Okay, we've received our first story today \o/ so I'm posting the formatting your story links again :)

Formatting Your Fic, or: How to Make Alyse and Claire Very Happy (without resorting to porn and/or chocolate) (with one addendum to this - we can now handle Word docx files)

HTML file templates (for the longer fic writers amongst us)

How to format italics, bold and underline in word documents by anr.

You can also find these posts using our admin: formatting tags.

Let me know if you have any questions.

Questions for your recipient

Hi guys

Since this is an anon fest, and since we have some newbies :), just a reminder that if you have any questions for your recipient, please send them via Claire and I at the sgasanta at gmail address and we'll answer what we can and pass on the rest, all safely anonymised and - if necessary - obscured by making up random other questions to hide the real one :)


Beta Readers

If anyone wishes to offer their services as a beta reader, or request a beta reader, feel free to leave a comment.

For anyone wishing to offer to be a beta reader, please include what you are and aren't willing to beta.

For anyone looking for a beta reader, please try to be sneaky enough not to give away who your recipient is when you comment ::grin::

Assignments Have Now Gone Out

All of the assignments have now been sent out. If you haven't received yours, please check your spam folder. If it's not there, please let us know by either commenting here, or by contacting us at sgasanta @ gmail.com.

A Quick Note on Matching (And by 'a quick note' I mean 'I've totally ripped off alyse's post from a couple of years ago.' I did the same last year. It's a tradition by now.)

It's never going to be possible to have a perfect match for everyone, or in fact anyone, especially as we encourage people to make a list in the spirit of 'shy bairns get nowt'. However, just like people who put everything up to and including the kitchen sink, and a pony to put in it, on their Christmas lists, no one expects you to give them everything. Except, possibly, a pony.

So please don't panic if you get your assignment and it includes things that you didn't offer or in fact said you couldn't write. You have not been matched on those. You've only been matched on the things that you did offer and no one expects you to write anything other than that (unless, of course, you want to :-)). I know it seems a bit counterintuitive that you'd be matched with somebody who requested something that you specifically said you didn't want to write, but sometimes you're the best match for them even in spite of that.

If we have genuinely screwed up and given you an assignment that you simply can't write, please let us know as soon as possible so that we can rejig when necessary. On the other hand, if you said that you'll write anything, we've taken you at your word and it's too late to back out now. [insert evil laughter here] <-- (Please note, this is totally Alyse's evil laugh. I have a gentle, caring laugh, that doesn't sway towards evil in any way, shape or form...)

Have fun writing, everyone *\o/*

Sign ups are now closed

Assignments will be out by the 13th!


Because we couldn't let the last one go by without actually signing up for it :D *\o/* (Also, there would have been at least two people here who would have just logged in as me and signed me up, if I didn't do it myself.)

LiveJournal: moonlettuce

E-mail: Al, what's my e-mail address again? ;)

Things I'd like: McShep was always my go-to pairing for SGA. Or Lorne/Zelenka. Or Lorne/McKay. Or John/Rodney/Teyla/Ronon OT4. So, I'm a sucker for character A getting jealous because someone is flirting with character B and it makes character A realize exactly how they feel.

And misunderstandings, but with a happy ending.

Or waking up married.

Also, and this is totally just being thrown out there, but my current obsession focus is Teen Wolf. So, if you had the yearnings to write a Teen Wolf crossover that included Chris Argent/Peter Hale (but, please, no Sterek) then I would possibly squeak so loudly that bats would hear me. (This is, though, an SGA fest, so this is an 'if you also love Teen Wolf and feel like writing a crossover thing.)

Things I wouldn't like: Deathfic is a no-no. It's meant to be the festive, happy season, so nothing depressing, please.

What I can do: Claire, you're doing the matching, you can skip this bit...

What I can't do: See above.

Pinch hitter?: What alyse said ::grin::
LiveJournal : flubber2kool
Email : flubber2kool@gmail.com
Things I'd Like : Rodney Mckay/Carson Beckett, Rodney McKay/Radek Zelenka, Rodney Mckay/Radek Zelenka/Carson Beckett, Radek Zelenka/Evan Lorne. I don't mind if any other characters are in the story but they should not be the main people in it. I would like a happy ending although whumpage along the way is acceptable. I am happy with AU's. Must be a slash story. NC17 but only if the author wishes to. MPreg.
Things I Wouldn't Like : BDSM, Anything that causes deliberate harm to characters that isn't relevant to the story, unhappy endings, het pairing for my story. A story were my chosen paring or threesome aren't the main characters. I don't like character bashing for the sake of it.
What I Can Do : Slash writing is preferred but I will write gen if required, if possible I will write AUs. Although they are not exactly my favourite ship I would write McKay/Sheppard if required but I would prefer to write one of the parings or threesomes that I have requested. I would write NC17 if required. Happy to write genderswap or MPreg. Willing to write character whump as long as its not to harsh to the characters.
What I can't do : I don't write BDSM, anything that involves gratutatous violence towards characters that isn't required for the plot. I can't write Ronon, Teyla or any non main cast characters, I don't like writing het. I don't do character bashing for the sake of it. I don't do unhappy endings.
Pinch Hitter : No not happening. I will have enough of a time doing mine sorry.

Oct. 6th, 2014

LiveJournal: last01standing
E-mail: pointgoalie [at] yahoo [dot] com
Things I'd like: John Sheppard, team fic, gen fic, sports AUs, time travel, ace characters, blurred realities, wraith, Teyla kicking everyone's ass, Ronon, McKay, Ford. (but probably not all at once)
Things I wouldn't like: Smut, character bashing, replicators, SG1
What I can do: Gen, plotty stuff, character studies, Science rambling. Het or slash in a pinch
What I can't do: Haven't seen enough SG1 or SGU to do those characters. Will not write NC-17.
Pinch hitter?: Maybe. Depends on how bad nano burns me out. 

Santa, baby, it's been a while...

LiveJournal: temaris
E-mail: temaris @ gmail
Things I'd like: McKay/Sheppard. Any gen, especially team and/or including Cadman. Terrifying near death experiences and consequent schmoop entirely acceptable :-) Competence & team are the BEST.
Things I wouldn't like: No het please. Absolutely no mpreg or teen angst, please. No unhappy endings. No humiliation.
What I can do: I'll try anything once *g*
What I can't do: Beckett, Sheppard/Weir,
Pinch hitter?: I get a choice? Ahem. Yepsureyoubetcha. O.o

*puts out milk brandy and cookies*


(subject line because I have to add it to memories, not because I'm egotistical :D)

(Oh God, I can't believe I'm doing this. I haven't written SGA since 2007!)

LiveJournal: alyse
E-mail: pfft. Like Claire doesn't have me on speed dial
Things I'd like:

The early seasons of SGA are by far and the way my favourite (I kind of stopped watching it around the time Elizabeth was written out), so let's go old school!

Fic-wise, these days I'm all about the women, so I'd like fic focused around Weir and/or Teyla. I really like Weir/Zelenka, largely because he worships the ground she walks on, so that's something that would be very welcome. If that's not your jam, I'm happy for friendship fic or even femslash if you want to go there. In fact, I love friendship fics generally, so if you want to write about the team, I'm happy with that as long as the female characters are prominent.

In terms of likes, I have a massive competency kink, so people (women especially) being incredibly good at what they do - whatever that is - just makes me happy. While I like happy endings, I'm also fond of bittersweet ones so don't worry if it's not complete fluff. Don't mind the rating, but I'm happiest with character focused fic so I like even my porn to reveal more about how the characters interact with each other. I like understated feelings and declarations that aren't quite, quiet moments between characters where no words are spoken but everything said, and people seizing joy when they can.

I don't generally mind who else you include from the first three seasons, although I'd prefer that if you include Beckett, he's more background than main character. I haven't seen later seasons (except for the odd ep here or there), so I'd prefer no Carter, Keller etc, but characters who are gone but not forgotten - like Grodin or Ford - are always welcome.

Don't mind background slash, but I'd rather the fic focus on the female characters.

Things I wouldn't like:

I have a massive embarrassment/public humiliation squick, meaning that I can't read about people who are being (deliberately or otherwise) made a fool of, embarrassed in public or making a fool of themselves (and I get even more embarrassed on their behalf if it's them making a fool of themselves and they don't even realise it /o\). It's a visceral, face burning, flailing for the backbutton thing for me, I'm afraid, but it is limited to the kind of thing where I'd be utterly mortified if I was in the character's position (and if they're not, then where I'd be mortified on their behalf as an observer).

Also, no death fic, no hurt without comfort, no ignoring the female characters. No Sharktopus. Well, okay, you can have Sharktopus as long as he keeps his tentacles to himself, Claire.

What I can do: Early seasons fic - once upon a time I'd have tried my hand at any pairing, but you're probably better off these days not giving me anything too outrageous :D

I probably can't write het pairings for Teyla or Elizabeth other than Weir/Zelenka, but I will try my hand at femslash, and if you're desperate...

What I can't do: later seasons, so nothing about the Carter, Keller era etc. No Beckett.

Pinch hitter?: I think I might be a bit busy in December :D


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