Posted with Azzy's approval... *NOT* an official LOM event!
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From the Years of the Trees through the Fourth Age – it’s time once again to make your Tolkien FPS fanfic dreams come true…
Have you always wanted to read a certain pairing or scenario, but couldn’t write it yourself? Or have a plot bunny that’s been rolling around in your mind, but just can’t see yourself writing that particular story?
Have it written for you – specifically and especially for your own sweet self! And share your own fic gift in exchange -
That’s right, it’s time for ‘Slashy Santa 2007,’ the fourth annual holiday fiction exchange, brought to your fandom by the same folks who sponsor the renowned Jinglebells in June Fiction Exchange.
This year, the exchange will focus solely on the fantasy world of J.R.R. Tolkien. Whether it’s Elves, Men, Valar, Maiar, Hobbits, or Dwarves (or even Orcs!) that strike your fancy – from the First Age to the Fourth – spread the word, recruit your friends and fellow authors, and have some fun!
Sign-ups begin Wednesday, September 19, 2007 and will close at midnight (GMT-5:00) on Sunday, September 30, 2007. All stories will be unveiled on the http://www.geocities.com/slashysanta/
site on Sunday, December 23, 2007.
How does a fiction exchange work? It’s simple. Sign up at http://www.geocities.com/slashysanta/signup.html
to specify a pairing, rating, and the plot elements you would like to read, as well as the elements you are willing to write, and someone will write a story for you. In exchange, you will write a story for someone else using the specifications they provide. All stories will be submitted directly to the swap coordinators – you will not know whom you are writing for, nor will you know who has your request, until all fiction is posted on the Slashy Santa website.
Even if you don’t want to take part in the exchange, you can still elect to be a reserve writer to be called upon in case of an emergency. Just say so on the signup form.
All we ask is that you adhere to some basic rules – If you sign up, please make sure that you can follow through and write at least 1,200 words. Please note also that this is a SLASH only FPS exchange (no RPS or het, please).
PLEASE NOTE: If you have defaulted in previous years, you will NOT be allowed to participate this year! These stories are gifts for your friends and fellow fans, and it is incredibly disappointing for a participant who has worked hard to turn in their own story to stumble out of bed bleary-eyed on December 23 only to find that Slashy Santa has nothing to give them. There will be no exceptions to this rule.
for the full set of rules and Frequently Asked Questions.
Here are some important dates to make note of:
**Sign-up period: September 19 – September 30
**Assignments to be distributed: October 13
**Deadline for story submissions: December 7
**Publication date: December 23
Come check out our site at http://www.geocities.com/slashysanta/
and peruse some of the past entries – they’re terrific and will give you an idea of what’s in store!
Hope to see you there!
‘’Tis Always the Season for Slash!’
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