boundbooks: Zhang Ziyi (otter and ferret)
Boundbooks ([personal profile] boundbooks) wrote in [community profile] otterandferret2013-04-04 10:45 am

Otter and Ferret Needs Pinch-hitters!

As the default deadline is coming up, here's a quick reminder for exchange participants about 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.

Currently, pinch-hit assignments are due on April 25th.

Pinch-hits must meet the original criteria of the exchange, namely "you must produce an original to the exchange, non-WIP story of at least 1,000 words which incorporates at least one of your recipient's prompts, and submit it to the Otter and Ferret collection by the submission deadline." The FAQ and this post with assignment requirement clarification may be helpful to you.