Nominations closed last midnight. Blessings on everyone who nominated!
We have now reached that near-pinnacle of fic exchange excitement known as sign-ups
. Go here
to make your (at least four and up to ten) requests and (at least five and up to ten) offers. You need to request at least one character per canonand character matching is AND for now
but since a few of the canons in the tag set were nominated without characters, that may cause trouble. If it does, I'll fix it.
Before you sign up, though, you may want to write a letter to your fic-writer and post a link to it here. If you're not familiar with them, Dear Author letters are journal entries in which list your canons, the characters you'd like to request, and however many prompts you're interested in seeing written. These letters can open with a grateful and anticipatory introductory paragraph and conclude with a similar one, and they're great opportunities to list your likes and dislikes. If you have a particular squick or trigger, you should probably mention it in the letter (and in your sign-up). Your writer will be obligated to avoid including any of your DO NOT WANTs. Describing what you enjoy about the canons you request is also helpful to your writer. Be sure to mention your AO3 name in the letter, leave said letter unlocked, and refrain from linking to a placeholder letter.
Now, go have fun.
Sign-ups are open for real now.
Now they're really
open for real. Try it again.