10 September 2016 @ 08:09 am
Post-Assignment Notes  
So hopefully by now you all have your assignments. The archive is now open! Assignments are due between now and 5pm (PDT) 22 October 2016. (Countdown ClockTime Zone Converter)

Art and stories will be revealed 5pm (PDT) 28 October 2016 at the earliest, or whenever after that it occurs that everyone has a gift.

While you're plotting and drafting, take a moment to read over these notes. Just a few logistical things I want to cover.

What You're Expected to Produce
You should write or draw one (1) fanwork for one of the relationships that your recipient requested. If you want to make additional fanworks, that's good too, but one is the requirement. It doesn't have to be the relationship you were matched on, if something else they requested strikes your fancy. It does have to be femslash. How you define fem and slash allows some wiggle room, but your fanwork must have a romantic and/or sexual element. Female friendship makes the world go around, but this is not a friendship fest.

Dear Creator Letters
Hopefully you have already finished your letter. Hopefully you have already unlocked your letter. I'm giving everyone a couple of days, but after that people in search of prompts from their recipients may e-mail me, and then I in turn may e-mail you.

You are not required to write a letter, but if you didn't get a chance to put at least your likes and squicks into the optional details section, I'd encourage you to write one. Your author or artist would doubtless like to make the perfect gift for you, but that's difficult to do without any idea of what you want.

Speaking of artists, if you requested art, it's a nice idea to include a few words as to what you'd like in art, and some art-friendly prompts. "Sex pollen that causes amnesia!" does not lend itself to all artistic styles. For more on art-friendly prompts, check out our "How To" post. It's also a good idea to mention somewhere in your letter what format(s) you'd like, and if you'd like art, fic, or both for treats.

Please, in your letters, do not rank pairings or fandoms. That looks like: "Susan/Ravi is my favourite pairing ever, and I really want fic for them! If you can't write that, I guess Ravi/Ming would be okay." Or something of that kind. It's a good way to make whoever signed up for Ravi/Ming feel like shit. It's also against the rules. We all have preferences, but try to be considerate, eh?

If you're looking for a letter, or looking to post a letter, here's where you want to be.

The archive is open. I'm not making a second collection for treats, as I find less people read them when that happens, and everyone should read all the treats! Please post your treats to the main archive.

However, if you're drawing a quick sketch or writing a treat under 1000 words, please wait to post it until after sign ups are due (22 October). Any and all polished art and fic treats over 1k are wonderful at any time.

For your treat-writing pleasure, I'lll be making all requests visible soon. We will also be adding a page for pinch hitters to post treat requests. Watch this space.

Beta List, Defaulting, Pinch Hit List
The beta list is here. Consider adding your name to it. Also, use it to find a beta. Everyone should have included their AO3 names, so it'll be easy to make sure you're not asking your recipient to beta read their own fic.

No one has defaulted yet, but they will. Most fests have a 10-25% default rate, which is just the way it goes, death of muses and the revenge of real life happen. If you're going to default, please do it early to that your pinch hitter will have lots of time to create the gift your recip deserves. Unfortunately, if you default and then your author/artist also defaults, I will not find a pinch hitter for you, and you might not get a gift. If you don't default, but just fail to hand in a completed work, you will be asked not to participate next year.

If you're interested in pinch hitting (which is what we need to happen when someone defaults), please join the pinch hit group. You have to have a gmail account, and need to change your group settings to e-mail you whenever a post is made. If you don't have a gmail account, you can still check the group for updates and claim pinch hits; I'll try to post notice here when they go out.
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Moi[personal profile] kore on September 10th, 2016 07:26 pm (UTC)
"Sex pollen that causes amnesia!" does not lend itself to all artistic styles.

I <3 you.

I'm planning to treat! A pinch hit might depend on what I need to do offline, but definitely treat.
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Muccamukk: Avengers: Scarlet Witch[personal profile] muccamukk on September 10th, 2016 07:35 pm (UTC)
Now I want fic about that though.

It sounds like lots of people will be doing treats.
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(Anonymous) on October 23rd, 2016 05:32 am (UTC)
I'm a person who defaulted-- my work is complete and I just forgot to post it and will do so first thing tomorrow morning. Should I post it as a treat or is there a way to un-default myself?
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Muccamukk[personal profile] muccamukk on October 23rd, 2016 12:05 pm (UTC)
At this point unless the pinch hit for your recip is still open, it's probably best to post it as a treat. If your recip doesn't have a pinch hitter yet, then I'll see about making it your assignment again. Might be best to e-mail me.
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