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Obscure & British Commentfest 2016



A multifandom commentfest for tiny to medium British fandoms of all kinds. All fanworks welcome. (Click on the banner for the link.) All British (and British-set) YA historical novels should be eligible!

Fic Corner 2015

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A Kids' and YA Book Fic Exchange

Fic Corner is happening again and nominations close tomorrow!

Obscure & British Commentfest 2015



A multifandom commentfest for medium-tiny British fandoms of all kinds. All fanworks welcome. (Click on the banner for the link to my LJ.)

Exchange at Fic Corner

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A Kids' and YA Book Fic Exchange

So fic_corner is an exchange for picture books through YA. There's a fandom brainstorming post up right now.

The Exchange at Fic Corner 2014
May 11th - Brainstorming Post will open.
May 26th - June 7th - Nominations
June 8th - June 14th - Vetting
June 15th - 25th - Sign-Ups
June 27th - Assignments Sent Out
September 1st - Deadline for Stories
September 6th - Collection Goes Live

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Obscure & British Comment Fest



A Multifandom comment fest for small to medium British fandoms. All and any fanworks welcome. Come and join in! (Click on the banner for the link.)

Sutcliff Swap 2013!

The signups for the 2013 Sutcliff Swap Fanwork Exchange will open April 8! We had a great turnout last year and hope this year will be even better.


Sutcliff Swap is a multifandom exchange for canon-era fanfiction and fanart based on the childrens' and adult novels and short stories of British historical fiction author Rosemary Sutcliff. While perhaps best known for her novels of Roman Britain, Sutcliff's works spanned settings from c. 2000-1000 BCE to the 19th century Ottoman Empire.

Rosemary Sutcliff Fanwork Exchange

Signups close tomorrow, June 15! We are also seeking people who are interested in betaing or might be willing to pinch hit, even if you cannot participate in the exchange itself.

Chickfight and upcoming comment

Okay, chickfight is this annual cage match poll thing for female characters. This year the theme is Young Adult Heroines. Let's see that historical young adult is represented by nominating these great girls:
Felicity, A Great and Terrible Beauty
Deryn, Leviathan
Catherine, Called Birdy
Maura, Beyond the Western Sea
Jacky, Bloody Jack
Amy, Bloody Jack
Clarissa, Bloody Jack
Megan Kelly, Orphan Train Adventures
Goewin, The Winter Prince
Sally Lockhart
Vesper Holly
Liesl, The Book Thief
Karana, Island of the Blue Dolphins
Cecelia, Sorcery and Cecelia
Kate, Sorcery and Cecelia
Kit, The Witch of Blackbird Pond

Also, March 22 is this community's second anniversary. There will be a commentfic fest. I already have the banners made.

First line guessing game

Here are the opening sentences of thirty books for you to guess. I took out all the character names but left in any other proper nouns.

I know some people who say they can read any kind of book except an I book, and sometimes I agree with themCollapse )

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Introducing the yalit100!


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Love YA lit? Love writing fic?  Love writing fic for YA lit and wondering why there doesn’t seem to be very much for most books?

Join the YAlit100 challenge!

  • You MAY claim more than one table at a time.
  • You MAY do crossovers, fusions, and AU fic! If you intend to write crossovers and/or fusions, claim the table for the MAIN WORK (so, for example, if you want to write 100 godly-parent-fusion fics, your claim would be “Percy Jackson,” unless all 100 fics would star characters from Anna and the French Kiss or something. SOME ASPECT of all 100 fics must be constant for the book/table you choose!)
  • Fics can be ANY LENGTH. You may write 3-sentence fics, drabbles, one-shots, six-word-ficfests, whatever. The whole point is just to encourage more YA lit fic! :)

So far, there are just the first few tables up, but I will be adding my usual amount of ALL THE YA BOOKS.  :P  Join and/or Watch the
comm on LJ for updates, and make sure to suggest any book(s) that you may think I’ll miss or that you want to see sooner!

Joan Aiken Comm

Just a note to say that I started up an LJ comm for Joan Aiken. I found that there didn't seem to be one, which was obviously a wrong that needed righting! So, for all things relating to her and her works there is now: midnight_place.

She's most famous - as I'm sure people here will know - for her Wolves of Willoughby Chase sequence of AU historical YA fiction, although she also wrote adult suspense & historical stories, Jane Austen prequels & sequels, fairy tales & retellings, the Felix Trilogy, Arabel & Mortimer and more.

I also made a bunch of Midnight Is A Place icons to start things off - a mix of icons from the 1970s TV serial, and quotes from the book itself:

Teaser:
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More here @ midnight_place.

Leviathan, Scott Westerfeld

Total Icon Count: 25


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Like the Tide
by templemarker

Notes: First begun as a reponse to a prompt in riventhorn's Happy Gay Farmers post last month, "a storm's coming." With grateful thanks to [personal profile] samjohnsson for uber beta skills.

It was as if Esca knew Marcus was looking at him, as if he bent and flexed with purpose to distract Marcus from his work and draw Marcus' focus to the slope of Esca's back, the spray of freckles across his shoulder. Marcus knew every part of him, from the frantic exploration atop a horse blanket in the hills of the North to the slow, fire-drenched coupling of their first days in their bothy, on their land, their home.

Available on livejournal, dreamwidth, and my archive.

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