WHUMPTOBER is a month-long, prompt-based creation challenge (think: Inktober, but whumpier).
About Whumptober 2020 (Whumptober2020)
There are 31 official themes this year - one for each day of the month - which can be used, skipped, or combined in any way you’d like. They are meant to serve as inspiration without being taken literally (e.g. you don't have to include the exact wording into your work). Additionally, there are 3 prompts for each theme. These are optional suggestions and can be used in conjunction with the theme, or as options/alternatives. We want to give you as much creative freedom as possible, as well as increase event accessibility for folks with triggers and squicks.
Whumpers that produce content for 31 total theme days are considered event completionists and will be tagged in a masterpost at the end of the month.
Creators can PRODUCE work in any media they choose, including but not limited to: writing, visual artwork, and photo/video/audio edits.
Creators can PARTICIPATE as much or as little as they want (i.e. you don’t have to do ALL the prompts if you don’t want to) and prompts can be used in any order. They are also free to use even after the event ends.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What kind of content can I make? Can it be NSFW?
This is a MIXED MEDIA event! You can write fic, post meta, doodle or paint, create a gif set or photo edit, link a song, or get crafty with video - anything goes. As for NSFW, make what you like, we just hope that you’ll tag your work accordingly so that others participating in the event can stay safe :)
Q. Do I have to do all 31 Days? Can I post early/late?
Participate as much or little as you like, and post whenever! Just be sure to tag your posts properly (ex. #no.7, #asphyxiation).
Q. What if I don’t understand a theme?
Send us an ask! We’re happy to help clarify. That said, the themes are entirely up for interpretation :)
Q. Can I combine Whumptober with other creation challenges?
Absolutely! That’s like shooting two whumpees with one bullet :)
Q. Can I upload/repost my whumptober content to other social media platforms?
Most content will appear on Tumblr. Also, please respect the boundaries of all whumpers and properly tag your fics
Did you create and post work during October for at least 31 different Whumptober prompts? If so, then you are a completionist!
Note: combining prompts into one piece of work is okay, and posting late is okay (as long as it’s in October).
This is a creation challenge, please don’t repost your old work under our tags (unless it’s been changed or edited for the event).