It's been awhile since the last round of the Fic Exchange, and I'm hoping we can spend the time during the hiatus making new stories of our own.
If you're interested in participating this next round, the sign-up information is below. Remember, you are expected to write your assigned fic on time, and have it beta'ed, polished and fabulous. This Fic Exchange is not for sissies; if you can't make your commitment, don't sign up. Almost everyone comes through each round, but the last round was particularly bad (including two people who just disappeared without warning), and the finish was held up while backup writers scrambled to do the job of the people who flaked out. None of this is fair to the other participants!
On the plus side... the rewards of participating and trying your hardest are that you may find yourself writing one of your best stories ever! Each round of the Fic Exchange yields several stories that are nominated for Fanfic awards. So, if you're prepared for a challenge, then here we go:
First, in thinking about what you'd like someone to write for you, I have some requests:
1) Try to leave some options other than porn (!), and a broad range of ratings. I.e., at least PG-13 as the bottom rating, even for romance/sexiness.
2) If you request a threesome, please leave a non-threesome choice. There have been threesome requests in each of the last three rounds, but we haven't wound up with a threesome fic. Many of us just can't or won't write that. You might get lucky, but... please leave other options.
3) Anybody/LJ as a sexual pairing is hard to find a writer for. Please leave another options.
4) Sometimes, people leave a ton of choices of characters/pairings/prompts or story genres. Basically, they're not picky! Those prompts are much easier to place.
Please think about your prompts (what you'd like written for you), and if you're interested in participating, please leave me the following in the comments below:
Are you over 18?:
Rating of fic you'd like:
Rating of fic you'd be willing to write:
Character(s)/Pairing you'd like:
Character(s)/Pairing(s) you WILL NOT write:
Genre of fic you'd like:
Three elements/lines/objects/themes you’d like:
Are you willing to be a back-up writer?
The comments will be screened, so that only the co-mods and I have the super-secret info.
For what you WILL NOT write, please try to be as specific as possible. For instance, if you would write T-Bag but not "T-Bag sexing on anyone" or "T-Bag killing/torturing anyone" then please list the more specific won't-write info. There's a lot of T-Bag opportunity (and a lot of people who can write him well, probably including you) so long as the scenario doesn't squick you too much. If you will write Slash but not Michael/Lincoln or Lincoln/LJ, Michael/LJ, LJ/anybody, etc, please list just those under the "Will not write" rather than "Slash" in general. If you will write male/male Slash but not femmeSlash, or the reverse, please note that too (we haven't gotten a femmeSlash request to date, but there are more female characters on the show so that could change). If you will write Het but not Michael/Sara or Veronica/anybody (seriously, I get one of those every round), same thing.
I've had a few authors with virtually nothing on their "will-not-write" lists. Such authors are like gold!
Remember that this is a secret exchange, which means that only I and any co-moderators know the assignments and only the mods post them up (that helps keep them secret). You won’t know who’s writing your fic until the reveal of all fic authors at the end.
Sign ups will run from today, November 23 through Wednesday, December 5th. Prompts should be sent out for authors by Monday, Dec 9th at the latest.
Authors, if you know someone who might be interested in writing for this one, please poke them to join immediately. :)
Try not to procrastinate until the end (there is no penalty for early completion—just email it to me if you're done). Waiting until the end creates an enormous headache for you AND for me, and there's really no reason to put it off that long. You'll have 7 weeks this time.
Fics are due back to me, at my email address by Sunday, January 27th. I will begin posting them February 1st or 2nd (this lag time is due to the incredible number of late and/or insufficiently beta'ed stories I had last round. It allows for turnaround time if you need to do additional revisions).
For those of you in school, this should give some time to either write after Finals, or during the holiday break.
Please everyone, get your fics done in time! And I will post them in time too, no matter what. ;)
Questions? Email me at halfshellvenus @ livejournal dot com.
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