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Hey, everyone!

ASSIGNMENTS ARE OUT! Please keep an eye on the Pinch Hit tag for potential pinch hits!

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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CLOSED


You get:

3 tale nominations
0-4 character nominations per tale.

The rest of the nomination guidelines found here!

Resources for finding stories!

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
Assignments out: February 22nd, Wednesday
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]


EDIT: Quick reminder, you have to nominate specific stories! Broad things like 'Egyptian Mythology' instead of a specific myth or 'Murder Ballads' will have to be queried and then possibly rejected. It helps if you link me the source to the story you're using too for the spreadsheet I make of sources, but that's not a requirement!

Get hyped!

Jan. 16th, 2017 01:21 am
benedict: Illustration from Beauty and the Beast mod icon (Mod Once Upon)
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Hello people (including presently enchanted animals and other magical beings)!

Welcome to the 2017 edition of Once Upon a Fic! It will be very like 2015 and 2016 but possibly even better because 3 is a magical number.

The FAQ is updated at the collection. It covers such things as what can be nominated, how requests work, how offers work, and what you are expected to write. If it doesn'’t answer your questions you can email the mod (jean @ hamsterbandit dot com) or leave a comment on a post here.

In just a few days (January 22nd) nominations will begin! That means it's time to start choosing your stories. The relevant part of the FAQ for nominations is found here!

The tag sets from 2015 and 2016 may give you some ideas about what kinds of fairy-tales, myths, legends, rhymes, fables, tall tales, and epics you would like to submit.

If you're looking for stories, try out these resources (and feel free to suggest other ones to me!) over here


Things to take note of:

- As said above, we have updated our FAQ! Found here on DW and here on AO3! Notable changes include: We've clarified phrasing and phased in the nominations faq so it is no longer a separate document.

- [personal profile] morbane is Co-Mod this year!

- The LJ mirror has been officially deprecated and will no longer be updated, beyond the sticky post at the top which will be edited with relevant information such as when nominations/sign ups are open or closed.

- This June, I, Benedict, will be running an Alternate Universe exchange at [community profile] auexchange (Alternate Universe Exchange/AUex) Keep an eye on that space!


See you on the 22nd!
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Weeee're back!

Here's this year's schedule, start brainstorming what you want to write this year!:

Nomination Period: January 22nd, Sunday to February 5th, Sunday 11:59pm
Sign Ups: February 10th, Friday to February 19th, Sunday 11:59 pm
Assignments out: February 22nd, Wednesday
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]
benedict: Illustration from Beauty and the Beast mod icon (Mod Once Upon)
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In one fell swoop, the collection is revealed and closed!

There's a ton of good stories in it right now (I'm still working my way through it) and more have been added between collection open and close! So take a look. Explore. Remember to kudos! Or even comment, if the spirit moves you.

Thanks everyone for a great year! Thank you to Morbane for all your help!

See all of you next year, hopefully!
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THE ARCHIVE IS OPEN!

Go! Read! Comment! Kudos!

Authors will be revealed on the 25th but until then the archive will remain open in case anyone wants to add some after the last minute treats. After which the archive will be closed.

Thanks for a great exchange, everyone!
benedict: Illustration from Beauty and the Beast mod icon (Mod Once Upon)
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Hey, everyone! Thank you to [personal profile] morbane for handling things while I was gone! Now that I'm back, remember that the contact email for problems is again jean at hamsterbandit dot com!

Please check out Beta offers on LJ and Beta offers on DW! We need more volunteers to help people with their stories! It would be greatly appreciated.

I hope your stories are going well!
benedict: Illustration from Beauty and the Beast mod icon (Mod Once Upon)
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Hi! Your friendly neighbourhood mod (me) is leaving town until the 27th! I'm gonna be on a boat.

Thankfully you're not on your own!

While I'm gone, please direct all problems to [personal profile] morbane who you can contact at morbane[at]gmail[dot]com!

Good luck with your stories! Be good for Morbane!

Remember to be kind to the elderly in the forest and not to go into any houses that don't belong to you too.

EDIT: ALSO!

Please check out Beta offers on LJ and Beta offers on DW! We need more volunteers to help people with their stories! It would be greatly appreciated. (I plan to put up what I can beta once I get back from my trip.)
benedict: Illustration from Beauty and the Beast mod icon (Mod Once Upon)
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Guess what! Assignments are out early!

If you're posting to your recipient, you can do so from your assignments tab in your ao3 dashboard but ALSO you can submit treats and stories for others directly from the collection page! Remember to put in your treat recipient's name if you do that. Not like I'm talking from personal experience or anything.

IMPORTANT REMINDERS:

You need to write at least one fandom and character your person requested!

Respect the DO NOT WANTS!

Your assignment must be at least 1000 words! Treats are not subject to this rule.

If you know you cannot do your story, default as soon as you know so I can set up a pinch hitter.

Pinch hits will be posted diretly to the community with screened comments instead of the mailing list this year.

UNLOCK YOUR LETTERS.


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Important links:




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Schedule:

Nomination Period: January 24th, Sunday to February 7th, Sunday 11:59pm - COMPLETE
Sign Ups: February 12th, Friday to February 21st, Sunday 11:59 pm - COMPLETE
Assignments: February 28th, Sunday - COMPLETE
Deadline: May 15th, 11:59 pm, Sunday - COMING
Archive Goes Live: May 20th, Friday
Anon Period Ends: May 25th, Wednesday

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My email is, as always, jean at hamsterbandit dot com

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-This early assignment post is dedicated to Morbane-
benedict: Illustration from Beauty and the Beast mod icon (Mod Once Upon)
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Everyone! Sign ups are closed!


Assignments coming out on the 28th, potentially sooner. Get ready!


Important links:




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Schedule:

Nomination Period: January 24th, Sunday to February 7th, Sunday 11:59pm - COMPLETE
Sign Ups: February 12th, Friday to February 21st, Sunday 11:59 pm - COMPLETE
Assignments: February 28th, Sunday - COMING
Deadline: May 15th, 11:59 pm, Sunday
Archive Goes Live: May 20th, Friday
Anon Period Ends: May 25th, Wednesday

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My email is, as always, jean at hamsterbandit dot com

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benedict: Illustration from Beauty and the Beast mod icon (Mod Once Upon)
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Everyone! Sign ups are open!



You can now SIGN UP FOR ONCE UPON A FIC!


Important links:




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Schedule:

Nomination Period: January 24th, Sunday to February 7th, Sunday 11:59pm - COMPLETE
Sign Ups: February 12th, Friday to February 21st, Sunday 11:59 pm - ONGOING
Assignments: February 28th, Sunday
Deadline: May 15th, 11:59 pm, Sunday
Archive Goes Live: May 20th, Friday
Anon Period Ends: May 25th, Wednesday

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My email is, as always, jean at hamsterbandit dot com

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benedict: Illustration from Beauty and the Beast mod icon (Mod Once Upon)
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Hi, everyone, just an update: The tag wranglers for this exchange's area of Ao3 have requested we be specific in what tales we request so I'm changing the FAQ section that says 'choose the generic, then use your letter to specify' to 'be specific'.

No one is in trouble and the tags are fine, but for upcoming nominations do the opposite of what I originally told you to do.

There is a generic Cinderella in the tagset I may have to remove.

REMINDER: Nominations close on the 7th! Nominate here!

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benedict: Illustration from Beauty and the Beast mod icon (Mod Once Upon)
[personal profile] benedict
NOMINATIONS! ARE! OPEN!

Tagset is HERE! Click the nominate button and hop to it!


Guidelines can be found here and of course feel free to ask me anything.

Up to 3 fandoms and up to 4 characters each.

Reminder that they must be publicly available versions and not, say, Disney movies. That came up last year.

Nominate! And then, Feb 12th, SIGN-UPS!

Important Dates:

Nomination Period: January 24th, Sunday to February 7th, Sunday 11:59pm
Sign Ups: February 12th, Friday to February 21st, Sunday 11:59 pm
Assignments: February 28th, Sunday
Deadline: May 15th, 11:59 pm, Sunday
Archive Goes Live: May 20th, Friday
Anon Period Ends: May 25th, Wednesday


This post on LJ

Reminder!

Jan. 3rd, 2016 12:37 am
benedict: Illustration from Beauty and the Beast mod icon (Mod Once Upon)
[personal profile] benedict
Nominations open on the 24th! Guidelines forthcoming.

Tell your friends!

This post on LJ
benedict: Illustration from Beauty and the Beast mod icon (Mod Once Upon)
[personal profile] benedict
NOMINATIONS! ARE! CLOSED!

Tagset is HERE! Click the nominate button and hop to it!

Sign ups are now closed!

Once Upon a Fic Exchange will be returning this year!

Dates:

Nomination Period: January 24th, Sunday to February 7th, Sunday 11:59pm - COMPLETE
Sign Ups: February 12th, Friday to February 21st, Sunday 11:59 pm
Assignments: February 28th, Sunday
Deadline: May 15th, 11:59 pm, Sunday
Archive Goes Live: May 20th, Friday
Anon Period Ends: May 25th, Wednesday




Relevant links:



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benedict: Illustration from Beauty and the Beast mod icon (Mod Once Upon)
[personal profile] benedict
Announcement time!

Contains:

  • Nominations in need of clarification
  • Nominations in need of amending before they get rejected
  • That's it!




    • 1. Nominations in need of clarification

      Just one! It's for:

      Fandom: Filipino Mythology

      Character 1: Juan Tamad
      Character 2: Maria Makiling

      This is too broad, I need a specific story for them! I found one that contained both over here: http://www.palhbooks.com/arguilla.htm

      If you had a different story in mind, please tell me! If you didn't, I'll use this one and leave you to just tell more in your letter about what you're expecting from these two figures.


      2. Nominations in need of amending before they get rejected

      Fandom 1: Into The Woods
      Fandom 2: The Princess and the Frog (Disney)

      These are ineligible due to being movies and not freely/legally available online stories (they are fairy-tale related though)

      I'm going to need whoever nominated those to choose different stories! There's some great resources for finding tales you can use here!


      3. That's it! Everyone's being great!




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benedict: Illustration from Beauty and the Beast mod icon (Mod Once Upon)
[personal profile] benedict
Hey, everyone!

In this announcement:
  • Nominations that need clarification
  • Tags: What's going on there?
  • Feedback
  • Coming soon(ish)



Okay, first are nominations in need of clarification! Before I get started on this, please know that I myself forgot about the requirement of needing a story for a nomination and had to spend a while searching up Medusa's origin. I found it in Ovid's Metamorphoses.

ALL SORTED

1. Robin Hood! I found a story which contains three of your nominated characters (The Prioress of Kirklees, Robin Hood, Maid Marian) over here, I have been unable to find one containing Clorinda. If you have a story containing her, please tell me of it and I'll approve her tag! If there is none, she'll need to be changed to another character or removed entirely.

2. The Nahua Creation Myth! Could you provide me with the text/name of the story where it is? I need it for the spreadsheet before I approve. If it's not contained in an online story format, please contact me, I have a solution.

3. The Story of the Phoenix. I just need to know which one you mean, thank you.

That's it for now!



Now for Tags: What's going on there?

Well, because an important and advertised part of this exchange is that every source is available for reading, I've had to clarify some of the titles to help specify where the actual source stories are, like some myths are Homeric Hymms.

Unfortunately, this is not a perfect process! I've already put someone's story with the source they don't want once (working to fix that!) and I don't want to do this to people. But thankfully, this is a small exchange and I'm able to change things without a lot of work! So please notify me if I've changed your tag to a story you didn't mean and I'll change it to the proper one.



Thirdly, feedback! This is my first exchange and I'm learning as I go, so if you see something that could be done easier, please tell me. I appreciate the advice.


And lastly, COMING SOON(ish)!

A spreadsheet containing links to all the texts nominated! It'll be up after nominations complete!

This does not mean that if you want to blend several versions (and I will be linking some multiples already) you can't! Please tell your author as much as you can about what you're interested in each story and what you're hoping to explore with it. Optional details are optional, but knowledge is inspirational.


Thus ends announcement #1.

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