Emails will be coming through, and assignments should also show up on your AO3 Assignments page! (See http://archiveofourown.org/users/YOUR-NA
Assignments are due: Sat. 20 Dec 2014 06:00PM UTC What time is that for me? | Countdown
Write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you did not offer any of the requests in your assignment. You are only guaranteed to match on one fandom. However, you can write for any fandom and character set your recipient requested, not just the one you matched on.
You must write one story of 1000 words that includes all the requested characters - unless your recipient’s optional details or letter clearly indicate that they would be happy otherwise.
If your recipient has a placeholder letter, or if they included a URL but the entry appears to still be locked, please wait until the 2nd of November to see if they are going to put one up or unlock it before emailing us.
If your recipient didn't put in any optional details, or you would like more information or clarifications, please email us at email@example.com and we'll act as go-between. We will be dealing with these requests as they come in, but we'll be making up fake questions for the other fandoms to keep the element of surprise (unless you want to do this for us - eg if you happen to know the other fandoms), so it will take some time. We’ll tell you when we've emailed your recipient, and then let you know their responses if we hear back (sadly not everyone replies to emails). Do not contact your recipient, even anonymously.
Optional Details Are Optional. You are only required to write a story based on the fandom and characters requested. However, we do expect you to respect any triggers or squicks your recipient may have listed - please do not include anything you believe will upset them.
If you are contacting us about your assignment, please include:
- Your recipient's name
- A link to your assignment on AO3 - see http://archiveofourown.org/users/YOUR-NA
- What information you want or the question or problem you are asking about - please be specific.
Anonymity Is Important
Part of the fun of Yuletide is the surprise, so please remember, don’t publicly share the details of your assignment with anyone else, including what fandom you are writing, until after reveals. You are encouraged to use beta readers, but even in asking people to beta read, please keep your assignment details hidden from general view. Do not contact your recipient directly to ask about their preferences.
Do not post your story outside the Yuletide Collection until after reveals.
Posts coming soon: a #yuletide RPF opt-in; instructions on posting works to the collection; beta resources. Remember that Yuletide Admin announcements are posted simultaneously to LiveJournal and Dreamwidth. You may also want to keep an eye on the Yuletide member comm for useful resources and fun stuff.