Update!

Sep. 16th, 2017 05:20 pm
snacky: (narnia vdt lucy says hello)
[personal profile] snacky
Hello everyone! Here's what's going on:

The collection should be opening tomorrow, we're just giving a little extra time to finish up pinch-hits.

Normally the collection would be revealed in the morning, but I'm looking at tomorrow evening right now. I'm going to give 7 pm as the time -- it might be earlier, but I will give an hour warning before I open it, in case anyone is working on last minute edits.

If it's going to be later than 7 pm, I will let you know that as well.

Thank you all for your patience, and all the volunteers for the pinch-hits. I really appreciate it!
snacky: (narnia lucy by cliodna)
[personal profile] snacky
Reminder: your stories are due by tonight, at midnight!

I'm not a stickler on time zones. Midnight your time is when the fics are due. I'll be checking first thing tomorrow morning, if you need that last bit of cushion. :)

Also: I am aware that Hurricane Irma might throw off some participants' ability to post (to say the very least). I've already heard from one person on this issue.

If you're likely to be affected by the storm, please don't worry about the NFE! Your safety is far more important than your story, and we will find pinch-hitters if necessary.

What this means to everyone else: please watch your email and the community for pinch-hits! I don't expect this to be a big issue, and we've always been able to open the collection on time, but if people need time to finish up their stories, we'll delay the opening to make sure everything is complete.

As always: thank you for understanding, for participating in the NFE, and for being such a lovely group!
snacky: (narnia susan archer queen)
[personal profile] snacky
Hi all! Just an quick update about some changes to the schedule.

Due to some requests for extensions and after discussion amongst the mods, we're going to extend the writing time. So instead of your fics being due this Saturday, August 26th, they will be due on Saturday, September 9th. That will give you two extra weeks (with a long weekend included) to finish up your stories.

Revised schedule is below:

Fics due: anytime before September 9th
Prompts Revealed/Madness: August 24 - September 16th
Main collection opens: September 17th
Authors revealed: September 24th

Also all the prompts have been revealed now, so if you want to write some treats, feel free. You can post them to the main collection (we don't have a separate one this year), but just be sure to tag them as a treat.

Thank you! Happy writing!
[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
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 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
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.
[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
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!

Info about the freeform tags:

Freeform Tags & Glossary!

NOTE: Because there was some confusion about this last year:

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.


If you have any questions, feel free to ask in comments, or email to narniaficexchange@gmail.com

NFE 2015

Jun. 9th, 2015 03:36 pm
[identity profile] snacky.livejournal.com
Yes, it's that time again! Start thinking up what you want to nominate and request, because all the Narnia fic will be yours soon!

Last year was a success, so we're 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, so you might want to refer back to those posts to refresh your memories when nominating.

Here are the important dates for the exchange:

Tag nominations open: June 9th
Signups open: June 24th
Signups close: July 5th
Assignments sent out: by July 12th
Fics due: anytime before August 23rd
Madness: August 23rd - August 30th
Collections opens: August 30th
Authors revealed: September 6th

These are pretty firm right now. It worked out really well last time for everyone to have more than a month of writing time, so that's back. The collections will open on August 30th, as long as everyone has a story (if we're waiting on pinch-hitters, it will be later than the posted time).

As you can see, I've built a Madness Round into the schedule, since people enjoyed that last year, but it's not mandatory. And if you just want to participate in the Madness Round, that's fine too.

Obviously the exchange will not be double-blind (as it has been in years past) 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.

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 unusual 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. Go forth, nominate, and ask any questions you have and I will try to answer them! You can email at narniaficexchange@gmail.com too.
snacky: (narnia pevensies are back)
[personal profile] snacky
Hi folks! Just wanted to let you know there's going to be an exchange this year - I am just off to a particularly late start.

I am hoping to do the entire exchange on AO3 this year, so if you don't have an account there yet, now is a good time to sign up. If you need an invitation, let me know, I have some codes.

The only thing left to do is test the signups. I've always handmatched the participants before, but with AO3, I have the chance to do automated matching. I'm not sure how well this will work, since we're kind of a detail-heavy exchange, so I want to test it, based primarily on fandom (book, movie) and characters (there's a list of 19 so far, if you want to add others, let me know) matching. There's a field for details, and also a field where you can link to your journal, tumblr, etc, if you want to post more for your writer.

I AM NOT SURE HOW WELL THIS IS GOING TO WORK, and I might end up doing handmatching in the end, since it's a small enough exchange for that. But I want to test the signups, and that's where you come in! If you can just go here and signup (link will be on your left), I can do a test matching run and see what problems might come up.

Please let me know if/how it works for you, and any suggestions/comments/questions you have! That's on everything - let me know if the rules are clear, if you need clarification on anything, etc.

THIS IS NOT YOUR OFFICIAL SIGN-UP! THIS IS JUST A TEST! All signups will be deleted and you will have to signup again when the NFE officially opens.

Thanks for all your help!
[identity profile] snacky.livejournal.com
Hi folks! Just wanted to let you know there's going to be an exchange this year - I am just off to a particularly late start.

I am hoping to do the entire exchange on AO3 this year, so if you don't have an account there yet, now is a good time to sign up. If you need an invitation, let me know, I have some codes.

The only thing left to do is test the signups. I've always handmatched the participants before, but with AO3, I have the chance to do automated matching. I'm not sure how well this will work, since we're kind of a detail-heavy exchange, so I want to test it, based primarily on fandom (book, movie) and characters (there's a list of 19 so far, if you want to add others, let me know) matching. There's a field for details, and also a field where you can link to your journal, tumblr, etc, if you want to post more for your writer.

I AM NOT SURE HOW WELL THIS IS GOING TO WORK, and I might end up doing handmatching in the end, since it's a small enough exchange for that. But I want to test the signups, and that's where you come in! If you can just go here and signup (link will be on your left), I can do a test matching run and see what problems might come up.

Please let me know if/how it works for you, and any suggestions/comments/questions you have! That's on everything - let me know if the rules are clear, if you need clarification on anything, etc.

THIS IS NOT YOUR OFFICIAL SIGN-UP! THIS IS JUST A TEST! All signups will be deleted and you will have to signup again when the NFE officially opens.

Thanks for all your help!

Madness!

Oct. 9th, 2013 09:35 am
[identity profile] snacky.livejournal.com
It's open, right here!

This story is a gift for [livejournal.com profile] tonzura123, who didn't have an AO3 account.

In a week, I'll reveal the writers, but other than that, that's it for the NFE this year, friends. See you next spring!
[identity profile] nfe-gremlin.livejournal.com
Hey folks! I know you're hard at work on your Madness Stories, but I just wanted to give a few guidelines, since I know some people had questions.

1) You are uploading the story yourself to the AO3. If you do not have an AO3 account, let me know, and I will give you a code to create one. If you have never uploaded a story to a collection before, here is a tutorial that should be helpful.

2) You do not have to use the header that we used for the NFE stories here on LJ. Use the warnings on AO3 if necessary, and any additional tags that you think are appropriate (such as fandom, characters, and other freeform tags like "angst" or "fluff").

3) Please keep the prompt you are writing for attached to the story. You can post it in the Notes - I suggest at the end of the story, but if you prefer the beginning, that is fine too. No need to keep the "What I definitely don't want in my fic" section.

4) You can upload your finished stories any time before October 9th. October 9th is when the collection will open for reading/reviewing. If I've done everything right, the stories will not be available to read until Oct 9th. Let's hope! ;)

5) If you have an AO3 account, please reply to this comment to let the people writing for you know your AO3 name, so they can gift the fic to you.

6) Writers, if you have written a fic for someone who does not have an AO3 account, you can still upload it to the collection and gift it to Nfe_gremlin, and put in the notes who it is actually a gift for.

I think that should cover it! But if there's anything I've missed, or you have any other questions, ask here in the comments or email me at narniaficexchage@gmail.com
[identity profile] nfe-gremlin.livejournal.com
And that's the end of the NFE for 2013, folks! Congratulations to everyone who participated! The stories just keep getting better every year! Under the cut you'll find the reveals/master list.

Feel free to post your fic wherever you'd like!

Master List... )

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I want to thank everyone who participated! I have such a great time with the exchange every year, and it's thanks to all of you.

Extra special thanks to the pinch-hitters: [livejournal.com profile] tonzura123, [livejournal.com profile] wingedflight21, [livejournal.com profile] rthstewart, and [livejournal.com profile] be_themoon! You ladies are the best! ETA: And of course, [livejournal.com profile] tiabolt! I AM SORRY, TIABOLT! EXTRA EXTRA SPECIAL THANKS TO YOU!

Don't forget our ongoing Madness Round! You can find the prompts here, now with all the names attached. Remember, you are posting your stories to the AO3 Collection and if you don't have an account at the AO3, just let me know, and I will give you a code.

I strongly suggest making your account now, since the entire NFE will be run on AO3 next year. Also, if people want to write an additional story for your prompt, they'll need a user name to gift it to! :)
[identity profile] nfe-gremlin.livejournal.com
Title: Comfort Me With Apples
Author: [livejournal.com profile] snacky
Recipient: [livejournal.com profile] thedreamisreal
Rating: Teen and up!
Summary: After his time with the Witch, Edmund loses his taste for sweets, but he learns to love apples. Character study, and cookery lesson!

Comfort Me With Apples… )

~~

Original Prompt that we sent you:

What I want:
My favorite characters are the Pevensies, Caspian, Eustace Scrubb, Jill Pole, Professor Kirke, and Aslan. I'd like a fic set either during the Golden Age, the time in between trips to Narnia, or during the time right before the Pevensies died and went to Narnia in the last battle. I'm okay with incest, but it does not have to be included. (Any combination works for me.) A fic from Susan, Jill, Edmund or Eustace third person PoV would be great. I also like Caspian/Peter and Caspian/Susan. I'd love a focus on a family dynamic, whether blood or Narnian family. I'm ok with angst, but only if the ending is at least implied to be happy or bittersweet. Autumn and winter are my favorite seasons to read fics about. I love music and love reading about characters playing a musical instrument. Explicit sex is fine, but I don't want a PWP.

Prompt words/objects/quotes/whatever:
1) "I can already tell you think I'm the dragon, that would be so like me, but I'm not. I'm not the dragon. I'm not the princess either." - Richard Siken

2) "And if you look at your reflection, is it all you want to be?" - Nine Inch Nails
[identity profile] snacky.livejournal.com
Narnia Fic Exchange 2013 Update:

Hey folks! We'll be done with the NFE 2013 tonight, when the last story is posted. Tomorrow I will post the masterlist of all the stories, with the authors' names attached.

It's been a great round this year and the stories have been fabulous! Please remember to leave feedback for the author of your story. I know everyone worked hard on their fics and will appreciate your thanks!

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NFE Madness Update:


I was also going to open the community to Madness posting tomorrow, but due to a combination of factors, I am going to hold off on that for one more week, and Madness won't open until October 9th. So that means you get an extra week to work on your Madness stories! \o/ (and I get some time to attach the requesters' names to prompts!)

Also, there is another change to Madness and this is a big one: we will not be posting the stories here at the comm on LJ. Instead, you will be posting them to the Madness Collection on Ao3.

The major reason for this change:

It's in anticipation of moving the Narnia Fic Exchange to AO3 next year entirely. This will give people unfamiliar with the archive some practice in posting to it.

So that changes the rules a bit, as seen in this post here. The new rules are found on the Profile Page of the Collection on AO3 (as linked above) and behind this cut... )


If you don't have an account at AO3, you will need a code to create one. I have codes for people, so please either comment here, or send me an email, and I will send one to you. Remember, you will need an account to participate next year, so might as well create one now! :)

If you haven't posted to AO3 before, here is a tutorial that will help you post to a collection, like NFE Madness.

The one problem you might run into in posting is that you may have written a gift story for a person who doesn't have an AO3 account. I'm not sure how that will work in posting, but if it's a problem, you can gift Nfe_gremlin with the story, and use the Notes field to indicate the person the story really is for.


Hopefully that coves everything, but I might have left something out. If you have any questions, please comment here or email me at narniaficexchange@gmail.com!

ETA: If you sign up for an AO3 account, or already have one, reply to this comment with your AO3 username, so if someone writes you a story, they'll know who to gift it to.

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