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Nov. 15th, 2015 07:21 pm
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Looking back, we can see how some things worked...and how other things did not.

We already have a few thoughts for next year, if there's interest in a second round. For example, if we retain the 2,000 word minimum, we will have art guidelines more on par with that. (Most artists may not need these, but we recognize that they ensure a more balanced exchange of gifts.)

Additionally, the schedule will be structured to reflect the needs of this exchange. Because things were underway before we took over, we tried to treat this as much like other exchanges as we could, but that backfired on occasion. Next year, we will allow more time where needed, and because we'll be there from the start, we can set a realistic schedule which won't require us to push back dates.

But those are just a couple of our thoughts, and right now, we'd like to hear yours: What would you change? What would you leave as it is? Would you consider participating in a second round?
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Thanks again to everyone who participated!

Look for a feedback post this weekend.
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Stories are now visible here. You should receive an e-mail from AO3 with a link to your gift soon, but you can also find it here: http://archiveofourown.org/users/YOUR-USER-NAME-HERE/gifts

The treats collection has also been revealed. It will remain open to new submissions until artist/author reveals on November 11th.

If you have any questions or concerns your gift, please do not comment here. Contact us via the page-a-mod post or via e-mail at fgemods@gmail.com.

As a reminder, if you defaulted on your assignment and your giver defaulted after, your requests were not sent out as pinch hits.

We hope everyone enjoys their gifts!
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The pinch hits deadline has passed.

We want to thank all of the fantastic people who volunteered as pinch hitters! We couldn't have done this without you!

The archive will open on schedule, at 11:55 AM UTC, about six hours from now. See you soon!
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As a reminder, pinch hits are due on November 8th at 5:55 AM UTC. That's just over 12 hours from now.

The archive will open six hours later, 11:55 AM UTC.

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With the pinch hit deadline creeping closer, we realized that one person writing 2,000 words may not be possible. After speaking with these two participants, we've decided to take a different approach:

These pinch hits are now free-for-alls. This means that anyone may write fic of any length and submit it to the main archive. However, the archive will not go live until each of them has received 2,000 words worth of fic.

We have reopened posting to the archive, but please only post pinch hit fills there. (If you wish to post additional gifts, please use the treats archive.)

Please post only finished works, so we know for certain we can count your gift toward the 2,000-word goal.

We'll keep you updated on progress!

Pinch Hit #15: 弱虫ペダル | Yowamushi Pedal, Love Live! School Idol Project, サムライフラメンコ | Samurai Flamenco, Show By Rock!! (Anime), 銀の匙 | Silver Spoon, Hikaru no Go, Eyeshield 21 )

Pinch Hit #18: プリキュア | PreCure | Pretty Cure Series, Magic Knight Rayearth, Dangan Ronpa - All Media Types, Hetalia: Axis Powers )
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For those who've taken (or are considering taking) a pinch hit:

You now have until Sunday, November 8th, at 5:55 AM UTC to post your pinch hit. Please let us know ASAP if you'll need to drop a pinch hit.

Assuming everyone has a gift, the archive will now open on Sunday, November 8th, at 11:55 AM UTC. (Six hours after the pinch hits deadline.)

Thanks again for everyone's understanding!

Edit: Also, the treats collection will remain open until artist/author reveals, instead of the archive opening as we earlier said. Treats do not have to meet the minimum guidelines for gifts, so feel free to browse the requests summary and write a few hundred words or draw a quick sketch!
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First, we want to thank everyone for their patience throughout this exchange. To say it's been a learning experience would be quite the understatement.

Second, we understand that the timeframe for pinch hits is brief. We can offer a little more time, if it helps -- particularly if it helps anyone on the fence.

We have two options we feel might work. Please let us know if either/or work.

(1) We delay archive reveals by 24 hours. Gifts would be revealed on Saturday, November 7th, at 11:55 PM UTC -- middle of the weekend rather than the beginning.

(2) We delay archive reveals by 36 hours. Gifts would be revealed on Sunday, November 8th, at 11:55 AM UTC. That's early, early Sunday morning for US participants. Still gives us most of Sunday, but not an entire weekend.

Again, thanks for your patience. Look for a feedback post after we've done artist/author reveals. We've definitely learned a lot this year!

- FGE Mods



ETA: PHs will be due 6 hours before the archive goes live, whether it's Saturday or Sunday, in case pinch hitters drop out.
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We apologize for the delay in posting final pinch hits. We had some complicated situations to deal with, but pinch hitters will have until Friday at 10:59 PM UTC (an hour before the archive goes live) to post their gifts of 2K+.

If you don't have a gift AND aren't on the pinch list, it's because either:

(a) you were claimed before the PH list was posted

(b) you did not turn in a gift or you defaulted

Pinch hits are awarded on a first come, first served basis. Comment to this post with your AO3 username and the pinch hit you wish to claim. (Comments are screened.)

Pinch Hit #15: 弱虫ペダル | Yowamushi Pedal, Love Live! School Idol Project, サムライフラメンコ | Samurai Flamenco, Show By Rock!! (Anime), 銀の匙 | Silver Spoon, Hikaru no Go, Eyeshield 21 )

Pinch Hit #16: The Lord of the Rings - J. R. R. Tolkien, The Silmarillion and other histories of Middle-Earth - J. R. R. Tolkien, TOLKIEN J. R. R. - Works, Marvel (Comics), X-Force (Comics) )



Pinch Hit #18: プリキュア | PreCure | Pretty Cure Series, Magic Knight Rayearth, Dangan Ronpa - All Media Types, Hetalia: Axis Powers )


Pinch Hit #19: 3:10 to Yuma (2007), The Adventures of Brisco County Jr., Deadwood, Hell on Wheels (TV), Justified, The Last Ship (TV), Oglaf (Webcomic), Battle Creek (TV) )


Pinch Hit #20: UnREAL (TV), Nashville (TV), Hart of Dixie, Dance Academy, Switched at Birth (TV) )


Pinch Hit #21: Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion and other histories of Middle-Earth, The Hobbit )

Pinch Hit #22: The Silmarillion and other histories of Middle-Earth; Silent Hill (Video Game Series); Pandora Heart )

Pinch Hit #23: Iji (Video Game), Betrayal in Antara (Video Game), Chrono Trigger, 闇の末裔 | Yami No Matsuei | Descendants of Darkness, 創聖のアクエリオン | Genesis of Aquarion, Hetalia: Axis Powers, Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon | Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon )


Pinch Hit #24: Fringe, Lazarus (Comics), Penny Dreadful (TV), Orphan Black (TV), Uprooted - Naomi Novik, Killjoys (TV), Lost Girl )


Pinch Hit #25: Haven, 3x3 Eyes, Agent Carter (TV) )


Pinch Hit #26: Craft Sequence - Max Gladstone, Dangan Ronpa - All Media Types, Fate/stay night & Related Fandoms, Final Fantasy Type-0, Final Fantasy VIII, New X-Men: Academy X, Old Kingdom - Garth Nix, Surge Concerto, Young Wizards - Diane Duane )
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The assignment deadline has officially passed! The main archive has been closed for posting, but the treats collection will remain open until November 6th. We will be sending pinch hits out tomorrow, so keep an eye out for those.
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Assignments are due today at 11:55 PM UTC.


Useful links!


We still have THREE open pinch hits, so please check them out. The final batch of pinch hits will be posted tomorrow, November 1.
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Assignments are due on Saturday, October 31st at 11:55PM UTC.


Useful links!

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Both have been claimed!


We have two new pinch hits!

Pinch hits are awarded on a first come, first served basis. Comment to this post with your AO3 username and the pinch hit you wish to claim. (Comments are screened.)

Pinch Hit #11: Once Upon a Time, Once Upon a Time in Wonderland, Sinbad (TV), Ever After High )

Pinch Hit #12: Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion and other histories of Middle-Earth, The Hobbit )

Pinch hit!

Sep. 28th, 2015 12:46 pm
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Claimed!

Pinch hits are awarded on a first come, first served basis. Comment to this post with your AO3 username and the pinch hit you wish to claim. (Comments are screened.)

FANDOMS: The Silmarillion and other histories of Middle-Earth; Silent Hill (Video Game Series); Pandora Heart )
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Writers are starting in, and we'd like to remind everyone about our letters post available here!

Writers are required to honor DNWs, but other details are optional. If your letter is locked, now is a good time to unlock it. Now's the time to share what you love about your fandoms and relationships and offer any prompts for stories you've been hankering to read.

Letters Post | Fandom Promo Post
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We currently have five open pinch hits. Please take a moment to check them out.

Pinch hits are awarded on a first come, first served basis. Comment to this post with your AO3 username and the pinch hit you wish to claim. (Comments are screened.)

 

Open Pinch Hits )

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The collection has been opened for posting! Additionally, we've created a separate 2015 Fandom Growth Treats Collection. All treats should be posted there.

For those new to fandom gift exchanges, a treat is any art/fic not created by the assigned giver or pinch hitter. The treat does not need to meet any of the exchange requirements, except that it must feature an eligible relationship, and it must respect the recipient's do-not-wants.

This means that fic does not need to be 2,000 words. Additionally, although manips, graphics, edits, etc are not permitted for assignments, they are acceptable for treats.

However, treats must be complete, and like assignments, they must standalone from other works by the giver.

When you're ready to post your assignment:
  1. Go to your Assignments page on AO3. (http://archiveofourown.org/users/USERNAME/assignments)

  2. Click Fulfill.

  3. The archive will automatically select this exchange and your recipient.

  4. Once your assignment has been posted, it will be anonymous until reveals. You can continue to edit it until the due date.

If you would like to post a treat:
  1. Go to the 2015 Fandom Growth Treats Collection.

  2. Under the title, click Post to Collection.

  3. Scroll down to the Associations section. You'll see the archive has chosen the treats collection for you.

  4. However, you will need choose the recipient. The simplest (and best) way to do so is to copy/paste their username into the Gift this work to field.

  5. Once your treat has been posted, it will be anonymous until reveals. You can continue to edit it until the archive goes live on November 6th.