[identity profile] snacky.livejournal.com
Sorry, after some confusion there, both collections are revealed and unanonymous now, so you can go see who wrote what, and enjoy all the additional fic!

I'm leaving the Madness Collection open, so if you look at the prompts and inspiration strikes you, you can still add to it, if you'd like.
[identity profile] snacky.livejournal.com
Hey folks, I'm going to do the author reveals and open the the Madness collection at 4 p.m. EST today. So if you're still working on any madness fics, you've got a little time!

Thanks again for a great exchange. See you next year!
[identity profile] snacky.livejournal.com
Sorry, it's a little later than planned, but you have 15 minutes to finish any tweaks you have left. The archive will open at 4:15, EST.

Please remember to THANK your author for the story you received. And if you don't receive a story, please let me know RIGHT AWAY.
[identity profile] snacky.livejournal.com
Hello everyone! You will get your stories today, hooray!

The plan is to open the collection at 4 p.m. EST. This is to give the pinch-hitters some time to do any last minute polishes (and anyone else, I suppose). If something changes and it will be later, I will let you know.

Also, I was going to open the Madness collection on Tuesday, but change of plans! You will have the rest of this week to fill prompts! This is because I was an idiot and didn't reveal the prompts right away, so you all get more days for my stupidity. I will open the Madness collection next Sunday, when the authors are revealed in the NFE 2014 collection. So yay for extra time all around!

I will post another update this afternoon, just to give you a ten minute warning before the collection goes live.

Any questions? Comment here, or email narniaficexchange@gmail.com. Thank you!
[identity profile] snacky.livejournal.com
Hello everyone! We've got some pinch-hitting going on, but hopefully all will be in by Saturday, so the stories can be revealed on Sunday. If not, we'll wait until everyone has a story before going live.

In the meantime, there's Madness while you are waiting! Here's this year's Madness Collection. You can read the rules there. Basically, all you have to do is pick a prompt (or multiple prompts) from here, and then write a fic (as many as you want)! There are no length requirements, this is just fun writing and extra gifts for people.

Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] moriwen1 who nudged me that I didn't actually have the prompts revealed. SIGH. Sorry about that. Thanks to all the pinch-hitters, and thanks to everyone who got their stories in on time!
[identity profile] snacky.livejournal.com
Yes, that's right, the deadline has come. All stories must be turned in today, September 20th. I am not worried about timezones - if it's still September 20th when you upload your story, wherever you are, it's fine.

Basically, it just has to be posted to the collection when I wake up tomorrow (and okay, for timezone people, that's 8:00 a.m. EST, so you can do the math *g*).

If you are not going to be able to complete your story, you need to let me know today! If I don't hear from you, the story will go out to the pinch-hit list. There is no penalty for dropping out, as long as you let me know. If you drop out without a word, you may be banned from participating in future exchanges. Default on AO3 or email me at narniaficexchange@gmail.com if you will not be submitting a story today.

Also: while I guarantee that there will be a story for everyone who turned in a story, I do not guarantee that there will be a story for everyone who signed up. So if you signed up, dropped out and did not submit a story, and then your writer also dropped out, I will not send that prompt to the pinch-hitters. The priority is for all people who turned in a story to receive a story. I just want that to be clear, because it always happens at least once or twice in a round.

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Madness Round Info

Tomorrow I will be revealing all the prompts on AO3. You can then pick one or many to write! More than one person can pick the same prompt. There will be a second collection on AO3 call NFE Madness 2014. I will link it here tomorrow, so you will know where to upload any madness stories you might write.

These stories will not have any length or beta requirements. They just have to be uploaded before the next Saturday, when I will be opening both the main and the madness collections.

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There are sure to be pinch-hits needed, so please watch the comm and your inboxes for pinch-hitting requests.

Good luck with all the last minute editing! And to everyone who has already submitted their stories: you rock! :D
[identity profile] snacky.livejournal.com
So, close to deadline! How's everyone doing? I hope well! Thank you to the people who've already uploaded their stories, and keep going the rest of you! I know you can do it!

And in that vein, here's the announcement: due to some unexpected personal stuff that's going on next week, I'm going to be away. So you're getting an extra week to write! Yes, that means your stories are not due tomorrow, they are due the following Saturday, September 20th.

I'm sorry about the last minute change, but these things happen. And hey, if you were ready to submit tomorrow, feel free to still do so! :D

Thank you for understanding, and for all being so great. I really appreciate it! Please let me know if you have any questions, either here, or via email at narniaficexchange@gmail.com.
[identity profile] snacky.livejournal.com
Hi folks! Just a check-in post to see how everything is going! A few things:

* Reminder that you must upload your fic to A03 by Saturday, September 13th (and thank you to those who have done so already!). Your fic must be complete when you upload it. No placeholders, nothing less than 1000 words.

* If you need a beta, or would like to help someone out, check out our beta post!

* If you would like to sign up to be a pinch-hitter, in case someone drops out, check out our pinch-hitter post!

* If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to comment here, or email to narniaficexchange@gmail.com

Also, let's talk Madness! There will be a week between the deadline and the reveals, and during this period we can have a Madness Round, if there's interest. I will open up the prompts, and you can choose to write one, or as many as you want. There will be no required length, and anyone can participate.

[Poll #1980176]

Thank you!
[identity profile] nfe-gremlin.livejournal.com
Hello everyone! Sorry for the delay in assignments, but I've had a nasty bug.

You should all have received your assignments - remember, you have been matched on at least one thing you offered/your recipient requested, not all offers/requests.

Happy writing, and remember, your assignment is due September 13!

I don't know if there's any interest in a Madness Round this year, but I will put up a poll tomorrow, and if people would like it, we can have it during the week between assignments due, and the reveal.
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[personal profile] nfe_gremlin
Today is the last day to sign up for the NFE 2014! Signups close tonight at midnight.

You can sign up here!

NOTE: 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 I have noticed some people's prompts have more characters than they have 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 this would look:

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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.

I am mentioning this, because you can edit your requests, if you would like! Go here, click on My Sign-up in the left hand column, and you will be taken to your sign up, where you can edit to your hearts content.

You don't have to edit or make changes, if you don't want. I am suggesting this to help ensure you are matched on what you want.

If you have any questions, please let me know!
[identity profile] nfe-gremlin.livejournal.com
Today is the last day to sign up for the NFE 2014! Signups close tonight at midnight.

You can sign up here!

NOTE: 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 I have noticed some people's prompts have more characters than they have 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 this would look:

cut because of images... )

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.

I am mentioning this, because you can edit your requests, if you would like! Go here, click on My Sign-up in the left hand column, and you will be taken to your sign up, where you can edit to your hearts content.

You don't have to edit or make changes, if you don't want. I am suggesting this to help ensure you are matched on what you want.

If you have any questions, please let me know!
[identity profile] nfe-gremlin.livejournal.com
If you want to sign up for the NFE, you still have time! Go here to sign up!
[identity profile] snacky.livejournal.com
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 member/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 some reason and someone steps up to write the abandoned request. That someone is the pinch-hitter.


This post will be screened and you'll only be contacted, if needed, by the mods.


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

Name:
Email:
Fic I can't write:


Thank you! :)
[identity profile] snacky.livejournal.com
This is the post where you sign up for beta duty. It doesn't matter if you're a member and plan on participating in the exchange, or are just watching the community for fun. If you are a beta reader and are willing to help our wonderful writers, please sign up!


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

Name:
Email: (if you are not comfortable with giving out your email, just write PM here, and make sure that your LJ can receive PM's from users that are not your friends.)


The authors will contact you if they need a beta.
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[personal profile] snacky
Yes, that's right, signups are finally open! Get your requests and offers ready to go!


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:

Tagset!

Please let me know if there are any problems with the signup form. (Please let there not be any problems.)
[identity profile] snacky.livejournal.com
Yes, that's right, signups are finally open! Get your requests and offers ready to go!


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:

Tagset!

Please let me know if there are any problems with the signup form. (Please let there not be any problems.)

Updates!

Jul. 25th, 2014 12:02 pm
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[personal profile] snacky
Hello everyone! Work on the tagset is finally complete. [personal profile] aurilly posted a tagset glossary, so you'll know what tags you're choosing when you sign up.

I was going to open signups this morning, but instead will do that tonight, after you all have had a chance to look at the tags and ask any questions.

I will also be posting a beta signup post, and a pinch-hitter sign up post, here in the comm, so don't forget about those.

Thanks for all your patience as we've worked out a few kinks, and thanks especially to [personal profile] aurilly for her work in whipping the tags into shape.
[identity profile] aurilly.livejournal.com
Below is a glossary outlining in broad (and subjective!) terms what each tag means, so that people are generally on the same page about requesting and offering them. There will definitely be grey areas, so please comment below if you are unsure which one your request falls under. That said, please note that freeform tags are optional. If you don't see one here for what you want, or if your prompt straddles different tags, you don't actually need to worry about it.

The tags will be listed alphabetically in the sign-up form, but I broke them out into groups for the purpose of the glossary. I can also edit this post based on any discussion so that by the time sign-ups open, it's final.

Places/Settings
Archenland: stories set in Archenland or predominantly starring Archenlandian characters, at any time (Aravis counts)
Calormen: stories set in Calormen or predominantly starring Calormene characters, at any time (Aravis counts)
Life Underground: anything set below the Sunlit Lands and/or about its inhabitants
Telmar: anything set in Telmar (could include stories about why they left to invade Narnia); for matching purposes can also include stories about what happened to the Telmarines who left after Prince Caspian, or even how they originally got to Telmar from the South Seas
Setting: England: stories set anywhere and at any time in our world (doesn’t necessarily need to be England); can include ‘Everybody Lives’ scenarios in which the train crash never happened

Narnian World Time Periods
We used the breakouts on the Narnia Wiki. While the periods are defined by what happened in the country of Narnia, stories for these tags can take place anywhere in that world.
Age of Conquest: Birth of Narnia through right before White Witch seizes power
Age of Winter: White Witch’s reign
Golden Age: Pevensies’ reign
Dark Age: Narnia in anarchy
Telmarine Age: Telmarine conquest through right before Caspian X’s coronation
Age of Exploration: Caspian X’s reign (ie. through the last pages of Silver Chair)
Later Ages: Rilian’s reign onwards

Themes
Non-Canon Dimension Travel: stories that play around with the mechanics of inter-dimensional travel (ex. further exploration of the Wood; how or why things like the rings, painting and horn work) or that send characters on world-hopping adventures not covered by the books
The Problem of Susan: defined as you wish
Time Shenanigans: stories that play around with the mechanics of the time lapse/aging issues associated with dimension travel
Narnians In England: stories about Narnian-world natives visiting our world (doesn’t necessarily have to be England)

Genres
Alternate Universe – Canon Divergence: Characters exist in the canon world(s), but something goes differently; someone made a different decision, the villain won, someone was evil, summer never came, etc. This could mean a story about the moment of divergence itself, or anything set after that point/in that "universe." Use the details/prompt to explain the kinds of divergences you’re interested in seeing explored.
Alternate Universe – Different Setting: Characters have always existed in a different scenario (various historical eras, various professions, etc.), but it doesn’t necessarily have to be a mundane, single-world scenario. Use the details/prompts to explain what you’re looking for.
Backstory: Could be for a character or place or concept, to be explained in the details/prompt
Missing Scene: Filling in an episode potentially implied but not made explicit by canon
Worldbuilding: Open-ended, to cover places, eras, concepts, little-known characters, etc. not covered by other tags

Updates!

Jul. 25th, 2014 12:02 pm
[identity profile] snacky.livejournal.com
Hello everyone! Work on the tagset is finally complete. [livejournal.com profile] aurilly will be posting an update, with a glossary, so you'll know what tags you're choosing when you sign up.

I was going to open signups this morning, but instead will do that tonight, after you all have had a chance to look at the tags and ask any questions.

I will also be posting a beta signup post, and a pinch-hitter sign up post, here in the comm, so don't forget about those.

Thanks for all your patience as we've worked out a few kinks, and thanks especially to [livejournal.com profile] aurilly for her work in whipping the tags into shape.
[identity profile] aurilly.livejournal.com
As promised, this is the post to clarify some of the nominations. We’re trying to arrive at a final tagset of freeform tags that are broad enough to be requestable(?) by multiple people for multiple characters/prompts, but specific enough that people are happy. The more tags we have, and the more specific they are, the harder matching will be. We also want to ensure that everyone is on the same page regarding what the tags mean; this will make people more comfortable offering them, and thus, more likely to match on them. Please note that some of the currently approved nominations may not end up in the final tagset, and, depending on the answers here, we may revise the wording of some nominations or consolidate them. We’ll put a glossary of any potentially confusing tags in the post that lets everyone know sign-ups are open. Please remember that your prompt will still be written out in the optional details; the tag doesn't need to encompass it.

We'll add to this post as more nominations are made.

Nominations We’re Asking to Revise
Bacchus/anyone: If you nominated this and have space in your character nomination slots, would you please delete this and nominate “Bacchus (Narnia)” in the character field instead? You can request Bacchus as a character and say in the details that you ship him with anyone your writer chooses. If you don’t have space, let us know and we’ll nominate him as a character for you.

Questions
These are questions for people who nominated certain tags. Depending on the answers here, we may revise the wording of the nominations, or consolidate them.

Tisroc: If you nominated this, did you have a specific Tisroc in mind? I’m assuming you mean the Tisroc from The Horse & His Boy, but just want to confirm that you weren’t thinking of a world-building story about Tisrocs in general.

Spare Oom: If you nominated this, what were you thinking a story for this tag should entail? It is what Mr. Tumnus calls England, but how would you characterize a 'Spare Oom' story?

The Missing Years (pre-crash): I’m assuming this means life in England after the Pevensies were expelled from Narnia but before the events of The Last Battle, but just wanted to be sure. Would this only mean a story set in England, or could it also mean a story between Rilian’s reign and Tirian’s? Could it also mean a story set in England that ignores The Last Battle and pretends everyone lived on in our world? What if we had a tag called “Post-Narnia Life In England”, and used this to encompass both 'the missing years' and an 'Everybody Lives' scenario that ignores the train crash? The optional details are where you could let your writer know your preference; I'm pretty sure someone offering the more meta tag would be open to either sub-period.

Telmar and Telmarine Era: Did the same person nominate these? What if we consolidated these into a single tag called “Telmarines” that encompasses a) what happened on the island of Telmar, b) the Narnian era over which the Telmarines ruled, c) stories about minor characters such as Glozelle and d) what happened to the Telmarines after Prince Caspian. That way, people can offer “Telmarines” and you can specify in the optional details which kind of story you’re looking for. Again, I think people offering this tag would be interested in most of these sub-options (but I might be wrong).

Alternate Universe: Am thinking of having two broad Alternate Universe tags: a) “Alternate Universe – Canon Divergence” b) “Alternate Universe – Different Setting” and leaving the details for the specifics. The first would allow people to request a specific change in canon and an exploration of how this would affect other stuff. The second would allow people to request a specific Alternate Universe setting (ex. Historical, coffee shop, etc.).

The Wood Between the Worlds: (in full disclosure, this is my nomination) I want this to be about the mechanics of world-hopping, or maybe stories where characters world-hop to places other than Narnia; it doesn’t necessarily have to involve the Wood or the rings. If anyone has a better idea of how to succinctly describe this, I’d really appreciate it.

’time wonkiness’/’the usual muddle about times’: Another one where suggestions are welcome for how to describe a story that plays with the concepts of weird time passage and (de)aging that happen when people travel between worlds.

THANK YOU!

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