Crossover/Fic: Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, GLOW (2017)
Crossover/Fic: Harlots (TV), Galavant (TV)
Crossover/Fic: Superstore (TV), Selfie (TV)
Crossover/Fic: Riverdale (TV 2017), Game of Thrones (TV)
Crossover/Fic: The Good Place (TV), You're The Worst (TV)
You can view the full request with details at the Google group here. Please reply at the group or e-mail the mods at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested. (Please put Pinch Hit #007 in your subject line). Thank you!
Comment here with your location and whether you want to organize or just attend a writing meetup.
I'm in the Boston area, and would like to organize a ~bi-weekly writing-and-coffee/tea meet-up. Likely in Cambridge, flexible to Somerville/Watertown/Boston proper/etc, depending on what people want.
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The minimum for fills is 100 words/100x100 pixels, in a stated fandom and medium. Anyone can post fills, even if you haven't signed up!
The AO3 collection and DW comments will be revealed on September 23rd.
Now in its seventh year, the Misses Clause Challenge was created to promote the inclusion, expansion, and celebration of women in fanfiction. We'd like to challenge you all to think about the ways women are represented in fanworks, and write fic either centered on female characters or fic within a fandom with a rich and diverse cast of characters that includes valuable and important female voices.
Participation is easy! Initially, the challenge set out to include more female characters in fic using the Bechdel Test as a barometer. But honestly, plenty of sources can (and do) successfully pass without putting female characters anywhere near the forefront. So the general rule for participating in the Misses Clause Challenge is simple:
That's it! Write women who are celebrated, who are unsung, who are the heroes of their own stories or the unfortunate victims of circumstance. Write women talking, fighting, saving the day, or just going about their business. Write women of all ages, shapes, sizes, races, creeds, sexual orientations, mental and physical abilities, or moral fiber. Write women, full stop.
Easy enough, right? So if you’re willing, and we hope you are…
· Write a Yuletide assignment or treat with one or more women as the focus. Femslash, female POV, ensemble fic, whatever works for you — as long as there's a female character front and center, your fic fulfills the challenge.
· Tag your finished fic with "Misses Clause Challenge".
There is still maybe time to nominate women, if you're so inclined. And there is definitely time to think about requesting prompts that feature female characters so that the letters post is full of options.
From there, search out those that request women, maybe bookmark one for later, or even start a treat. There's a lot of female characters nominated annually and a number of requests will coincide with that. Maybe one of the letters might start or keep the creative juices flowing.
And to all of those who have taken up the challenge, or who are considering doing so this year, I just want to say, on behalf of both myself and freneticfloetry, Thank You. We try to keep this very low key with absolutely no pressure to participate, and yet we're continually blown away by the support and the number of folks who take on the challenge as well as the types of awesome fic that you guys create year after year. So, thank you, again, for your participation, your openness to the challenge, your totally legitimate concerns and critiques. Here’s to Yuletide 2017, and another great wave of new Misses Clause stories.
G (hauntedd) & Court (freneticfloetry)
*The challenge name was meant to be a punny play on the fic season and a bad movie, and was not meant to be exclusionary in any way. (And yes, the "e" was intentional.)
Get people into your canon! Tell them what's awesome about it!
Tell them where to find it!
Tell them ALL ABOUT IT!
Please use this format:
<b>What's awesome about it:</b>
<b>Where to find:</b>
Thank you and have a great yuletide!
(ALSO: Please feel free to ask for specific recs too! Like post a thread going 'hey I'm looking for canons with bisexual leads' or something!)
This is a post I've been meaning to make for a few years now. Every year we have great challenges and collections, such as Misses Clause (promoting fics that pass the Bechdel Test) and collections for characters of color. However, the posts for those come during sign-ups, when people only have the tagset to work from. If nobody nominated any women or characters of color for your favorite small fandom, you're out of luck.
Look over your own nominations in these next three days. Look at the spreadsheet and the nomiations post on DW and LJ. Are these the characters you want to make requests for, write for, or both? Did you have a free slot and are you nominating them after looking at the requests tab on the spreadsheet? Are you already coordinating with a friend, or friends, to cover a big cast list?
Consider coordinating with fellow fans using the nomiantions posts and spreadsheet in these final days. Who is your cast list comprised of for your fandom? Are there women, are there characters of color, are there characters with disabilites? If someone who likes this fandom wants to participate in Misses Clause, will they be able to? If someone who likes this fandom wants to participate in a chromatic challenge, will they be able to? (Obviously not all fandoms can do this, some fandoms only comprise of a few characters at all, sometimes no one can find someone else to help with nominations. I mean this in general terms.)
I know every year only about 1/3rd of people nominating end up using the nominations coordination posts and spreadsheets. This year, why don't some of us help each other out to make the tagset more inclusive?
Edit: tl;dr: If you want to nominate more characters from a fandom, it's best to coordinate with fellow fans on the nominations pages I've linked above. If you don't want to, you don't have to.
(I hope no one's toes are dented.)
(I'd add tags, but I'm not authorized.)
ETA: I should make it clearer that you can edit the spreadsheet directly. I am trying to add things people posted who didn't get them there, but I am not fast. The links are so if people want to ask you to add or change a character they can.
The fandoms are:
Pinch Hit #11: Castle, Kim Possible (Cartoon), Sherlock Holmes & Related Fandoms
Pinch Hit #13: Dangan Ronpa - All Media Types, DRAMAtical Murder (Visual Novel), Hatoful Kareshi | Hatoful Boyfriend, Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic, Neon Genesis Evangelion, 킬링 스토킹 | Killing Stalking (Webcomic)
Pinch Hit #14: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Harry Potter - J. K. Rowling
You can claim a pinch hit by commenting on the linked DW post with your AO3 username. As is standard in remix exchanges, you are not limited to remixing in the request fandom; any fic on their account that is not a WIP, safe work, collaboration or itself a remix may be remixed.
These are due at the assignment deadline (September 10, 11:59 PM Eastern Time).
I will update as the material rolls in!
- 2017 rules
- 2017 schedule
- Fandom eligibility rules
- Evidence post
- Nominations form
- Nominations tutorial
- Tag set
- Announcements: DW, LJ, Twitter, Tumblr
- Member comm: DW, LJ
- Pinch hit group
- IRC chat
- Discord invite link
The minimum for fic is 2,000 words. The minimum for art is lineart with basic colors/tones as well as background OR two lineart drawings. The deadline is October 22nd at 11:55 PM UTC.
To claim, please comment to this Dreamwidth post with your AO3 username and the pinch hit you'd like to claim.
- (Pinch Hit #7 - IDOLiSH7 (Video Game), TSUKIPRO (CD series), Akatsuki no Yona | Yona of the Dawn, この音とまれ! | Kono Oto Tomare!, スタミュ: 高校星歌劇 | Starmyu | High School Star Musical, 機動戦士ガンダム 鉄血のオルフェンズ | Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans, 響け! ユーフォニアム | Hibike! Euphonium (Anime), プリティーリズム | Pretty Rhythm, 全职高手 | The King's Avatar (Cartoon), Blood Bank (Webcomic))
Want to talk about your nomination plans? Find out if other people know your obscure canons? Strategise on the best label for your fandom? You can do it here (or on LJ)!
-Each person can nominate 3 fandoms and 4 characters per fandom.
-Nominations on AO3 will neither be approved nor visible until after the nominations period. If anyone wants to do some coordinating around that, here might be a good place to put your hand up to say you're interested (but I suggest doing the actual coordinating on another post).
( Works in Mansfield Park - Jane Austen & Doctor Who (2005), The Yellow Wallpaper - Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Books of the Raksura - Martha Wells, and 91 Days (Anime) )
( Challenge information )
Pinch Hit #4: The Tudors (TV)
You can claim this pinch hit by commenting on the linked DW post with your AO3 username. As is standard in remix exchanges, you are not limited to remixing in the request fandom; any fic on their account that is not a WIP, safe work, collaboration or itself a remix may be remixed.
This pinch hit is due at the assignment deadline (September 10, 11:59 PM Eastern Time).
The minimum for fic is 500 words; the minimum for art is a work at the 'nice sketch' stage. The deadline is Saturday 2 September at 23:59 UTC.
To claim, please comment to the dreamwidth post with your AO3 username. Comments are screened and you don't need a dreamwidth account.
( Pinch Hit #1: Bates Motel (2013), Bloodline (TV 2015), Better Call Saul (TV) )
Letter URL: http://slippery-fish.dreamwidth.org/
Pinch Hit 4 - Law & Order: SVU, Homicide: Life on the Streets, Crossover Fandom, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Law & Order, Chicago Justice (TV)
Letter URL: http://sidewinder.dreamwidth.org/
If you are willing to claim either of these pinch hits, please either comment on this Dreamwidth post or email me at email@example.com with your AO3 name and the number of the pinch hit you wish to claim. Pinch hits are due on the 5th of September.
Even if you can’t claim a pinch hit, I’d be much obliged if you could reblog this Tumblr post to spread the word about the lingering pinch hits.
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Schedule | Rules and FAQ
The Fandom Growth Exchange is a multi-fandom exchange for fandoms, relationships, and characters that have ten or fewer complete fics (or five or fewer contributing authors) on AO3. Both writers and artists are welcome.
Sign-ups are now open! See the sign-up post for more info!
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
The requested fandom is Band of Brothers, but if you click through to the recipient's AO3 account, they have fics in other fandoms that could be remixed as well. (As with the former Remix Redux, everything on their account that isn't a WIP, a collaboration, a remix or a safe work is up for grabs.)
Edit: Now CLAIMED! Thank you!