Jul. 6th, 2016

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The tagset for this year's challenge is officially viewable. Check out the default view for a list of all fandoms eligible for this year's exchange.

We had a record number of nominations this year, so we ended up approving 205 fandoms, including all fandoms that had 2 or more nominations. Please check the list even if your fandom was rejected, because it may have been approved under a related tag. We did have to reject many fandoms, but hopefully there are still plenty available for everyone to formulate their requests and offers.

This year's most nominated fandoms were:
  1. Revolution (TV) - 14 nominations
  2. Harry Potter - 13 nominations
  3. Marvel Cinematic Universe, Killjoys (TV), Buffy the Vampire Slayer - 10 nominations
  4. Hamilton - Miranda, Forever (TV) - 8 nominations
  5. Young Wizards, Person of Interest, Veronica Mars, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Leverage - 7 nominations

A few important things to note: 

We approved a tag (currently under Uncategorized Fandoms) for Final Fantasy (Video Games). If requesting or offering this fandom, please keep in mind that the following entries in the series were the ones nominated and will likely be what the nominators are requesting: 

Final Fantasy VII
Final Fantasy X & Final Fantasy X-2
Compilation of Final Fantasy VII
Final Fantasy XIII


We also have two Star Wars related tags: Star Wars - All Media Types and Star Wars: Rebels. Star Wars - All Media Types should only contain requests for the movies in the series, not animated series, comic books, video games, books etc. None of those were nominated, so they are not eligible. You may specify in your requests which movies you'd like to read about if necessary.

If you have any questions or there are any issues with the tagset, please let us know ASAP. Otherwise, watch this space for a lot more activity as sign-ups will begin soon!

 

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Sign-ups will be opening in less than twelve hours (the completed tag set is posted here, so check that out), so it's also time to link your Dear Crossovering Writer Letters (if you choose to do so).

These letters are 100% optional, but highly encouraged (particularly due to the nature of this exchange). If you've never participated in an exchange like this before, a Dear Writer Letter is a post at your DW/LJ/Tumblr/Blog, etc. detailing your requests and giving your assigned writer ideas for possible stories they can write, as well as any potential likes, dislikes and triggers you may have. You can link them here as well as in your sign-up form. How you format or write them is entirely up to you.

If you have any triggers (things that may cause you harm if you read about them), we highly recommend that you make that clear in your letter as well as in the optional details on your sign-up. Not every writer clicks through to letters, and this is the best way to cover your bases so that your author will not unintentionally write your triggers.

For more info and great examples of what we mean check out the following links: The Yuletide FAQ or last year's Crossovering letters post.

Keep in mind that, a letter to your writer is COMPLETELY 100% OPTIONAL, which also means that writers are in no way required to follow the optional details. The only requirement is that they use the fandoms you requested and were matched on. Essentially: Optional details are optional.

Another added benefit of writing letter is you might get extra fics if someone not assigned as your writer finds your requests inspiring. We will also be making the sign-ups summary public as soon as sign-ups are closed, so any additional details you put in your sign-up will be available for public viewing and treat writers.

If you are posting a link to your letter here, we ask that you copy/paste the following when you comment:

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Sign-ups will run until SUNDAY, JULY 17th, at 11:59PM PDT. (what time is that for me?)

SIGN-UP FORM | TAG SET | DEAR CROSSOVERING WRITER | FAQ

If you're new to exchanges at AO3 and confused about how sign-ups work, read this tutorial about signing up for gift exchanges.

For specific information about requests and offers for this exchange, please continue reading.  )