22 December 2016 @ 07:21 pm
All [livejournal.com profile] public_call entries for this year have been revealed, and the collection has now been closed for new entries. If you still have some catching up to do on your reading, all 16 of this year's stories can be found here:

Public Call 2016 works

Please remember to thank the person who wrote for you, if you haven't already!

Participants are now free to repost their stories wherever they like.

Many thanks to everyone who participated, and we hope you all had fun with the fest. Happy holidays! :)
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01 December 2016 @ 07:13 pm
December is here, and it's time to start posting on [livejournal.com profile] public_call! The first story will go up shortly, and from here, we will reveal one story every weekday (Monday through Friday).

Remember that everyone can still participate by writing treats. More information on writing/posting treats here.

We invite everyone to read along and leave comments, to let your friendslist know that posting is beginning, and also to rec any specific fics that catch your eye. Have fun!

(Authors appreciate comments. At the very least we ask you to thank the person who wrote for you. Even if you defaulted, please take the time to read your gift story and say something nice, so everybody has fun in this exchange.)

Hope you're all looking forward to the stories. Enjoy!
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30 November 2016 @ 07:16 pm
One pinch-hit, right here!

If you can help out and write a story for for one of the relationships listed below, please reply with your AO3 name. Many thanks! :)

taken, thank you! )
 
 
23 November 2016 @ 10:15 pm
Almost all stories are in now, so it's time:

All Public Call 2016 prompts/requests are public on AO3!

You can write treats (additional stories) for the participants whether or not you're signed up for the challenge. Just pick a prompt, write, and upload your story to the Public Call 2016 collection, gifting it to the recipient in question. (There's a quick how-to under the cut at the end of this post.)

Treats will be revealed on December 22nd (after all regular gifts have been revealed). You have until then to write and post treats. Have fun!

how to post a treat )
 
 
20 November 2016 @ 09:01 pm
We're past the deadline now. Thank you to everyone who uploaded a story!

And good luck to those of you who have received an extension - thanks for sending in your drafts!
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19 November 2016 @ 09:14 pm
One day left! Assignments are due in 24 hours, on November 20th at 8pm GMT. (When is that for me?)

Here is a quick guide for how to upload your work to AO3.

If you can't finish your entry by the deadline but think you'll be able to finish with a few days extra, please contact your mods at publiccall.exchange@gmail.com, send in your unfinished draft and ask for an extension. (Please understand that we can't grant extensions without a draft.)

Good luck on the final stretch!
 
 
13 November 2016 @ 09:55 pm
We're getting closer to our deadline! Assignments are due in one week, on November 20th at 8pm GMT. (When is that for me?)

Here is a quick guide for how to upload your work to AO3.

Please remember: if you can't finish your entry by the deadline but think you'll be able to finish with a few days extra, please contact your mods at publiccall.exchange@gmail.com, send in your unfinished draft and ask for an extension.

Good luck, everyone!
 
 
06 November 2016 @ 10:03 pm
Just a little heads-up: This year's deadline is November 20th, 8pm GMT (When is that for me?)

Which means you have two weeks until assignments are due. Here is a quick guide for how to upload your work to AO3.

The first stories are already in, and we hope writing is going well for everybody else. Good luck, everyone! :)
 
 
03 October 2016 @ 11:50 pm
Sign-ups for Public Call 2016 are now open!

Sign-up form on AO3

(If you need an AO3 account, you can request one here.)

Sign-ups will remain open until 8pm GMT on Sunday, 16th October (When is that in my time zone?)

To sign up, you must specify which combinations of characters ("relationships") you are willing to receive or write fic for. Here is the list of available relationships. (Writers are free to write these as any kind of relationship - pairing/friendship/... You can give a preference in your sign-up, but any details other than dislikes are optional for writers.)

(You can also see an easier-to-read full list of relationships - sorted into New Who, Torchwood, Classic Who, and Mixed/Big Finish/others - in this LJ post.)

For reference, here are the full Rules & FAQ for this year.

Requests:
  • Relationships:

    Minimum: 3, maximum: 15

    At least one relationship must be New Who and/or Torchwood only.

    The sign-up form will autocomplete when you start typing a relationship.

    (There is an AO3 bug where sometimes a relationship won't come up in autocomplete. If that happens, please copy and paste it from the tagset.)

  • Details:

    Please include some information for your assigned writer in the following format:

    <b>Likes:</b> (general preferences, prompts, suggested scenarios ...)

    <b>Dislikes:</b> (in particular, please include any squicks or triggers you may have - in other words, what is it you absolutely don't want to receive?)

    You can include any other additional details you like, but please don't imply rank for relationships or otherwise specify a favourite. You are only guaranteed to match on one relationship, so make sure everything you request is something you'd be happy to receive.

    Your writer will not be allowed to include your dislikes, but any other details are purely optional and there to help your assigned writer come up with ideas for your gift.

  • URL:

    You can add a link to a "Dear Writer" letter if there's more you'd like to tell your assigned writer.

Offers:
  • Minimum: 3 relationships, maximum: 20

    At least one relationship must be New Who and/or Torchwood only.

    The sign-up form will autocomplete when you start typing a relationship.

    (There is an AO3 bug where sometimes a relationship won't come up in autocomplete. If that happens, please copy and paste it from the tagset.)

  • You're only guaranteed to match on one relationship, so make sure everything you offer is something you'd be happy to write.

You can edit/delete your sign-up until sign-ups close on the 16th.
 
 
These are all the character combinations ("relationships") that are eligible this round. You can request or offer them in your sign-up.

Remember that for matching purposes it is required that you request and offer at least one "relationship" consisting only of New Who or Torchwood characters. (That means you need to pick at least one relationship from the first two sections of this list.

Complete List of Accepted Nominations for Public Call 2016 )


This is an exciting list of possibilities and we're looking forward to a lot of fic for the various parts of the Whoniverse!
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01 October 2016 @ 12:12 am
Nominations for Public Call 2016 are now closed. You can see all the approved relationships here in the tag set.

Let us know if you spot any errors!

Sign-ups will open on Monday, October 3rd, around 8pm GMT (When is that in my time zone?). Hope to see you then!
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28 September 2016 @ 08:00 pm
Two more days left! Nominations for Public Call 2016 are still open until Friday, 30th September. If you haven't nominated yet, now's the time.

Full nominations instructions | 2016 Rules & FAQ

(The tag set is looking great already! You can see the list of approved tags so far here. Let us know if you notice any mistakes!)
 
 
15 September 2016 @ 06:53 pm
Nominations are now open.

Nomination Form on AO3

To view the approved tags in the tag set you can go here.

You will need an AO3 account to nominate relationship tags now and to later participate in the exchange. If you don’t have an account yet, you can request an invite here.

Nominations will stay open until September 30th.

You can nominate any relationship involving two or more characters from the extended Whoniverse. Crossovers with other fandoms are not allowed for this exchange. You can nominate up to 15 different relationships. The form also asks you to specify the fandom for every relationship, but as only Whoniverse characters are allowed you can leave the field blank as long as the relationship is already a known tag on the AO3.

  • Relationships must be formatted like this: Character A/Character B, Character A/Character B/Character C. etc. Normally AO3 uses relationships tags that link character names with a / to mean romantic/sexual relationships and those that link names with a & to mean familial and platonic relationships or friendships. For the nominations, sign up and matching we won’t be making this distinction. (Later when you post your fic you can tag however you think is appropriate.)


  • Different incarnations of the Doctor or other Time Lords count as different characters, so, for example, Tenth Doctor/Jack Harkness and Twelfth Doctor/Jack Harkness would be two separate relationships.


  • Relationships must be unambiguous, so please use the most specific/full name of the characters (for example Fifth Doctor, Martha Jones…). If one of the characters has only a single, non-unique name (for example, "Jenny"), use a disambiguated version ("Jenny (Doctor Who: The Doctor's Daughter)"). When you start typing into the nominations form, AO3 should bring up suggestions. Choose the most specific phrasing, or create something new if the relationship you want has not been used on AO3 before.

AO3 has a detailed guidelines on how to format canonical tags. We’ll try to approve the form of a relationship tag that is closest to the “canonical” form. To make this easier please use the autofill to pull up a suitable synonym for the relationship you want to nominate wherever possible. It pulls canonical (wrangled) tags from the full AO3 tag set.

You don't have to nominate in order to participate, but only nominated relationships can be requested and offered during this round of the exchange. To make matching easier please only nominate relationships that you actually plan to request or offer!!

The mods will check all nominated relationships while nominations are in progress. All relationships that meet the criteria above will be approved, though they might be approved under different names than you gave. You can change your nominations only until they have been approved or rejected, so be sure of your nominations before you submit them! For more information on how the Ao3 nominations process works also check this detailed nominations tutorial made for the [livejournal.com profile] yuletide exchange. (In the case of [livejournal.com profile] yuletide fandoms and characters are nominated. In our case only relationship tags are nominated.)

Public Call 2016 - Rules and FAQ
 
 
07 September 2016 @ 08:30 pm

What is Public Call?

Public Call is a secret santa fic exchange for Doctor Who and its various related fandoms, run for the fourth time this year through LJ and AO3. Participants sign up to write a story of at least 1,000 words involving a relationship between two or more characters someone else has requested. In return, they receive a story of at least 1,000 words with a relationship they have requested.

All Whovian canons are welcome, from the TV show to the novels to The Curse of Fatal Death. RPF, however, is not included.

"Relationship" encompasses all kinds of relationships, from familial to friendship to romance, from platonic to explicitly sexual etc. (Writers are free to write any relationship as a pairing/moresome or as gen. More details below.)

The Schedule & the Gist

  • Nominations, 15th - 30th September: nominate up to 15 relationships.

  • Sign-ups, 3rd - 16th October: request 3 to 15 relationships, offer 3 to 20. (One each must be New Who and/or Torchwood.)

  • Assignments, sent by 20th October: check your email!

  • Writing period: write at least 1,000 words for a relationship your recipient requested.

  • Deadline, 20th November: upload your story by the deadline.

  • Posting period, starting 1st December: read along as stories are gradually revealed during December.

Detailed Rules and FAQ

(inspired by [livejournal.com profile] yuletide and [livejournal.com profile] rarepairfest)

Participation )

Nominations )

Sign-ups )

Matching, Assignments, and Writing )

Deadline, Extensions and Dropping out (Defaulting) )

Pinch-hitting )

Posting Period )

Treats )

Any more questions, just comment here or email us at publiccall.exchange@gmail.com :)
 
 
01 September 2016 @ 09:07 pm


Public Call is coming back for 2016!

We're still gearing up for this year, but watch this comm (or our tumblr) - there will be an announcement about the 2016 schedule as well as updated rules/FAQ next week. Hope to see you when things get going!

Your mods,
[livejournal.com profile] navaan and [livejournal.com profile] trobadora
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22 December 2015 @ 03:36 pm
All [livejournal.com profile] public_call entries for this year have been revealed, and the collection has now been closed for new entries. If you still have some catching up to do on your reading, all 21 of this year's stories can be found here:

Public Call 2015 works

Please remember to thank the person who wrote for you, if you haven't already!

Participants are now free to repost their stories wherever they like.

Many thanks to everyone who participated, and we hope you all had fun with the fest. Happy holidays! :)
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01 December 2015 @ 08:04 pm
It’s time to start posting here on public_call! The first story will go up shortly. We will reveal and post one story a day.

Remember that everyone can still participate by writing treats. More information on writing treats can be found here.

We invite everyone to read along and leave comments, to let everyone on your flist know that posting is beginning, and also to rec any specific fics that catch your eye. So have fun!

Authors appreciate comments. At the very least we ask you to thank the person who wrote for you. Even if you defaulted, please take the time and read your gift story and say something nice, so everybody has fun in this exchange. Don't be a grouch.

Hope you're all looking forward to the fics. Enjoy!
 
 
30 November 2015 @ 07:22 pm
We're fast approaching the day we reveal the first of our fest entries - posting starts tomorrow! So now it's time for a reminder:

All Public Call 2015 prompts/requests are public on AO3!

You can write treats (additional stories) for the participants whether or not you're signed up for the challenge. Just pick a prompt, write, and upload your story to the Public Call 2015 collection, gifting it to the recipient in question. (At the end of this post is a guide for posting treats to the collection.)

We're revealing fest entries one a day, which will take us through three weeks of December. Treats will be revealed on the 22nd - that's how long you have to write and upload them. :)

Have fun!
 
 
23 November 2015 @ 10:14 pm
After checking with everyone we have two post deadline pinch-hits. If you can help out and write a story for for one of the relationships listed below, please reply with your AO3 name. Many thanks! :)

The deadline is 30th November.

Pinch-Hit #2 )

Pinch-Hit #3 )
 
 
22 November 2015 @ 09:05 pm
We're past the deadline now - thank you to everyone who uploaded a story! And good luck to everyone who has asked for an extension and sent in their drafts, as well as our pinch-hitters!

If you have neither uploaded a story nor contacted us, you have a few hours to post your story, or get in touch at publiccall.exchange@gmail.com with your unfinished draft and ask for an extension. After that, we'll consider you to have defaulted, and will send your assignment out as a pinch-hit.
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