What is a fic exchange?
You will write a fic for someone based on their request and someone else will be writing a fic for you based on your request. This is an anonymous fic exchange, so you can’t contact the person you are writing for. Authors will be revealed a couple weeks after the fics are posted.
Sign-ups open July 15th and close July 27th. You will be given your assignment later that week. Depending on how many participants there are, this could be within a day or two or it could take longer. They will be out by July 30th at the latest. All submissions are due by August 28th.
How It Works
- You will sign up on ao3 and you must have an ao3 account to participate. There will be a post with directions for signing up to follow.
- You will write out a request and an offer. The request must include at least 3 prompts as well as general information about what you’d like or wouldn’t like in a fic. The offer section will be an explanation of what you are and are not willing to write.
- You will be e-mailed an assignment and given someone else’s request information. You will anonymously write that person a fic, choosing one of their prompts to fill. Meanwhile, someone else will receive your request and will anonymously be filling one of your prompts.
- The completed fic should be at least 4,000 words. There is no maximum length and you are encouraged to write longer fics if possible.
- If you find that you absolutely cannot finish your assignment within the allowed time period, please contact me as soon as you possibly can. I do understand that things come up, so if you come down with a case of writer’s block or have something happen in your life, please let me know ASAP.
- If you think you could write more than one fic for the exchange (or if you’re not signed up) and would like to be a pinch hitter, please let me know!
- You will post your fic to the ao3 collection. If you need help posting, feel free to contact me with questions when the time comes.
- If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at ziallficexchange or amioriginiall