What is this thing? Welcome to the Fandom Swap Fiction Exchange! The Exchange was created to help improve wizard-muggle relations see what people would come up with when forced to write outside the normal bounds of their own isolated fandoms (and my personal agenda, of course--to prove that RPS, while dirty and so so wrong, is everyone's secret kink).
How It Works: From today (January 22, 2006) until I have at least 30 participants or February 5th, whichever comes last (unless it's like 5 months from now and I've finally got #30...then I think I'd probably give up), you can leave a comment in this post with the following information:
1) Username 2) Email 3) Primary Fandom 4) Which fandoms you are willing to write in (please list a few in order from most willing to least, but obviously don't put down anything you're not willing to write at all) 5) What you can't write (ie het, slash, femslash, etc) 6) Your Request (ie, fandom and pairing if applicable, what you absolutely don't want, what you'd love to see, rating (mainly if you don't want porn); again, make a few requests, in order from most wanted to least)
Example: 1) phaballa 2) Primary Fandom: Harry Potter 3) Will write any RPS even if I have to do research on those involved, Veronica Mars, Lost, Star Wars, Velvet Goldmine, Dark Tower 4) Will NOT write: chan, beastiality, knifeplay 5) My request: Anything involving Anderson Cooper, VMars (Logan/Beaver or Logan/Dick or Veronica GEN), Lost (no Kate or Charlie, please), anything involving Ewan McGregor, Star Wars (Obi Wan/Qui Gon or Obi Wan/Annikan, any rating)
Since my poll on the exchange indicated that y'all want this to be anonymous, after the requisite 2 weeks are up, I will be matching requests and offers up and sending out assignments. You must leave me an email address in order to receive an assignment!
Entries will be due Sunday, April 2 by midnight US Central time. If you need an extension please please email me and let me know. If you can't complete your assignment or there's a problem with it, again, email me and let me know. I will start posting on Monday, April 3.
About Submissions: All fics should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org by April 2nd with the following header:
Your name will not be included in the post, being that this is anonymous, but I will need to know the authors' usernames for the reveal once all the fic has been posted.
Please remember to do the following things: 1) Turn off your smart quotes!! 2) Format your story ie, if you want something italicized, use your HTML. I will not go through every fic and code them all. 3) Use a beta!
Finally, have fun y'all. The whole point of this is to explore what writing in another fandom is like, leaving our comfort zones for the wide, scary worlds that we've only read about before. Enjoy yourselves and write some kick ass fic!