boundbooks: Zhang Ziyi (sleepy sheep)
Boundbooks ([personal profile] boundbooks) wrote in [community profile] otterandferret 2012-04-03 04:52 pm (UTC)

I have a feeling this is going to be a popular question in the coming days. ;P

Let me copy and paste the email I just sent to another participant, who also asked the same question:

"Okay, first the bad news: Since this is a single-reveal date exchange, extensions are not possible. The entire Otter and Ferret 2012 AO3 collection gets revealed on April 28th, and so every single work in the collection will be made visible. As such, I can't give permission for people to submit exchange works at a later date. In other exchanges and fests where extensions are granted, it's because there's something like a month-long posting period, and mods shuffle in works on extension at the end of the month.

The good news: There's a bit of editing/wiggle room for authors. Although works are due on April 16th, as long as there's a single completed work of at least 1,000 words, that has been tailored to the recipient's prompt(s), submitted before April 17th, you're golden. As a mod, I don't care if you edit it, revise it, re-write it, scrap it, submit a different requirement-fulfilling work (going from 100,000 words to 1,000 words, or going from 1,000 to 200,000), as long as there is continually a requirement-fulfilling work posted in that AO3 collection. :)

So, if it's helpful for your deadlines, do know that although a work is *due* by the end of April 16th, all writers have through April 17th to April 27th to poke at, prod or otherwise edit their work, if they so choose. Naturally, such editing would hopefully be done before I do the reveal on April 28th, because one might otherwise get caught with one's authorial pants down!

The other submission options! If one needs to default, there's also Otter and Ferret Mini-Fest and Otter and Ferret Forever. I just wrote up the submission and default instructions on the community, as well as a description of how one might use these alternate submission collections:

Please let me know if you have any further questions!"

I hope you find that helpful! :)

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