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19th Century Fic Exchange
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19thc_exchange is an exchange for works of fiction based on period dramas.
The Concept
19thc_exchange is an exchange for works of fiction based on period dramas. “Period dramas” includes literature written during the 19th century in any part of the world; movies, television shows, and mini-series based on that literature; and original movies, television shows, and mini-series set during that time. Periodically, the terms of this exchange will expand to include other period dramas not in the 19th c, including 18th c or earlier, early 20th c, and modernizations of old classics.

This exchange is open to fanfiction writers of all stripes. Het, slash, and gen are all permitted. Ratings from G to NC-17 are permitted. If you are writing NC-17 fic, the person you are writing it for must be over 17 as well as yourself. You must, of course, be 17 to read said fic. RPF and RPS is permitted if it follows the guidelines for the rounds.

Different styles and formats are all welcomed, as long as fics have correct spelling, punctuation, and grammar. Fics must be checked by a beta reader, though proof of a fic has been beta-read is not required, unless otherwise specified. Right now, we’re all working on faith.

The Mechanics
Exchanges will occur in rounds. There will be at least one round per annum (hopefully more). Each round will have a theme. One theme may be Jane Austen; the fics exchanged will only be relevant to Jane Austen’s work. One theme may be young adult period literature and media. One theme may be non-English speaking countries. If you have a suggestion for a theme, please respond to this post, or contact 19thc_mod (AKA lettered). Your idea will be considered, though I make no promises.

Each round will begin with an announcement of the theme. Shortly following, there will be a sign up, where you will affirm your participation, request some fics, and state what you are willing to write. Once sign-ups close, you will shortly thereafter be assigned a person for whom you are writing a fic. The due date will be announced, at which time you will email your submission. The fics will all be posted anonymously. Once all the fics are posted, authors will be revealed.

If you are unable to make the deadline, you may request an extension. Extensions are always at the discretion of the mod.

If you signed up but did not turn in a fic, you will not be eligible to participate in the next round. You will have to wait until the round after the next.

The Future
1. This project is currently under construction.

2. Art is not accepted in the exchange at this time. This is subject to change in the future. If you would like to discuss the possibility of adding art to the curriculum, please respond to this post, or contact lettered.

3. These are some ideas for 19thc_exchange rounds:

-Jane Austen
-Elizabeth Gaskell
-the Bronte sisters
-Dickens and Thackeray
-George Eliot and Thomas Hardy
-Oscar Wilde
-19th c. lit from non-English speaking countries and media based on such
-pre-20th c. lit from Central America, South America, Africa, the middle East, India, and East Asia and media based on such
-19th c. lit from America and media based on such
-19th c. young adult
-18th c.
-Age of Sail
-Gothic/supernatural 19th c. lit and media based on such
-real people in the 19th c.

. . . and more to come!
3:10 to yuma, a little princess, adam bede, age of innocence, agnes grey, alice in wonderland, amazing grace, american girls, amistad, an ideal husband, angels and insects, ann radcliffe, anna and the king, anne bronte, arcadia, arthur conan doyle, back to the future, becoming jane, bleak house, bride and prejudice, bridget jones, charles dickens, charlotte bronte, citizen kane, clueless, cold mountain, count of monte cristo, cranford, crouching tiger hidden dragon, dances with wolves, daniel deronda, david copperfield, deadwood, domby and sons, dostoevsky, dracula, edgar allen poe, edith wharton, edwin drood, elizabeth gaskell, emily bronte, emma, far and away, finding neverland, flowers of shanghai, frances hodgson burnett, frankenstein, gangs of new york, gaslight, george eliot, gone with the wind, great expectations, great mouse detective, h.g. wells, hard times, henry james, horatio hornblower, house of mirth, immortal beloved, importance of being earnest, impromptu, jack the ripper, jane austen, jane austen book club, jane eyre, jude the obscure, jules verne, kate and leopold, kim, league of extraordinary gentlemen, les miserables, little dorrit, little women, lonesome dove, lost in austen, louisa may alcott, madam bovary, mansfield park, mark twain, martin chuzzlewit, mary barton, master and commander, middlemarch, mill on the floss, miss potter, moby dick, moulin rouge, mrs. brown, nathaniel hawthorne, nicholas nickleby, north and south, northanger abbey, nosferatu, old yeller, oliver twist, oscar wilde, our mutual friend, persuasion, peter pan, phantom of the opera, pickwick papers, picture of dorian gray, portrait of a lady, possession, pride and prejudice, return of the native, ruth, sandition, sense and sensibility, she, sherlock holmes, shirley, stardust, sweeney todd, tale of two cities, tarzan, tenant of wildfell hall, tess of the d'ubervilles, the alamo, the awakening, the christmas carol, the elephant man, the illusionist, the jungle book, the king and i, the magnificent ambersons, the mayor of casterbridge, the old curiosity shop, the professor, the searchers, the secret garden, the time machine, the woman in white, thomas hardy, tolstoy, tom sawyer, tombstone, uncle tom's cabin, unforgiven, vanity fair, villette, war and peace, war of the worlds, wide sargasso sea, william makepeace thackeray, wives and daughters, wuthering heights, zorro