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Fanworks Challenge: Author reveals

Authors of the fics in this year's fanworks challenge have been revealed. I doubt if anyone was exactly knocked down with a feather...

Anyway, that's it for another year. Thanks to everyone who contributed for their hard work. Please do go and kudos and comment on any fic that you enjoyed - it's the only reward writers get, and even a simple comment saying 'I enjoyed this!' always means a lot, especially in a small fandom.
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Fanworks Challenge: collection opening

The Forest Fanworks Collection is now open, with 9 fics for you to enjoy. Please do kudos and comment, for it is by these that fanwriters live. Thanks to all who contributed!

As a bonus, there was also one work meant for the collection, but which just slipped the deadline net for sign-ups, and so was posted by [archiveofourown.org profile] nnozomi as an appetiser ([archiveofourown.org profile] nnozomi, do feel free to add it to the collection if you like!)

Discovery (1778 words) by nnozomi
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: The Marlows - Antonia Forest
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Pomona Todd, Tim Keith, Miranda West
Summary:

From "Discovery (apple)", Wikipedia:
The fruits are typically … small-medium in size, …and largely flushed with crimson … The tree is a mid-season flowering variety; …the fruits mature quickly, by August. Unlike many early apples, the fruits remain on the tree long enough to ensure ripening.
Although most references state that this is an early producing tree, the best fruits can be harvested later in the year …. Excellent flavour, good eater and good cooker.
Under good conditions the apples, when fresh, have a sweet, lightly acidic taste with a slight strawberry flavour. They generally have good keeping qualities.

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Fanworks Challenge: 1 day to official deadline

A quick reminder that your challenge fanworks are officially due tomorrow at 8pm. However, works will not be revealed until Sunday 10th September at 8pm UTC, so you have until then to make edits to your work, or even create a quicky for a unfilled prompt.
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Fanworks Challenge: sign-ups closed

I've closed sign-ups for the Forest Fanworks Challenge: you can no longer sign up or post new prompts. If you're already signed up you can still pick up a new claim. Your prompt fills are due at 8pm BST on Friday 8th September, work reveals at 8pm on Sunday 10th, and author reveals at 8pm on Sunday 17th. Still time for a few drabbles!
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Fanworks Challenge: extended sign up

Probably because of the move over here to DW, we've had a lot fewer sign-ups for the Forest Fanworks challenge this year: it would be lovely to see some more participants. Many thanks to the industrious souls who've already posted work! I've extended the sign-up period by a week, so if you want to leave a prompt or pick one up, you have until 27th August to do so. The deadline for completion of your fanworks remains 8th September at 8pm (BST).

Information about the Forest Fanworks Challenge is here.
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Some fanworks challenge information

Just a reminder that you have a month to sign up and prompt in the Forest fanworks challenge. Probably because of the move over here to DW, we've had a lot fewer sign-ups this year: it would be lovely to see some more participants.

Information about the Forest Fanworks Challenge is here.

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I've signed up for Remix Revival, so my Marlows fic is available to be remixed as part of that exchange. If you'd like to participate, there's information here.

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I'm also going to nominate some of the rarer characters and relationships in the fandom for Fandom Growth, an exchange for ultra-rare fandoms, characters and relationships. If you're interested, there's more information here.
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Fanfic

Well, I have just written my first fanfic. I have posted it in AO3 but don't know if it is available immediately or not. It's a bit of a work in progress -I shall edit and add to it in due course but wanted to get something posted rather than delay any longer as I have been meaning to write this for some time and have finally managed it. I've never done anything like this before so hope I haven't made too many mistakes!
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Forest Fanworks Prompt Meme Challenge 2017

Returning for a third year!

The idea of the prompt meme is to have a fairly low-pressure form of commitment to create Forest-based fanworks, but with a structure that will create bit of a sense of occasion. Signed-up creators can browse the available prompts left by other fans and choose ones they'd like to fulfil, rather than (as in a gift exchange) having a recipient assigned to them. But there will be a sign-up period and a deadline, followed by reveal of the collection.

Rules and guidelines:

You must have an AO3 account to participate. You can get an invite code here.

For those unfamiliar with AO3 here's the AO3 FAQ dealing with collections and challenges, and here's the specific bit dealing with sign-ups for prompt memes on AO3.

Prompting

You must specify at least 1 fandom in each of your prompts: you may specify (up to) all three Forest fandoms, and 6 characters in each prompt.

You may make up to 6 prompts. They may be as detailed (or not) as you like, but somewhere in the middle hinterland between 'anything at all about anyone at all' and a detailed plot outline for your Ginty/Patrick/Giles crime caper with bonus tentacles tends to get best results. State clearly any non-negotiable Do Not Wants: e.g. underage sexual content.

The default setting is an anonymous prompt: you can de-anonymise your prompt if you wish. Anonymity is not absolute: in a small fandom like this, it is probably a bit compromised from the start.

You may prompt for art or fic.

Here are the prompts for previous years: feel free to repeat unfilled ones (or even filled ones that you'd like to see a different take on) or use them for inspiration:

Prompts 2015

Prompts 2016

Filling Prompts

Works may be of any length, but must be complete and finished.

Please include all the characters/relationships prompted for, unless the requester has stated that they're happy with works about just one or two of the prompted characters/relationships.

You may claim as many prompts as you like and can reasonably commit to.

There can and may be multiple claims on the same prompt.

There are no restrictions on content or rating, but obviously, do try to be respectful of your requester's prompt, especially their DNWs.

Ratings and Archive Warnings can be helpful, but Choose Not To Warn is sometimes the only possible option too.

Schedule:

There's no nominations period this year; I think the tagset is fairly comprehensive, except for works based on The Thursday Kidnapping (of which we haven't had any yet.) If you want to request a character who doesn't appear to be in the tagset, comment below, and I'll add them. Once characters have been added to the tagset, you'll be able to request them.

Signups open: from now, Wed 31st May. Sign up here, by clicking on the 'Prompt Form' link on the left sidebar.
Signups close: Sun 20th 27th Aug 2017 08:00PM BST
Assignments Due: Fri 08th Sep 2017 08:00PM BST
Works Revealed: Sun 10th Sep 2017 08:00PM BST
Authors Revealed: Sun 17th Sep 2017 08:00PM BST

Any questions, just comment below or PM me.

Enjoy prompting and creating!
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Fic

One of the unused prompts for the summer fic exchange was about the Marlows having children. I haven't written that prompt exactly but I have written a few scenes about Nicola and her children, including a new, longer one posted today. All on my LJ.
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Yuletide

Just to let people know that the Marlows series is eligible for the Yuletide fanfic exchange this year, with the nominated characters Geoff Marlow, Pam Marlow, Peter Marlow and Giles Marlow.

Yuletide sign-ups continue until Monday 10th October at 9am (UTC).

Information about Yuletide can be found here.
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Prompt meme closed and author reveals complete

The collection is closed and the authors have been revealed. We had 12 stories this year from seven writers. Thanks very much to everyone who participated! If you haven't yet commented or left kudos on a story you enjoyed, please do so: it means a lot to writers to know that their efforts are appreciated.
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It's been a good season for Jan/Rowan fic...

A Crack in Everything (1671 words) by Anonymous
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: The Marlows - Antonia Forest
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Rowan Marlow/Janice Scott
Characters: Janice Scott, Lois Sanger, Rowan Marlow
Summary:

Jan considers Rowan's decision to take up farming and her own feelings about it.



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Please do leave feedback; it is by such that the fanwriter lives.

Just a reminder: I'll close and reveal the collection tomorrow (10th Sept) at midday (UTC).
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Coming early this year!

Nominations for Yuletide, the annual small fandoms exchange (What's that?) open on 9th September. Here's a schedule for Yuletide 2016, and here are the eligibility rules. The Marlows books (the Players books count as a separate fandom in AO3 terms) are all eminently eligible, and there's been some great Yuletide fic in years past.

You can make 3 fandom nominations and nominate 4 characters for each fandom. That means a bit of co-ordination is probably desirable to get a good spread of characters. Please feel free to discuss co-ordinating Forest-related nominations below or at the [livejournal.com profile] yuletide nominations post here. Nominating doesn't commit you to signing up, so if you're still undecided, think you might only want to write treats &c. you can make nominations. You will need an AO3 account to make nominations, however.
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Prompt meme fic keeps on coming...

Missives (1242 words) by Anonymous
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: The Marlows - Antonia Forest
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Rowan Marlow/Janice Scott
Characters: Janice Scott, Rowan Marlow, Pamela Marlow
Summary:

Jan throws a line to Rowan



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Please do show your appreciation with kudos and comments!

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If anyone's dashing to finish before the collection closes, some RL stuff means I probably won't be able to close it and do reveals until Saturday morning: so shall we say Saturday 10th Sept, 12pm (UTC)?
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Fic coming in thick and fast...

The Corridor of Uncertainty (3921 words) by Anonymous
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: The Marlows - Antonia Forest
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Nicola Marlow/Miranda West, Nicola Marlow/Patrick Merrick
Characters: Nicola Marlow, Miranda West
Summary:

Nicola comes to stay with Miranda for their last half term weekend in Upper VI (most likely some time in the Forestian 1970s-80s!)



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More fic

Uncertain glory of an April day (2048 words) by Anonymous
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: The Marlows - Antonia Forest
Rating: Not Rated
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Anthony Merrick/Helena Merrick
Characters: Anthony Merrick, Helena Merrick, Patrick Merrick
Summary:

Anthony Merrick has been persuaded to stand to become the local MP. He tells his wife and son.



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Please do show your appreciation! Quick reminder that the prompt meme collection will close on Friday 9th September at 8pm (UTC), and authors will be revealed shortly afterwards.
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Prompt meme fic still rolling in

The Apology (1324 words) by Anonymous
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: The Marlows - Antonia Forest
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Ginty Marlow/Patrick Merrick
Characters: Ginty Marlow, Patrick Merrick
Summary:

Patrick gets the chance to visit Ginty in Ireland.



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Do show your appreciation with kudos and comments!

There's still a week left to post your fanworks, or even pick up a new prompt. You'll need an AO3 account to claim prompts: you can get one here (it takes about a day on the current waiting list).
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New fic in the prompt meme

Pearls of Great Price (2246 words) by Anonymous
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: The Marlows - Antonia Forest
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Peggy Levy, Ann Marlow, Original Characters
Additional Tags: Judaism
Summary:

Always walking the fine line between assimilation and segregation.



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Prompt meme fic | deadline

The 2016 Antonia Forest Fanworks collection will remain open until 8pm (UTC) on the 9th September, and shortly after that the authors will be revealed. Looking forward to seeing your work!

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And meanwhile, another fic from the collection:

Tim and Lawrie - the missing scene (475 words) by Anonymous
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: The Marlows - Antonia Forest
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Lawrie Marlow, Tim Keith


Please do show your appreciation with comments and kudos.
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More prompt meme fic

More fic in the prompt meme; a fascinating look at Miss Cromwell's life outside Kingscote.

Bread-and-Butter Reading (1654 words) by Anonymous
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: The Marlows - Antonia Forest
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Miss Cromwell (Marlows), Miss Latimer
Summary:

Miss Cromwell's eminently respectable avocation.



Please do show your appreciation with kudos and comments!