[sticky entry] Sticky: Exchange Information for round two!

Schedule

Nominations Open: June 5th
Nominations Close: June 12th @ 11.59 pm UTC
Signups Open: June 13th
Signups Close: June 21st @ 11.59 pm UTC
Assignments Sent: no later than June 23rd
Deadline: August 11th @ 11.59 pm UTC
Works Reveal: August 18th @ 6 pm UTC
Authors Reveal: August 25th


Basics

DCEU Exchange is a fanworks exchange for the DC Extended Universe, meaning at this point in time Man of Steel, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Suicide Squad, and Wonder Woman.

Participants either write a newly created fanfiction of at least 1000 words or create an original piece of art (no manipulations and graphics) fulfilling one of their recipient's requests. The exchange is run on AO3. Updates and information will be posted on this community and crossposted/linked on tumblr.

This exchange is open to both gen fanworks and fanworks focusing on ships. All ships, all ratings, and all genres are welcome. Participants are expected to be respectful of others' likes/dislikes. Bashing of ships, characters, kinks, and requests will lead to an immediate ban from this exchange.

Exchange Information )

Author Reveals!

Authors have now been revealed. If you haven't commented on your gift yet, please try to do so as soon as possible. I've already seen lots of great comments on the exchange fics and artwork! Let's keep that up, if you're still making your way to the collection. :D

I'm leaving the collection open, so if anyone is finishing more treats, feel free to add them to it.

I'd be very happy to keep running this exchange. My main question to you would be when that should happen. Justice League is coming out in mid-November in a lot of countries, and we could do the next round then: maybe start in December, with a deadline at the end of January or beginning of February. However, that would mean a bit of an overlap with Yuletide. The alternative would be to wait until the new year to get started: nominations in early January, deadline in mid-March.

Please let me know what you'd prefer.

I hope everyone had fun participating and liked their gift. If anyone has suggestions for future rounds, let me know.

Collection is open!

The collection is now open!

I hope everyone had fun writing and drawing for this exchange and will also enjoy the gift(s) they received! A big thank you to everyone who participated, and especially the pinch-hitters.

We didn't quite meet the community challenge, but there are still 23 amazing new fanworks in the collection. Please take the time to comment on any fics and art you enjoyed.

You are expected to comment on the gift(s) created for you. The only exception is if your gift breaks the rules (i.e. doesn't include any characters or ships you requested or includes your stated DNWs) - in that case, please get in touch with me via email or PM.

One hour warning

We're all set for the collection to open in one hour, at midnight UTC. If you have any last edits to make, now's the time.

If you haven't done so yet, you might want to redate your fic. Otherwise it will be dated to when you posted it (i.e. a week ago), not to today, and then it might get lost in the fandom tag.

To redate your work:
  1. navigate to your AO3 dashboard
  2. select "Works" in the left panel; click "Works in collections" at the top right
  3. click "Edit" next to your work
  4. scroll down to the Associations section
  5. check the box next to "set a different publication date"
  6. change the date, scroll down, and post

Collection opening with a small delay

The collection will be opening a bit later than planned to give our pinch-hitters the time they need to finish their stories. It will open tomorrow, Friday 18th, at midnight UTC (i.e. six hours later than planned). That's in ~29 hours.

I apologise for the delay, but I don't want the collection to open before everyone has a gift.

If you have any last edits to make on your fic/art, make sure to get them in before the collection opens. If you're still working on treats, keep them coming - especially now that we all have a few extra hours to finish them. :D

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Pinch-hits

We have a second pinch-hit, and the first pinch-hit (ComposerofDiscord) has not been picked up yet. If you can write or draw something for either of these participants, please comment on this post (comments are screened) to claim the pinch-hit.

Edit: Both pinch-hits have been claimed. Thank you.

Ideally, pinch-hits should be posted 24 hours before reveals, i.e. at 6.00 pm UTC on Thursday, August 17th.
However, if you can take one of these pinch-hits but you'll need until Friday to finish something, we can talk about that.

The collection will only open once every participant who turned in their fic/art has a gift.

CLAIMED pinch-hit #1 )

 
CLAIMED pinch-hit #2 )


I'd also like to remind everyone of our treat challenge. Maybe we won't make it to 30 fanworks in the collection, but we can try. :D More treats mean more fic and art for everyone.
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Deadline passed + one pinch-hit

The deadline has passed. You can continue to edit your fic/art until reveals in a week. You can also post any additional treats you may be working on until then. I have defaulted everyone who has not uploaded their assignment or contacted me about an extension.

There is one pinch-hit.
If you would like to claim it, please comment on this post (comments are screened) with your AO3 name. I will assign the pinch-hit to whoever replies first, but additional treats would of course be awesome.

Pinch-hits are due 24 hours before reveals, i.e. at 6.00 pm UTC on Thursday, August 17th. The collection will not open before everyone has a gift.

Pinch-hit #1 (fanfic and fanart) )


If you don't have a gift yet, don't panic. Several participants have asked for an extension. Everyone who has finished their fic/art will receive a gift.

Good luck editing and treating, everyone! If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask.

Deadline tomorrow!

Please remember that the deadline is tomorrow, on August 11th at 11.59 pm UTC. That's ~30 hours from now.

If you need an extension, please contact me until then. If you haven't posted your fic by the deadline and haven't contacted me for an extension, I will have to default you and look for a pinch-hitter.

The easiest way to post your assignment is to go to your assignments page on AO3, find your DCEU-Exchange assignment, and click on "fulfil". If you want to post treats, you can simply go here and click on "post to collection".

I'd also like to remind you of our community challenge to produce twice as many fanworks as there are participants - so if you feel like writing or drawing a treat for another participant, go for it. :D

Deadline in two weeks

Please remember that the deadline is in two weeks, on August 11th at 11.59 pm UTC.

If you have to default for whatever reason, please don't just disappear, but actually click the "default" button on AO3 so I can find a pinch-hitter and give them as much time as possible to write/draw something.

I'd also like to remind you of our community challenge to produce twice as many fanworks as there are participants - so if you feel like writing or drawing a treat for another participant, go for it. :D

Assignments sent & community challenge

Assignments have been sent! You should have received an email, and you can also see your assignment on your AO3 dashboard. If you have any questions for your recipient, please contact me, don't contact your recipient directly. If for whatever reason you won't be able to finish your fic/art, please default as soon as possible so I can find a pinch-hitter.

If your Dear Creator letter is still a placeholder, please update it as soon as possible so your artist/writer can get started. If your recip's Dear Creator letter isn't updated by the end of the weekend, let me know and I'll send them an email.

And now for our community challenge! Last time there were a lot of treats in the collection - how about we try to do even more this time? Let's aim for twice as many gifts in the collection as there are participants, i.e. 30 gifts! This is of course a completely voluntary part of the exchange! But if you feel like writing or drawing a treat for anyone - whether you want to create two gifts for your recipient or create something for someone else - go for it!
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Signups close in ~24 hours!

There are just over 24 hours left to sign up! Signups close on Wednesday, June 21st, at 11.59 PM UTC. If you want to participate but haven't signed up yet, please remember to do so soon! And if you have signed up, but still need to edit your offers/requests, please do that in the next 24 hours too.

Sign up here.

Tag set | Tag set in list form

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to leave a comment here.

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Signups are OPEN

Signups will remain open until June 21st, 11.59 pm UTC.

Sign up here.

Tag set | Tag set in list form

Rules (also viewable on the signup form):

Requests )

 


Offers )

 


If you think there's a chance you might be unmatchable on offers or requests, make sure to check your email on June 22nd. If you are unmatchable and I don't hear back from you, I will have to delete your signup.

Any questions? Comment here or PM me.
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Nominations are closed!

Nominations are now closed and you can find the tag set here. Because I personally find the tag set kind of hard to read in its current form, I made a list that's a bit easier on the eye.

This also seems like a good opportunity to remind you all that you have to offer as well as request at least one character/ship that is neither a crossover ship nor includes DC characters that have not yet appeared in the DCEU movies, i.e. at least one character/ship that is bolded on the list below. I would also like to remind you that the point of including DC characters who haven't appeared in the DCEU yet is to incorporate them in the DCEU - for example, a fic about Dick Grayson interacting with the DCEU version of Bruce and reacting to the events of BvS would be in the spirit of the exchange; a fic about Dick Grayson solving a case that has no connection to the DCEU would not be.

Tag set )

You have to be matchable on both offers and requests, so please also take that into consideration while signing up. If you only offer characters/ships nobody requests or if you only request characters/ships nobody offers by the time signups close, you will be asked to add more offers/requests.

Signups are now open.

Nominations close tonight

Nominations close in about 14 hours, at 11.59 pm UTC tonight (June 12th). If there's anything you forgot to nominate so far, please remember to do so until then.

The tag set is here.

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Nominations are open!

Nominations will remain open until June 12th, 11:59 pm UTC. The tag set is here.

Please read the rules before nominating!
  • All nominations should go under the fandom "DC Cinematic Universe", not the individual movies.
  • Nominations can be either characters (e.g. character: Bruce Wayne) or relationships (e.g. relationship: Bruce Wayne & Clark Kent or relationship: Bruce Wayne/Clark Kent). & relationships are platonic, / relationships are sexual and/or romantic. Both character and relationship nominations go in the "character" field. In the "fandom?" field, add "DC Cinematic Universe".
  • Relationships including more than two people are eligible.
  • Crossover relationships are allowed, but characters from other canons cannot be nominated on their own (i.e. you can nominate relationship: Bruce Wayne/Tony Stark (MCU), but not character: Tony Stark (MCU)). Put the DCEU character first, and include the canon the other character is from in your nomination.
  • DC characters who have not (yet) appeared in the DCEU are eligible (e.g. Dick Grayson, Selina Kyle). However, fic/art about them should involve them with the DCEU (e.g. a fic about Dick reacting to the events in Batman v Superman or reconnecting with DCEU!Bruce would be fine, but a fic about Dick solving a case on his own with no relation to the DCEU would not be appropriate for this exchange).
  • Everyone can nominate up to 6 characters/relationships.
  • You can edit/delete nominations as long as they haven't been approved yet.

If you have any questions, let me know here.

Author reveals!

Authors have now been revealed (a few minutes early, but I'm keeling over and need sleep). If you haven't commented on your gift yet, please try to do so soon. I've already seen lots of great comments on the exchange fics and artwork, let's keep that up. :D I know a lot of us are still making our way through the collection.

I'm leaving the collection open, so if you're finishing any more treats, feel free to post them to the collection.

I'd be happy to run this exchange again, if there's enough interest. As far as I'm concerned, we don't have to wait an entire year to do this again; any time in the new year is fine by me. If you have any preferences or input on that, let me know, though obviously we don't have to decide about that just yet. Or if you have any other suggestions for the future.

I hope everyone had fun participating and liked their gift.

Collection is open!

The exchange collection is open now! You can find everyone' works here. :D

Have fun reading and looking at everything and don't forget to comment on fic and art you liked, especially on the gift(s) you received.

Collection opens in five hours

The pinch-hit is in, so we're all set for the collection to open on time, at 6 pm UTC tonight (which is in ca. five hours).

If you need to make any last edits to your fic/art or your title or your summary, or if you still want to post any treats, now's the time.

Speaking of treats, I know that some of us are working on treats that won't be finished in time for reveals tonight. Would you prefer if I left the collection open so you can add those treats to it later? Or do you just want to post those treats on AO3 later and gift them to the recip?
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Deadline passed + pinch-hits

The deadline has passed. You can continue to edit your fic/art until reveals in a week. You can also post any additional treats you may be working on until then. I have defaulted everyone who has not uploaded their assignment or contacted me about an extension.

There are two pinch-hits.
If you would like to claim one of these pinch-hits, please comment on this post (comments are screened) with your AO3 name and specify which pinch-hit you would like to claim. I will assign the pinch-hits to whoever replies first, but additional treats for these participants would of course be awesome.

Pinch-hits are due 24 hours before reveals, i.e. at 6.00 pm UTC on Thursday, October 13th. The collection will not open before everyone has a gift.

Edit: Both pinch-hits are being taken care of.

Pinch-hit 1 (fanfic): )

Pinch-hit 2 (fanfic or fanart): )


If you are not one of these pinch-hits, but don't have a gift yet, don't panic. A few participants asked for an extension. Everyone who has finished their fic/art will receive a gift.

Good luck editing and treating, everyone! If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask. (I am going to bed soon, though, so if I don't reply immediately, don't worry, I'll reply first thing tomorrow.)

Deadline tomorrow

The deadline is in a bit over 24 hours, at 11.59 pm UTC tomorrow (Friday, October 7th). Please make sure to post your fic/art by then, or let me know if you need an extension of a day or two. You can continue to edit your work until reveals a week later, but please have a complete draft uploaded by tomorrow.

I will default anyone who hasn't uploaded their fic/art by the deadline and hasn't asked me for an extension. I'll post about potential pinch-hits here on the community, so keep an eye out for those.

Good luck finishing your fic/art, everyone! If you have any issues with uploading your work on AO3, let me know.