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From now until February 7 at 11:59PM CST, nominations are open!

Nominate fandoms and rarelywritten characters here for our AO3 tag set. Please check the nomination discussion post for any questions or to advertise any open spots you have. Remember to re-read the FAQ regarding eligibility. We'll have a 'quality check' period before sign-ups, but it is always easier to catch these things early.

Once you've been approved or declined you cannot re-nominate, so choose wisely, and check numbers first!

If you are so inclined, feel free to use this spreadsheet to declare what you've nominated.

Comments here are closed, but discussion will continue at the nomination discussion post and at the mod contact post.

Again, the link for nominations is here!

(If you're on tumblr, please reblog this post!)
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Are you active on tumblr? We'd love to see some promos for rarelywritten characters you're planning to nominate or are excited to see more of. Make a post on tumblr and tag with 'rarelywritten' and we'll share it!

Nominations open on Friday!
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We're just over a week out from nominations! Use this time to promote in your own spaces (linking here, to our tumblr, or to our RSS LJ feed) and to hash out your nomination ideas at the brainstorming post.

If you'd like, you can "lock in" your nominations on this self-reporting Google Docs form. We won't be monitoring this, but it can be a handy reference for finding out if someone has already been taken care-of.

Please direct any questions or comments to this post. <3
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Since its inception, rarewomen has been about being a fanfiction exchange that seeks to correct the gender disparity of characters represented in fanworks. We have noticed a gap between number of stories written about cis-men and those written about other genders and sexes. During last year's exchange, we encountered several characters whom mods and participants did not feel comfortable placing a cut-and-dry gender statement upon, or including under the banner "rarewomen".

As a result, we began the process of changing rarewomen into something that would continue to address underrepresented and/or marginalized genders or sexes in fanworks, but would also be more inclusive than the name rarewomen suggests.

This year, we will be operating under the name rarelywritten, or RW for shorthand. We are also moving our home base to dreamwidth, with our RSS feed [edit 1/17, thank you mk_tortie!] RSS feed as a follow-able LJ account and tumblr. Rules and modus operandi should be the same (with a few small adjustments) aside from the inclusion of other underrepresented and/or marginalized genders or sexes. This list can include but is not limited to: cis women, transgender women, transsexual women, genderqueer individuals, intersex individuals, gender fluid, a-gender, two-spirit, bigender, pangender, third gender, transgender men, transsexual men. If your character has self-identified as a gender that you are not sure is eligible, please ask and we will be happy to amend the list or clarify for you. One quick question you can ask yourself in regards to eligibility is "would this character feel comfortable being included in an exchange for underrepresented and/or marginalizes genders or sexes?" There is further elaboration on this point in the FAQ, found below.

Timeline for 2015 Exchange
Now: discuss potential nominations @ this post
January 30-February 7 11:59PM CST: nominations @ AO3, promotion @ your journal/twitter/tumblr
February 8-February 14 11:59PM CST: nominations clean up
February 15-March 1 11:59PM CST: sign ups @ AO3
Early-to-Mid March: assignments out @ AO3/your email
April 18 @ 9PM CST: drops/defaults after this time subject to banning in 2016
April 25 @ 9PM CST: stories due @ AO3
May 3 @ 6PM CST (pending no issues): stories and authors go live @ AO3, share and link your and other's work @ your journal/twitter/tumblr

Read more... )
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To request a beta for your fic:
leave a comment with your AO3 account, the AO3 account of the person you are writing for, the fandom, character/pairings, rating/warnings, and length. Please also note what sort of beta you need (spelling/grammar, plot/character, Britpick/Ameripick, etc). You may also email this information to aphrodite.mine@gmail.com

To add yourself to the beta email list:
leave your email in a comment

To remove yourself from the beta email list:
simply reply to any beta email letting me know

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Leave your email in a comment. Comments are screened.

To remove yourself from the list, just reply to an email letting me know.
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Please use this space to:
  • plan nominations
  • offer open nomination spots
  • ask if there is interest in a fandom or character(s)
  • advertise a fandom or character(s)
  • hash out numbers and potential eligiblity
  • promote or request nominations for fandoms or character(s) you don't have room for in your nomination set
Reminder: You may nominate one to five fandoms and one to five characters in each.

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General question/comment post for RW 2015.

Comments will be automatically screened, then un-screened as they are answered if the matter is not private.
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