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Fic Corner Sign-ups

Just a reminder that sign-ups are open. I'll be camping this weekend and may be slow to respond to queries.

Sign-up on AO3. You will need an AO3 account, but their queue is down to less than a day. Please note that you must be logged in to sign-up. Sign-ups will close on June 28th

Fic Corner Tag Set.

Dear Fic Corner Scribbler letters can be found here.


You must request at least three fandoms, and can request up to ten. You may request between 0 (any) and 10 characters. The exchange is set up to match ANY, not ALL to increase odds of matching. You may not be matched on ALL the characters you request.

By requesting Any, a participant is requesting Any characters on the fandom's nomination list. Do not be that person who requests Any in Fandom F, but writes about specifically wanting Character Z from Fandom F who wasn't nominated.

You may also request Any if you want fics focused on worldbuilding instead of a specific character(s).

Prompt URL: If you want to leave a Dear Fic Corner Scribbler letter for your writer, this is the place to do so.

Description: Optional details are optional, however, if you want to give your writer ideas, this is the place to do it, whether you write a letter or not.


You must offer a minimum of 3 fandoms, maximum of 10. You may offer up to 10 characters or offer Any.

The bucket list is enabled, so you can offer more than 10 fandoms, but any fandoms in the bucket list default to ANY characters, ANY ratings. More information about making a bucketlist offer (including a lovely diagram) can be found in the Yuletide sign-up instructions.

Don't forget to request/offer fandoms you want. If you're lukewarm about a fandom, don't request it or offer it. Chances are this will be the fandom you receive/are assigned.

Once at least five people have signed up, you'll be able to keep track of current request/offer numbers via the signup summary.

You may edit your sign up form until sign ups close on June 28th.


Nominations are open

Apologies for the delay, but I was ill yesterday.

Nominations for The Exchange at Fic Corner are open on AO3. You can nominate up to four fandoms and up to five characters. Nominations will close on June 17th at approximately 9pm EDT. What time is that for me? Note that your mod is not very good at keeping track of time in the evenings and this does not happen automatically but it's safe to say that it will probably close before 1am EDT the next morning.

To make this easier on your mod, remember that book titles are canonized in AO3 as Title - Author or in the case of multiple authors, Title - Various Authors. If you're nominating a book or book series that is also a tv show/cartoon/board game/movie/podcast/etc., I WILL assume you mean the book version, but there will be much tearing of hair in the process, so the more specific you can be, the happier I will be. If there may be confusion, feel free to elaborate in the comments of this post.

The Eligibility guidelines from the FAQ.Collapse )

Feel free to use the comments on the Dreamwidth post to plan nominations, one book/series per thread. Please put title - author in the subject field for ease in coordinating. Once again, comments here will be disabled.

Fic Corner Brainstorming

The Exchange at Fic Corner 2017 Schedule
June 3rd - Brainstorming Post will open; Any Changes to Eligibilty Rules will be posted (none this year).
June 9th - June 17th - Nominations
June 17th - June 18th - Vetting
June 18th - June 27th - Sign-Ups
June 28th - Assignments Sent Out
August 21st - Deadline for Stories
August 28th - Collection Goes Live
While I was hoping to shift the schedule to Memorial Day (last Monday in May) to Labor Day (first Monday in September), I'm late getting started this year. I've also moved sending out assignments earlier as I can't guarantee I'll have time to deal with issues the last weekend of June.

Fic Corner has moved to Dreamwidth. Go forth and brainstorm in the comments there. (Comments for this post have been disabled.)

Schedule for 2017

The Exchange at Fic Corner 2017 Schedule
June 3rd - Brainstorming Post will open; Any Changes to Eligibilty Rules will be posted (none this year).
June 9th - June 17th - Nominations
June 17th - June 18th - Vetting
June 18th - June 27th - Sign-Ups
June 28th - Assignments Sent Out
August 21st - Deadline for Stories
August 28th - Collection Goes Live

Note that we're ending earlier this year. I keep crashing into Yuletide, and I need a little more space there. There will be no changes to the eligibility rules this year, so go ahead and poke at the FAQ and start thinking about what you want to nominate. Note that the dates on that post still reflect 2015 and won't be updated till Saturday, June 3.

The brainstorming post will not be crossposted, but I will post a link to the dreamwidth post in this comm.


Fic Corner is happening this year.

I'm going to try to get the schedule up tonight, since we're scary close to June. Dates may shift a little from previous years as I'll be away the first and last weekends of summer.

Please note that after the initial wake-up posts, they will no longer be crossposted to LJ due to the latest kerfluffle. Dreamwidth will be the main comm, and tumblr crossposting will only happen if people display an interest.
A Kids' and YA TV Fic Exchange

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Description:You Can Do That in Fanfiction is a gift exchange for fic based on children's and YA tv shows. The FAQ can be found on the youcandothatinfanfiction (DW) or ycdtif (LJ) comms.

You Can Do That in Fanfiction 2016 Schedule
Nominations: June 6th - June 15th
Sign-ups: June 17th - 23rd
Assignments Sent: June 24th
Deadline for Stories: August 28th
Collection Goes Live: September 3th

Note that this exchange is designed to alternate years with , so Fic Corner will not be running this year.

We're open and an announcement

All fics in, all pinch hits done. Now your mod gets to collapse for 2 minutes before starts.

When I first started this exchange, I planned to alternate it with a kids tv exchange, either winter/summer, or every other year. Then I got tapped to help run Yuletide and people really liked the idea of a kidlit exchange, so I ended up running that three years in a row. But now it's time. Next summer instead of fic corner, I'll be running that kids' tv exchange, which is unnamed as yet (put your suggestions in the comments).

Eligible fandoms will include cartoons and live action shows aimed at kids or teens. It will definitely include the precursors to dedicated kids tv networks (such as Full House and Boy Meets World), but I'm not sure where the eligibility rules will come down on something like BtVS where the main characters start in high school, but graduate less than halfway through the series.

All stories in, but...

There's an issue where one of the stories isn't assigned properly to its recipient. I've contacted the author, but for now I am going to hold off on opening the archive for at least another 8 hours, and possibly longer. If this hasn't been resolved by tomorrow night, the collection will open, and I'll manually notify the recipient, but I'd like to give the author a chance to fix it first, as I'm certain it was an accident.

Last pinch hitter found

With any luck we should go live in the next 24 hours.