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Hi All,
So I've imported everything from LJ to here. The only things that aren't showing up are embedded videos. If a link wasn't included in the posts, I'll go and stick a link in the comments, as it appears I can't edit imported posts.

This might become our new home, or we might just do it all on A03 next year. we'll see.
In the meantime this will act as an archive - since I haven't crossposted anything to IJ the last couple of years. But everything from the 2014 exchange and older can still be found in all it's glory on IJ = http://asylums.insanejournal.com/qaf_giftxchnge/
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So NINE hours and counting until the first gifts start rolling out of the queue! There's already 16 gifts set to be posted before 5am Central Time and there's still a TON to come in.

Please remember to say thanks and be gracious to whomever created your gift! And don't forget to reply when someone drops you a comment! You can track your posts and get comment notifications.

All gifts should wait to be cross-posted to your own journals until at least the 6th of January please. But you can definitely pimp it on your journal to direct people here to read it. If you post it to tumblr at that time, please use the #qafgiftxchnge tag then I can reblog it there too. If you post to Ao3, be sure to include it in the qaf_giftxchnge collection.

While my hope is to post everything as it comes in, I'll likely not be able to post from mid-day Jan 1st to mid-day Jan 2nd. Just a heads up to those who've already said their gifts might be a little delayed.

And heads up to giftees - some of your gifts might be delayed due to computer failures and other unforeseen circumstances. I think everyone is still on track for receiving one gift by New Year's, but if you still haven't received yours by the 3rd, please let me know so I can sort something out.
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I hope everyone is able to enjoy the holiday seasons this year, or at least find some peace and quiet to yourselves to enjoy some fanfic :)

Less than a week until your exchange gifts are due (Dec 29th at 11:59pm est). I'm already queuing up the first few gifts to start posting at midnight central time on the 30th. Anything that comes in before the 29th will likely get posted on the 30th and 31st, with everything else to be posted hopefully no later than the first (likely with some exceptions).

If you need a bit of extra time, please let me know ASAP so that I can expect it and don't have to hound your inbox.

Excited to see what everyone's creating this year!!!!

HO HO HO!
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Hope everyone had an inspirational and productive November!

I know some people did as I've already received someone's gift! Holy Smokes!

Please be sure to follow the Submission Guidelines. Let me know if you have any questions.

Good luck and have a fabulous weekend!
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I think I'm crossed eyed. Time for a relaxing bubble bath.

All the assignments have been sorted and sent. WOW are we going to be one LUCKY fandom this christmas/new year's with all the BRAND NEW fic and art that will be coming out! So excited!
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Thanks to everyone who signed up for this year's exchange! It's gonna be awesome!

Assignments will be sent out on or before November 10th. Once everything is sent, I'll post again to let you all know...that way if you didn't get an email you should get in touch.

Have a lovely weekend everyone!
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Don't forget to sign-up by tonight for the exchange! About 10 hours left!!



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Only about 2 and a half days left to sign-up for the exchange...get your request and offerings in now!

If there are any vidders out there...we NEED YOU!!! :)

SIGN-UP

*Sign ups close on NOVEMBER 2nd, 2016 - 11:59pm Eastern
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Just over a week left to sign-up for the exchange...get your request and offerings in now!

SIGN-UP

*Sign ups close on NOVEMBER 2nd, 2016 - 11:59pm Eastern
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This year gift requests will once again be made by using a googledocs form. It makes my life easier to sort through and match up all the requests!

----->QAF_GIFTXCHNGE Signup Form

(if you have any troubles using/accessing the form, please contact me immediately)

*Sign ups close on NOVEMBER 2nd, 2016 - 11:59pm Eastern

*Entries are due December 29, 2016 - 11:59pm Eastern (emailed to qafgiftxchnge @ gmail.com)
**If entries are received early, I'll start posting on the 26th of December

*Find submission guidelines HERE

TELL ALL YOUR FRIENDS!

*comments for this post will be screened if you have any questions*

Please track this comm if you tend not to check your flist often. This way you'll get updates on motivational check-ins and reminders.

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IT'S THAT TIME OF YEAR...YOU KNOW THE ONE...THE GIVING TIME








Welcome to the 2016 GIFT EXCHANGE!!!!!

This notice is coming out early SUPER so you'll have plenty of time to write, draw, photoshop, vid, or whatever other medium you work best in.

~ The sign up post will be posted shortly.

~ Sign ups will remain open until November 2nd, 2016 11:59pm Eastern

~ Assignments will be sent out by November 10, 2016. I will make assignments and pair you up with your gift recipient.

~ All gifts must be submitted to me at qafgiftxchnge @ gmail.com with the subject line: 2016 GIFT by 11:59pm Eastern December 29th, 2016. (this will give everyone a little extra time around the holidays)

~ Gifts will be posted December 30, 2016 to January 5, 2017
**If entries are received early, I'll start posting on the 26th of December
***if you end up giving multiple gifts, we'll sort out a delayed submission.

~Fic gifts do not need to be epic multi chaptered sagas. 10,000 words MAXIMUM. Drabbles are welcome.

I hope many of you will participate. Last year there were 42 gifts given, so come out, come out wherever you are, old fans and new! Let's see if we can top that phenomenal number from last year!


This exchange will be held on Livejournal. I will post limited reminders to Insanejournal, but will not be cross-posting everything to IJ. If someone on IJ wants posts to continue there and wants to take on that responsibility, let me know. I'll also be spreading the word on Tumblr, so hopefully that will add even more participants into the mix. qafgiftxchnge.tumblr.com



RULES


  • Please don't sign up if you may not be able to fulfill your gift. IF an emergency happens and you can't participate, please let me know as soon as possible so I can beg someone to stand in so that no one goes giftless.

  • Please, NO Brian/Michael, no MPREG, no RPS. Everything else is fine.

  • Gifts cannot be posted in your own LJ, IJ, tumblr or elsewhere until one week after they are revealed here.

  • All submissions have to be new and complete, everything else would be just plain rude. Find more rules about submitting your worksHERE )

  • All submissions must be stand alone pieces created specifically for this fest. You may not submit a part of a work-in-progress as your submission, nor can you include fic/art/graphics that you've already posted elsewhere.

  • And don't forget to put the work behind an lj-cut.

Submitting Your Work


All submissions should emailed to qafgiftxchnge @ gmail.com by the due date (Dec 29th).

In the subject line of your email, please include your screen name, gift for: [name], and title. This makes it so much easier for us to find and organize your work.

Please remember to copy, paste, and fill this out to include in your email along with your submission:



Adapt this to fit your needs, such as word count/length.



Please also ensure straight quotes are used when adding links and usernames!!



When submitting a fic:

  • Please be sure that it's been saved as an ".rtf", ".doc", or ".docx" format. Also, please include all html coding (bold, italic, underline) in your finished fic. If you're not familiar with html or don't know what the code is for a specific one, check it out here. I WILL be sending back fics that are not html coded as there have been some nightmares trying to break up posts for fics with giant character counts.

  • There is no maximum or minimum for the gift exchange, but the mods ask that you keep your plot bunnies in control. 100,000 word fics will probably make us cry because we scan each fic for glaring spelling/punctuation errors. If you exceed 8,000-9,000 words (please please don't), the mods will have to break your fic into parts due to LJ character restrictions, and we will need to know where you want those breaks to occur.

  • Multi-chaptered fics will still be accepted, but nothing will be posted until the fic in its entirety is received. So please don't get in over your head if you're not going to be able to finish it by the due date.

  • Please make sure that you spell all character names and places according to their canon spellings. Just ask if you're uncertain.

  • While having your fic beta read is not a requirement, it is always encouraged.

  • The mods reserve the right to ask you to correct any spelling, punctuation, or grammar issues before your fic is posted.

  • If you are using Word to prepare your manuscript, please make sure to turn off smart quotes! Tools >> AutoCorrect >> AutoFormat As You Type >> Uncheck "straight quotes with smart quotes"

  • Please ensure automatic spaces before and after paragraphs are not a part of the document. These spaces should be put in by you manually. This helps when the doc is pasted into the LJ/IL html editor.


When submitting a fanart/graphics:

  • Please include your art/graphic as an attachment in the email. OR the links to where you're hosting them.

  • When submitting a fanmix:
  • Please include a link to your fanmix in the email.

  • Please include any information (artists, titles, featured lyrics) that you'd like to be included with your download link in the body of the email or in a text document.

  • When submitting a fanvid:
  • Please include a link to your fanmix in the email. Please post it 'secretly' youtube or another video hosting site you use.

  • Please include any information (artists, titles, featured lyrics) that you'd like to be included with your download link in the body of the email or in a text document.

  • ***If these formatting guidelines are not followed, you will be contacted and requested to make required changes.*** I will make every effort to match requests with talent. I will also make every effort to fulfill each request. However, if for some reason, your request cannot be fulfilled, I would hope that whatever is substituted will be accepted with gratitude and dignity and with the spirit in which is was intended.


Please feel free to pimp away...and beg all fans to come and participate. Questions? Ask away!



If you're a non-writer and non-graphic maker, leave a prompt below and artists/writers may choose to claim your prompt after assignments are sent out! -no guarantees though!

get ready

Oct. 5th, 2016 04:03 pm
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winter is coming


2016 qaf_giftxchnge sign-ups start soon.


queer as folk christmas

comment below if you think you're up for it this year! spread the word to everyone!
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As we wait for few more gifts to roll in, I just wanted to say a huge thanks for everyone that participated this year, AND to all those who've been going through and leaving lovely comments for everyone! you rock!

This was the TENTH year of the exchange, from what I can tell, and apart from the first year, I think this year we had as many gifts as 2 or 3 of the other top years! AWESOME!!!

A few people have mentioned continuing the giving and exchanging throughout the year, so we've come up with an idea.

What if you got to leave a prompt/gift request (within a certain time frame) and then those who've made requests - or even some that haven't - come along and anonymously claim the prompt to create something for it as a secret Valentine for Magical Heart-Shaped Ass day?

[livejournal.com profile] ekg_club will host the event, and that is where you will post your own gifts on the 14th of February. The ekg_club and this event is as always open to EVERYONE!!!!

How does that sound?

Comments, concerns, feedback?

if anyone wants to volunteer to make a banner we can use to promote the event, let me know asap as I'd like to set up the request post next week.


ETA: oh and along with cross-posting to your journal and places like tumblr on wednesday (tag with #qafgiftxchnge), don't forget to add your fic to qaf_giftxchnge collection on AO3!
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Everyone's gifts are starting to roll in...so exciting!

I'll start posting on the 30th and continue until they're all in. As in past years, I'll be spreading out the posting a bit so there will be new goodies to enjoy for a few days.

Please be sure to say thanks and be gracious to whomever created your gift! And don't forget to reply when someone drops you a comment! You can track posts and get comment notifications.

All gifts should wait to be cross-posted to your own journals until at least the 6th of Jan please. But you can definitely pimp it on your journal to direct people here to read it. If you post it to tumblr at that time, please use the #qafgiftxchnge tag then I can reblog it there too.
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Santa and Baby Jesus are on their way, and hopefully your QAF gift is too!
If you're wondering how you should be sending in your submissions, well here you go!

Submitting Your Work


All submissions should emailed to qafgiftxchnge @ gmail.com by the due date (Dec 29th) by 11:59 pm EST.

In the subject line of your email, please include your screen name, gift for: [name], and title. This makes it so much easier for us to find and organize your work.

Please remember to copy, paste, and fill this out to include in your email along with your submission:


Adapt this to fit your needs, such as word count/length.

THERE ARE MORE DETAILS HERE
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...time to get get cracking on your Gift Exchange fics and graphics and vids!
Just over 2 weeks until everything is due!
A few early birds have even submitted their gifts already!


[identity profile] mander3-swish.livejournal.com
Hi everyone!
We're one month out from the start of posting, and I just wanted to make a little post to cheer everyone on and give you a little kick in the butt if you haven't started yet! ;)

*cheer cheer*  

*kick kick*

Good luck to all and I hope your creative juices are flowing!

Now I'm off to write a bit more nonsense for my fic and hope I can whip it into shape later! 
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1 hour!



and there's aleady 6 more people signed-up than last year!!! yay that means we all win with the new QAF content! whoop!
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Don't forget to sign-up by tonight for the exchange!

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