sarken: barack and michelle obama fistbump ([politics] fist bump)
[personal profile] sarken
Happy President's Day!

There were some last-minute issues, but the Third Monday 2013 stories are live! A few hours earlier than promised, no less. You can check them all out on the Third Monday 2013 works page.

Thank you so much to everyone: pinch-hitters, defaulters, and assignment-completers alike. Just a quick reminder: since this is a secret exchange, please don't post your story elsewhere until your identity is revealed on February 25. (You can, however, reply to feedback, since the Archive will conceal your name until identities are revealed. And if you've written something and don't want your identity revealed, shoot us an email at mondaythird@gmail.com and let us know; we can leave stories anonymous forevermore.

Happy reading!
sarken: jon in a pink dress ([fake news] prom queen)
[personal profile] sarken
Assignments have just been sent out and should be in your inboxes! If not, or if you ever lose track of the e-mail, you can go to Third Monday and select the "My Assignment" link from the dashboard. (That page also contains the "Default" button should you ever need to drop out.)

Stories need to be at least 750 words long and are due by 11:00 PM EST on February 15. Whenever you're done, you can use the "Post to Collection" option on the collection page to ensure that the story is posted directly to the collection -- that way, no notifications will go out and ruin the surprise.

If you'd like to beta read or pinch-hit, or if there's a problem with your assignment or you need a beta reader, you can get in touch with us at mondaythird@gmail.com. (Comments on this post are set to screen just in case, but e-mail is better.)

Happy writing, and thanks for participating! We'll post a few reminders or check-ins as the deadline approaches.
sarken: barack and michelle obama fistbump ([politics] fist bump)
[personal profile] sarken
Just a friendly reminder that there are 24 hours left to sign up for Third Monday 2013! Sign ups close at 11:00 PM EST December 16 (see what time that is in your timezone).

If you have any questions or still need an Archive of Our Own invitation, please drop us a comment or email us. You can also check out the Tips & Tricks post to make sure you're getting the most out of your sign up.
sarken: anderson cooper in oscar the grouch's trash can ([pundits] ac for gnn)
[personal profile] sarken
Whether you've already signed up or are still thinking about it, we've put together a short list of information designed to help you get the most out of your Third Monday sign-up. Some of the tips are specific to Third Monday, but many of them can be applied to any gift exchange you participate in at An Archive of Our Own.

Tips & Tricks )

If you have any advice for fellow Third Monday participants -- regarding sign-ups, the writing process, or anything else -- feel free to share it in the comments!
sarken: jon stewart with his tie slightly loosened ([fake news] don't need no tv)
[personal profile] sarken
Third Monday sign-ups are open!

Sign-ups will run until 11:00 PM EST on December 16. The basic sign-up instructions are on the form, or you can review the full sign-up rules. We're also happy to take sign-ups for pinch-hitting at this time.

Please take note of the message on the top of the form: some characters, especially those related to The Newsroom, may not appear in the autocomplete. The Archive coders have tracked down the bug and hope to have it fixed soon, but in the meantime, you can copy and paste their names as they appear in the tag set and everything will work fine. We apologize for the inconvenience.

If you need an Archive of Our Own invitation, please let us know by leaving a comment on this Dreamwidth post or e-mailing us at mondaythird@gmail.com. (By the way, we've added our RSS, ATOM, and LJ feed information to our profile, if you'd like another way to keep up with the updates posted here.)
sarken: barack and michelle obama fistbump ([politics] fist bump)
[personal profile] sarken
Third Monday 2013 banner


Third Monday is back! And we're bigger and better than ever, because this year we're welcoming The Newsroom and The West Wing FPF as fully-elligible fandoms right along with Fake News RPF & FPF, Real News RPF, and Political RPF.

The short version of the full Third Monday rules and schedule is this: From November 25-December 16, you can sign-up with one offer of and four requests for fic about characters in the aforementioned fandoms. On December 18, you'll receive an assignment that matches your offer. You'll have until February 15 to write at least 750 words fulfilling your assignment, and on February 18, you'll get a story that matches one of your requests.

Sign-ups will open November 25, but we wanted to announce early and give everyone a chance to look over the character list so you could start planning your requests and offers (or so you could nominate any missing characters). Now is also a great time ask questions or let us know that you need an Archive of Our Own invite. You can get in touch with us by commenting on this post or e-mailing mondaythird@gmail.com.

Third Monday 2013 Rules | Third Monday 2013 FAQ
sarken: rachel maddow wielding a green lightsaber ([pundits] makes a lightsaber)
[personal profile] sarken
The identities of your Third Monday authors have been revealed! Authors, that means you can now crosspost your stories and reply to feedback.

To recap:

Additionally, if you're looking for some inspiration or just some like-minded fans, you can check out the complete list of requests.

Thanks to everyone who participated! If you have any comments, questions, or complaints, you can e-mail us at mondaythird @ gmail.com or drop us a line here. We hope you had fun, and we'd love to see you again next year.
sarken: anderson cooper in oscar the grouch's trash can ([pundits] ac for gnn)
[personal profile] sarken
We're in the homestretch! There are forty-eight hours remaining until assignments are due at 12:30 am Eastern on February 17.

Do you work well under pressure? If so, we could still use some pinch-hitters! The minimum word count for pinch-hits is 500 words (instead of the usual 750), and the deadline for those is 8:00 pm Eastern on February 19.

If you can help us out by pinch-hitting, please comment here or e-mail us at mondaythird@gmail.com with the subject "Pinch Hit" and the following information:
  • Do you have an AO3 account?:

  • If yes, what is your AO3 user name?:

  • Which characters can you write?:


We're also still accepting beta readers. You can volunteer to beta by commenting here or e-mailing mondaythird@gmail.com with the subject "Beta Offer" and the following information:
  • Which fandoms are you willing to beta?:

  • Which characters are you willing to beta?:

  • Which file format should the author use?: (Examples: .doc, .txt, body of e-mail, Google Doc...)


  • If you need a beta or need to default, instructions are available on the Third Monday profile. (Handy tip: you can edit your story even after you post it, so if upload your story at the last minute, you can still get a beta and make the necessary edits before the stories become visible to the public.)

    Comments on this post are screened.
sarken: the back of president obama's head ([politics] the audacity of hope)
[personal profile] sarken
It's just after 12:30 Eastern on February 10, which means one thing: there's one week to go!

If you haven't signed up to write, the call is still out for volunteers to pinch-hit and/or beta.

And if you're going to need a pinch-hitter or a beta, the sooner you let us know, the happier we'll be. Instructions on both -- and instructions on how to post your story -- are on the Third Monday profile.

If you have any questions, let us know! The comments on this post aren't screened, so if you think your question might give you away, drop us an e-mail at mondaythird @ gmail.com.
sarken: rachel with her arms crossed in front of text: now panic and freak out ([pundits] where the shock sets in)
[personal profile] sarken
Hello, Third Mondayers! How is the writing going?

This is a just a friendly reminder that today is January 17, which means you have one month until stories are due by 12:30 a.m. Eastern on February 17. The full list of rules and dates is available one the Third Monday profile.

If you missed sign-ups, you can still volunteer to be a pinch-hitter or beta. It's slow right now, since everyone is still writing, but we'll certainly be needing both in the coming weeks.

If you have any questions, let us know! The comments on this post aren't screened, so if you think your question might give you away, drop us an e-mail at mondaythird @ gmail.com.
sarken: rachel maddow slouched against concrete wall by other woman's legs ([pundits] girls got something to prove)
[personal profile] sarken
Whew! Sorry for the delay, folks, but we got lucky and it all sorted itself out rather quickly.

Assignments have been sent out! They will arrive in the e-mail account associated with your AO3 account any minute now (mine is already there!), and if you ever delete or misplace the e-mail, you can also access your assignment by going to "My Home" and "Assignments" on AO3. You can also go through that page to default on or fulfill your assignment, which is due Friday, February 17 at 12:30 am EST. Don't worry -- we'll post a reminder sometime toward the end of January.

If you missed sign-ups but still want to help, you can find details on offering to beta or pinch-hit in the Third Monday rules, which also contain instructions on things like finding a beta or posting your story.

If you have any problems with or questions about your assignment, please don't hesitate to contact us at mondaythird @ gmail.com. If we don't know the answer, we'll be happy to act as a go-between for you and your recipient.

Happy writing!
jamapanama: she can almost remember (rachel thinking)
[personal profile] jamapanama
Hello, Monday folks!

We are experiencing some technical difficulties, and assignment postings are going to be delayed for a little while. Luckily our team of Third Monday robots (AKA: your dear mods) are working around the clock to get things sorted. Your prompts will soon be on their way.

Thanks for your patience!
sarken: jon stewart with his tie slightly loosened ([fake news] don't need no tv)
[personal profile] sarken
Third Monday 2012 sign-ups are officially closed! Thank you to everyone who has signed up -- this is going to be a great year.

If you need to edit your sign-up, please be sure to do so before noon Eastern on Wednesday, December 21. We'll be generating matches and sending out assignments later that day. And don't forget, there is still plenty of time to volunteer to pinch-hit or offer your services as a beta reader.

If you had any problems signing up, let us know, and we'll see what we can do to fix it. Comments on this post are screened, or you can e-mail us at mondaythird @ gmail.com.
jamapanama: Jon beckin' out in front of the chalkboard (jon beck)
[personal profile] jamapanama
Hi everyone! We've hit the 24 hour mark for Third Monday 2012 sign-ups. If you're still thinking things over, the time to decide is quickly approaching.

We've added some new names to the character list, so if you're looking to write or read about Dan Patrick, Amy Sedaris, Jon Erpenbach, Paul Dinello, Ezra Klein, and/or Nia-Malika Henderson, now is the time to edit your requests.

You can find the sign up form here. If you need an AO3 invite, just let us know!
sarken: text: meet me at camera 3 ([fake news] i hate to do this)
[personal profile] sarken
Third Monday 2012 sign-ups are open for forty-eight more hours, and, while we appreciate everyone who has signed up so far, we could really use some more participants.

You'll need to be signed in to AO3 in order to see the sign-up form, so if you need an invitation code, here are a few to get you started: Invite 1, Invite 2, and Invite 3.
sarken: obama and biden at veep annoucement ([politics] and we danced)
[personal profile] sarken
Third Monday 2012 banner

THIRD MONDAY SIGN-UPS ARE OPEN ON AO3!


This is our first year running the Third Monday exchange on Archive of Our Own (AO3), which means there will be some slight changes to the procedures we've used in years past. However, these changes will ultimately give you, the writer, more control over your work, while making the moderators' jobs much easier.

If you don't have an AO3 account but would like to participate in Third Monday, comment here or e-mail us at mondaythird@gmail.com and we'll send you an invitation code right away. Please include "AO3 Invitation" in the subject of the e-mail and leave the main text blank. We're happy to send invitations to readers as well as writers. Trust us: this is much faster than going through the invite queue -- we have tons of invitations ready and waiting, while the queue will take at least several days.

Third Monday 2012 Rules | Third Monday 2012 FAQ
sarken: keith olbermann dunks tea bags in his mug at the anchor desk ([pundits] teabagging queen)
[personal profile] sarken
In the spirit of years past, here are the unused prompts for your writing pleasure! The user names of the prompters have been included so you can let them know if you write one of their prompts.

Have fun!

Read more... )
sarken: rachel maddow slouched against concrete wall by other woman's legs ([pundits] girls got something to prove)
[personal profile] sarken
That's a wrap!

The identities of your Third Monday authors have been revealed and most of stories have been unlocked, so you are now free to post your stories wherever you like. [personal profile] aliya, [personal profile] jamapanama, and I would like to thank everyone who signed-up, wrote, pinch-hit, beta read, or gave feedback, and we'd like to give a warm welcome to everyone who joined Dreamwidth in order to do so. We hope you stick around; there's a lot to do over here.

For anyone uploading to Archive of Our Own, [personal profile] bessemerprocess has added a Third Monday 2011 collection to go with the collections from 2009 and 2010. If you're not an AO3 member and would like to be, just leave a comment here and we'll hook you up with an invite.

Thank you so much for participating, and don't forget: it's never too late to provide feedback!
sarken: the back of president obama's head ([politics] the audacity of hope)
[personal profile] sarken
We got off to a bit of a late start yesterday, but all thirteen Third Monday stories have now been posted! Thank you to everyone who participated, and thank you to everyone who is going to leave awesome feedback for our delightful writers.

If you're wondering why you can't see any of these thirteen wonderful stories, that means you have yet to join the community. You can do this with your LJ name or OpenID or a Dreamwidth account, which you can get without an invite code this week.

Authors, just a quick reminder: since this is a secret exchange, please don't post your story elsewhere or reply to feedback until your identity is revealed on February 28. If you want to play guess-which-story-I-wrote games, you're more than welcome to use the comments on this post, or you can drop a link to your journal here.

If you need to get in touch with us for any reason, you can still reach us at the same Bat-time, same Bat-channel: mondaythird @ gmail.com. (Don't forget to remove the spaces!)

Time's Up!

Feb. 21st, 2011 01:48 am
sarken: barack and michelle obama fistbump ([politics] fist bump)
[personal profile] sarken
The 11:59 PM Eastern deadline has passed! If you submitted your story but did not get a reply from mondaythird @ gmail.com, that means you should re-submit as soon as possible. Pinch-hits are due by 8:00 PM Eastern on Monday (what time is that?).

If you have not completed your assignment and did not drop out, this may make you ineligible for future rounds of Third Monday. However, next year's moderators will probably look the other way as long as you submit your story before the All Posted announcement goes up Tuesday.

Stories will be posted throughout the day tomorrow. Since this is a secret exchange, please don't post your story elsewhere or reply to feedback until after authors are revealed on February 28. Readers, you will need to join the community to read the stories. You can do this with your LJ name or OpenID or you can create a Dreamwidth account -- for the week of Febraury 21 - Febrauary 28, no invitation code is required.

If there are any problems, comments on this post are screened and our inbox is open.

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