Minimum 100,000 words. :)
September 15: Sign-ups Open
September 20: Resources posts go up (at least one for authors and one for artists)
October 13: Sign-ups Close
October 13: Author/Artist collaboration post goes up.
November 10: Author/Artist collaborations finalized; authors and artists may also elect to work solo, without accompanying work to compliment theirs. Note that word counts and artist minimums remain the same for multiple authors or multiple artists.
December 8-14: PRELIMINARY CHECK-IN - This will involve a comment to note your continued participation.
January 12-18: SECOND CHECK-IN - a 500-word outline/summary is due for authors or a 100-word summary of theme/focus for artists. Alternatively, a thematic sampling/sketch/portion of art (indicating cohesive theme to the work) can be submitted.
February 9: HALFWAY MARK!!! Fun games and activities will be posted during the month of February to kickstart any stalled creativity and to encourage community.
March 9-15: THIRD CHECK-IN - first 5000 words of fic are due as part of check-in. For artists, a sample sketch/batch/portion will be required, depending on your chosen medium.
April 13: ROUGH DRAFTS DUE At least 60% of your project must be completed by this point. ("Rough draft" will be further defined for authors and artists in the Rules post coming this week.)
May 11-17: FOURTH AND FINAL CHECK-IN - NO requirements other than a statement of your progress; this is also the penalty-free DROP-OUT DEADLINE.
June 8: Probably some cheerleading for the final push will occur around this date.
July 6: Completed, final products due.
July 27: Posting goes live! At this point, if you've elected to host your work yourself, you will have ONE WEEK to upload your work to one of the vetted platforms and make a masterpost to the community page. All others will be hosted at the upcoming website, uploaded and made public by the mods (or other site maintainer) on this date.
"The Mini Bang will require between 6,000-11,999 words. If you go over that, you are now writing a Big Bang which requires 12,000-19,999 words. If you write more than that, you are officially in Super Big Bang territory which has a minimum of 20,000 words and no upper word limit." (from FAQ)
August: Sign-ups open - August 1st
September: Sign-ups close - September 30th
October: Check in #1 - October 15th
November: Check in #2 - November 15th
December: Check in #3 - December 15th
January: Rough Draft due - January 31st (75% completion) / Drop Out Deadline (this is your last chance to drop)
February: Art claims open - February 15th
March: Art claims close - March 1st
April: Final submissions, Fic & Art due - April 30th (100% completion)
May: Scheduling post up - May 1st
June: Posting begins
*this schedule is subject to change