[identity profile] snacky.livejournal.com
Oh my gosh, you guys, I am so sorry for being late with this. I had all the best intentions and then I probably just fell asleep. Surgery recovery is hard. :(

Anyway, all the authors are revealed now. Thanks a million times to [livejournal.com profile] aurilly and [livejournal.com profile] songsmith for all their help. Thank you to the pinch-hitters, who as usual, were heroes. Thanks to all of you for participating, and thanks to everyone for reading and leaving comments.

Next year will be a little neater, I promise. :D See you then!
[identity profile] snacky.livejournal.com
Thanks to everyone who submitted their assignments! I really appreciate you getting them in! We had a couple of defaults, so pinch-hits will be going out some time tonight (when I'm not at work). So pinch-hitters, be on alert!

And now is the time to work on your Madness prompts, if you're so inclined! :D
[identity profile] snacky.livejournal.com
Hi guys! Remember, your fic is due tonight, by midnight!

(Since I will be asleep at midnight and not actually checking AO3, that means your fic is due by the time I wake up in the morning. :D)

The fics will be revealed on September 11th to give the pinch-hitters time to work, so that means you have all that time to polish your fic, if you're still editing! Which god knows I will need too. So basically just have your fic uploaded tonight, and you can polish it if you need to.

Also, the Madness collection will open on September 11th too, so you've still got time for that!

I'll be having surgery next week, but [livejournal.com profile] aurilly should be around if you need questions answered.

Good luck!
[identity profile] snacky.livejournal.com
Yes, that's right! The deadline for submissions is tomorrow, August 31st, by midnight. My midnight is eastern time, your midnight may be in a different timezone! That's okay, I'm flexible. If I wake up on September 1st, and your assignment is in, it's all good.

Any questions, please email at narniaficexchange@gmail.com!
[identity profile] snacky.livejournal.com
Hi everyone!

Just letting you know we're starting Madness a little early. FOR REASONS (mostly due to my convenience *g*).

Anyway, all the prompts can be found here. Feel free to pick one or many, and write treats, which you will then upload to the Madness Collection.

Remember you don't have to participate in Madness if you don't want to! It's not mandatory. By the same token, you don't have to be signed up for the NFE to participate in Madness! You can pick a prompt (as many as you want!) and upload at any time before September 11th -- there's no length requirement, and the only things I ask is that you don't go against the prompter's DNWs, and you don't publish the story anywhere else until after the reveals.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask in comments, or shoot me an email: narniaficexchange@gmail.com. And definitely spread the word! If you think there's anyone who might be interested in writing a Narnia fic, tell them to join in! :D
[identity profile] snacky.livejournal.com
Yes, finally! Well, still a few days early, but finally to me, since I've been wrestling with them since Sunday. :D

Anyway, you should all have your assigned recipient. If you have not received an email, let me know ASAP, and I'll figure out what went wrong. Remember, your story is due any time before August 31st, at midnight.

Happy writing!
[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:


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:


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:

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:


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.

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