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Summary: The image “http://www.thequidditchpitch.org/images/banner/DecChallenge/YuleBall-Ani.gif”
How it works:
  • Pick one or two characters and a prompt from the table below
  • Choose someone from your friends list or member of TQP
  • Write the drabble and email it to secretelf@thequidditchpitch.org
  • All drabbles will be posted under the name secret elf until the reveal on December 30th.

Drabble Rules
  • Maximum length is 1000 words.
  • Minimum length is 100 words.
  • Maximum rating is RT.
  • You must use a prompt and character from the table.
  • Email completed drabbles to secretelf@thequidditchpitch.org.
  • Drabbles must be received via email by December 29th.
  • All drabbles must be betaed prior to submission.
  • Can be set in any time period.
When emailing your drabble, please include:
  • Your TQP penname.
  • Your recipient's TQP name or Live Journal name.
  • Title
  • Pairing or Character
  • Prompt
  • Rating

You can find the character and prompt table at The Captains Pitch


Reveals!!!!
And here they are!

madam_minnie wrote:
How Are You Holding That Up? for deeryma [Sirius/Remus, RT]
Dim the Lights for oldenuf2nb [Harry/Draco, RT]
It's Snowing Men for Dream_wia_Dream [Remus/Sirius, FG-13]
Happy Christmas to All for IamAGhost [Sirius/Remus, RT]
Waiting in Winter for tjwritter [Snape/Lily,GA]

oldenuf2nb wrote:
Happy New Year, Harry for mapleandmahogany [Harry/Ron, FG-13]
Lucky You for madam_minnie [Remus/Sirius, RT]
Red, Red, Wine for Tart [Harry/Draco, RT]
Who Knew for rospberry [Harry/Draco, MT]
What are You Doing for New Years? for Dream_wia_Dream [Harry/Sirius, RT]

deenas wrote: Tinsel for queenb23 [Harry/Ginny, RT]

Gingerale wrote:
Lead Time for Tart [Ron/Hermione, GP]
Baggage for oldenuf2nb [Harry/Draco, GP]

rospberry wrote:
One Green Baubble for oldenuf2nb [Harry/Draco, MT]
Bah Humbug! for madam_minnie [Snape/Harry, RT]
Winterchill for bewarethesmirk [Snape/Harry, FG-13]

Tart wrote: Making Merry for oldenuf2nb [Draco/Harry, FG]

tqpannie wrote:
The Elves Dance-Ron Doesn't for shocolate [Harry/Ron, RT]
Calling the Match for mapleandmahogany [George/Lee, RT]
Peppermint and Pink for gingerale [Ginny/Draco, MT]
Socks for Hysterical Hystorian [Harry/Hermione, RT]
Wrapping it Up for Amieam [Ron/Hermione, RT]
The Morning After The Night Before for Schmoo999 [Snape/Hermione, RT]
Magic Mistletoe for Rupert Talley [Ron/Tonks, RT]
Kisses in the Snow for msmoocow [Lavender/Neville, GP]
Frumenty for belovedranger [Ron/Hermione, MT]
Tensions for Dream_wia_Dream [Sirius/George/Fred, RT]
Santa Baby for coffee_n_cocoa [Neville/Ginny, RT]
Dress Up for winnett [Harry/Draco, RT]
Which Baubble for heidi8 [Hermione/Draco, RT]
Warm Up for avidbeader [Harry/Hermione, RT]
Potions for sesptwd [Remus/Snape, RT]
Oh Christmas Tree for Redblaze [Ron/Hermione, RT]
Christmas Wishes for kerryblaze [Harry/Ron, RT]
Candy Canes for oncelikeshari [Harry/Ron, RT]
The Proof is in the Pudding for Santa Elidan [Trio, RT]
Mistletoe Dreams for madam_minnie [Harry/Snape, RT]
New Years Resolutions for simons_flower [Harry/Hermione, RT]
Fairy Lights for deenas [Harry/Ginny, RT]
Categories: None Characters: None
Summary: The Captains are excited to announce their Challenge for August!

Anything Goes

We had so much fun with the drabble-a-thon we decided to do something similar for the August Challenge!

So the guidelines are as follows:

1. Respond to this post with your username at TQP.
2. The Captains will give you a prompt and pairing.
3. You will write a story or drabble 100 plus words.
4. Indicate in your title that it's for the challenge (ie-Swing Love 8-06 challenge)
5. No beta service offered. You can use an outside beta for this one.
6. Must adhere to submission guidelines for the site.
7. All Fics must be submitted by September 1, 2006 new deadline September 6, 2006.

Categories: None Characters: Various
Summary: December is a time for The Yule Ball: embarrassing dress robes, bad dancing, and maybe even some snogging in dark hallways. This December we have The Yule Challenge - A Secret Drabble Exchange. Come and join in our secret fun.

How it works:
  • Comment here, or send an email to secretelf@thequidditchpitch.org
  • Leave your TQP name, email address, pairing and a prompt.
  • We will randomly assign drabbles to writers.
  • Deadline to sign up for the Challenge is 12/1/06.
  • This is going to be a secret Challenge. The authors will be revealed after the voting.

Drabble Rules:
  • Maximum length is 500 words.
  • Minimum length is 100 words.
  • Maximum rating is R.
  • Pair/Prompt assigned must be used in some way.
  • Email completed drabbles to secretelf@thequidditchpitch.org.
  • Drabbles must be received via email by Dec 17th .
  • All drabbles must be betaed prior to submission.
  • Can be set in any time period.

When emailing your drabble, please include:
  • Your TQP penname.
  • Your recipient's TQP penname.
  • Title
  • Pairing
  • Prompt
  • Rating

Categories: None Characters: Various
Summary:

The "I Touch Myself Challenge"

May is worldwide Masturbation month and we feel all the characters of Harry Potter could use a good wank now and again.

So this month's challenge is a Wank Challenge.
    Rules:
  • Must be 500 words or more
  • Must include wanking in the story
  • Story can be mutual masturbation
  • Complies with Terms of Service and Submission guidelines
  • Challenge ends on May 31st at 11:59 pm.
Good luck and lets get to stroking---with our Quills of course.
Categories: None Characters: None
Summary:

The Birds and the Bees

The Quidditch Pitch is pleased to bring you The Birds and Bees Challenge! Spring is coming, it's Valentine's Day, and love is in the air. This month's challenge is a challenge about love. We want to see stories and art that is sweet, naughty, fluffy, and just downright embarrassing. So submit your stories soon and let's have a love in. Yes, we are reliving the sixties and seventies!

Rules for stories:

  • Must be at least 500 words
  • Must be prebetad
  • Must comply with our terms of service
  • Must include love, the birds and the bees, or naughtiness

Challenge ends on March 12th at 11:59 pm EST.

Art:

  • Must be willing to let us host the artwork in our gallery for March and April
  • Must contain love, the birds and the bees, or naughtiness
  • You would submit all artwork via email to thecaptains@thequidditchpitch.org
  • Your email should contain:
    • Your penname
    • Your email address
    • Rating
    • Summary
    • Title
  • Focal Point should be Love.

 


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Summary: http://www.thequidditchpitch.org/images/banner/200711-snape.png

Monthly Challenge (2007-11) Snapealicious Snapeabration!

This month we are celebrating Snape – Everything Snape! This is in honor of Madam Minnie being right and we need your stories. We celebrate many things in fandom and its finally Snape's turn at the Quidditch Pitch!

Rules:
  • Must be 500 words or more
  • Must include Snape in the story
  • Story can have other characters besides Snape but Snape has to be central
  • Complies with Terms of Service and Submission guidelines
  • Challenge ends on November 30th at 11:59 pm.

Categories: None Characters: Severus Snape
Summary:

http://www.thequidditchpitch.org/images/banner/2008-04-Challenge-Rebirth.png

The Quidditch Pitch is pleased to bring you our April challenge: "Rebirth". The Wizarding World is entering a post-Voldemort era of rebirth. We want your stories/art of spring, things blooming, winter fading, allergies exploding--okay no allergies exploding. Is there a post-Voldie baby boom? Does the Phoenix really rise again? These are questions we need answered!

Rules for stories:

  • Must be at least 500 words
  • Must be prebetad
  • Must comply with our terms of service
  • Must be centered around the challenge theme

Art:

  • Must be willing to let us host the artwork in our gallery for May.
  • The focal point should be the rebirth theme
  • You would submit all artwork via email to thecaptains@thequidditchpitch.org
  • Your email should contain:
    • Your penname
    • Your email address
    • Rating
    • Summary
    • Title

Challenge ends on April 30th! Good luck and Happy writing :)


Categories: None Characters: None
Summary:


Basics
  • The Quidditch Pitch's Secret Elf Exchange is all rating, all pairing, and all time periods
  • The exchange will be anonymous until December 26th when all will be revealed
  • Does not have to be centered around Christmas
  • All Stories will be emailed to Secret Elf

The Rules
  • Sign ups start tonight October 18, 2008 the Sign up deadline is November 15, 2008 at 10:00 PM EDT.
  • The deadline to turn in stories is December 22nd. We will begin posting on December 23rd and continue through December 25th.
  • If you request a gift you must be prepared to also give a gift.
  • These are ficlets the minimum length is 600 words the maximum length is 1000
  • All ratings allowed
  • All pairings allowed
  • All time periods allowed
  • All stories must be new stories and not a part of a series.
  • All fics must be beta read and spell checked. If you do not have a beta reader please email Secret Elf and we will arrange one.
  • Stories can not be posted anywhere else until all authors have been revealed on December 26th.
  • The Captains will match pairings with authors to make sure no one receives an assignment that they can not or will not write.
  • If you can not complete your story please email Secret Elf so that we may find a pinch hitter for you.

Request Template (Please copy and paste this into your reply)
TQP Username:
Valid Email Address:
Rating you prefer receiving: GP-FG-13 or MT-RT
Rating you prefer writing: GP-FG-13 or MT-RT
Things you enjoy reading or kinks:
Squicks or things that make you want to spork your eyes out:
Three pairing requests:
Scenario (one or more):
What pairings will you absolutely not write?
What subject matter will you not write about?
Are you willing to pinch hit?

Please respond to this post to make your request!
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Summary:
http://www.thequidditchpitch.org/images/banner/FebChallengeBanner.png

Valentine's Day - a day of love. We at the Quidditch Pitch want to celebrate just that. Even the minor characters in the Wizarding World need love and this month we'd like our members to give it to them. (Stop snickering, Minnie.)

With that, we proudly announce Gilderoy Lockhart's Valentine Extravaganza!

The Rules:
  1. No wand flourishing. Leave that to Gilderoy.
  2. Only Rarepairs are accepted. For Example - Harry/Ginny/Hermione/Ron are not to be paired with each other in any configuration. You can write Ron/McGonagall but not Ron/Hermione, for example. See the Common Pairing List below.
  3. Must include Valentine's Day.
  4. Stories must be at least 300 words. There is no maximum.
  5. Stories will not be subject to our beta queue but do require a minimum of spellcheck be done on them. The Staff reserves the right to reject any story that doesn't meet our Submission Guideline.
Deadline for stories would be February 24th.

Common Pairs that may not be used.
Slash:___________Het:
Harry/Draco......Snape/Hermione
Remus/Sirius.....Harry/Hermione
Snape/Harry......Ron/Hermione
Harry/Ron........Draco/Hermione
Snape/Draco......Harry/Ginny
Snape/Lupin......Draco/Ginny
.................Remus/Tonks

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Summary:
Artwork in banner by Sarapsys
It's the time for another Challenge from The Quidditch Pitch. We are issuing the Wild World of Weather Challenge. All stories must have the weather as the central focus to the plot. Wizards can't control the weather…can they?

Rules:
+ Any rating, Any pairing
+ All stories must be a minimum of 500 words
+ All art must feature weather in the background
+ Must fit the submission guidelines
+ Must be betad
+ Challenge Closes on September 30th at 11:59 pm EDT  
Categories: None Characters: None