We will start the next batch on the day after Christmas. We will slowly transition to the new chapters, like so:
26th: Chapter 4 closes, Chapter 8 opens.
27th: Chapter 5 closes, Chapter 9 opens.
28th: Chapter 6 closes, Chapter 10 opens.
29th: Chapter 7 closes, Chapter 11 opens.
30th: Chapter 12 opens.
31st: Chapter 13 opens.
Comment reviewing will be done after, or possibly during, the transition days.
There will be exactly a month of commenting time, ending on January 31st.
I would prefer it if we had something to "transition" to once the month is over, so submissions for the next fic start NOW. Some submission guidelines:
1. Whatever it is, it should be quite long. as in a wordcount of 20-50K.
2. If you do not have the author's permission, it will probably not go up on EqD.
3. While it may be interesting to comment on another really popular fic, said fic needs to be bad enough to warrant commenting. The worse it is, the better. You can even send in some random fic from FFNet, FiMFiction, here, dA, etc, it just has to be exceptionally bad and moderately long. Keep in mind that the more well-known a fic is, the likelier it is that it will be chosen, though.
4. No trollfics.
Also, can someone make Facebook/Twitter profile pictures for this group? I want a way of keeping the readers in the very likely scenario that the next fic we do doesn't get on EqD.