Sign-ups 2010 begin!
1. SIGN UP BY LEAVING PROMPTS IN A COMMENT TO THIS POST
Schedule: sign-ups are open from 12:00 noon Eastern, Saturday, October 16, to 11:59 a.m. Eastern, Saturday, October 30
At any time during this two-week period, you can join the exchange by responding to this post with a comment containing the following information:
Name: Your lj user name plus a nickname or the name you'd like us to use for you
Age statement: One of the following: (1) "I am over 18 or over the legal age in my country" OR (2) "I am under 18 or the legal age in my country, and I will neither ask for nor read anything with a rating over R." No age statement, or a falsified age statement, and you're out. Coal in the stocking and all that.
Three wishes: Please give three prompts consisting of one word, one sentence, one quote, or one link to an image (no hotlinking!). For example: "first kiss," "warming hands by a fire," "umbrellas," "dawn on New Year's Day," "art for anything I've written," "a remix of anything I've written" "a story or art based on Splendid Wings (song by David Brown)," "cute MWPP-era icons"
Do not want to receive: List your squicks and pet peeves here: "songfic", "deathfic", "infidelity", etc. You can also note here if you have a preference for rating. Please be sure to note if you would not like to receive sexually explicit fic or art involving underage characters.
Am fond of: Insert your favourite things here: "sexually-confident!Remus", "Lying-low-at-Lupin's", etc. These are not prompts but a chance to tell your gift-maker a bit more about the types of things you like.
I am new to Small Gifts this year: Yes/No
* Remember, "small gifts" are small--stocking stuffers, more like it: short fic (1,000 to 3,000 words), art, icons, whatever people can give. It's the thought that counts!
* All kinds of fanworks are welcome: not just fic and art, but icons, mini-vids, crafts, etc. Please do not ask only for art or icons or crafts: in general, there are more writers than artists in the exchange.
* Please don’t suggest too much detail in your prompts, give a plot outline, or ask for a novel -- these are small gifts! If you're curious about what folks have requested in the past, check out last year's sign-up post.
2. COME BACK TO THIS POST TO CLAIM A RECIPIENT!
Claiming begins at 12:00 noon Eastern on Saturday, October 30 and continues until the last prompts have been claimed
(This process usually takes about 48 hours; contact your mods if you need to make alternate arrangements for claiming.)
Please claim by responding to the comment that contains the request that you want. (You can leave a line like "I claim marysue's request #2"). One claimant per participant, please. Everyone creates one gift, everyone receives one gift, and we would like everyone to get something! Claiming operates on a first-come, first-served basis, so drop by as soon as you can to claim the prompts you liked.
If you finish and submit your first small gift, you are more than welcome to come back and claim again--we usually have a celebratory bonus round at the very end of the fest with second gifts.
3. TURN IN YOUR SMALL GIFT!
Due date: 12:00 noon Eastern, Tuesday, November 30
Please submit your work (BETA'D if a fic) as a post to this community. (You'll need to join, if you've not already). It will go into the moderation queue, and, depending on the number of participants, we'll reveal a gift every day until the end of the year.
THEN SIT BACK AND ENJOY THE GIFTS!
Posting begins on Wednesday, December 1
Celebrate the season of lights, the solstice, birth and new beginnings, the promise of renewal. Snow and cheery fires, tinsel and mistletoe. Draw up a chair by that fire, settle in, and read....
Happy, happy holidays all around!