The Prime Time Desserts collection
is open for posting. Criteria for fics are medium-sized fandoms, over a thousand words, completed, and in English. If you're unsure of what constitutes a medium-sized fandom for Prime Time Desserts, you can check out the tag set from the 2014 round
(some fandoms may have grown to megafandom status since then) or the NPT eligibility post
The sky's the limit when it comes to these prompts. Take them however you want:
Alternate Universe: "(often abbreviated as "AU") is a descriptor used to characterize fanworks which change one or more elements of the source work's canon" (Fanlore article
). There are many routes your AU can take: Mundane if your fandom is fantasy/sci-fi/supernatural, superpowered if your fandom is mundane, putting your characters in different setting like a rock star AU or a royalty AU, or a period-based AU like a Western AU or a historical AU. Check the AO3 tags on alternate universes for ideas.
Femslash: "Refers to a genre of fan fiction featuring female characters involved in a romantic or sexual relationship. In English, it is the most common media fandom term for homosexual relationships between female characters" (Fanlore article
). There are plenty of femslash pairings, both within a particular fandom or with crossover potential, that can be written about using any sort of trope or kink. Maybe you'll write femslash PWP dubcon with wings. Or maybe you'd prefer writing femslash fic where they've been friends forever and start dating with first time kisses. Or maybe you prefer writing a rival femslash fic with plenty of hatesex.
Porn: Refers to "sexually explicit fanworks that are created at least in part to arouse the reader or viewer" (Fanlore article
). This can be hardcore porn with fluids and sweat and explicit positions galore or softcore porn with swelling music and soft lights and less explicit descriptions. However, porn isn't just sexual but can satisfy emotional needs with categories like food porn or comfort porn or identity porn.
Characters of Color: These are the characters within a fandom that you'd call non-white, of color, chromatic - whatever you call them, this theme is all about celebrating works featuring these characters. Maybe you want to explore Skye's new relationship with Melinda May (Agents of SHIELD). Or write about Shindou Hikaru's quest to play the Divine Move (Hikaru no Go). Maybe one day a shadow agency taps Idris Elba to become a real life secret agent (RPF) to go undercover and save the world.
Prime Time Desserts also comes with extra desserts in the form of opt-in achievement desserts. If you want to opt-in for desserts, you can comment on any Prime Time Dessert post with your fics (the easiest way to do this is clicking the Share button at the top of your fic and copy/pasting that information to a Prime Time Desserts post) along with what theme(s) they were written for and, at the end of each month, fics will be tallied up and achievements will be given out. The categories are hidden until someone achieves one and the achievements are posted at the end of each month.