HOW TO PARTICIPATE
PARTICIPATING AS A CREATOR
Thank you for offering your time and services! We’re so excited that you’re interested in joining as a creator.
Creators can offer the following types of works and services in this auction:
- Fics or other writing
- Art (illustrations or comics)
- Digital works (graphics/edits, gifsets, manips, mood boards, etc.)
- Fan-made crafts or merchandise
- Beta services (editing, soundboarding/planning, fact-checking, culture-picking, sensitivity reading, knowledge about specific topics or experiences (e.g., identities, lifestyles, professions, interests, fields of study), etc.)
- Other fan labor
All works must be made by you specifically for this auction, with the exception of fan-made crafts and merchandise you made before the auction, unless your winning bidder explicitly requests otherwise. You must fulfill your bidder’s request. Think of it as a commission but with the money going to charity.
We’d like to have most, if not all, works in by November 2024 (one year after our donation deadline), but if it’ll take a while for you to finish it, let people know that in your auction description. There’s no hard deadline for works unless you want to sign up as a creator again two years later in which case you must finish your work before sign-ups open in 2025. For more information on this, see our FAQ.
Creator registration is now CLOSED.
You may offer up to three different auctions, whether that’s three different work types (e.g., fic, art, beta), three different offerings for one type of work (e.g., fics of various lengths such as 1k, 5k, and 20k), or a mix (e.g., a 5k fic, a 10k fic, and a full-body illustration). For every additional auction you’d like to offer, you must fill out a new page of the form. You can access this by clicking “Next” at the bottom of the auction page you’re on and completing the form page that loads.
- If you’re offering different work types, you must fill out an auction form page separately for each type.
- If you’re auctioning different offerings of one work type, you must fill out an auction form page separately for each offering.
Once we receive your completed form, you’ll get an email. Please reply to that email ASAP to confirm that the information you submitted is correct and provide us with three images to choose from to make your creator banner if you didn’t participate as a creator last year. For more information about banners, refer to our Banner FAQ.
We ask that you check your email frequently after signing up as this will be our main method of communication with creators. If you need to add or edit any information after submitting the form, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, please refer to our Creators FAQ.
PARTICIPATING AS A BIDDER
Auction Week will start on October 22, 12 AM ET, and end on October 28, 11:59 PM ET. Once bidding begins, look through the auction pages and place your bids on the creators you’re interested in. Remember to check on those auctions throughout the week to see how your bid is doing!
Once bids close, we’ll contact the highest bidder of each auction and give instructions on how to send in a donation receipt. You must commit to donating the amount you bid to a charity on our list of organizations.
As soon as we get proof of your donation, we’ll connect you with your creator. Creators and bidders are not allowed to contact each other after Auction Week closes until we receive that donation confirmation and send the creator–winner connection email; the only time you may talk to a creator is before or during Auction Week to get clarification on what the creator is and isn’t willing to make and what their work process is like.
If we don’t receive your donation confirmation by November 4, 11:59 PM ET, the winning bid will go to the second-highest bidder.
More information on the bidding process is available in our Bidders FAQ and will be released before Auction Week begins.
OTHER WAYS TO HELP
To make this a success, we need as many people in the fandom as possible to know about the auction so ask your friends to join! Share information about MTH in relevant LJ/DW communities and Discord servers you’re in! Reblog and retweet our posts! Cheer us on! 🙂 We’ll be grateful for your support.
We strive to create a fun, enjoyable, welcoming experience for everyone involved and therefore ask all participants to be kind and follow our community guidelines. We do not tolerate any harassment whatsoever. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you feel like you’re being targeted by another MTH member.