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Nominations are open! You may nominate up to four fandoms and three lost/theoretical works in each fandom.

Nominations are done a bit differently - please read below on how to nominate.

The FANDOM field should be filled by the name of the canon. Try to pick a canonical name (eg, for books, the format is usually TITLE - AUTHOR, movies are TITLE (YEAR)) but don't stress about this. Just give us enough detail to identify what work it is.

The CHARACTER field should be filled out as the lost work - the work you want written. This is NOT a field for nominating characters. We will not be matching on characters. If the lost work has a name, use that. If it does not, use a name that is informative - eg "Character's field reports". We are not familiar with all fandoms, so make sure this is informative - when it comes time for requesting and offering, other people will need to make sense of it.

For example, suppose I want to nominate Averil's Atonement, Anne Shirley's manuscript she writes. In the FANDOM field, I would fill in "Anne of Green Gables - Lucy Maud Montgomery"; in the CHARACTER field, I would fill in "Averil's Atonement (book)". If I wanted to nominate a work I didn't know the name of, but was likely to have been written, such as field reports by the Black Widow, I would nominate FANDOM as "Marvel Cinematic Universe" and CHARACTER as "Natasha Romanov's case files on X".

Regarding works that are not mentioned by name - theoretical works - please use your best judgement and err on the side of more caution: nominate works that are very likely to have been written/made. Remember, someone else has to request or offer them! For specificity, again, please use your best judgement. You need to give enough detail that someone can decide whether or not to request/offer, but give them enough leeway to actually write it themselves.

Do spread the word about nominations - among friends you think are interested, communities where you think people are interested, all good! Nominations are open till Sunday May 31, 11:59 Eastern Time.

And if you need inspiration, here is the Wikipedia page that links a bunch of lists of fictional books, fictional shows, and fictional plays.

Questions can go here, or email me at silverflight8@livejournal.com.
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Hey everyone!

jadelennox and I are running the exchange again this year--with a bit of a twist. We're going to run two similar exchanges on two year cycle: Invisible Ficathon (classic edition!) and Lost Library, which is going to run this year.

The difference? Lost Library is much narrower in scope: it focuses on writing excerpts from canon's mentioned works--e.g. writing parts of the Hitchhiker's Guide itself. Writing excerpts of works that could theoretically exist in the canon are also allowed (eg Invisible Ficathon is broader: imaginary canons like Ghost Soup are allowed, fic about the excerpts instead of the excerpts themselves.

This year's schedule:

Nominations: Sunday May 24 - Sunday May 31st, 11:59 PM EDT
Nomination review: Monday June 1st - Thursday June 4th
Signups: Thursday June 4st - Sunday June 14th, 11:59 PM EDT
Assignments are out: Thursday June 18th, approximately (earlier if possible!)
Default deadline: Sunday July 5th, 11:59 PM EDT
Stories are due: Sunday July 12th, 11:59 PM EDT
Stories revealed: Saturday July 18th, 11:59 PM EDT
Authors revealed: Saturday July 25thCollapse

Stories should be at least 500 words. Everyone is encouraged to write treats (extra fic apart from your assignment, to anyone in the exchange)--the more, the merrier!

The exchange will be run on AO3--the collection this year is http://archiveofourown.org/collections/lostlibrary2015.

A pinch hitting list is located at: invisiblepinching@suberic.net (you can sign up at http://suberic.net/mailman/listinfo/invisiblepinching or by emailing invisiblepinching-request@suberic.net with the subject "subscribe"). If you can't commit to the full exchange, do consider signing up to see pinchhits, helping beta, cheerlead, or just commenting on the exchange fic. Everyone is welcome to participate.

More information on how to nominate will be forthcoming soon.

Any questions, feedback, etc, please feel free to use the comments section!
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Stories are revealed in the Invisible Ficathon! Please take the time to thank your author. Love makes fandom go 'round. ;)
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Reveal in 10...9...8... etc.
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Er, three more hours. Not triangles. Hours.

In three hours (possibly plus a little) I'll be closing the collections for submissions and opening the stories.

And there are currently 60 stories in the two collections for our 43 participants. WOW. I wonder how many more we'll get in the next three hours?
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Woo! We see people are writing extra gift stories for each other this weekend! *cheerleads happily* Remember, a treat can be as long as you want or as short as a haiku. Just post short ones (under 500 words) in the Invisible Snacks collection.

There's still a few outstanding pinch hits but we're on target to have a story for everyone in time for reveal. Huzzah!

Prompts

Mar. 11th, 2014 07:33 pm
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For those who want to write treats, the full list of prompts is now visible.
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You can now post Invisible Snacks -- that is to say if you want to write any treats/gift fics that are less than 500 words, post them here instead of in the main collection. Treats of 500 words or more can go in the main collection, and it is up to the author's discretion whether you want to mark them as treats.

Important: If you write any treats that are not your main assignment, you will need to remember to add the recipient in the "Gift this item to" field on the new story form.

The Invisible Snacks collection will be open for posting until reveal, or shortly after. Like the main collection, it is currently anonymous and unrevealed.

Reveal is currently scheduled for Tuesday, it week from today. Some people have asked if reveal will be early, but there are still 8 stories out for pinch-hit or extension, so let's say no, it won't be early. That way those of you who have stories already in the archive that you want to do one more beta pass for have a little extra time. :-)

Y'all are awesome. Now I'm just counting down until Tuesday!
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a little less than two hours to the new extended deadline!
jadelennox: "Face Punch" movie poster from New Moon (twilight: face punch)
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just over 21 hours until stories are due!

ETA: this 12 hour extension has been brought to you by me not knowing how to read clocks. And not the complicated analog kind, either. But we're sticking with the new extended time because that is only fair.
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We have a couple of pinch hits that need homes, and were hoping to reach out beyond just the people on the pinch hit list. I'm posting them below beneath a cut, so you don't panic if they're yours. (If seeing yourself on a pinch hit list would send you panicking, don't look behind the cut, but even more, DON'T PANIC. Some of the best ficathon stories I've ever received were pinch hits!)

Any takers? These would be due 11:59 ET / UTC-5 March 16 (midnight between Sunday and Monday, in my time). The prompts look amazing!

If you want them, don't reply here; email jadelennox at dreamwidth.org.

Pinch Hit 1 )

Pinch Hit 2 )
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Assignments are due 11:59 Monday, March 10 UTC-5 (what time is that where you are?), which is apparently in 4 days, 22 hours, 34 minutes, and 22 seconds! Are you ready? Are you excited? Do you need cheerleaders?

...I do.

We still have one unclaimed pinch hit (#1); anyone taking a pinch hit has an extra two days to write it, until Wednesday. And when the assignments are in I will open up the request for anyone who wants to write treats!
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Is [archiveofourown.org profile] Kinkajou / [personal profile] the_snark_at_the_door here (or does someone know them)? Their dear author letter is locked and I've been unable to reach them.

Thanks!
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Comment here if you're willing to beta, with the fandoms you're willing to be a beta for (or, given the inventented nature of the fandoms, if you're willing to beta for any fandoms within certain constraints).
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1. Regardless of what it says in the assignment letters, your stories need to be 500 words, not 1000. Though they are welcome to be 1000!

2. There was enough potential interest in treats that I will be opening up a no-minimum-length free-for-all collection once main assignments are due. At that time I will also open the prompts so everyone can see all of them, though in the meantime you can browse Dear Author letters for ideas.

Yay stories!
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Check your spam filters if you don't receive them soonish, and please let us know ASAP if you'll have any problem fulfillinf your assignment or if you have any questions.
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We have a temporarily open signups window, while we get somebody to make a request to match a hole in our matches. If you'd like to sign up now, you can -- just comment here, so we don't close signups while you're putting a request together.
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If you are in the process of signing up and it is taking a while, just post here so we know not to close signups while you're in the process (which will be at 11pm UTC or time where you are). We know about the fact that checkboxes rather than drop downs makes the process unwieldy (and the AO3 knows, too, but of course couldn't address it in time for this challenge; we hit an edge case in their fandom thresholds).

You can always post a placeholder for a dear author letter in lieu of writing detailed requests. And of course any dear author letter or details are optional -- they give your writer some ideas, but if you'll be happy with whatever they come up with, don't let the dear author letter / details stop you from signing up.

Treats

Feb. 12th, 2014 03:04 pm
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Once assignments go out (tonight, we hope), people will be welcome to post extra gifts to the community. You can peruse the Dear Author letters, see what people have requested, and write extra stories for people as long as (a) they are at least 500 words, and (b) you also write at least one story for your assigned recipient. Some people like to label extra gifts "treats" so the recipient knows to lavish more love the assigned story than on the treat, but that is up to you as the author.

Here's a question for y'all: If we were to open an Invisible Ficathon Free-for-all challenge for the 7 days between story due date and story reveal, where people could post gifts of any length whatsoever (analogous to Yuletide Madness, for those of you who are Yuletide participants) would you use it?

(I'm posting a poll to make this easier on folks but if you don't have a DW account or want to answer in the poll feel free to comment anon or otherwise. Poll results are anonymized.)

Poll #14962 Free for all
This poll is anonymous.
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 25

Would you post stories in a free for all collection

View Answers

Definitely!
4 (16.0%)

Maybe, depending on what people ask for.
20 (80.0%)

Unlikely
1 (4.0%)

No
0 (0.0%)

Your radio buttons are too limiting; I will comment
0 (0.0%)

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Okay, because of my delayed exhortation, I'm leaving sign ups open for three! more! hours! Convince your friends to sign up! Wooooo!

And then we shall see how well the matching works for us. :D
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