A fic exchange is when one person submits a prompt for a fic they want someone to write and this person also receives a prompt from someone else to write. If you sign up for a fic exchange, expect to be submitting a prompt and writing a fic. You have to do both if you sign up.
Sign ups open today (August 19th) and close September 5th. Your assignments will be emailed to you before September 13th. Once you receive your assignments, you will have until Saturday December 13th to write your fic, have it betaed, and submit it. That’s exactly 3 months! It’s kind of a long time, but with the added stress of school we thought it was appropriate.
- This is an anonymous fic exchange, and to keep it fun remember not to reveal what fic you wrote!
- This is a winter fic exchange but the fic you write doesn’t necessarily have to be holiday or winter based!
- That being said, at least one of the prompts you submit has to be winter or holiday based! There’s no guarantee the person who receives your prompts will write that prompt, but it increases the chances for it.
- When you sign up, you must include THREE prompts, minimum. More are always welcome! Have twenty, if you want!
- Along with your three plus prompts, you’ll be including a description of what you want and are capable of writing. If you’re better at writing AUs, say that! If you don’t want to write anything sport-related, say that! Be as specific as possible in your description and tags. This is very important because this is what will be used to match you with prompts.
- The minimum word count is 3000 words.
- If you feel that you need to withdraw from the exchange, please contact Zoë or Sophie as quickly as possible. We will arrange a pinch-hitter to write one of the prompts you were assigned.
- If you want to be a pinch-hitter, please contact either of the mods so that we know who is available!
- To sign up you must have an Ao3 account.
- Also, if you don’t feel that you can complete your fic before the deadline but you don’t want to withdraw completely, message either of the moderators and we will set up an extension for you.
So, if this all sounds like your cup of tea, you can sign up on the HL Winter Fic Exchange profile. In the right corner there will be a series of grey buttons, click on the one that says Sign Up. The profile also has the rules of the exchange and all the important dates!
Also, if you’re confused by the sign up page, here is an example to help guide you!
If you have any questions not answered by this post, please send us a message on or off anon on our fic exchange tumblr ask page.
There is no such thing as too many sign ups! We want as many as possible! If you don’t plan on signing up, reblogging anyway would be super great so that we can get the word out farther! If there’s someone you know who’s not on tumblr, let them know! No one is excluded. Who doesn’t love cute H/L fics? If anything, just reblog for the beautiful edit made by Zoë herself (but don’t remove the text, please.)
We’re very excited about this and we hope you are as well!
**Note** we are in no way affiliated with the summer fic exchange! We both wrote for it and thought it was a lot of fun and wanted to make one of our own :)