Just here with some clarification to an issue that has some people confused.
PAGES VS SPREADS
A PAGE is a single portrait 1200 x 1800 pixels page.
A SPREAD is a combination of two pages, side by side. This is how the end result will be presented.
This means that each spread will measure 2400 x 1800 pixels.
[NOTE: The final document dimensions may be subject to change, depending on how large in file size it gets. I don't think anyone wants to sit through a 200MB+ download on the day)
The image attached should illustrate this nice and clearly.
A single art/sfm submission will get one full PAGE (not spread). Artists/SFM'ers can have 2 submissions. This means you can either have two single pieces (one page each, displayed side-by-side or split up on request), or a single combined submission (one whole spread). Artists illustrating to fic will have their work split up to accompany each fic by default.
The max word limit for a single written submission is 2000 words. This will equate to roughly 4 PAGES (2 spreads) of text only per submission. A writer can have 2 written submissions.
It may seem as though the writers are getting much more space here, but we have two reasons for that:
• A polished written piece takes more space to paint the same picture as visually represented (artwork/sfm) pieces do.
• Writers have been grossly under-represented in fan collaborations up to this point, and limiting them to two pages max (like artists are) would have been detrimental to the quality of the project.
I understand these reasons are debatable. However, they were concluded from direct consultation with some writers contributing to the project, my own experiences as a writer and artist, and general observation of how other projects have been run thus far.
Hopefully this doesn't ruffle anyone's feathers, but I feel this is the fairest way to proceed from this point.
[NOTE: Once the project is finished, I would appreciate feedback on issues to take into account for next year. Next time, we may try working with page limits instead. orz]