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Official Round One Sign Up! (Through April 6)
lettered wrote in 19thc_exchange
Round One Sign-Ups HERE!

This is the official sign-up post for the Jane Austen Round. Please read about what qualifies for this round here.

Sign-ups will run until April 6, 2010. Proxy sign-ups ARE allowed, if you can't make that window or if you do not have a Livejournal. If you like, please copy your sign up over to Dreamwidth, here, so it will be easier to pair up between both places. All fics will be posted to both Dreamwidth and Livejournal.

Assignments will be sent within a week or two of sign-ups closing.

The Rules

1. Fanfic should be:

* At least 1000 words in length, sufficiently beta read/free of spelling and grammar issues.

* It should also contain any and all HTML that you wish included (such as italics). I will NOT go back and edit these in for you; your fic will be posted as it is received.

* Not part of a series, or a sequel to a fic that the giftee may not be familiar with.

* Based on the prompt originally assigned to you. No switching prompts/recipients without consulting with the mods first.

2. The mod assumes the right to approve and deny extensions (and multiple extensions) as she sees fit. I am likely to be generous if you ask ahead of time.

3. If you are kicked out of the first round of19thc_exchange, you will not be eligible to participate in the next round. (Though you can participate in the round after that.) You can only get kicked out of 19thc_exchange if you fail to turn in a fic, or turn in a fic significantly after the due date without having requested an extension.

4. Submissions should be emailed to 19thcexchange at gmail.com. You can also contact lettered (or joy on Dreamwidth) directly with comments and questions.

5. Submissions are due July 12th at 11:59 PM PST. Posting will begin July 13th.

Please think very carefully before you sign up, and please only do so if you can make the commitment.

Please read flyingcarpet’s guide to being a good fest participant for starters. Think about your own writing abilities, how fast/slow you write and how good you are at meeting deadlines, because there is nothing more frustrating to a mod than the flaky and inconsistent.

Round one sign-up form

Please fill in every required field.

Proxy sign-ups ARE allowed, so if you are going to be away during the sign-up period, you may ask a friend (or the mods) to sign up on your behalf.

You MUST put your age/make an age statement. No one under the age of 18 can write/draw and/or receive NC-17 work. Those under 18, however, CAN participate.

Please note that you should use the field regarding canon preferences to note whether you'd like a fic based on a specific Jane Austen canon. For instance, you can pick “Pride and Prejudice”, and then you can specify you wish the fic to be 1995 Pride and Prejudice compliant (i.e., the wet shirt happened). Basically give your writer/artist guidelines for which novel, movie, or real life event they should work from when creating your gift.

You can also leave several prompts with preferences for different Jane Austen canons. (E.g. one prompt for an Emma fic, one prompt for a P&P fic, etc)

Here’s the coding for the sign-up. Please cut and paste the following into your comment:

<b>Age:</b> please note if you will turn 18 before August 15.

<u>For the gift you would like to RECEIVE</u>
<b>Kinks, genres or special requests:</b>
<b>Squicks/Things you'd hate:</b>
<b>Canons:</b> Which novels, adaptations, or real life events would you like written for you? 

<b>Two or three prompts for your gift(optional):</b>

<u>For the gift you will be GIVING</u>
<b>Kinks/Things you will gladly write:</b>
<b>Kinks/Squicks/Things you REFUSE to write:</b>
<b>Highest rating you will write:</b>
<b>Your writing strengths, or genre you feel most comfortable writing</b>
<b>Canon:</b> Which novels, adaptations, or real events are you willing to write?  Please try to be as broad as possible.

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I've just posted the guidelines here.

Basically, anyone writes anything they want, as long as it's based on 19th c. canon. Um...I've never really understood this style of ficathon; it's so general--you'd think that people are already writing whatever they want, so there'd be no point to signing up. But I think it's a comfort to a) have a deadline, b) know other people are doing it, c) provide a reason to write a particular fic at a particular time. There may be people who've always wanted Emma fic, but just never had the impetus to just sit down and do it. So I'm hoping some of those people will be up for it!

Also, there's a prompts post where the people who had requests for this exchange can put their requests. This might also be inspiration for those who, say, wanted Emma fics, but never really knew what to write about.

So glad you're still interested in writing!

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