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[personal profile] benedict2017-05-24 06:06 pm
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2017 round - SUCCESS

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!
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[personal profile] benedict2017-05-19 09:35 am
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ARCHIVE IS OPEN!

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!




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[personal profile] benedict2017-05-18 08:01 am
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All ready!

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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[personal profile] benedict2017-05-15 12:54 am
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DEADLINE PASSED

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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[personal profile] benedict2017-05-12 07:39 pm
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2 days to deadline!

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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[personal profile] benedict2017-02-08 07:13 pm
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Sign-ups open EARLY!

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 PASSED
Archive Goes Live: May 19th, Friday [no earlier than 8:59 am, may be later] OPEN
Anon Period Ends: May 24th, Wednesday [no earlier than 8:59 am, may be later] (unfortunately happened early)



Reminder that if you have any problems, please pm me or email me at jean at hamsterbandit dot com.
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[personal profile] benedict2017-01-22 05:14 am
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Nominations are OPEN

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!
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[personal profile] benedict2017-01-16 01:21 am
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Get hyped!

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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[personal profile] benedict2017-01-05 09:05 pm
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Once upon a time there was a fic exchange alone in the deep woods

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]
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[personal profile] benedict2016-05-25 12:26 am
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And they all lived happily ever after

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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[personal profile] benedict2016-05-20 01:19 am
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OPEN SESAME!

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!
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[personal profile] benedict2016-03-30 10:55 am
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Mod is back

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!
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[personal profile] benedict2016-03-15 02:26 am
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Out of town! Temporary mod in place!

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.)
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[personal profile] benedict2016-02-25 06:43 am
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Assignments are OUT!

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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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

This post @LJ

-This early assignment post is dedicated to Morbane-
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[personal profile] benedict2016-02-22 09:48 am
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Sign ups are closed! Prepare fo assignments within the week!

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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[personal profile] benedict2016-02-11 03:06 pm
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Sign ups are open!

Everyone! Sign ups are open!



You can now SIGN UP FOR ONCE UPON A FIC!


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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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[personal profile] benedict2016-01-29 06:24 am

Nomination Update

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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[personal profile] benedict2016-01-24 12:02 am

Nomination time!

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


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[personal profile] benedict2016-01-03 12:37 am
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Reminder!

Nominations open on the 24th! Guidelines forthcoming.

Tell your friends!

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[personal profile] benedict2015-10-13 03:47 am
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Coming for an encore performance in 2016!

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




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