18 October 2017 @ 10:49 pm
Matching went well, and assignments have been sent out - check your email inboxes or your AO3 accounts, everyone!

Stories are due by November 26th, 8pm GMT. (When is that for me?)

If something went wrong and you did not offer any of the requests in your assignment, please contact the mods. You are only guaranteed to match on one relationship. You only have to write one story, but if you want to write more that's entirely up to you. Please make sure not to include the dislikes your recipient specified in the details.

Good luck, everyone! Have fun!
18 October 2017 @ 10:04 pm
Sign-ups are closed now.

Assignments will go out once matching is finished. Keep an eye on your email!
17 October 2017 @ 10:58 pm
Time's almost up - only one day left now to sign up for this year's [community profile] public_call exchange! Sign-ups will close in almost exactly 23 hours. So if you haven't yet - it's now or never!

For those who have already signed up: if you still have placeholder text in your sign-up, or if there were changes or additions you intended to make - time to take care of that now. :)

Sign-ups are still open until 8pm GMT on Wednesday, 18th October. (When is that in my time zone?)

Come join us and sign up here!

Full Sign-up instructions | 2017 Rules & FAQ
15 October 2017 @ 07:17 pm
Only a few days left to sign up! Sign-ups for Public Call 2017 are still open until 8pm GMT on Wednesday, 18th October. If you haven't signed up yet, don't wait too long.

Full Sign-Up instructions | 2017 Rules & FAQ

Don't miss out on the fun and join in! Sign up here.
04 October 2017 @ 09:23 pm
Sign-ups for Public Call 2017 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 Wednesday, 18th 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 - on LJ or on DW.)

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

  • 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.

  • 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 18th.
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.

It's a great list of relationships again, and we're looking forward to the fic that will come from this. :)

complete list of accepted nominations for Public Call 2017 )
01 October 2017 @ 10:16 pm
Nominations for Public Call 2017 are now closed. You can see all the approved relationships here in the tag set.

Let us know if you spot any errors! We will clean up the tag set now.

Sign-ups will open on Wednesday, October 4th. Hope to see you then!
29 September 2017 @ 08:45 pm
Nominations will close on 1st October, 8PM UTC. (What time is that for me?)

All nominated relationships should be formatted with slashes (A/B), not ampersands (A & B) - to make matching easier, we don't separate romantic/sexual and platonic relationships. We will not be approving nominations with ampersands, so if you nominated any such relationships, please change your nominations to the correct format. Please see all notes on nominations for more information.

After nominations close we will check the final tag set and then announce a list of all approved relationships.

Sign-Ups will open on October 4th.
22 September 2017 @ 08:54 pm
  1. Different incarnations of a Time Lord or Lady count as different characters for this, so people will be able to select exactly which version they want to request or offer. We will not be approving relationships with general identities (such as "The Doctor", "The Master", "Romana") - please change your nominations and specify a version!

  2. Relationships should be formatted with slashes (A/B), not ampersands (A & B) - to make matching easier, we don't separate romantic/sexual and platonic relationships. We will not be approving nominations with ampersands, so if you nominated any such relationships, please change your nominations to the correct format.
In general, please make sure you've read the nominations instructions carefully before nominating!

Full nominations instructions | 2017 Rules & FAQ
18 September 2017 @ 11:36 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 1st October.

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 [community profile] yuletide exchange. (In the case of [community profile] yuletide fandoms and characters are nominated. In our case only relationship tags are nominated.)

Public Call 2017 - Rules and FAQ
16 September 2017 @ 07:36 pm
What is Public Call?

Public Call is a secret santa fic exchange for Doctor Who and its various related fandoms, run for the fifth time this year through LJ, DW and AO3. Participants sign up to write a story of at least 1,000 words involving a relationship between two or more characters of the Whoniverse 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 and non-Whoniverse canon crossovers can’t be nominated or matched on.

"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, 18th September - 1st October: nominate up to 15 relationships.

  • Sign-ups, 4th - 18th 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, 26th 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 :)
14 September 2017 @ 07:36 pm

Public Call is coming back for 2017!

We're gearing up for this year - watch [livejournal.com profile] public_call/[community profile] public_call (or our tumblr) - there will be an announcement about the 2017 schedule as well as updated rules/FAQ in the next few days. Hope to see you when things get going!

Your mods,
[personal profile] navaan and [personal profile] trobadora

Missy This Fic is a new remix challenge for Doctor Who and its various related fandoms, designed to add more Missy to our lives by remixing a story in such a way that it's focused on Missy.

Sign-ups are open now, until 8pm GMT on Tuesday, 10th August. (When is that in my time zone?)

The rest of the schedule:
Deadline: 10th September
Posting period: starting 15th September
Author reveals: 30th September

More info: Full Rules and FAQ @ [community profile] missy_fest
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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22 December 2016 @ 05:46 pm
Title: Missy's Puppy
Author: mrs_mozzie
Recipient: merryghoul
Relationship(s): Missy & Clara Oswin Oswald
Rating: General Audiences
Word count: 1051
Warnings: none
Summary: Missy turns Clara into her own puppy.
It doesn't go the way Missy thinks it will go.

Missy's Puppy
21 December 2016 @ 11:58 pm
Apologies for the late announcement! By the time I got home, LJ maintenance was under way and I couldn’t access the site.

Title: The Almost Doctor
Author: Trobadora
Recipient: Meatball42
Relationship(s): Eleventh Doctor (Ganger)/Jack Harkness
Rating: Mature
Word count: 7253
Warnings: none
Summary: In the end, whatever he might have told Amy, he was still only almost the Doctor, and the TARDIS wasn't his. - The Ganger Doctor realises he isn't going to die, and tries to figure out what to do. Jack might help – or he might complicate things.

The Almost Doctor
20 December 2016 @ 09:02 pm
Title: The Heat Is Gone
Author: monkiainen
Recipient: Tardiscompanion
Relationship(s): Eleventh Doctor/Tenth Doctor
Rating: Explicit
Word count: 1187
Warnings: none
Summary: Time is not linear - it's more like a timey-wimey wibbly-wobbly thing. Or what happens when you're faced with your past self in their darkest hour.

The Heat Is Gone
19 December 2016 @ 06:25 pm
Title: Chain of Events
Author: navaan
Recipient: Trobadora
Relationship(s): Twelfth Doctor/Jack Harkness
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Word count: 2920
Warnings: none
Summary: With the lives they lead it’s not astounding that they meet again and again scattered through time and space and not always in the right order.

Chain of Events
16 December 2016 @ 06:29 pm
Title: Right Person, Right Time
Author: Meatball42
Recipient: sonicshambles
Relationship(s): Martha Jones/Mickey Smith
Rating: General Audiences
Word count: 1804
Warnings: none
Summary: Martha isn’t sure where her life is going to take her after the fiasco that was the Osterhagen Key, but she knows she doesn’t want to stay with UNIT. The universe brings her a better option.

Right Person, Right Time
15 December 2016 @ 08:24 pm
Title: Tea and Biscuits
Author: paranoidangel
Recipient: dbskyler
Relationship(s): Eleventh Doctor & Sarah Jane Smith
Rating: General Audiences
Word count: 1225
Warnings: none
Summary: Sarah Jane had seen the Doctor a few times since he dropped her off in Aberdeen. All by chance and none when he knocked at her front door. Until now.

Tea and Biscuits