The Misses Clause Challenge is intended to promote women in Yuletide fanfiction. A fic meets the criteria of the challenge if it meets one of the two requirements below.

  1. It meets the three-pronged Bechdel test, in which:
    1. Two women...
    2. ... have a conversation...
    3. ... that is not related to a man.
  2. The fic features a female protagonist and centers on something other than the character's relationship with a man.

Participants whose fics pass the Bechdel test are encouraged to mark their stories with the tag "Misses Claus."