Welcome to Windup and Pitch: The Oofuri Gift Exchange!
This is the ~official~ anonymous fic/art exchange for Ookiku Furikabutte (Oofuri).
(Open, Unmoderated, Gift Exchange Challenge)
About Windup and Pitch: Oofuri Exchange 2011 (OofuriExchange2011)
Welcome to Windup and Pitch: The Oofuri Fic Exchange!
This is an anonymous gift exchange for Ookiku Furikabutte. There is more information on the LJ community here: WindupandPitch.
The text/rules/FAQ have been stolen whole hog and very slightly tweaked from the Ante_up_Losers exchange, because I'm too damn lazy to write my own, and they got everything I want to say.
What if I don't have an Archive of Our Own (AO3) account?
If you need an AO3 account, the moderator has invite codes for you to use. Post with your journal name and e-mail address to this post.
What do I have to offer?
Either a fic of 1000 words or more, or a piece of art of 600x600 (comics can have slightly different dimensions, but they must be at least a 4-koma.)
How do I post art on AO3?
Supposedly AO3 is going to implement art uploading at some point, but as of right now the only way to do it is the same way you'd post art on LJ-- uploading it to an image hosting site and then use the img src HTML tag to post it into a new fic. AO3 requires a certain number of words to count something as a fic, but a caption of about ten words ought to satisfy the recognition software.
Do I have to have a beta?
That'd be awesome. Need a beta? You can request one by commenting to the Beta Services post that will go up in the LJ community. And if you're willing to beta, please comment to the same post to let participants know.
What if I miss the deadline?
If you won't be able to write or complete your story for any reason, please CONTACT THE MODS ASAP. We understand that things happen, but this is an exchange. We want to make sure that everyone receives a gift. The sooner you let us know that you will not be able to participate, the sooner we can find a pinch hitter, so when stories go live, everyone will have a gift waiting for them.
Defaulters will not be allowed to sign up for the next Windup and Pitch challenge until they have completed a 1,000 word story in response to their original prompt before the sign-ups for the next round go up. However, if you drop without notifying the mod, you WILL NOT be eligible for the next round of this challenge even if you complete a story.
So what's this pinch hitting thing?
Pinch hitters are awesome. If a writer can't complete their story for any reason, a pinch hitter steps in and writes a story so that everyone who participates gets a story. Sometimes pinch hits come in early; some come in a rush before the posting date, but you will always be able to refuse for whatever reason. If you don't feel like you can do the exchange itself, please consider being on our pinch hit list.
How do I contact the mod?
Your friendly mod for this challenge is Ryuutchi.
You can send a PM to the mod or e-mail her at ryuutchi @ gmail . com
I have more questions.
Groovy. Leave them in a comment to this LJ post and the mod will get back to you ASAP!
Minimum of 1,000 words or 600x600 art. There is no maximum word count or number of art pieces you can create.
This is an anonymous gift exchange, so please don't post your stories anywhere except the Archive of Our Own (AO3) until the mods do the big reveal.
Posted stories must be complete, so no works in progress please. As long as your story is in the AO3 and complete, you can continue to tweak until and after reveals.
Remember that this is a gift exchange and you're writing a gift for someone else. If you can no longer participate for any reason, then contact the mods ASAP. We want to make sure that everyone receives a fic and will need to arrange a pinch hitter.