[Assignments went out earlier than I expected, so this isn't quite finished. Please check back in a day or two. Sorry for being flaky!!!]
[Update: Okay, it's ready now!]
First, thank you! I'm looking forward to this so much, and I hope you'll have fun writing.
As for what I like and don't like, there are very few things I would say a flat-out no to: graphic torture; prolonged graphic violence; incest; rape. What I really don't like to see is violence and cruelty normalized or justified. My attitude about explicit sex depends on the fandom, as noted in the prompts. In general, I prefer sex not to be the raison d'être of a story.
Things I especially like:
- backstory, for both characters and setting
- outsider perspectives
- characters being in character
- appealing but flawed protagonists
- a setting that feels rich and real
- unexpected or incongruous friendships
- romance that goes against gender and/or sex stereotypes
- actually, anything that goes against gender and/or sex stereotypes
- non-sentimentalized parent-child relationships
- people working through difficult problems together
- respect for the original source (which can include being critical of it)
- slice of life stories
- endings with a sense of forward motion
- good grammar and spelling
- things I wouldn't think of myself (like what? I don't know!)
Notes on specific prompts:
I know I put "see dear author letter for more details" on each prompt, but in fact I don't have a whole lot to add. I hope the above guidelines give you enough to work with.