[sticky entry] Sticky: See you in 2018!

May. 30th, 2017 06:52 am
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And now for the sticky that will hold us over until next year's challenge!




Our parent collection and FAQ located here!

Once Upon a Fic Exchange is a fairy-tale centric story exchange focused on fairy-tales, tall tales, and myths.

Please enjoy our archives at:


[sticky entry] Sticky: ARCHIVE IS OPEN!

May. 19th, 2017 09:35 am
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Cry glee and let slip the fics of OUaF!

Archive is OPEN!

(sidenote: You may notice author reveals came a week early. There was an unfortunate mis-click and I sincerely apologize for ruining the surprise.)

READ! ENJOY! COMMENT!




IMPORTANT LINKS:
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Hey, folks! I hope you've all read and commented on your fics (and thoroughly enjoyed them!) because now we must close the curtain on this year's exchange.

2017's Once Upon A Fic Exchange had:

Fics: 35
Fandoms: 29



We'll see you next year around the same time, I hope! And maybe more! For 3 years we've had 33 sign ups each round - will 2018 break the streak?

As always, it's wonderful to write with you all.

Please feel free to rec your favourite fics or your own wrap up posts in the comments!

All ready!

May. 18th, 2017 08:01 am
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Hey, everyone!

All stories are in! Which means we're on time to open the archive around 9 am CST on the 19th! What time is that for me?

There's still a day left for treats!

See you all tomorrow when we open the gates.
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Guess what! Due to double-defaults and extensions, there's no past-deadline PHs!

So if you have NOT gotten your assignment you either defaulted and were defaulted on (sadness) or your writer is still chugging away and asked for an extension! Or was an extended PH!

REMINDER: If you are on an extension, get your fic in by 11:59 pm central on the 17th! (What time is that for me?)

So we're on track for opening around 9 am central on the 19th (What time is that for me?) so if anyone has treats planned, get 'em in by then!
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The stroke of midnight draws closer! Congrats to everyone who has posted a story and good luck to everyone still working. The assignment deadline is two hours from this post, or see the countdown below.

Deadline countdown
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TAKEN Pinch hit #6 now!

Reminder that replies are screened so just comment with your username and the assignment's yours!

THIS IS DUE THE 17th due to the short notice nature

Sources!


FANDOMS:

  • The Bold Thady Quill - Johnny Tom Gleeson

  • Bisclavret - Marie de France

  • The Judgement of Tiresias (Metamorphoses - Ovid)

  • Little Musgrave and Lady Barnard (English and Scottish Popular Ballads - F.J. Child)



The prompts )
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That's right, it's nearly deadline, May 14th! And then on the 19th we'll open!

While that means you have 5 days to edit your fic, I prefer you to make sure you have a fic that if you were to suddenly be carried off by giant eagles before the 19th, you would not be ashamed of what you have submitted to the archive while you live your new life in a nest on a cliff as entertainment for their monstrous offspring.

DEADLINE: What time is that for me?

SHOWTIME: What time is that for me? (may occur after 9 am depending on life circumstances)


IMPORTANT LINKS:


Dates:

Nomination Period: January 22nd, Sunday to February 5th, Sunday 11:59pm - CLOSED! Tagset here!
Sign Ups: February 10th, Friday to February 19th, Sunday 11:59 pm - CLOSED!
Assignments out: February 22nd, Wednesday - OUT EARLY!
Deadline: May 14th, 11:59 pm, Sunday
Archive Goes Live: May 19th, Friday [no earlier than 8:59 am, may be later]
Anon Period Ends: May 24th, Wednesday [no earlier than 8:59 am, may be later]



Reminder that if you have any problems, please pm me or email me at jean at hamsterbandit dot com.
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Hey! Pinch hit #5 TAKEN

THIS IS DUE THE 17th due to the short notice nature

Reminder that replies are screened so just comment with your username and the fic's yours!

Sources!


FANDOMS:

  • Hymn to Aphrodite - Sappho

  • The Fairest Thing - Sappho

  • The Wonderful Weaver - James Baldwin

  • Hymn to Demeter - Homer

  • Medusa (Metamorphoses - Ovid)

  • Aschenputtel | Cinderella (Fairy Tale)

  • The Girl Who Pretended To Be A Boy (The Violet Fairy Book - Andrew Lang)



The prompts )
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Please post your assignments before 11:59pm on May 14, CDT.

What time is that?
Countdown

If you realize you won't be able to finish your story, you can hit the default button - you don't need to explain anything to us. If you do not complete an assignment, though, you may not get a gift of your own.

(Your mod Crantz is away for a few days, but back soon; if you have sent him a question, he will get to it shortly, or you can ask me, morbane@gmail.com.)

I hope you're enjoying your assignment and everything's going great.

More beta reader volunteers are always welcome, and if you're considering switching from the request you matched on to another request made by your recipient (or just thinking about writing treats), here is the Google spreadsheet of sources for all the tales.
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Fandoms:

Stingy Jack | Origin of the Jack-o'-Lantern
John Henry
Pecos Bill and Slue-Foot Sue
Paul Bunyan

Please go here to claim PH #4!
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Hey, everyone, it's Pinch Hit #4!

Comment with your username to claim, responses are screened

This one is another unique request for anyone who wants to try their hands at American Tall Tales!

Fandoms:

Stingy Jack | Origin of the Jack-o'-Lantern
John Henry
Pecos Bill and Slue-Foot Sue
Paul Bunyan

ALL SOURCES FOUND ON THIS SPREADSHEET


Origin of the Jack O Lantern, John Henry, Pecos Bill and Slue Foot Sue, and Paul Bunyan )
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THIS PH IS TAKEN


Hello! PH time! Reply to this post with your username (it's screened) and the assignment is yours.

If you like ghost stories, this is the assignment for you!


Sources:

Ocean-Born Mary
Room for One More
The Lady Lovibond: Source 1 and Source 2
The Little Match Girl


Ocean-Born Mary, Room for One More, The Lady Lovibond, The Little Match Girl )
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Betas are not mandatory for this exchange. However, your OUaF mods feel that getting or offering a second opinion on a story is a) a great way to improve your work and also b) a neat way to engage with other people taking part in this gift exchange. Consider a beta today! (Well, consider being a beta today; we realise most people won't have written their story(/ies) for a while yet.)

If you can volunteer to look at someone's story, please fill out the following details in a comment to this post:



Your AO3 name is particularly important if you are signed up to this challenge! And if you aren't, thanks extra for helping out. Hope you enjoy your advance viewing of the stories!

Some other things that might be worth mentioning: what formats, like google docs or .rtf, you can read/annotate; how long you need for what lengths of story; any specific periods of time during which you are or aren't available.

See the sources spreadsheet for what the canons are, and the sign-up summary for which canons were requested.
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Assignments are out!
An illustration of the princess from Wild Swans, surrounded by her brothers in swan form



A beta post will be coming shortly!

There are two initial pinch hits (see below). These are also due at 11:59pm CST on Sunday 14th May.

Pinch Hit #1 for lostinthefire - CLAIMED )

Pinch Hit #2 for damozel - CLAIMED )


To claim a pinch hit, please reply to this post (comments are screened) or send an email to jean found at hamsterbandit.com.

Enjoy and good luck!
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Sign-ups for Once Upon a Fic 2017 have now closed.

Assignments should not take very long to come out! Definitely in the next day or so. It's eerie that, just as in 2015 and 2016, we have 33 participants. Magical selection? Chosen ones? Who can know.
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(but just until the end of today!)


Sign ups close tonight! What time? THIS TIME (aka 11:59 pm central!)

Which means that this is your last chance to sign up! Currently we have 30 which is a good, healthy amount for a fic exchange but more the merrier!

SIGN UP LINK

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Information here!

ALSO: Here is the Tumblr ad post!
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Hey, everyone! We currently have 22 sign ups and that rules!

Reminder that sign ups end on the 19th. So go sign up!

Now speaking of sign ups, there's another fic exchange in town - the Fandom 5k! Their basis is a 5k fic minimum! It's multifandom.

[community profile] fandom5k is open for business and their sign ups end on the 28th!
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Hey, folks!

Some fairy tales are in the tag set MORE THAN ONCE, with very different versions! Please choose carefully. This is a guide to doubles in the tagset, along with their tags!

All the sources for the versions are located here

Cinderella:

Aschenputtel | Cinderella (Fairy Tale)
Cendrillon ou La petite Pantoufle de Verre | Cinderella - Charles Perrault


Sleeping Beauty:

La Belle au bois dormant | Sleeping Beauty - Charles Perrault (important note: this version has an entirely separate second half where Sleeping Beauty has two children and the prince's ogre mother tries to eat them)
Little Brier-Rose - Brothers Grimm


Beauty and the Beast:

La Belle et la Bête | Beauty and the Beast - Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve (this is a NOVEL)
Beauty and the Beast by Jeanne-Marie LePrince de Beaumont (this is not a novel)


Red Riding Hood:

Le Petit Chaperon Rouge | Little Red Riding Hood - Charles Perrault
Rotkäppchen | Little Red Riding Hood - Brothers Grimm

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