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Excited about Yuletide post! [Sep. 10th, 2016|10:03 pm]
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Nominate here

Official how-to-nominate tutorial

Yuletide is a brilliant end-of-year fic exchange built around rare fandoms. Nominate the fandoms you love, request stories you’d love to read, make someone else’s request come true by writing for them - and then read all the other stories in a huge collection of amazing rare fandoms.

Step 1 (optional): Nominate - pick 3 rare fandoms and up to 4 characters per fandom. Rare fandoms basically means that there are fewer than 1000 completed stories that are over 1000 words and in English. Rare fandoms don’t have to be things like books, video games, or TV series - they can also be things like architecture, historical figures, advertising campaigns, and music videos.

Step 2: Sign up - after nominations end, sign up to participate. Out of all the nominated fandoms from everyone, select the ones you want to write, and the ones you’ll request stories from. Even if you didn’t nominate you can still sign up.

Step 3: Write your story. You’ll be matched with someone who requested at least 1 fandom you volunteered to write. Someone else will also receive your request and write you one of the ideas you asked for. Some people also write extra stories, which are called treats.

Step 4: Posting and reading! On December 25 or so, Yuletide goes live. Your recipient gets the story you wrote for them, and you receive a story from a mysterious author written for you. Every author is anonymous until January 1, and there’s plenty of reading and reviewing to do for thousands and thousands of fandoms and stories.

[User Picture]From: morbane
2016-09-10 11:19 am (UTC)
Welcome back! I'm so excited too.
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[User Picture]From: blueinkedpalm
2016-09-10 01:42 pm (UTC)
Your general Yuletide awesomeness and amazingness is much appreciated. :)
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[User Picture]From: morbane
2016-09-11 06:48 am (UTC)
Why thank you! You're pretty nifty too.
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[User Picture]From: heliopausa
2016-09-11 04:48 am (UTC)
are you participating? What might you nominate?
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[User Picture]From: blueinkedpalm
2016-09-11 11:21 am (UTC)

After much agonising, I decided on the Decameron (I like the Project Gutenberg translation), The Way to the Lantern by Audrey Erskine Lindop (swashbuckling French revolution novel about an attractive con artist and the many strong-minded women who want to sleep with him), and the Baldur's Gate video game.

Are you thinking of making fandom nominations? :) What are your favourites?
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[User Picture]From: heliopausa
2016-09-16 12:38 am (UTC)


Of those three, I only (half-)know the Decameron. It's mostly my absolute ignorance of nearly every eligible fandom that anyone's likely to ask that keeps me out of Yuletide. I just watch, intrigued, from the sidelines, while people stun me with their creativity.

I've written Narnia for a few years now, but of course that's not at all eligible, and nor is Doctor Who - they're the two fandoms I'm most familiar with. :(

(I do know Audrey Erskine Lindop, though. Not the Lantern novel, but years ago I read "I Start Counting", pretty much breathlessly.)

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