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Welcome to the belated round 2 of Fandom Growth! Fandom Growth is a multifandom exchange for ultra-rare fandoms, relationships, and characters with ten or fewer complete fics (or five or fewer contributing authors) on AO3.

Other important links are in the sidebar.

Fandom Growth Exchange 2017 Schedule

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Frequently Asked Questions

Our rules and FAQ have been borrowed from Crossovering and adapted from great exchanges like Yuletide and Not For Primetime, so be sure to check those out.

General Information )

Assignments )

Pinch Hitting )

Comments, Reveals, Etc. )

Need more info? Ask us!


Pinch Hit #14

Sep. 18th, 2017 09:14 pm
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We have one new pinch hit. If you can take it, please comment below with your AO3 username. Comments will be screened.

It's been claimed, thanks!

Pinch Hit #14 - Quantico (TV), Passengers (2016), The Good Place (TV), Avengers Academy (Video Game), Marvel Cinematic Universe, Harry Potter - J. K. Rowling )

New Pinch Hit

Sep. 11th, 2017 02:53 pm
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We have one new pinch hit. If you can take it, please comment below with your AO3 username. Comments will be screened.

The pinch hit has been claimed, thank you!

CLAIMED Pinch Hit #13 - A Knight's Tale (2001), Inception (2010), Suits (TV), Wonder Woman (2017) )
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The 2017 collection, if you haven't noticed yet, is open for posting! Both gifts and treats should be posted there: there will not be a separate collection for treats.

For those new to fandom gift exchanges, a treat is any work 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 fandom/relationship/character, and it must respect the recipient's do-not-wants.

This means that a 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 stand alone from other works by the giver.

Posting 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. It must be complete by the due date, October 22nd at 11:55PM UTC, but you may continue to edit it until the archive goes live on November 3rd at 11:55PM UTC.

Posting a treat:
  1. Go to the 2017 Fandom Growth Exchange Collection.

  2. Under the title, click Post to Collection.

  3. You will need to manually choose the recipient. The simplest (and best) way to do so is to copy/paste their username into the Gift this work to field.

  4. Once your treat has been posted, it will be anonymous until reveals. You may continue to edit it until the archive goes live on November 3rd at 11:55PM UTC.

If you need more information on how to post a work, see this AO3 tutorial.

Beta Post

Aug. 25th, 2017 04:47 pm
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If you're willing to beta another person's work, leave a comment that specifies at least the following:
  • which fandom(s) you can help with
  • the type of beta you can offer
  • anything you can't beta
  • how people can best contact you to ask for your help
You do not need to be signed up to be a beta!

If you're a creator needing help finding a beta, and there isn't anyone in the comments here offering what you need, please contact the mods (either via the Page-a-mod post, or by emailing us at fgemods@gmail.com). Posting directly in the comments here asking for help may make it too obvious what your assignment is.

(Adapted from [community profile] worldbuildingex's beta post!)
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We have 11 initial 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.)

CLAIMED Pinch Hit #1 - Chronicles of Narnia - C. S. Lewis, Lilo & Stitch (2002), The Wicked + The Divine )

CLAIMED Pinch Hit #2 - Hidden Legacy Series - Ilona Andrews, Innkeeper Chronicles - Ilona Andrews, The Penumbra Podcast )

CLAIMED Pinch Hit #3 - The Fugitives - Rosemary Sutcliff, Frontier Wolf - Rosemary Sutcliff, The Truce of the Games - Rosemary Sutcliff, The Shining Company - Rosemary Sutcliff, Sword Song - Rosemary Sutcliff, Warrior Scarlet - Rosemary Sutcliff, The Rider of the White Horse - Rosemary Sutcliff, Knight's Fee - Rosemary Sutcliff, Dawn Wind - Rosemary Sutcliff, Assassins (1995) )

CLAIMED Pinch Hit #4 - Worldweavers - Alma Alexander, Born of Hope (2009), Gold Diggers (1995), X-Men (Original Timeline Movies), Alphas (TV), C-16: FBI, Sue Thomas: F.B.Eye, Women's Murder Club (TV) )

CLAIMED Pinch Hit #5 - A Redtail's Dream (Webcomic), Stand Still Stay Silent, Always Human (Webcomic) )

Pinch Hit #6 - Dangan Ronpa - All Media Types, 終末のイゼッタ | Shuumatsu no Izetta | Izetta: The Last Witch (Anime), Skullgirls, We Know the Devil (Visual Novel) )

Pinch Hit #7 - IDOLiSH7 (Video Game), TSUKIPRO (CD series), Akatsuki no Yona | Yona of the Dawn, この音とまれ! | Kono Oto Tomare!, スタミュ: 高校星歌劇 | Starmyu | High School Star Musical, 機動戦士ガンダム 鉄血のオルフェンズ | Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans, 響け! ユーフォニアム | Hibike! Euphonium (Anime), プリティーリズム | Pretty Rhythm, 全职高手 | The King's Avatar (Cartoon), Blood Bank (Webcomic) )

CLAIMED Pinch Hit #8 - The Long Masquerade - Madeleine Brent, Merlin's Keep - Madeleine Brent, The First Year - Lucilla Andrews, Mrs. Pollifax - Dorothy Gilman, Clairvoyant Countess Series - Dorothy Gilman, Uncertain Voyage - Dorothy Gilman, Girl in Buckskin - Dorothy Gilman )

CLAIMED Pinch Hit #9 - Copycat (1995), Death Proof (2007), Blood Drive (TV), Fear the Walking Dead (TV) )

CLAIMED Pinch Hit #10 - Obernewtyn Chronicles - Isobelle Carmody, Hythrun Chronicles - Jennifer Fallon, Old Kingdom - Garth Nix, The Last Witch Hunter (2015) )

CLAIMED Pinch Hit #11 - Amnesia (Game & Anime), The Heroic Trio (1993), Furchester Hotel, Sengoku Basara, Inklings RPF, Choice of Robots, Imperial Steamworks Series - James Ng, Minus. (Web Comics), Autumn's Journey (Visual Novel), ダンジョン飯 | Dungeon Meshi | Delicious in Dungeon )
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Assignments have been sent! You should receive an e-mail from AO3 with the details of your assignment soon. If you do not receive an e-mail within 24 hours, and it isn't in your spam folder, please contact us at fgemods@gmail.com. You can also find your assignment on your Assignments page, located at: http://archiveofourown.org/users/USERNAME/assignments

If there are any problems with your assignment, please contact us at fgemods@gmail.com (especially if you believe that you have been assigned to someone whose requests do not match your offers at all, as this may indicate a need to rerun matching entirely - we very much hope this won't happen, though). However, since assignments are going out a little early, please wait until Wednesday, August 23 to contact us if the issue is a placeholder/locked letter.

If you have finished your own letter, but haven't shared it yet, you can still do so at the letters post.

Remember, assignments are due no later than Sunday, October 22 at 11:55PM UTC. (Countdown | What time is that for me?)

  • Art requirements: You must submit complete art—sketches are not permitted. Art must be a minimum of lineart with basic colors/tones as well as background OR two lineart drawings. Lineart may not stand alone as a gift without colors/tones/background. Art may be traditional or digital, but cannot be drawn on lined paper. Manips and other graphics are not permitted.

  • Fic requirements: You must submit complete fic. Fic must be a minimum of 2,000 words and must stand on its own.

If you believe you will be unable to complete your assignment by the due date, the default deadline is Sunday, October 8 at 11:55PM UTC.

We will post instructions on uploading your assignment as the deadline approaches!

We also have an initial batch of pinch hits coming, so be sure to check those out.
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UPDATE: We have heard back from all three participants without recipients! We are pleased to say that all three are now matchable.

Two of the three unmatchable participants are now matchable! \o/ 

However, we're still waiting to hear back from AO3 user p_______.  Unfortunately, since the whole assignments process can't proceed until we have everyone matchable, we're going to have to put a 24 hour time limit (from now) on receiving a response, after which very sadly we'd have to remove the sign up.

If you do have a message from us, please respond.
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The initial stages of matching have run, and show that there are three participants with no potential recipient.

If your AO3 username begins with n, p or r, please check your email (whichever address AO3 has for you) for a message from the mods.
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 We have 68 signups, hooray!
We'll begin the matching process today. Assignments will be sent by August 22nd at 11:55 PM UTC.
Remember, if you write a Dear Creator letter, you can link it on the letters post!
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The Fandom Growth Exchange is a multi-fandom exchange for fandoms, relationships, and characters that have ten or fewer complete fics (or five or fewer contributing authors) on AO3. Both writers and artists are welcome.

Sign-ups are now open! See the sign-up post for more info!

Nominations close: July 31st at 11:55 PM UTC
Sign-ups open: August 3rd at 11:55 PM UTC
Sign-ups close: August 17th at 11:55 PM UTC
Assignments sent: August 22nd at 11:55 PM UTC
Default deadline: October 8th at 11:55 PM UTC
Assignments due: October 22nd at 11:55 PM UTC
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Letters Post

Aug. 5th, 2017 12:41 pm
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Post links to your letters here, using the format below:

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The Fandom Growth Exchange is all about growing the rare fandoms, relationships, and characters of your heart. We have an awesome tagset loaded with canons that many of us haven't yet had the pleasure of experiencing.

Comment below to share your fandom, where to find the canon, and what you love about it!

A form to help if you like:

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Sign-ups close August 17th at 11:55 PM UTC. (Countdown | What time is that for me?)

Sign-up Form | AO3 Collection | Tagset | FAQ | Bucket Offers/Requests

If you're new to exchanges, this guide will walk you through signing-up. You can also read this tutorial from AO3. If you have any questions, comment below.

Please note:
  • You may edit your sign-up as much as you want until the deadline.

  • Requests will be visible throughout (and after) sign-ups.

  • Some tags may not appear in the drop-down menu but can still be used by copy and pasting from the tag set itself.

  • If you encounter any problems during your sign up, please let us know ASAP; some recent exchanges have been hit by AO3 bugs.

  • Rule change this round: AO3 limits the number of relationships you can request/offer per fandom to 20. In order to make sure participants can still request/offer up to 20 relationships as well as up to 20 characters in one fandom, you can repeat a fandom once: that is, you can use up to 2 slots for each fandom. You must still have the minimum number of unique fandoms (3 requests and 4 offers). If you repeat a fandom, the tags used must be different: you cannot repeat characters or relationships under the same fandom.

How do I make requests? )

How do I make offers? )

How do I make bucket offers or requests? )

What does "Any Relationship" mean? )
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Thank you all for nominating so many great tags! Everyone, please make sure that your nominations look correct, and let us know immediately if something doesn't look right.


Below are all of our tag migration questions. Please help us with these wandering tags and tell us which fandom(s) they were originally nominated under. If you spot any other wandering tags, please bring them to our attention.

Doctor Who )
Marvel )

If we don't hear one way or the other before sign-ups open, we'll use our best judgment to place these relationships.

The following are all now fixed, thank you:
ASoIaF / Game of Thrones )
BanG Dream! )
X/1999 and/or Tokyo Babylon )
Fate/stay night and Related Fandoms )
Vampire Diaries )
Fruits Basket )

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 Thank you all for nominating such great tags! Nominations are now closed. Expect a clarifications post by the end of Tuesday.

Sign-ups will open August 3rd.
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Nominations close at 11:55 PM UTC on July 31st, a little over a day from the time of this post (Countdown). This is intended to be the last clarifications post before nominations close; any tags mentioned here for which clarification or further evidence is not provided will be rejected at the close of nominations.

(A link to the evidence post, should you need to use it.)

  1. If nominating characters on their own, nominate in the form "Character & None". Tags in the form "Character & Any" won't be accepted.
  2. Nominations including original characters will not be accepted.
Additionally, relationships containing both / and & will be rejected this round.
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Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency (TV 2016); Mass Effect Trilogy; Voltron: Legendary Defender; Kings (TV 2009) )
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The following nominations were rejected for the reason provided. If you feel we rejected your nomination in error, feel free to comment below.

If you are nominating a fandom, character or relationship that may appear ineligible, but it has not been rejected by us yet, please see the Evidence Post.

Rejected Nominations )
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