1. All fics must be centered on at least one character who is/was a member of Ravenclaw House at Hogwarts. For characters whose house is unclear/not given in canon, it simply must be apparent in the story that the character is/was a Ravenclaw (next gen, for instance).
2. All genres and ratings are permitted provided that they are appropriately labeled using the format given below.
3. All characters involved in a sexual situation must be 16 years of age or older.
4. By clicking into the LJ cut on a fic of a particular rating, you are certifying that you are of legal age to read said fic.
5. All fics must be posted using the format given below, including story header, lj cut, and appropriate tags.
6. You must be a member of the community to post a fic, but anyone can join.
Story Header Code
This story header should be used for every fic posted at Clever Claws. Anything not part of this header should be under a cut (though faux cuts/links are acceptable) so I've also provided that bit of code as well, for your convenience.
Subject = Story Title + (optional) Rating, Ship/Main Character
Updated 11/16/09. Added "rec" tag.
For the ease of all the lovely readers, all stories need to be appropriately tagged with identifying information. After all, who doesn't want to be able to click on "Luna Lovegood" and pull up all stories featuring that character? A list of all available tags is here. Any other tags will be added as needed based on the stories that crop up. If you notice your tag hasn't been added within a few days, feel free to comment to this post as a reminder.
Here is a list of the tag types and how to use them:
Characters - All characters will be tagged by their house, excepting those whose house assignment was unclear/not given in canon, and possibly those of other generations. I will add these as needed. The current format is ravenclaw: terry boot. All stories should have at least one Ravenclaw character tag.
Era - The time period in which your story is set, such as era: post-hogwarts.
Genre - The type/genre of story, such as genre: romance.
Length - This indicates the length or type of story, such as length: under 1k words. It is broken into under 1k, 1k to 20k, and over 20k. Additionally, there is a length: chaptered tag for fics with each chapter posted separately (where the final word count may or may not be known).
Mod Only - Special notices, reminders or announcements will be tagged under mod post.
Rating - Includes everything G thru NC-17, tagged as rating: PG-13.
Recommended - Fics not housed here that you'd like to recommend, tagged as rec.
Ships - I have not pre-populated any shipping tags, but I will add them as needed. The format will be ship: ginny weasley/michael corner (names in alphabetical order by first name).
Spoilers - Please use only the last book/point-in-time that your story takes into account as canon. For instance, a story set between books 6 and 7 (or 10 years after book 6, but not taking book 7 into account) would use the tag spoilers: hbp, but it would not need to include the earlier books, since that is implied. There is a tag for each book, plus AU and EWE.
To make this the absolute best archive it can be, word will have to get around so that all the lovely authors out there can post their stories! To help with that particular task, I have provided a handy dandy little graphic and code for all your community pimpage needs.
Fic Exchange Festival
Plans are in the works for an official Clever Claws fic exchange fest in the very near future. Stay tuned for more information!