However, there are still two and a half days left before the archive is revealed and you might find yourself eyeing off one of these prompts and thinking "I would really like to write one ... but I don't know how to upload it to the archive". If this is the only thing stopping you from writing the YW fic of your dreams ... well, do I have the tutorial for you!
At the top of your AO3 account should be a link that says "Post". You want to hover your mouse over it, where the following should appear:
You want, as the fantastic art shows, the one that says "New Work". Click it!
You should see this screen:
Start filling in the fields, choosing your rating as you see fit, and choose the fandom you are writing in.
Scroll down a bit and enter in your title and summary:
Please no one ask me to write this btw, it's not happening. But this is all fairly standard to uploading any story to AO3.
Scroll down a bit further and enter into the "Post into Collections/Challenges" text field yw_christmasjuly, which will show you the following:
(Sorry about the blacked out parts, I'm actually participating in another challenge as well.)
Finally, you need to add the person's name who you are giving it to:
I used mine because I couldn't think of anyone who would want Ed/EVERYONE or anyone who would talk to me afterwards after I fake gave them that.
Then you put your story into the big textbox below, hit "Post" and you're good to go!