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Authors have been revealed! Feel free to claim your fics publicly. If you haven't already, please do comment on your fic - and browse the archive for more stories to love. :)
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The archive is open!

Author reveals will be a week from today. Especial thanks to the pinch hitters, who went the extra mile!
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Thank you so much for being patient while we filled some last-minute pinch hits! All the stories are in, and the archive will open at 1:00 PM CST (about 3.5 hours from now).
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The archive hasn't opened yet because not all pinch hits have been covered. One is still open, and another pinch hitter had to drop out, so these two are still open/reopened:

#9 (The Hobbit, The Silmarillion, Old Kingdom) TAKEN

#10 (MCU, Burn Notice, XMFC/DOFP) TAKEN

If you want to claim one of these fics, comment here or there with your AO3 username. Deadlines can be negotiable, but I'd like to be able to open the archive relatively soon.

Sorry for the delays, everyone!
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Just to be clear, the archive won't be opening until there's a story for every participant. Once all stories are in, I will post a notification giving several hours' warning for those who are still editing.

ETA: If you are considering pinch hitting or are still editing your story, I've set a soft deadline a little over three days from now. Assuming people do volunteer to cover the pinch hits and get them in by this time, the archive will open Wednesday the 1st at 6:00 PM CST (click to see the time in your zone). The archive won't open before this time (though of course it might be delayed further).
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Another pinch hit! Reminder that #9 (The Hobbit, The Silmarillion, and Old Kingdom) and #8 (MCU, Agents of SHIELD, Grimm) still need to be claimed.

To claim Pinch Hit #10, please reply to this post with your AO3 username.

Pinch Hit #10: TAKEN )
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There's one more! Plus #8 still needs to be claimed (MCU, Agents of SHIELD, Grimm).

To claim this pinch hit, comment to this post with your AO3 username. (Comments are screened.) If you'd like to pick up #8, you can comment here or there.

Pinch Hit #9: The Hobbit, The Silmarillion, The Old Kingdom )
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Two more pinch hits! As usual, reply to the post with your AO3 name to be assigned. (Comments are screened.)

Pinch Hit #7: TAKEN )



Pinch Hit #8: TAKEN )
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You have just under two hours to get your stories in! Stories are due at 11:59 pm CST.
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To claim one of these pinch hits, please reply (comments are screened) with your AO3 username.

Since it's close to the assignment deadline, pinch hitters will have extra time to work on their assignment. Pinch hit deadlines will be determined on a case-by-case basis.

All pinch hits have been handled!

Pinch Hit #6 - TAKEN )




Pinch Hit #2: TAKEN )
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A wild pinch hit appears!

To claim this pinch hit, please reply in the comments with your AO3 username. Comments are screened.

Pinch Hit #5: TAKEN )
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Remember, your fics should be complete and uploaded to AO3 a week (and an hour) from now, next Sunday at midnight CST!

If you need to default on your assignment, please do so sooner rather than later, so that we have the best chance of getting a pinch hitter for your recipient and making sure the archive opens on time.
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Below are four pinch hits that need authors! If you're willing and able to take one of them off our hands, please let us know by leaving your AO3 name in the comments (which are screened) so we can assign them to you.

Pinch Hit #1 - TAKEN )


Pinch Hit #2: The Seventh Tower - Garth Nix, Airborn - Kenneth Oppel, The Princes Trilogy - Elizabeth Hoyt, The Ragwitch - Garth Nix, Kushiel's Legacy - Jacqueline Carey )



Pinch Hit #3: TAKEN )



Pinch Hit #4: TAKEN )
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I'm a couple of days late - thanks for being patient with me! I've just sent out assignments, so you should receive an email from AO3 very soon. If there has been a mistake in your assignment, please let me know ASAP!

Four pinch hits will be going out soon, so keep an eye out for those!
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One more hour till signups close! Get 'em in!
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This is the post to drop a link to your dear writer letter! In a comment, leave the URL along with the fandoms and characters you requested.

A "dear writer" letter is not required, but it's a great way to give your writer some more information about what you like/dislike and additional prompts and ideas.
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Just a couple of days left before signups close!

Signup Form @ AO3
Tag Set
Signup FAQ


Signups will be open until July 25th at 11:59 PM CDT! Countdown Clock!
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Sign-ups are open for the Gen Fic Swap!

Signup Form @ AO3
Tag Set
Signup FAQ


Signups will be open until July 25th at 11:59 PM CDT!

There is a known AO3 bug where character names that are in the tag set do not show up in the drop-down box in the sign-up form. If you don't see the character you want, go to the tag set, copy and paste the whole tag, including any disambiguations (i.e., Clint Barton (616)), into the form, and add a comma to complete the tag.
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Welcome to the first round of the Gen Fic Swap! The major steps for this round will be nominations to determine what fandoms and characters are included, sign-ups, the writing period, collection reveal, and author reveal. The exchange will be hosted at AO3; updates and whatnot will be posted here or at our mirrored Livejournal community.

Gen Fic Swap Round 1 at Archive of Our Own

This is our schedule for the first round:

July 3-12: Fandom and character nominations
July 15-25: Sign-ups
July 28: Assignments go out
Sept 21: Assignments due
Sept 28: Collection revealed
Oct 4: Authors revealed

Rules and FAQ will be going up shortly. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please ask them here!
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