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About Drabbles

How are you defining drabble?

Exactly 100 words of story.

Do titles count in the total word count?

Not by default. I expect to see 100 words for the body of the work, give or take a couple due to the differences in word counting methods around hyphens and dashes, etc. If you do count the title in your 100 words, please note it so I'll know and can approve your work.

Can I write more than one drabble?

Yes! Please do! We want all the treats. :D

Can I write a drabble series and post it as one work?

Yes! So long as each drabble clearly stands alone. It can't simply be 400 words masquerading as four drabbles in a row.

About the Exchange

How many nominations do I get?

You can nominate four fandoms at the tagset here.

Can I nominate original works or anthropomorphic fandoms?


How many requests/offers do I get when I sign up?

You can request 2-4 fandoms and offer 3-5.

How do I participate anonymously?

You can use a sock (a new account created just to participate in exchanges) or add your works to the Anonymous collection on AO3 when you post it. "Socking up" is not against the rules of this exchange.

Can I request/offer crossovers?

You can request crossovers between fandoms included in the tagset by asking for the fandom "Crossover Fandom", then describing in your Prompts / Likes. Please include the fandom names. You can also just request your fandoms and add an optional crossover option/prompt in the Prompts / Likes section of a particular request. You can also use this space to opt out of any crossovers.

For offers, you may do the same, make one offer "Crossover Fandom" and list the crossovers from the tagset you're willing to write or add a note under a particular fandom that you're willing to write crossovers for it and with what fandoms. You can also use the details space to state you are not willing to write crossovers.

How do I post my assignment?

Go to your assignments page on AO3 and click on the fulfill button.

How do I post treats?

Go to the treats collection and click on Post to Collection. Be sure to enter your recipient's AO3 username in the recipient field.

Do treats have to be exactly 100 words?

Initially, yes. In order to maintain the low-stress aspect of the exchange, please only post drabbles leading up to collection open date. If you write late treats (after the collection is open), moderation will be off and you can feel free to post treats of any length.

Can I treat the exchange rather than an individual recipient?

Yes. Just post to the treat collection and do not include a recipient name. Fics should be inspired by the prompts of the exchange. Treating the exchange is good for fills that are based on multiple recipient prompts, hit a DNW, or otherwise may not please an individual treat recipient.

How do I default?

Go to your assignments page on AO3 and click the default button before the end of the assignment writing time period. There is no penalty for defaulting on your assignment.

Are there any banning offenses?

Do not write your recipient's Do Not Wants. Don't be abusive or a jerk to your recipient or other participants. That's pretty much it.

General Exchange Questions

What is a treat?

A treat is any work you write from the requests in the collection that you were not assigned to write. They are extras and most recipients want to have them! See above for how to post treats.

If the prompts inspire you but your drabble might not exactly please the person who wrote the prompt, go ahead and add it to the collection without a recipient as a treat for the collection as a whole.

What is a pinch hit?

For various reasons, there are usually unmatched requests where no writer is available to be assigned as writer. These will then be posted in the Dreamwidth community with a request for writers to volunteer as assigned writer. These requests are called pinch hits.

What does banning refer to?

It means you did something wrong and the mod(s) have decided you can't participate in the exchange again.

What is defaulting?

Defaulting means you won't be able to finish your assigned story on time. This is a low-pressure exchange, so defaulting is not a banning offense, even if you default more than once.

Date: 2017-06-09 06:17 am (UTC)
taichara: (Merak)
From: [personal profile] taichara
When nominations open, these are for fandoms only, not specific characters, correct? We put suggestions for characters or such in our signup?

Date: 2017-06-09 11:43 am (UTC)
taichara: (Desert's Jewelbox -- ^_^)
From: [personal profile] taichara
Awesome; just wanted to check :3

Date: 2017-06-09 10:10 pm (UTC)
gloss: Stevie Wonder & Grover regarding each other dreamily (Grover<>Stevie)
From: [personal profile] gloss
Thanks so much for running this! I am so, so psyched.

Exactly 100 words of story.
♥ ♥ ♥

Date: 2017-06-11 03:21 am (UTC)
zdenka: Miriam with a tambourine, text "I will sing." (Default)
From: [personal profile] zdenka
I'm very excited that this is running again!

Date: 2017-06-11 03:32 pm (UTC)
elleth: a young rabbit sitting before a grey background, with the text "write me." (Writing: Plotbunny)
From: [personal profile] elleth
Drabbles! I'm looking forward to this! :D How does matching work when signups run by fandom, do you hand-match?

Date: 2017-06-11 04:31 pm (UTC)
elleth: (SSSS: Sigrun the Magnificent)
From: [personal profile] elleth
Thanks for the explanation. That sounds perfect and solves the matching issue I was fretting about. :D

Date: 2017-06-11 06:24 pm (UTC)
theladyscribe: Etta Place and Butch Cassidy laughing. (Default)
From: [personal profile] theladyscribe
Question: the rules state that we can write (for instance) 4 connected, but standalone, drabbles for a recip, but they also state that treats should be only 100 words. Can I get some clarification on this? Does this mean additional treats can ONLY be 100 words, or are we still permitted to write treats that are drabble sets?

Date: 2017-06-11 11:23 pm (UTC)
pedanther: (Default)
From: [personal profile] pedanther
On occasions like this I always like to plug Drabble Rules: The One Hundred Word Variant by David B. Wake, a drabble which both describes and demonstrates a set of guidelines for what makes a drabble, including how to handle titles and hyphens. It's a bit more restrictive than this exchange's official rules (it has a specific word count for titles, for instance) but it's not inconsistent: if you choose to follow those guidelines you will end up with something that will be eligible for this exchange. Also, it's just fun to read.

Date: 2017-06-12 03:23 am (UTC)
theonlyspl: (Default)
From: [personal profile] theonlyspl
Hi! Just wondering, will crossovers be allowed? Like, if the fandoms are in the tagset already can we offer or request to do crossovers involving those fandoms?

Date: 2017-06-12 03:37 am (UTC)
theonlyspl: (Default)
From: [personal profile] theonlyspl
Okay thanks for considering it :)

Date: 2017-06-13 10:48 pm (UTC)
theonlyspl: (Default)
From: [personal profile] theonlyspl
Okay sounds good! Thanks :)

Date: 2017-06-16 02:04 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
This may seem like a dumb question, but can a person offer to write something but not get anything in exchange? I know there's pinch hitting, but I'd like to offer for a fandom that isn't listed and I am not comfortable getting anything for myself.

Date: 2017-06-19 12:02 am (UTC)
rollcake: (Default)
From: [personal profile] rollcake
Hello, I have a question:

When writing your assignment, do you have to include one of the characters/relationships given by your recipient? Or are characters/relationships optional as long as the fill is about the requested fandom and respectful of DNWs?

Date: 2017-06-22 07:46 pm (UTC)
ranalore: (elitist editor)
From: [personal profile] ranalore
I did not know about this in time to nominate, but as someone who has run drabble communities and drabble challenges in the past, I'm wondering if you plan to allow double drabbles. As far as I'm aware, the double drabble is the only "official" variant exempted in a more stringent system (and thank you for enforcing the 100-word definition; there are other words for other lengths, people, use them).

Date: 2017-06-22 10:50 pm (UTC)
ranalore: (weapon of choice)
From: [personal profile] ranalore
Okay. I thought so, but it never hurts to check. Thank you!

Date: 2017-06-28 04:18 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
What does 'Any' mean in a request, since people didn't nominate characters or relationships? Does this mean the requester is alright with any characters/relationships in the requested fandom?

Date: 2017-07-03 11:18 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
If I write my recipient a sequence of, say, three drabbles that, while they could technically stand alone, are connected and follow each other, would it be okay to put them all in one chapter rather than as a chaptered story, as long as the drabbles are clearly divided?

Date: 2017-07-08 12:26 pm (UTC)
tehexile: (Default)
From: [personal profile] tehexile
sorry, I'm really quite new to this and now realise I don't understand what I'm doing at all :/ I've received my assignment. am I supposed to pick one of the requests or do all four requests? do I do all the different prompts in the requests or just one?

Date: 2017-07-08 01:56 pm (UTC)
tehexile: (Default)
From: [personal profile] tehexile
just one altogether or one from each?

Date: 2017-07-08 02:17 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)

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