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Author Revealed
Authors have been revealed at Otter and Ferret Gift Exchange 2014.

Otter and Ferret Forever 2014 Collection Opened
The collection has been opened for submission at have been revealed at Otter and Ferret Forever 2014. Otter and Ferret Forever 2014 will remain open for submissions until January 14, 2015!

Cross-posting
As authors have been revealed, all authors are welcome (and encouraged) to cross-post their work!

Otter and Ferret is officially affiliated with Hawthorn & Vine (H&V), a Draco/Hermione exclusive archive. If you are an H&V member and wish to submit your Otter and Ferret work to H&V, Otter and Ferret has a dedicated sub-category under Challenges, then Off-site Challenges and then at Otter and Ferret.

All works created for any Otter and Ferret exchange, Otter and Ferret Mini-Fest or Otter and Ferret Forever collection are eligible for submission to H&V's Otter and Ferret sub-category.

Banners & Promotion
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Works have been revealed for Otter and Ferret Gift Exchange 2014!

Go to the AO3 collection to see the works. Happy reading!
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Otter and Ferret Gift Exchange 2014 works will be revealed on:

Monday, April 28 at 09:00 AM EST

(Reveals will be as close to 09:00 AM EST as I can manage!)
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Hey Writers!

So, originally the deadline was April 13th. However, last time I wrote a post I put down April 14th, which naturally made a lot of people (including myself) think fics were due on April 14th!

So, the deadline is extended until April 14th. As long as it's April 14th somewhere in the world, you're not late in submitting your fic. :)
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A reminder that Otter and Ferret Gift Exchange works are due on April 14th!

That's roughly four days away at the time of this posting! :)
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April 5, 2014 is the default deadline! April 5 is the last day to default with zero penalties. Here's a quick reminder for exchange participants about extensions.

Extensions
Unfortunately, extensions are not possible, for reasons given in this comment thread from the 2012 Exchange. If you find yourself in a pickle with your story, that comment thread also offers possible solutions.

Anyhow, it is time to call for pinch-hitters! If you're interested in pinch-hitting, here's the relevant information from the main FAQ:

"I'd like to participate in Otter and Ferret as a pinch-hitter. What should I do?
  1. Make sure you have an AO3 account or request one at the request post, so that you can post your finished pinch-hit to the collection.
  2. Sign-up for the pinch-hitter mailing list.

  3. Click here to sign-up with a Gmail address or Click here to sign-up with a non-Gmail address

  4. If you claim a pinch-hit assignment, be sure that you can deliver it in time. While pinch-hitters can default, since life happens, and there are no penalties for pinch-hitters defaulting, it's preferable that this not occur."


Pinch-hit assignments will be sent out via that mailing list, and claiming of pinch-hit assignments is on a first-come, first-serve basis.
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Although works are not due for a month, here's the submission and default instructions for anyone in need of them! These should work, but I'm not able to test them myself. If you run into any problems, please leave a comment!

How to Submit:

Submission Instructions )

How to Default:

Default Instructions )

If you don't think you'll be able to make the April 13th deadline, please consider defaulting. If you need to default, but would still like to give your work to your recipient at some future date, there are two official options.

  1. If it's a shorter work and completed before Otter and Ferret 2014 works are revealed, post it during the Otter and Ferret Mini-Fest 2014, which is for works under 1,000 words. The Mini-Fest will be open for posting from April 14th - 27th.

  2. If it's a work that's 1,000+ words and/or completed after Otter and Ferret 2014 works are revealed, post it to Otter and Ferret Forever 2014. This collection will be open from April 14th - January 14th, 2015.


Of course, after prompts are revealed, writers not participating in the exchange are welcome to submit to the Otter and Ferret AO3 collections. Posting to those collections will notify the recipient and make it easier for readers to find you. :)
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The final entry for Hawthorn & Vine's Reverse Challenge 2014 has been posted.

There were 43 pieces of art, and 45 stories submitted for this massive challenge! If you're looking for some Dramione, head on over and check out Hawthorn & Vine's Reverse Challenge 2014!
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Otter and Ferret assignments have been finalized over at AO3, which means you should be receiving your assignment via email within the next twenty-four hours. I had a great time reading everyone's sign-ups, and I think that we'll see some excellent stories in April!

Some Quick Reminders

Remember, you only have to incorporate a minimum of one prompt; you don't have to use all of the prompts. Also, you do not have to incorporate all of their likes into your fic. Presumably you might wish to use whichever of their likes/preferences inspire you, but there's no hard-and-fast required number.

However, please do not include any of their 'do not want's/triggers/dealbreakers. Also, please do not exceed their highest requested rating.

Finding Your Assignment

Your assignment should be in two places:
  1. Your email's inbox; specifically, the email associated with your AO3 account.

  2. On AO3. Sign-in to AO3 and click your user icon. Look at the list of navigation links on the left. Towards the bottom should be 'Assignments'. Click it.

How Assigning Worked )

Questions and Concerns

If you have any questions or concerns about your assignment (and which are specific enough that you feel leaving a comment would tip off your recipient to your identity!), please email me at otter.and.ferret.exchange@gmail.com

If you have a general non-identity revealing question, feel free to leave a comment! :)

Happy writing! I'm so excited to see what everyone writes! :D

Hiccup!

Feb. 9th, 2014 11:19 pm
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There's been a hiccup with matching!

I've got the matching done on paper, but I'd forgotten that the process on AO3 requires the following:

1. Ask AO3's computers to do the matching, in order to give me a list to work with.
2. Manually change all the computer's matching to what I really wanted
3. Send out matches

Unfortunately, I'm currently stuck on the first step. I'm not sure how long it will take AO3's computers to do the matching, but it may be a day or two.

I do have the matching done, and I'll input it into AO3 as soon as I can! :(
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Sign-ups are closed for Otter and Ferret Gift Exchange 2014!

Authors
Thank you for signing-up, we're all looking forwards to your stories! Matching will begin, and assignments will be sent by February 9th at the latest.

Pinch-hitting
If you missed sign-ups or weren't quite sure about committing to a sign-up, pinch-hitters are always welcome! Sign-up for the pinch-hitter mailing list in order to be informed of needed pinch-hits.

Click here to sign-up with a Gmail address or Click here to sign-up with a non-Gmail address
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A quick reminder that sign-ups for Otter and Ferret Gift Exchange 2014 will close on January 30!

How to Fill-Out the Sign-up Form: http://otterandferret.dreamwidth.org/20931.html

2014 Welcome Post (How to Get an AO3 Invite): http://otterandferret.dreamwidth.org/20498.html

To account for different timezones, I will not close sign-ups exactly at 23:59 EST on January 30. I will wait until all time zones are officially in January 31st before I close sign-ups. :)
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Here's an image-based tutorial on how to fill-out the sign-up form. Warning, these are some huge images!

Find the location of the sign-up form )

After you've arrived at the sign-up form, you'll see a box of directions. Read those, and then scroll down to the offers section.

How to Fill Out Your Request )

How to Fill Out Your Offers )

Remember, you can edit your sign-up after you've submitted it. So, if you make a mistake or change your mind about a request, you can go back and correct your sign-up!

Go to the Otter and Ferret Gift Exchange 2014 profile to sign-up!

Questions? Leave a comment!
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Welcome to Otter and Ferret, an annual Hermione Granger/Draco Malfoy gift exchange. Otter and Ferret 2014 will run from January - May 2014. Feel free to poke around the community and check out our FAQ. If you have any questions, comments or feedback, leave a comment and I'll do my best to answer!

Otter and Ferret Sign-Ups Announcement Mailing List

Receive an email letting you know that sign-ups are open.
Click here to sign-up with a Gmail address or Click here to sign-up with a non-Gmail address

Who can get an account at Archive of Our Own? Is it for authors only?

Archive of Our Own (AO3) accounts are available for everyone! Authors, reviewers, readers, lurkers, you name it. :)

How do I sign-up for Archive of Our Own (AO3)?

1) Leave a comment in this post with your email address or PM [personal profile] boundbooks your email address or email otter.and.ferret.exchange@gmail.com, and I will send you an invite to AO3. I will happily issue invites continuously throughout the year. If you need an invite to sign-up for the exchange, it's definitely appreciated if you contact me sooner rather than later. :)

OR

2) Go to the Archive of Our Own website and click the 'Get an Invite' link. Request an invitation.

How do I sign-up for Dreamwidth?

Dreamwidth does not currently need an invite code to create an account. However, you don't need one to participate or follow-along.

How can I follow this on LiveJournal or tumblr?

Just friend [livejournal.com profile] otterferretdw and/or follow [tumblr.com profile] otterferret.

How can I promote Otter and Ferret?

We have promotion banners!
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The sign-ups for the Otter and Ferret Gift Exchange 2014 have begun, but before moving on, let's wrap-up last year's Otter and Ferret Forever.

Otter and Ferret Forever 2013 was a nine month-long prompt fest that used prompts from the Otter and Ferret Gift Exchange 2013. There was no word-minimum or word-limit on works. No sign-ups were required, and the fest was not anonymous.

Otter and Ferret Forever 2013 had seven fics, which have been posted below!

Otter and Ferret Forever 2013 Master List

Master List )
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If you have an Otter and Ferret Forever 2013 fic languishing on your computer, January 14, 2013 is the last day to post it to the Otter and Ferret Forever 2013 collection!
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I'm seeking a co-mod or two for O&F, due to several factors:

1) I'm going to be unable to access the Internet during the majority of sign-ups.
2) I may considering handing-over the exchange after this year.

If you're interested in co-modding, please drop me an email at seeking.boundbooks@gmail.com

The Co-Mod Requirements:

1) Must be available between January 15 - 30, 2014 to cover questions about sign-ups.
2) Must be willing to have a Dreamwidth, AO3, and tumblr account.
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What's a Reverse Challenge?
Whereas some fests have an author writing a story which is then given to an artist to create art based on that story, a 'Reverse Challenge' inverts it so that artists create images first, and authors then write works inspired by the images. The first phase is the initial creation period for the artists, at the end of which their work will be submitted. Once we have all submissions, we'll match the art to the authors that have signed up to participate. Because there are in general more writers than artists in our fandom, each piece will likely have more than one fic inspired by it. The art and the fic will be presented together once posting begins.

TIMELINE: SEPTEMBER 2013 - FEBRUARY 2014

September 7th - 21st: Artist and Author sign-ups
September 21st - November 9th: Artist Creation period
11:59pm, November 9th: Art Due
November 9th - 23rd: Assignments sent to Authors
November 23rd - January 18th: Author Creation Period
11:59pm, January 18th: Stories Due
February 1st: Posting begins
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Many thanks to everyone who participated in Otter and Ferret 2013! Authors, pinch-hitters, betas, and readers, it couldn't have happened without you!

Recommendations

Still seeking links to recs of Otter and Ferret works! This is to try and get Otter and Ferret works listed as a 'Hot Rec' on [community profile] daily_snitch.

If you wrote a post that rec'd an Otter and Ferret work on LiveJournal, Dreamwidth or InsaneJournal, please leave a comment with the link or email otter.and.ferret.exchange@gmail.com

Authors, if you know of any recs of your work, please let me know!

Otter and Ferret Mini-Fest 2013 Master List

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Otter and Ferret Gift Exchange 2013 Master List

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