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(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 permitted.
  2. Nominations including original characters will not be accepted.

Kings (TV 2009)
  • Michelle Benjamin/David Shepherd - This has 34 complete, English works. Multiple pairings are tagged in many of these, and some are crossovers, so it has not been rejected immediately. If you nominated this ship, please provide evidence for why there are ten or fewer valid works.

Fire Emblem
  • Flavia/My Unit | Reflet | Robin, Izana/My Unit | Kamui | Corrin, My Unit | Kamui | Corrin/Nyx, My Unit | Kamui | Corrin/Rinkah, My Unit | Kamui | Corrin/Yuugiri | Reina. - These tags have migrated. We are unsure whether they were originally nominated under Fates or Awakening.

Multiple fandoms
  • The nominations listed here which are formatted as "Character & Any" have not yet been adjusted by the nominator. Unfortunately, due to the way the AO3 approval interface works, the presence of these tags is making it difficult for us to process new nominations. If these tags remain in the same format 24 hours from the time of this post, we will adjust them all to the "Character & None" style.
    • In addition to those listed previously, three more relationships formatted "Character & Any" have been nominated under "Lamento -BEYOND THE VOID-". They are Firi (Lamento) & Any, Froud (Lamento) & Any, and Kagari (Lamento) & Any. They too will be adjusted if not changed within 24 hours.

Nominations clarifications remaining from previous posts are below (under the cut).

Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency (TV 2016); Mass Effect Trilogy; Voltron: Legendary Defender  )
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(A link to the evidence post, should you need to use it.)

Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes
  • Bruce Banner | Hulk/Clint Barton (EMH) - with filters applied, this pairing seems to have 24 works. There are several crossovers, but please provide evidence to support this nomination.

Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency (TV 2016)
  • Cross & Gripps & Martin & Vogel - Under the tag 'The Rowdy 3', there are 55 works after filtering. If you nominated this, please provide evidence for rarity.

Marvel Cinematic Universe
  • Rumiko Fujikawa/Tony Stark - with filters applied, this pairing has 21 works. Leaving aside the 4 in which the tag is modified with "past" or "mentioned", this still leaves 17. If you nominated this, please provide evidence for rarity.

Mass Effect Trilogy
  • Female Shepard/Male Shepard - with filters applied, this pairing seems to have 13 works from 7 different authors. Please provide evidence (e.g. that it is a background pairing in three or more of them).

1bitHeart (Video Game), Animamundi Dark Alchemist, Blaze Union, Deadly Premonition | Red Seeds Profile, Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance, End Roll (Video Game), Fate/stay night & Related Fandoms, Gatchaman Crowds

Please adjust the following nominations (listed under the cut), which are in the form "Character & Any", to specify particular characters or to a single character nomination ("Character & None"):

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

Anne of Avonlea (Sullivan Movies)
  • 'Anne of Avonlea (Sullivan Movies)' was nominated. Do you mean 'Anne of Avonlea (TV)'?

Star Trek: The Next Generation; Star Trek: Voyager
  • Please adjust the following nominations to specify holograms of one or more particular officers.
    • "Reginald Barclay/Canon Hologram of Any Enterprise Male Officer" is nominated under Star Trek: The Next Generation
    • "Reginald Barclay/Canon Hologram of Any Voyager Male Officer" is nominated under Star Trek: Voyager.

A Stitch in Time
  • Julian Bashir/Elim Garak - We are unsure that this canon is different enough from DS9 for the ship to qualify. If you nominated this, please provide evidence for rarity.

Voltron: Legendary Defender
  • Chuchule & Chulatt & Plachu & Platt - Under the tag 'Space Mice', there are 75 works after filtering. If you nominated this, please provide evidence for rarity.

The Youngblood Chronicles (Music Video)
  • Patrick Stump's Character & None - 'Patrick Stump's Character' seems to be used synonymously with 'Patrick Stump' in the fandom tag. That tag has 34 works after filtering. If you nominated this, please provide evidence for rarity.

Evidence Post

Jul. 17th, 2017 07:31 pm
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Nominations open here!

Are you nominating a fandom, character or relationship that may appear ineligible? Please use this post to submit evidence that it qualifies under our rules. It would be a good idea to post here if your fandom, character or relationship has more than 10 works (complete, in English) but:
  • They have been written by five authors or fewer
  • They contain crossovers
  • Your nominated character/relationship is not the main character/relationship in some of those works.
Evidence that will not be considered for eligibility is word count or archive-locking of tagged fics.

For more information on what fandoms, characters and relationships are eligible, please see the rules post.

A suggested template for your post:

If something you've nominated has already been rejected, please leave a comment on the Rejected Nominations Post.
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Nominations are now open here! Each person can nominate up to 20 fandoms, with up to 20 relationships/characters each.

Nominations will close July 31st at 11:55 PM UTC. Countdown | What time is that for me?

Qualifications )
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Thank you, all, for your comments! We've made some decisions. These changes are all in the new FAQ and Rules.

Changes )

As for the schedule, we'll be trying our best to balance it between the exchange-heavy summer (including NOFM) and Yuletide. Here's this year's schedule:

Nominations open: July 17th at 11:55 PM UTC
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
Works revealed: November 3rd at 11:55 PM UTC
Authors revealed: November 8th at 11:55 PM UTC

Keep an eye out for a nominations post! If you have questions, leave them in the comments.
[personal profile] fgemods
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

Read more... )


Read more... )

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!

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(Reminder that while we now have two, new mods are welcome! Just email fgemods@gmail.com if interested.)

Based on the previous feedback post, there are some things we'll probably keep and some things we'll probably change.

First of all, we will be keeping the 2000 word minimum. People seemed to like it last round, and it seems in keeping with the spirit of the exchange.

Things we are considering, which we need your thoughts on:
  1. Merging treats into the main collection this year.
  2. Consequences for no-show defaulters (perhaps a make-up treat before next round). There could also be consequences for people who don't default by a certain deadline.
  3. Moving the exchange earlier in the year so that it has less overlap with Yuletide. Because of our late start, it isn't possible this round, but perhaps next round we can start around late June/early July.
  4. We are planning on extending the time between the assignment deadline and work reveals. How many more days do you think are needed? We were considering two weeks.

We are definitely going to adjust the art requirements. Here's what we have so far (much thanks to [personal profile] hm_f , who gave us many helpful suggestions last feedback post!):

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.


New Mods

Jul. 7th, 2017 11:51 am
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Hello all! Fandom Growth is back, but since the mod team is starting from scratch, new mods are still needed. Some people have expressed interest already, so hopefully this will be figured out soon.

If you are interested in modding, please email fgemods@gmail.com. Previous exchange experience would be great.

Things are still very up in the air, so I'm afraid I might not have answers, but leave questions if you have any!


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?
[personal profile] fgemods
Thanks again to everyone who participated!

Look for a feedback post this weekend.
[personal profile] fgemods
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!
[personal profile] fgemods
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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