are onboard again as mods, so a hello from all of us to both returning and new NFE folks! Welcome to our new home on Dreamwidth. You don't need a DW journal to participate in the NFE, and can comment anonymously, but please make sure to sign your comment/leave an email if you are a participant/need a follow up.
We'll be running on AO3 again this year. If you need a code for AO3, just leave a comment here with your email, or email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll send you one.Collection on AO3Tag Set
Tag nominations will open soon, so start thinking of tags! It will work the same way it did last year, and here's last year's Tag Set
to refresh your memory. aurilly
is the Tag Goddess, so keep your eyes peeled for some posts from her on the topic.Here is the TENTATIVE* schedule for the exchange:
Tag nominations open: July 5th
Signups open: July 12th
Signups close: July 21st
Assignments sent out: by July 24th
Fics due: anytime before August 26th
Prompts Revealed/Madness: July 13th - September 2nd
Main collection opens: September 3rd
Authors revealed: September 10th
*Reasons for the tentativeness of this schedule: getting tags finalized before the assignments go out, and any AO3 glitches like last year where I couldn't generate assignments. I will make sure to update the schedule in this comm, if there are changes.
This year instead of a Madness/Treats collection, we'll be posting treats in the main collection. You will need to tag them as treats. Prompts will be revealed about two weeks into the writing period, and that will give you time to write treats. Due to the reveal of prompts, obviously the exchange will not be double-blind (as it used to be in years past) and you will know who you are writing for.
As usual, Madness is not mandatory, but it's always fun. And if you choose not to participate in the Main Exchange and just in Madness, that's fine!
If people want to write "Dear NFE Writer" letters and post them on LJ/Dreamwidth/Tumblr/wherever, that is fine, but not mandatory! You can put everything you want in your signup, if you like.
In the past, you've been allowed to request crossovers, and fic set in other people's fanverses. You can still do that, but those will have to go in the optional details part of the signup. You cannot request crossovers and fanverses only
, though, as your assigned writer may not be familiar with the other fandom/fanverse. So remember to include some
There will also be a box in the offer part of the signup where you, as a writer, can talk about what you like to write, and also put ONE OR TWO dealbreakers of what you can't write (for example, "no incest and I hate Edmund Pevensie"). Bear in mind that it would be extremely unlikely
(I mean, it's never ever happened before) in this exchange for you to say, "I can't write slash" and then get matched to someone who only requests slash. Most participants offer several options of what they want, and I don't see this changing.
Okay, I think that's it for now. Start thinking up tags, watch this space for more announcements, and ask any questions you have and we will try to answer them! You can email at email@example.com too.