Pinch hit #15

Jul. 20th, 2017 11:06 pm
[personal profile] rareslashex_mod posting in [community profile] raremaleslashex
One new pinch hit (#15) under the cut!

The deadline for this is the main assignment deadline: 23:59 UTC on Monday 31 July (countdown here).

To claim, please comment with your AO3 username (comments are screened).

Pinch Hit # 15: The Silmarillion and other histories of Middle-Earth - J. R. R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings - J. R. R. Tolkien, Chronicles of Narnia - C. S. Lewis, Frontier Wolf - Rosemary Sutcliff, Prince of Silk and Thorns - Cherry Dare, Crossover Fandom )

Two weeks to deadline!

Jul. 18th, 2017 12:57 pm
[personal profile] rareslashex_mod posting in [community profile] raremaleslashex
Collection | Requests | Letters Post | Beta Post

A quick reminder: assignments are due Monday 31 July at 23:59 UTC! That's a little under two weeks from now. View the countdown here.

There are no outstanding pinch hits. I'll post them on the community as any defaults come in.

To post your assignment: navigate to your AO3 dashboard, select Sign-ups in the menu on the left, locate your Rare Male Slash Exchange assignment and click Fulfill. That will take you to a posting page that should have all of your recipient's details and the exchange name pre-selected.

To post a treat: navigate to the Rare Male Slash Exchange AO3 page here and click the Post to Collection button in the top right corner. You will need to add your treat recipient's name in the field marked "Gift this work to" - just be sure it's the right username!

To default: that's absolutely fine - sometimes that happens! Just navigate to your AO3 dashboard, select Sign-ups, locate your Rare Male Slash Exchange assignment and click Default. I can then find a pinch-hitter for your recipient.

I hope your assignments are going well! If you have any questions about the exchange, please feel free to ask. You can either comment on this post (anon is on), or email If you have questions for your recipient, please email me.

Signups open!

Jul. 18th, 2017 10:00 am
galfridian: (Default)
[personal profile] galfridian posting in [community profile] crossovering
Signups close on Thursday, July 27th @ 11:55 PM PDT.


If you're new to exchanges at AO3 and confused about how sign-ups work, read this tutorial about signing up for gift exchanges.

As a reminder: You're allowed to choose multiple fandoms from within a greater franchise in a single request/offer, but we cannot prevent AO3 from matching on those 2 fandoms. For example, you might offer Stargate Atlantis, Stargate SG-1, and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, but if someone else requests Stargate Atlantis and Stargate SG-1, AO3 might pair you.

Put short, if you prefer to receive or create a crossover/fusion between 2 distinctly separate franchises, we encourage you to refrain from putting 2+ sub-franchise fandoms in a single request/offer.

For more information about requests and offers for this exchange, please continue reading.  )

Dear Crossovering Creator

Jul. 18th, 2017 09:50 am
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[personal profile] galfridian posting in [community profile] crossovering
Signups open in 10 minutes! (Finally, right?) That means it's also time to start sharing your Dear Crossovering Creator Letters!

These letters are 100% optional but highly encouraged (particularly due to the nature of this exchange). If you've never participated in an exchange like this before, a Dear Creator Letter is a post at your DW/LJ/Tumblr/Blog, etc. detailing your requests and giving your assigned creator ideas for possible art or fic. These letters also include your likes, dislikes, and any triggers you migh thave. You can link them here, as well as in your sign-up form. How you format or write them is entirely up to you.

If you have any triggers (things that may cause you harm if you read about them), we highly recommend that you make that clear in your letter as well as in the optional details on your signup. Not every participant clicks through to letters, and this is the best way to cover your bases so that your creator will not unintentionally use your triggers.

For more info and great examples of what we mean check out the following links: The Yuletide FAQ or letters from previous years.

Keep in mind that letters are completely optional, which also means that creators are in no way required to follow the optional details. The only requirements are that they use the fandoms you matched on and that they respect your DNWs. Essentially: Optional details are optional.

If you are posting a link to your letter here, we ask that you copy/paste the following when you comment:

Tagset is open!

Jul. 16th, 2017 09:10 pm
galfridian: (Default)
[personal profile] galfridian posting in [community profile] crossovering
This year's tagset is now visible. (Alphabetical view.)

We approved 534 nominations this year. That's 329 more than last year! Please check the list even if your fandom was rejected, as it may have been approved under a related tag.

For those who like to keep track year-to-year, this year's most nominated exchange was Leverage with 9 nominations.

We rejected only 3 fandoms:
  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Star Trek Beyond — As they're installments in a series. We view these like nominating one book in the Harry Potter series. However, we're open to accepting installments next year.

  • The Hunger Games - All Media Types — As we've approved The Hunger Games films and novels separately. Because participants can choose both in a request or offer, we felt All Media Types was superfluous. Again, we're absolutely open to discussion on this next year.

  • Signups open Tuesday, July 18th @ 8:00 AM PDT. (Compare to your time. See the current time in Los Angeles.)

    If you have any questions or concerns about the tagset, please comment here or email

    Otherwise, we'll see you at signups! We look forward to taking advantage of all the changes to this year's exchange—and we hope you are, too!

    Nominations are now closed!

    Jul. 15th, 2017 11:50 pm
    weasleytook: (Default)
    [personal profile] weasleytook posting in [community profile] crossovering
    Nominations have now officially closed. We'd like to thank all of you who took the time to nominate, and we sincerely hope to see you all at sign-ups when they begin on July 18.

    Until then, please make sure to watch this space. Although we don't expect to have as many questionable fandoms as we have in previous years, there may still be questions we have for nominators, so be on the lookout. We will begin approving fandoms right away and will continue through the next day or so until we have a complete tagset. We plan on getting the tagset up as soon as we can, thus giving everyone time to peruse the list of fandoms before sign-ups open.

    You may notice during this process that some of your fandoms will be listed as rejected or approved at AO3. But, please keep in mind that this does not necessarily reflect what will or won't appear in the final tag set. (Should your fandom be listed as approved, it likely is. Should your fandom be listed as rejected, it may be approved under a different tag.) Once the tag set is complete, we will make it public and post here to let everyone know that the review period is over and if there are any issues or discrepancies with your nominations, you can let us know at that time.

    Thanks again for nominating!


    Jul. 15th, 2017 10:59 pm
    weasleytook: (Default)
    [personal profile] weasleytook posting in [community profile] crossovering
     There is one hour left to get your nominations in! We will be closing the form promptly at 11:59 p.m. PDT (what time is that for me?)

    Information on how to nominate is available at this post. 

    24 Hours Left to Nominate!

    Jul. 14th, 2017 11:51 pm
    weasleytook: (Default)
    [personal profile] weasleytook posting in [community profile] crossovering
    There are only 24 hours left to nominate fandoms for this year's exchange! Nominations will close on July 15 at 11:59 p.m. PDT. (Find out what time that is where you live.)

    For all the information you need on nominations, check out this post.

    The Official Pinch-Hitter Post

    Jul. 12th, 2017 07:57 pm
    snacky: (narnia lucy the valiant)
    [personal profile] snacky posting in [community profile] narniaexchange
    Please, please, please sign up for pinch-hitting* here. Last year there were a few fics that needed pinch-hitting, and it'll probably happen this round too.

    Same rules apply as when signing up for beta duty. You don't have to be a participant in the exchange to be a pinch-hitter, just someone who can turn around a thousand word fic in a short time frame.

    *Pinch-hitting is what happens when a writer drops out of the exchange for whatever reason and someone steps up to write the abandoned request. That someone is the pinch-hitter.

    This post will be screened. Your name will be added to the pinch-hitter list, and if we need a pinch hitter, you'll receive an email with the prompt details.

    Copy and paste this into the comments and fill it out:


    If there are

    Thank you! :)

    The Official Beta Post

    Jul. 12th, 2017 07:55 pm
    snacky: (narnia edmund)
    [personal profile] snacky posting in [community profile] narniaexchange
    This is the post where you sign up for beta duty. You don't have to be a member of this comm, or participating in the exchange to be a beta. If you are willing to help the writers, please sign up!

    Copy and paste this in the comments and fill in the details:

    Email: (we need an email so folks who need a beta can get in touch with you)

    The authors will contact you if they need a beta.

    Signups are open!

    Jul. 12th, 2017 07:47 pm
    snacky: (narnia pevensies are back)
    [personal profile] snacky posting in [community profile] narniaexchange
    I hope you're ready with your requests and offers! :D

    Here is a handy tutorial on how to sign up for an fic exchange on AO3:

    Handy tutorial!

    Here is the link to the signup form:

    Signup form!

    Here is the tagset:


    Info about the freeform tags (thank you, [personal profile] aurilly!):

    Freeform Tags & Glossary!

    NOTE: Because there was some confusion about this in previous years:

    Remember, if you have multiple prompts, you can make multiple (up to five) requests! All your prompts don't have to be in one request. I am mentioning this because last year some people's prompts had more characters than they had requested, because you can only request five characters per request. But if you make more than one request, you can request more characters.

    Also, if you are requesting relationships, make sure to request those characters as well! The matching will be done by characters first! If you haven't requested those characters, but want them in a relationship, you're unlikely to be matched on those.

    Here is an example of how multiple requests would look... )

    So you can see I had five prompts, so I made five requests. I was able to request more than five characters, because I used the multiple requests. I also requested relationships, AND the characters involved in those relationships.

    If you have any questions, feel free to ask in comments, or email to
    morbane: uletide mod image of guinea pig among daisies (Yuletide)
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    Final schedule for Yuletide 2017

    Nominations Friday Sept 8 - Saturday Sept 16
    Sign-ups Sunday Oct 1 - Monday Oct 9
    Assignments out by Sunday Oct 15
    Default deadline Monday Dec 11
    Assignment deadline Monday Dec 18

    Please note that this is a week earlier than the draft schedule we previously posted.

    New Year’s Resolutions notification

    If you took part in Yuletide and defaulted after the default deadline, or you submitted an incomplete story at the posting deadline, or you defaulted in Yuletide twice in a row, we ask you to complete a New Year’s Resolution story before you sign up again.

    We have just sent an email to everyone who was added to our NYR list after Yuletide 2016. We don’t want you to get to Yuletide 2017, try to sign up, and realise at this late juncture that you are under a restriction.

    The email we use is the one currently associated with your AO3 account. If you have any doubt about whether you fulfilled the Yuletide challenge last year, please check your AO3 account details to see what email address the message was sent to. It’s also possible that our message has gone to your spam folder.

    You are welcome to comment here or to email and ask if you are on the list of people who need to complete a New Year’s Resolution fic.

    If you defaulted in a previous year, you may still be on our NYR list.

    More information about New Year’s Resolutions

    New Year’s Resolution fics written for the purpose of re-qualifying for Yuletide must be posted to the New Year's Resolutions 2017 collection before you sign up to Yuletide 2017. They must be over 1,000 words and written to a previous Yuletide prompt. You can write for a Yuletide 2016 prompt, or you can choose an older Yuletide prompt as long as the fandom in which you write is small enough to still qualify for Yuletide (that is: when adding the total fics on AO3 and, there are fewer than 1,000 fics that are in English, complete, and over 1,000 words long).

    The New Year’s Resolution system exists for several reasons:
    • It's an incentive to encourage people either to default early, or, to push on through and post something

    • It works as a warm-up, or as practice, or as a way of proving to yourself you can finish a story to a prompt

    • It's a contribution to the project of getting more stories written in tiny fandoms

    • It's a way of ensuring that past prompts don't get entirely forgotten.

    If you had to default in a past year, we are aware that this may have been for a carefully-considered reason or in a difficult time. Needing to complete a NYR does not mean we think you're a terrible person. We hope you use it as an opportunity to write something you enjoy.

    You are also welcome to submit a NYR story if you just feel like writing one! The collection will stay open for late fills until Yuletide 2017 assignments are sent out.

    Writers are especially encouraged to write stories for prompts that were not filled during the main Yuletide run.

    2016 prompts on AO3
    Google spreadsheet of all prompts (thank you to Min)
    Database of 2016's Dear Author letters (thank you to lsellersfic)
    2016 prompts as a text file
    Prompts from 2016's non-signed-up pinch hitters on LJ and on DW
    Some Day My Fic Will Come mini-challenge - This challenge is for prompts that are posted year after year after year - see more info at the link!

    NFE 2017 Tag Set

    Jul. 10th, 2017 09:43 pm
    aurilly: (edmund armour)
    [personal profile] aurilly posting in [community profile] narniaexchange
    Last call for tagset nominations! You can nominate HERE. I'll update the glossary below with anything that gets nominated by tomorrow.

    Below is a glossary of the freeform tags for this year's exchange. Please remember that you don't need to use them! They are here a) to specify if you want a story about your requested character(s) in a particular setting or dealing with a specific concept and b) for people want world-building fic and don't care which characters it’s about. Whether or not you use the tags, you should use the text boxes in the sign-up form to explain what you’re looking for.

    NFE 2017 Tag Set Glossary )
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