What could bring more Yuletide joy than the gift of writing a fanfic especially for someone or receiving a fic written just for you?
Sookie’s Secret Santa wants to bring that joy to the SVM/Trueblood fandom!
How does it work?
Our sign up form closed on Sunday 4th November but before it did – 16 SVM/TB fanfic writers put their names in our Secret Santa hat!
On Sunday 11th November they were given the name of the person they will be secret Santa for. It might be someone they’re familiar with; it might be someone they’ve never heard of. We try to ensure that everyone is comfortable writing a story for the other person e.g. If someone prefers to write Sookie/Bill pairings they will not be required to write for a Sookie/Eric shipper or if someone dislikes BDSM they will not have to write for someone who wants their story to have that in it.
There is no minimum or maximum word limit. All we ask for is a one-shot fic for the person they are secret Santa for and that their specifications are taken into account when writing it. Although the Festive Season is the reason for this fic swap, fics don’t have to be about Christmas and all gift fics will be anonymous. A list of participants has been posted here so you can all have fun guessing who might be writing for who!
Those taking part should send us their fic to email@example.com before the 16th December and we will post it here. The titling of the fics will be very simple, just like last year, all gift fics will be titled “To (recipient)”.
This is not a contest; there is no prize or kudos other than the wonderful feeling that someone wrote a fic just for you! Unfortunately, we do have to restrict participation to over 18’s only. There will be no judging process and gift fics do not have to be beta’d, if you want to use one that’s cool, if you don’t then that’s cool too – this is purely for fun and giving everyone in the fandom the chance to give and receive the very thing we are all here for.
We ask that everyone keeps to the spirit of the Secret Santa theme and keeps who they are secret Santa for to themselves because all will be revealed on Boxing Day (26th December). Once the list of who was secret Santa for who has been posted, everyone is very welcome to post their fics on their own profiles or blogs and, more importantly, to thank the person who wrote them their fic.
Who is organising this thing anyway? Your hosts are Jan of Arc and Blakes Boogie, questions regarding the fic swap can be sent to us here firstname.lastname@example.org
We’re glad to see some ‘new’ names appearing this year as well as some old friends returning to take part for the 2nd year.