank you to p3rfectlyn0rmalx for beta-ing and all your support and cheering and listening to me complain.

Artist's notes: tba

Summary: Morgana has disappeared while taking a solo cruise to Alaska (Yes, Alaska. Why the hell anyone would want to take a cruise there of all places, Arthur hasn't the slightest clue). Her disappearance is quickly labeled as an accidental man overboard and then a suicide and the case closed.

But Arthur knows better.

After exhausting all avenues and getting no answers, Arthur decides to follow Morgana's last known whereabouts by booking the same cruise on the same ship, with the same crew. He's determined to find the truth about what happened to his half sister and why the cruise line refuses to claim responsibility but in order do to that he'll need to find out what the crew saw and knows. And for that, he'll start with the cabin steward assigned to Morgana's stateroom, the one who first noticed her missing and raised the alarm, the first to starting digging into her disappearance. He needs to find Merlin.

Story link: AO3
Art link: tba
08 October 2017 @ 10:07 pm
Title: Meant to Be
Author: lairofthedragon
Artist: cedesdraws
Word count: ~25K
Pairings: Merlin/Arthur Pendragon
Characters: Merlin, Arthur Pendragon, Morgana, Uther Pendragon, Gwen, Lancelot
Rating: E
Warnings: Mentions of abuse
Author's notes: I've actually managed to finish my ACBB project, which is something I thought might not happen this year. Thank you to lfb72, who came up with the prompt during last year's merlin-holidays, and thank you so much to my artist, cedesdraws.

Artist's notes: I really liked working with the story, and I hope that people enjoy both the fic and the art!

Summary: Arthur's hands are shaking -- it’s something he notices only once he finally gives himself a moment to breathe, to fully comprehend what is happening.

There's a man locked in the basement. In his father's basement.

Story link: AO3
Art link: Tumblr
08 October 2017 @ 11:58 pm
Title: the lighthouse
Author: sparrowfart (LJ)/scramjets (AO3)
Pairings: Merlin/Arthur, off-screen Gwen/Lance. Past mentioned Arthur/Gwen, past Merlin/Will
Characters: Merlin, Arthur Pendragon, Will, Morgana Le Faye, Ensemble
Rating: M
Warnings: Some graphic description of injury, minor character death, religious conflict
Disclaimer: None of the characters are mine.
Author's notes: There are not enough ways to say thank you to Jiang, who held my hand throughout the process of writing, who cheered me on, and who made this story what it is. Thank you so much. I couldn't have done this without you. Thanks to the mods for running this fest again this year!
Summary: In 1932, Merlin and Will take up the role of lighthouse keepers at Arthur's Lighthouse, situated on a small island off the coast. They're lucky for the work, grateful for the opportunity. The isolation of the job is easy to take in stride when it's the two of them.

In 1870, Arthur arrives at the lighthouse on his own. The workload is enough to keep his mind off things, however, so the idea of being lonely doesn't really touch him.

But isolation and loneliness does things to a person. It makes them see what isn't there. Makes them aware of things that aren't supposed to exist. It makes time a thing that's difficult to pin down, that sometimes blurs out completely and lets things through.

Story link: On AO3
Art link: TBA
01 October 2017 @ 03:04 pm
If you missed your posting date, don't worry! You may use this week to post your stories and art!

You have from now until October 8th!

Thank you again to everyone who has participated so far!

I'll be back later to wrap-up the fest and post our 2017 aftercamlann masterlist!
27 September 2017 @ 10:01 pm
Title: The King of Mars
Author: Ivalee
Artist: Rou
Pairings/Characters: Merlin/Arthur, Gwen, Morgana, Lancelot, Elyan, Elena
Rating: T
Word Count: 34,298
Warnings: for a short time, everyone thinks Arthur is dead
Disclaimer: These characters belong to BBC and shine, no copyright infringement is intended
Author's notes: A year ago, when Rou suggested we team up again for ACBB and create a story based on The Martian, I was so excited! I have always loved the space program, and the main character fit Arthur perfectly- cocky, but so lovable. I started planning and researching, but then life got in the way. This summer, I lost my best friend to cancer, and it's been hard to continue writing, though I really wanted to. Rou has been a shining light through this process. She has been so understanding and patient and sent me little teasers of artwork that kept me going! The art she has created is gorgeous, as always. :-) Rou, I feel so lucky to have worked with you for four ACBBs! I admire your creativity and dedication, and I am so grateful for your unfailing kindness. <3

I also want to thank Kitty for organizing everything and for giving us a late posting date. The extra time helped a lot. And thank you to Schweet Heart for encouragement and advice early on and for the super last-minute beta. I very much appreciate your help!

Artist's notes: This is the biggest thank you to ever thank you, Ivalee! To say that this year was a challenge would be an understatement and I'm so f*cking proud of you. I'm so grateful I got to work with you once again. Thank you for this wonderful fic and for being such a dear friend ♥
Again to my dear Grace, you've been again my anchor and savior! And to Rox and Kit for your help BBs :)
Special thanks to our lovely mods for your help to a writer/artist team in need, and for another amazing year of Merlin Big Bang.
Summary: As children, the Pendragon siblings were obsessed with the space program. They dreamt of becoming astronauts and one day walking on another planet. Their dream leads them to NASA where the revelation of magic suddenly brings Mars within our reach. The Camelot 1 crew, including both Pendragons and powerful sorcerer, Merlin Emrys, land on Mars, and the world celebrates -- until a Martian storm cuts the mission short and tragedy strikes. Arthur is killed, and Morgana makes the difficult decision to leave her brother's body behind on Mars. His crewmates and the world mourn his loss, until Gwen Smith, a clever engineer at NASA, makes a shocking discovery: Arthur is alive.

His ingenuity and determination will get him far, but will Arthur be able to survive alone on Mars until help arrives?

Story link: on AO3
Art link: on AO3
on tumblr
25 September 2017 @ 05:34 pm
Title: Pumpkin Spiced Asshole
Author: lolo313
Artist: cedesdraws
Pairings/Characters: Merlin/Arthur
Rating: Explicit
Word Count: 25k
Warnings: None
Author's notes: This was a join to write!
Artist's notes:
Summary:Merlin is content with his life: he runs a charming little cafe, his favorite client Gwaine is endlessly flirty, and his best friend Gwen is happy with her boyfriend Lancelot. So what if it's been a while since he's had a date?
Arthur is proud of his accomplishments: he heads a multi-million dollar corporation, he's respected by his employees, and he has everything he could ask for. So what if his last attempts at romance were a complete disaster?

A ruined pair of loafers changes everything.

Story link:http://archiveofourown.org/works/12177264
Art link: Art in story
19 September 2017 @ 03:36 pm
Title: The Oncoming Storm
Author: Diana Prallon
Artist: Katrina
Word Count: 133,914
Pairings: Arthur/Merlin; some hints of Merlin/Mordred & (past) Arthur/Mordred & Arthur/Merlin/Mordred.
Characters: Merlin, Arthur, Mordred, Morgana, Gaius, Other Characters
Rating: T
Warnings: Slight Age-Difference; Major character Injury; Minor Character Death; Angst, BAMF Merlin, Dark!Merlin, parental death, explosions/assassination attempts.

Author's Note: Ok, this is a long one:

First of all, I'd like to thank the wonderful mods of ACBB - you've all done a wonderful job, and it helps keeping our fandom alive and shiny. I'm so proud to be part of this. S2

I'd also like to thank the people that made this fic possible - namely, Dark K (who's responsible for this verse as a whole), and MoonFlower who so patiently cheered me on and edited bunches of this to make it readable. There are, however, many mistakes still and they're all mine. Sorry!

Two important notes:

-> This is a Star Wars fusion, but if you've never seen SW, no problem. Things are a bit different in this verse, though a lot is the same.

-> This is the 2nd part of a series, but you can read it as a stand-alone. If you're interested, part one is here.

Finally, please forgive my many mistakes.

Artist's Note:

Summary: The only thing the Republic isn't ready for, is war. Everything in their power is being done to appease the systems that have joined the Separatist Movement, to try and keep the peace among all. The Jedi Knights have been sent all over the Galaxy, trying to solve conflicts and stop more and more planets from leaving the Republic, with mixed success.
King Arthur Pendragon of Camelot, however, doesn't believe that avoiding war will be that easy and has devised a scheme to help boost the Republic's defenses -- if he can survive the many attempts on his life and remain hidden under the custody of Jedi Padawan Merlin long enough for his master, Mordred, to figure out who is behind the attempts.

Story Link: here
Art Link: here