[identity profile] snacky.livejournal.com
Hello everyone! I'm generating the assignments, and have run into a problem with AO3. I sent in a support ticket, and as soon as we get this issue corrected, I'll be sending out the assignments. Hopefully even by tonight, which will give you extra writing time!

I'll keep you posted if I run into any other delays.
[identity profile] snacky.livejournal.com
You have until tomorrow night to signup for this year's NFE! Signups will be open until 11:59 p.m. EDT, so you still have time!

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!

Info about the freeform tags:

Freeform Tags & Glossary!
[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 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:

Name:
Email:

Thank you! :)
[identity profile] snacky.livejournal.com
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:

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.
[identity profile] snacky.livejournal.com
Thanks to the marvelous [livejournal.com profile] aurilly and her speed with the tagset, signups are 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!

Info about the freeform tags:

Freeform Tags & Glossary!

NOTE: Because there didn't seem to be an overwhelming opinion on the changes, I made a few tweaks to the schedule. Both collections will be revealed the same day, and the author reveal will be a week later. The prompts for Madness will not be revealed immediately after the assignments go out, as this will give people participating in both more time to work on their assignment, also to stick to the spirit of Madness (writing as many fics as you want in a shorter time frame). Here's the final schedule:

Tag nominations open: July 1st
Signups open: July 12th
Signups close: July 23th
Assignments sent out: by July 29th
Fics due: anytime before August 31st
Prompts Revealed/Madness: August 17th
Main and Madness collections open: September 11th
Authors revealed: September 19th

There will be more posts about exact deadlines, and Madness as we get closer to those dates.

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.

For those of you who prefer your info on DW, the Narnia Fic Exchange DW feed is here! Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] yetanothermask for setting it up.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask in comments, or email to narniaficexchange@gmail.com
[identity profile] aurilly.livejournal.com
Last call for tagset nominations! You can nominate HERE. I'll update the glossary below with anything that gets nominated by tonight.

QUESTION: If you nominated "Old Dynasty", what did you mean?

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 who stars. Whether or not you use the freeforms, you should use the text boxes in the sign-up form to explain what you’re looking for.

For example, if I want fic about Susan and Edmund on a diplomatic mission during their reign, I would request Susan&Edmund (relationship) + Susan (character) + Edmund (character) + Golden Age (freeform), and then I would mention the diplomatic mission in the text box. If I want world-building fic about what happened in Bism after everyone went back, I'd request Underground (freeform), with no characters or relationships, and then explain what I'm looking for in the text box.

Freeform Tags & Glossary )

NFE 2016

Jul. 1st, 2016 05:09 pm
[identity profile] snacky.livejournal.com
Okay, so, FINALLY! Sorry about the delay, but better late than never, right?

We'll be running on AO3 again this year! If you need a code for AO3, just email me and I'll send you one.

Collection on AO3

Tag Set

Tag nominations are open now! It will work the same way it did last year, and here's last year's Tag Set to refresh your memory. [livejournal.com profile] aurilly will be in charge of tags again, so keep your eyes peeled for some posts from her.

Here is the TENTATIVE schedule for the exchange:

Tag nominations open: July 1st
Signups open: Sometime between July 11th - July 13th (depending on how long it takes to get tags finalized)
Signups close: July 23th - 25th (again, depending on tags)
Assignments sent out: by July 29th
Fics due: anytime before August 31st
Prompts Revealed/Madness: July 30th - September 18th
Main collection opens: September 11th
Madness collection opens: September 18th
Authors revealed: September 19th

Reasons for the tentativeness of this schedule:
1) Getting tags finalized before the assignments go out
2) This year I've split the opening of the collections, as suggested by a participant. You'll have the main collection open for a week, giving you time to read and send feedback, and then the Madness collection will open the following week, with the authors revealed the next day.
3) I want to hear your opinions on that new way of opening collections and revealing authors. If most are in agreement, we'll proceed like that. If you want it changed back to opening the same day, we can go that way too. And if you prefer to wait a week between the collection opens and the author reveals, rather than a day, that can change too.

[Poll #2048458]

(If you don't have an LJ account, you can make your opinions known in the comments!)

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!

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. 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 canonical requests.

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 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.

Finally: I will be having surgery at some point during the course of this year's exchange, and it's possible that I'll be out of commission when the time comes to open the collections. But fear not, [livejournal.com profile] aurilly will be around, and [livejournal.com profile] lady_songsmith has volunteered to help out, so nothing should go off course. Thanks to both of them for going the extra mile!

Okay, I think that's it for now. Go forth, nominate, and ask any questions you have and I will try to answer them! You can email me at narniaficexchange@gmail.com too.
[identity profile] snacky.livejournal.com
Both collections have the authors revealed now, and that wraps up the NFE for this year.

Thank you to everyone who participated -- you make the NFE the success it is, with your fabulous stories, and your hard work. Thank you especially to the pinch-hitters who stepped in to write some wonderful fic at the drop of a hat. And thanks to everyone who joined in the Madness Round. That was an extra bit of fun, and I was glad to see so many stories this year.

If you have any suggestions for next year, feel free to leave a comment here, or email me at narniaficexchange@gmail.com

See you all next year, same time, same place!
[identity profile] snacky.livejournal.com
Both collections are open! Go, read, enjoy! :D AND DON'T FORGET TO THANK YOUR WRITER!
[identity profile] snacky.livejournal.com
The archives will open at 8 p.m.! Finish up those treats!
[identity profile] snacky.livejournal.com
Hi everyone! Just to give you an estimated time frame, in case you're still polishing your stories, the archive won't open until tomorrow evening.

This is due to my own real-life stuff going on tomorrow, and to give the pinch-hitters a few more hours to finish up their stories.

I figure I'll open the archives at 6 p.m, eastern time. At 5 p.m., I will post a one-hour warning here in the comm.

If anything changes on my end, I will post an update in the comm with new times, but barring unforeseen circumstances, I'd say 6 p.m.

Can't wait!

UPDATE:

I won't be home until after 6 p.m. eastern time, due to a change in plans. So that will change the time the archives open!

You'll get a one hour warning at 7 p.m., and the archives will open at 8 p.m. So if you were thinking of last minute treats, now's your chance! :D
[identity profile] snacky.livejournal.com
Well, nearly! Your stories are due by midnight!

I'm pretty easy with midnight, btw. I'm in Eastern time, but I'm going to bed, so you're on the honor system for your own "midnight." But I'll need to see you stories when I wake up tomorrow morning.

Good luck on those last minute edits! :D GO GO GO!

Reminder!

Aug. 20th, 2015 05:04 pm
[identity profile] snacky.livejournal.com
Hey everyone! Just a reminder, your stories are due this Sunday, August 23rd, by midnight (that's midnight, your time. As long as your stories are uploaded by Monday morning, I am not bothering with timezones).

If you are writing treats, you have until Saturday, August 29th, because both collections will be revealed on Sunday, August 30th. Not sure of the exact time yet, it will depend on if all stories are ready to go. So I'll definitely give you a one hour warning before I open the collections.

Remember, you post your assigned fic to this collection, and any treats to this collection.

We've had one pinch-hit so far, and it's already been claimed, but check your inboxes this weekend, in case there are more!

If you want to pinch-hit, and you haven't signed up yet, you can email me at narniaficexchange@gmail.com, and I'll add you to the list. Also if you have any questions, feel free to ask in the comments, or email me.

I'm really looking forward to all the fic this year! Good luck with your stories!
[identity profile] snacky.livejournal.com
Okay, folks, the poll results were in favor of opening up the requests, and giving people a longer time to write treats.

Here's the revised schedule:

NFE 2015 Schedule:

Tag nominations open: June 9th
Signups open: June 24th
Signups close: July 6th
Assignments sent out: by July 12th

Fics due: anytime before August 23rd
Prompts Revealed/Madness: July 18th - August 30th
Collections opens: August 30th
Authors revealed: September 6th


Please remember these things:

People can chose a prompt to write in addition to their assignment. That's important: even if you choose another prompt (or multiple prompts) to treat, you still have to complete your assignment by the due date.

You don't have to participate. Madness and treats are never mandatory.

You don't have to be a participant in the regular exchange to write treats. You'll be writing a treat, but not receiving one.

People can write as many treats as they'd like, and multiple people could write the same prompts.

You can post any treats to the NFE Madness Collection. You'll still have that extra week to write, after all the stories are due, too, and both collections will be revealed on August 30th, and authors revealed on September 6th.

The prompts have all been revealed, and you can find them here! Any treats you write for these prompts should be posted here, in the Madness Collection.

If any of the links aren't working, or you have any questions, feel free to comment here, or to email me at narniaficexchage@gmail.com! Thanks for voting and participating in the NFE, and have fun writing your treats! :D
[identity profile] snacky.livejournal.com
Hey folks! I had a couple of people suggest that instead of waiting for the week between the fic due date and reveals, I could open the prompts now and give people extra time to write treats.

This would mean that you'd have a longer time to write treats than just a Madness week. So it would work out for people who aren't fast writers (I count myself among those!) or people who didn't sign up for the exchange, but would still like to participate.

I envision it like this:

I would reveal all prompts ASAP, people could chose a prompt to write in addition to their assignment. That's important: even if you choose another prompt (or multiple prompts) to treat, you still have to complete your assignment by the due date.

You don't have to participate. Madness and treats are never mandatory.

You don't have to be a participant in the regular exchange to write treats. You'd be writing a treat, but not receiving one.

People could write as many treats as they'd like, and multiple people could write the same prompts.

You could post any treats to the NFE Madness Collection. You'd still have that extra week to write, after all the stories are due, too, and both collections will be revealed on August 30th.


[Poll #2016790]

Thanks for voting! If you don't have an LJ account to vote with, you can comment and I'll take that into consideration!
[identity profile] snacky.livejournal.com
Yes, after a little problem with AO3, assignments have finally been sent! And one day early, too! :D

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 on Sunday, August 23rd!
[identity profile] snacky.livejournal.com
Thanks to everyone who signed up, we have a great turnout this year!

I'll be working on the matching, and you'll have your assignments no later than Sunday, July 12th.

Two things!

Jul. 6th, 2015 12:03 am
[identity profile] snacky.livejournal.com
1) I was going to close signups tonight at midnight, but due to me having internet connectivity problems, I'm going to leave them open for 24 more hours. So if you haven't signed up, know someone who still wants to sign up, or if you want to edit your signup, you have time.

2) Prompt fest! Again, internet connectivity issues kept me from posting this earlier, but please feel free to post some prompts in the comments! Go wild! :D

I am waiting for a repair person tomorrow, so hopefully my internet issues will be fixed by tomorrow night, but if not, I'll keep you posted. I do have a backup plan in place, so things should be moving smoothly from now on.
[identity profile] snacky.livejournal.com
1) You have until Sunday night to signup for this year's NFE! Signups will be open until 11:59 p.m. EDT, so you still have time!

2) I know some people have mentioned blanking out at the thought of prompts. Would a prompt fest be helpful? Everyone can post prompts to give new ideas! Let me know if this will be helpful, and I'll create a post for it.
[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 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:

Name:
Email:


Thank you! :)


ETA: For some reason, I can't get automatic comment screening to work on this entry, but I will be screening the comments after the fact. Sorry about the inconvenience.

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