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Holiday 2018 Fic Trade Registration

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What is a fic trade?

Close your eyes. Picture a magical place where you could put out an idea for a fic, and a wonderful stranger over the internet would write it for you. Okay, now open your eyes. You are at that place right now! Good on you! This is basically a gift exchange but with fics. Remember, to get one, you must write one.

What is this round's overarching theme?

The gift giving spirit! It’s a holiday fictrade! :-)

More Answers To Questions!!

Who can participate?

Everyone can participate in the Fic Trade, regardless of whether or not they have already posted stories on Lunaescence. Usually, those who failed to finish a fic trade are banned from participating in the next one… buuuut, since it’s been AGES since the last one, everyone can participate! HOWEVER, should you fail to fulfill your assignment in this round, you will be barred from the next round. WE DO KEEP TRACK.

Can unvalidated authors participate?

Absolutely! Unvalidated authors are more than welcome. If you have recently had stories denied from the queue for mechanical issues, we highly recommend that you use a beta reader for the trade.

Registration and Posting Thread?

Posting doesn't start until a few days after registration ends, so the posting thread will be posted at that time.

What is a prompt?

Prompts are meant to inspire stories rather than define them. They are not summaries, just ideas. They can be a quotation, a single word, a brief phrase, or even a song, video, or image. In this trade, they're given for you.

Max Rating? Length?

Max Rating: Choose from All, Youth, 13+, 17+, Adult, Adult+.

Length: This is a range. Choose from Any, 100-500, 500-1000, 1000-5000, 5000-10 000, 10 000+ words. (Please don't pick all 10 000+. It's not very considerate, especially for newer writers who may not have written something that long before.)

Fandom? Pairing? What if I want to make that the writer's choice?


• If you want to leave the fandom up to the writer, that's perfectly alright. Just write "Any" under fandom.

• If you want to provide a fandom list for the author to choose from, put "See List" under fandom and put a list somewhere in your application.

• If you want an original fiction story, state "Original Fiction" under fandom.


Since you can't specify a pairing without specifying a fandom, you have the following options if you choose to leave the fandom open:

• "Canon/Canon," "Canon/OC," "Canon/Reader," "Any," or "None."

• If you want to leave the pairing up to the writer but are uncomfortable with OOC pairings or homosexual pairings, please make a note of that, as in "no shonen-ai" or "no OOC" or something like that.

• Even if you do specify a fandom, you can always choose not to specify a pairing or to request a story with no specific pairing.

• You can also, of course, request a story about one specific character with no specified pairing. For example, you could put "just write about John" under "Pairing" or you could switch it to "Character: John."

Basically... just customize the application as needed.

What is a Spare?

A spare is someone who is willing to take a second prompt, if necessary. This only happens if someone drops out of the trade or doesn't turn in their fic on time. Spares are free to ignore the requested length, but not the maximum rating.

Who is organizing it?

The moderator in charge of this current round is Shade. She will be the one responsible for distributing the request assignments after registration finishes on November 30th. Lunaescence's posting policy still applies.


Please don't hesitate from asking us questions or noting concerns! If you want to talk to us privately, however, it is highly recommended that you shoot Shade an email at: shade(at)lunaescence(dot)com

Holiday 2018 Fic Trade Timeline:

November 1st - Registration opens.

November 30th – Registration closes.

December 3rd - By this date, you should have received your recipient.

December 18th - All fics under 5,000 words due.

December 19th- IF NEEDED, Spares will be given their prompts

January 5th - All fics over 5k due.

This is an extended timeline from past fictrades! HOPEFULLY, that means that nobody will need an extension. However, should you need one, please let Shade know!

Happy writing!!

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Please note:

1. All authors must have one prompt (the fourth one) that is not specific to fandom. This is to accommodate original fiction writers and people who write for obscure fandoms who would otherwise be impossible to pair. If you do not include this prompt, you will NOT be included when assignments go out.

2. At least one prompt must have a length of 100 – 500 or 500 – 1000 words.


Luna username:

Contact e-mail: (please use (at) and (dot) in order to avoid spambots; e.g. pockyxbandit19 (at) gmail (dot) com. If you feel uncomfortable with posting your email publicly, just email Shade directly.)


Prompt #1:



Max rating:


Prompt #2:



Max rating:


Prompt #3:



Max rating:


Prompt #4:

Type: (reader insert or OC only)

Max rating:


Personal Profile

Fandoms: (list a minimum of 5 fandoms you will write for)

Max rating: (list max rating you will write)

Max length: (list max length you will write)

What I will not write:


Spare: (Yes/No)

Beta: (Yes/No) (If not, omit Beta section.)


Public e-mail:

Max rating you will read:

Max length you will read:

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Feel free to ask questions here!
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Hi! I’m super duper interested in this!!! I had a dear friend on Luna who I want to do a fic exchange with, and she feels the same for me. Would it be possible to exchange a fic with her? Also, how many people do we do exchanges with? I’ve missed the last 2 fic trades (darn!!) and I am not missing this one!


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Of course you can do a fic trade with your friend--you don't have to go through a forum if the two if you want to exchange fics.

The way these fic trades work are equivalent to pulling names out of a hat, so to speak. You fill out the form to sign up, including fandoms that you read and write for. Then the hosting moderator will assign you a recipient. You then chose from one of the four prompts they provide and write a fic based on that. They're really fun to participate in!!

Both you and your friend are more than welcome to sign up for this fic trade as well. Just note that there's no guarantee that the two of you will receive each other as recipients.

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Luna username: dark_wing19

Contact e-mail: pockyxbandit19 (at) gmail (dot) com.


Prompt #1: In search of the perfect gift

Pairing: any

Fandom: see list

Max rating: any

Length: any

Prompt #2: "All I want for Christmas is you"

Pairing: any

Fandom: see list

Max rating: any

Length: any

Prompt #3: Sometimes the best gifts aren't materialistic

Pairing: any

Fandom: see list

Max rating: any

Length: any

Prompt #4: It's the thought that counts!

Type: any

Max rating: any

Length: 100-500

Personal Profile

Fandoms: (What I read) Katekyo Hitman Reborn!, Hetalia, Ouran High School Host Club, Gundam Wing, Pokemon, Kingdom Hearts, Bleach, Devil May Cry, Avengers, The Walking Dead, The Last of Us, Saiyuki, Fullmetal Alchemist, Fruits Basket and original fiction.

(What I write) Katekyo Hitman Reborn!, Kingdom Hearts, Gundam Wing, OHSHC, Hetalia, FF7, and original fiction.

Max rating: adult

Max length: I don't know why I ever put a limit on myself. I never stick to it. So any.

What I will not write: I'll try anything once.


Spare: Not unless y'all really need someone.

Beta: No

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dark_wing19 is correct! You do not need anyone's permission to participate in a private fic trade. You are absolutely welcome to do just that however you and your friend see fit and then post them publically on Luna as you would any story (if you want to share them with everyone).

However, if you two are interested in joining in on the site wide fic trade, you are more than welcome to do so!