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And that's all, folks! All author names are now revealed, but you can keep reading, enjoying, and commenting on stories in the archive.

A huge thank you to everyone who signed up, beta read, and pinch hit!

We have reopened both the Fandom 5K collection and Fandom Couch for treats and make-up assignments, and they'll stay open until signups begin next year. Please put all works longer than 5k into the Fandom 5k collection, and works that are not quite 5k into the Fandom Couch collection!

If you defaulted after the no-fault deadline of 1 April but wish to participate in the next round, you'll need to fulfill your original assignment before then. Please drop us an email at fandom5kmod AT gmail when you do. If you're not sure whether this applies to you, please send us an email.

Speaking of--yes, we do plan to run this exchange next year! We welcome your feedback on what went well and what we can improve. You can respond to this survey, leave comments on this post, or send us an email if you'd prefer.

Please note that even if there's general consensus on a suggestion, we may choose not to implement it for a variety of reasons. We will certainly take it into account, though! There are lots of ways you could choose to run an exchange like this. If you're interested in starting up a multifandom longfic exchange of your own, we'd be happy to coordinate schedules and avoid overlap.

We're particularly interested in answers to the following questions:
  1. Were the genre tags generally helpful, counterproductive, or neither?

  2. Was the writing period (about 8 weeks) a good length?

  3. We required requests to specify at least 4 fandoms with 1 character/relationship per fandom, and offers to specify at least 5 fandoms with 1 character/relationship. Would you prefer this or 3 fandoms with 2 characters/relationships for requests, 4 fandoms with 2 characters/relationships for offers?

  4. Would you be interested in offering or requesting art next year? What do you think the equivalent of 5k would be for artwork?
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The first post-deadline extension date has passed and we have no pinch hits to send out! There are some people who still have extensions until 6 May, so if you do not have a story after 11:59pm EST on 6 May, you are not out to pinch hit, and you turned in a story, contact us immediately! We cannot stress this enough.

Quick links!


If you're likely to be away at around reveals, comment here and let your author know.

Some of our pinch hitters didn't sign up and so aren't getting a gift ... unless you can help!

And Fandom Couch, the treat archive for when you really love a prompt enough to write an additional story but it's not quite 5k.
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One new pinch hit! Please comment to the post with your AO3 name if you are interested in claiming it. All comments are screened!

Pinch Hit #21: Original Work, Stargate SG-1, Yuri!!! on Ice, Harry Potter, The Lord of the Rings )
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The check-in period has closed, and we only have two resultant pinch hits!

Quick reminders:
  • Stories are due at 11:59 PM EDT on Saturday, 29 April. What time is that for me?
  • Anyone who is not signed up for the exchange but took a pinch hit is welcome to leave requests for treats at this post.
  • Anyone who did not check in has been defaulted automatically, as explained in previous posts. I reviewed the check-in post before defaulting anyone, but if you have been defaulted in error, please let us know!

As always, please contact us here or at fandom5kmod@gmail.com with any questions.

These pinch hits are also due on 29 April. If any of them catch your eye, please comment with the number of the pinch hit you're claiming and your AO3 name. All comments on this post are screened. Thank you to all our pinch hitters!

PInch Hit #18: Crossover Fandom, Dragon Age, Mass Effect, Stargate Atlantis, Three Dark Crowns Series - Kendare Blake - CLAIMED )

Pinch Hit #19: Eureka (TV), The Walking Dead (TV), Crossover Fandom, Pacific Rim, The Chronicles of Riddick Series - CLAIMED )
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The mandatory check-in period is upon us!

Please reply to this post by 11:59 PM EDT on 8 April. What time is that for me?

If you do not reply to this post by 8 April, you will be defaulted automatically. Please do respond either way, though, so we know as early as possible if you need to back out!

If you have taken a pinch hit, please leave one comment for your original assignment and a separate comment for your pinch hit. That will make tracking easier for us.

All replies to this post are screened. We plan to hold resultant pinch hits until the end of the check-in period, so keep an eye out on 9 April! In the meantime, there are several new pinch hits at this post. All pinch hits up to now have been claimed. Thank you!

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Hey everyone! The no penalty default deadline has passed and a post will be going up shortly for all continuing participants to check in. Currently we have some new pinch hits, some previously unclaimed ones, and ones that are back for a second round. Please look over them carefully and consider whether you could give these participants the longfic they’ve been hoping for this exchange!

When you comment to this post, please identify which pinch hit you want by reference to the actual number assigned to it as well as your AO3 name. If you have requested a pinch hit in the last batch but have not had it assigned to you, please check your email as we’ve been trying to get in contact with you. Or, claim your pinch hit here! Thank you!

EDIT: Apparently I can't count to seventeen. Please refer to the current numbers if you want to claim a pinch hit.

Pinch Hit #12: Craft Sequence, The Divine Cities, The Bear and the Nightingale, Old Kingdom, Yuri!!! On Ice, Eternal Sky Trilogy - CLAIMED )

Pinch Hit #13: Bates Motel, Breaking Bad, Rectify, Evil Dead - CLAIMED )

Pinch Hit #14: Veronica Mars, Wolf 359, Daredevil, The 100 - CLAIMED )

Pinch Hit #15: Harry Potter, Emelan, Dragon Age, Brooklyn-99 - CLAIMED )

Pinch Hit #16: DCU, Dollhouse, Rogue One, Game of Thrones, Dead Stranding RPF - CLAIMED )

Pinch Hit #17: X-MEN (Alternate Timeline), How I Met Your Mother, Terminator Genisys, World War Z - CLAIMED )
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Hello, everyone! We hope the writing is going well. It’s time for some housekeeping and general reminders.

First, the no-penalty default deadline is in about one week: 1 April at 11:59 PM, EST. There’s a countdown here.

Second, on 2 April, we’ll open a post here for the mandatory check-in. By 8 April, you must leave a simple comment on that post to let us know you’re still committed to the exchange. Anyone who doesn’t comment will be defaulted automatically at the end of the check-in period.

If you’ll be unable to check in with us during that time, please contact us in advance at fandom5kmod@gmail.com.

Third, a quick reminder that if you’re looking for a beta or cheerleader, or you’re interested in beta-reading or cheerleading for someone else, the beta post is here.

And, finally, a huge thank-you to our pinch hitters! We have two pinch hits outstanding. You can check them out and sign up at this post.
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We have two new pinch hits! If you are able to pick them up, please comment to this post with your AO3 name and which one you are after. All comments are screened!

Hetalia, Star Wars Original Trilogy, Dollhouse, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Original Work - CLAIMED )

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Legends of Tomorrow, Stargate Atlantis, Dark Angel, Crossover Fandom, Teen Wolf, Sanctuary )
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We have another pinch hit. Thank you to everyone who has claimed one of these so far! Please reply with your AO3 username to claim it. All comments to this post are screened.

This pinch hit is due on 29 April. ETA - claimed! Thank you for the quick response!

Pinch Hit #8: DCU (Comics), Dollhouse, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016), Game of Thrones (TV), Death Stranding RPF - CLAIMED )

As a general reminder, the deadline to default without penalty is 1 April. On 2 April, we'll put up a check-in post where we'll ask you to confirm that you're still committed to the exchange, and that mandatory check-in will run until 8 April. Assignments are due on 29 April.
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Willing to offer beta services, check a story for canon compliance, or help cheerlead someone through the Fandom 5K writing process? Can you help as a subject matter expert for a language, location, or specialized area of knowledge? Fill out this Google Form to add your name to the list! You can specify what type of services you're offering, which fandoms you're interested in, and whether there's any content you're unwilling to read.

Looking for a beta reader, canon compliance checker, or someone to cheerlead you and help brainstorm plot ideas? You can find the list of offers here.

All form responses will go to the Raw Form Responses tab automatically. I’ll convert these to a more readable format on the other tabs, but that might take a little time.

[personal profile] kate_nepveu was kind enough to let me copy and modify the template she uses for Yuletide beta offers. Please let me know if there are any issues with the form or the spreadsheet.
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We’re about halfway through signups! They will close on 28 February at 11:59 PM, EST. Here is a countdown!

You can see all the requests in detail here, or you can view a summary of the offered and requested fandoms.

If, when signups close, none of your offers match any of the requests, we’ll contact you by email and ask you to add fandoms or characters/relationships to your offer. You can keep an eye on the requests to be sure you’re matchable.

If you’ve written a letter and would like to link it here, you can do that here! Please comment with your AO3 name and a list of the fandoms you’re requesting.
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Signups are open here! Go forth and request fic!

As you do, please take a moment to familiarize yourself with the rules and the FAQ. Please let us know if they need any clarification. You can comment here or shoot us an email if you have any questions.

There are more details at the FAQ, but here are the basics:

You’ll request between 4 and 10 fandoms, with between 1 and 20 characters or relationships and between 3 and 20 genre tags per fandom.

You’ll offer between 5 and 10 fandoms, with between 1 and 20 characters or relationships and 3 and 20 genre tags per fandom.

Characters and relationships will both be in the Characters field, and you’ll receive a story focused on any one of the items you select in that field.

If you'd like a story about Character A, select Character A in this field. If you'd like a story about either Character A or Character B, select Character A, then select Character B.

If you'd like a story about Character A and Character B in a romantic or sexual relationship, select Group: Character A/Character B. If you'd like a story about Character A and Character B in a gen relationship, select Group: Character A & Character B.

You'll be matched to a recipient who requested at least one of your offered fandoms and at least one of the offered characters or relationships in that fandom. However, you can choose to write a story in any one of your recipient’s requested fandoms, focused on any one of the items (character or relationship) they requested for that fandom, even if you didn’t offer it.

The genres in the Additional Tags are intended to give a general sense of what kind of story you’d like to read or write for a given fandom. We’re going to attempt to assign offers and requests that share a genre. If that results in too many initial pinch hits, AO3’s matching code will still prioritize matches by genre.

Here is the full tag set!

Also, could the nominator for Group: Rosa Diaz/Chelsea Peretti please confirm what they mean by this ship? Our understanding is that Chelsea Peretti is the actress for Gina Linetti on Brooklyn Nine-Nine so we're confused as to what you intend this ship to be. Thank you!
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Some administrative updates: the FAQ and the Rules have been updated on AO3.

They include the finalized list of genre tags:
  • Action/Adventure
  • Angst
  • AU - Canon Divergence
  • AU - Modern (coffee shop, high school, etc.)
  • AU - Genre Shift (historical, spies, etc.)
  • AU - SciFi / Fantasy Elements
  • Canon Style Plot
  • Character Development
  • Darkfic
  • Established Relationship
  • Fix-it fic
  • Fluff
  • Getting Together
  • Humor
  • Hurt/Comfort
  • Interpersonal Drama
  • Mystery/Procedural
  • Slice of Life
  • Smut
  • Worldbuilding

Please let us know if anything needs clarification!

Nominations close at 11:59 PM EST on 14 February, and signups will run 15-28 February.
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Hello, everyone! Welcome to our exchange and, more importantly, welcome to nominations!

Nominations are open over here. We do not have any restrictions on what can be nominated in terms of fandom size, type, and so forth, and we also allow crossovers and original fandoms to be nominated. Please nominate crossover relationships into the Crossover Fandoms tag, and original characters and relationships into the Original Fandom tag.

In terms of how to nominate characters versus relationships, please follow the format below:
  • "Character A (fandom)" - this means that you are nominating Character A on their own. AO3 may suggest a tag to you - please do not use it for nominations and instead nominate as above. Save your mods and help prevent tag migration!
  • "Group: Character A/Character B" - this means that you are nominating Character A/Character B in a ship, inside their own fandom.
  • "Group: Character A & Character B" - this means that you are nominating Character A and Character B in a gen configuration, inside their own fandom.
  • "Group: Character A (Fandom)/Character B (Fandom)" - this means that you are nominating Character A/Character B shipfic, and that it is a crossover. Please be specific about fandoms, especially if there are a lot of adaptations featuring Character A and/or Character B.
  • "Group: Character A (Fandom) & Character B (Fandom)" this means you are nominating Character A and Character B in a gen configuration, and that it is a crossover. Please be specific about fandoms, especially if there are a lot of adaptations featuring Character A and/or Character B.

We are not familiar with every fandom! As such, we are taking guidance from you, our participants, on how you want fandoms to be split up. Please comment below if your fandom is a little different to “one tag relates to one self-contained instalment of canon”. We are especially interested in how tags should be split up or combined for the following fandoms:
  • Star Wars;
  • Tolkien;
  • DC and Marvel’s television and cinematic franchises;
  • Gundam;
  • Doctor Who;
  • Star Trek;
  • X-Men (Movieverse);
  • Stargate;
  • Power Rangers;
  • Pokemon;
  • Kamen Rider.

Finally, there has been some discussion about whether genre tags are necessary and whether it makes more sense to require people to fill in optional details. Thank you for your feedback! Requiring participants to provide a prompt would necessitate going through every fandom for every signup and checking that letters are complete and unlocked, which is too much micromanagement. On the other hand, we don’t want anyone to be assigned a blank signup or a locked/incomplete letter and have nothing to go on for a 5,000-word story. We’re happy to listen to suggestions about the number of genre tags required or whether other genres should be added, but we’ve decided requiring genre tags is a necessary compromise. Based on how things go in the first round and on your feedback, we’ll consider changing things up next time.

All that done, nominations are open! Go forth, nominate, get excited about writing and receiving longfic for your fandoms, and tell all your friends!

EDIT: Could the nominator for Pretty in Pink please confirm what characters you nominated? We lost your character noms during the approval process. Thanks!
Never mind, found them!
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Welcome to Fandom 5K!

This is a multi-fandom gift exchange for fic with a 5,000-word minimum. The challenge can be found here on AO3. Questions to the mods can be posted to the community or emailed to fandom5kmod@gmail.com.

Schedule for 2017:

Nominations: 7-14 February
Signups: 15-28 February
Assignments out by: 3 March
Default deadline: 1 April
Mandatory check-in period: 2-8 April
Stories due: 29 April
Stories revealed: 13 May
Authors revealed: 20 May
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