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.
- It meets the three-pronged Bechdel test, in which:
- Two women...
- ... have a conversation...
- ... that is not related to a man.
- 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."