You have two sets of themes you can choose from, and you're allowed two claims for each set. Once you have finished your twenty pieces, then your claim will be made available to other members. You are not allowed to make the same claim for both sets. So for example, if someone already has Aragorn for Set #1, then someone else can claim him for Set #2.
You cannot make the same claim twice in a row. If you've claimed Faramir/Éowyn and you've written for all twenty themes, then you cannot ask to claim them again until after someone else has had them.
Making your claim
You have three options to choose from:
Characters: When you claim a character, your pieces must focus on that character. Other characters may be featured as long as their roles are not dominant. You may also explore romantic aspects of the character, as long as your character is still at the center of the piece.
Pairings: Claiming a pairing does not mean that all of your pieces must be purely romantic, but a romantic interest should be implied. Pairings can also be one-sided; for example, someone claiming Aragorn/Éowyn does not have to write the love as being requited. So for the sake of simplicity, all relationships that have some kind of romantic interest will go here.
Platonic Relationships: These do not always need to be friendships, but they cannot be romantic. It is also not limited to two people. For instance, someone can claim the relationship between Denethor, Boromir, and Faramir, or even the bond that exists between the entire Fellowship, as long as it's shown in a platonic light. This means if you've claimed the Fellowship in this category, you cannot have implied Aragorn/Legolas in any of your pieces. That's what pairings are for.
A note about pairings: If you have an OT3/4/whatever that you'd like to use, feel free to request it. Here's how that'll work - if one person has Sam/Rosie/Frodo for Set #1, then someone else can still have Sam/Rosie or Sam/Frodo for Set #1.
You have two sets of themes to pick from:
Theme (For example - "Set #1, Theme #12, Nostalgia")
Pairing(s) (Please list all that may apply - some people can be very picky about pairings, so it's best not to surprise anyone. ;) )
Notes (This is where you give story notes, like if it's AU, and anything that might squick people: non-con, character death, incest, etc.)
All fics and art must be posted behind an LJ cut.