My Slashy Valentine 2017 is here!

They're here! They're here! The My Slashy Valentine stories are here!

Congratulations to our new writers, monkiainen and hennethgalad, who completed their first swap.We hope that you have enjoyed this swap and that you'll come back for another round! Thanks to all our veteran writers who continue to participate and make this swap a vibrant part of the Tolkien community.

Don't forget to leave feedback for your author! Everyone worked very hard on their stories and are deserving of a few kind words. Also, please check out the other stories in the collection. We've got great stories worth a look!

And now, for your reading enjoyment...

My Slashy Valentine 2017: The Master List!

alexcat wrote The Good Wife for samtyr
Deathangelgw wrote Light, Fire and Shadow for Fadesintothewest
Elladansgirl wrote That Damned Wine for Nuredhel
Elleth wrote Saimaa, Year 79 for Scribe_of_Mirrormere
Fadesintothewest wrote In the Wind from the Sea for HanaHeart
hennethgalad wrote Hidden Kingdom for Phyncke
Ignoblebard wrote In The Heart Of The Storm for Talullah Red
Lotrangel wrote The Not So Best Kept Secret for Mawgy
lynndyre wrote Flight from Eregion for alexcat
Maitmiel wrote Let me see you for hennethgalad
Mangacrack wrote Nothing ever lasts forever for Maitimiel
Marchwriter wrote Oasis for elladansgirl
Mawgy wrote Strangers in the Night and Watching the Snow Fall for lotrangel
Monkiainen wrote Chasing Some Mirage for mm8
Neiroel wrote A Quest of Acceptance for lynndyre
Nuinzilien wrote Many Paths to Tread for Ysilme
Nuredhel wrote Songs of the heart for mangacrack
Phyncke wrote The Beaches of Umbar for Nuinzilien
samtyr wrote Perchance To Dream for Deathangelgw
Scribe_of_Mirrormere wrote Birth of Comets for The_Wavesinger
Talullah Red wrote Until the Wave Breaks for Marchwriter
The_Wavesinger wrote Give Me Strength for Elleth
Ysilme wrote After Winter, There Comes Spring for Neiroel
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mm8 defaulted this round, but hennethgalad wrote Eagle of the Star and kalypsobean wrote Shelter for monkiainen. HanaHeart also defaulted, but Elladansgirl wrote Beyond the Mountain and hennethgalad wrote Vale of Flowers for Ignoblebard. Thank you guys for what you have done!

Happy reading! If you need a link to the full collection, it is here.
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One more week to sign up!

          Critical Dates:

  • Sign-up period: December 4th to 18th

  • Assignments to be distributed no later than December 28th

  • Deadline for first-time participants: February 1st

  • Deadline for returning participants: February 8th

  • Archive opens: February 14th, 2017

Sign-ups for MSV are still open! You can sign up, celebrate the holidays and don't have to worry about writing until January. :) Getting a fic written with you in mind is a nice cheer up for February! :) If that sounds appealing, sign up HERE. We'd love to have you join us. 

My Slashy Valentine 2017 - Sign-ups Open!

My Slashy Valentine 2017 Rules & FAQ

Critical Dates:


  • Sign-up period: December 4th - December 18th

  • Assignments to be distributed by December 28th

  • Deadline for first-time participants: February 1st

  • Deadline for returning participants: February 8th

  • Archive opens: February 14th, 2017

By popular demand, we will reveal to you the name of your recipient at your request. Some people find it easier to write or to personalize a story if they know the identity of their recipient.  Other people find that thought absolutely horrifying! Now, you can have it either way. If, at any time during the writing period, you wish to know the identity of your recipient, you may ask us.  Since other writers do not want to be "spoiled," we ask that you please keep this information to yourself!


  • All stories must be a minimum length of 1,200 words. Stories must be complete and in their entirety.


  • Submissions must be new, complete, and previously unreleased, and written specifically for the assignment you receive.


  • If you have defaulted on ANY previous Slashy Santa-sponsored exchanges, you will NOT be permitted to participate in this round. There are NO EXCEPTIONS to this rule. This may be a disappointment to some of you, but it is far more disappointing for a hard-working participant who strove to meet the deadline to discover they did not receive a story because their writer dropped out.


  • Manners are mandatory!! Be kind to your readers, be kind to your writer, be kind to your overworked admin. Just as you are required to turn in a finished, beta'd story, you are required to acknowledge the person who wrote for you in a timely fashion. If you're going to be out of town when the archive opens, consider making an LJ post to that effect, or alerting the moderator if you think it's going to be more than 3 or 4 days before you can get in touch with your writer. Even if you *hate* the story you are given-- and we certainly hope that's not the case!--common courtesy dictates that you should at least say "Thank you for writing this for me." If you cannot gracefully thank the author who wrote for you, you may be asked to sit out the next round and contemplate the meaning of the word "Courtesy."


  • Stories shall not be released to the general fandom on any group, list, or website until they are released on the SlashySwap collection. After the publication, feel free to post or archive your work anywhere you would like.


  • Authors are responsible for posting their own stories on or before the due date at the Slashy Swap collection at AO3. If you have any questions, difficulties or need an AO3 invitation, please email the moderator: slashysanta@gmail.com

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Sultry in September is here!

Aglarien wrote Travelers in the Wild for Ignoblebard
alexcat wrote Right on Target for phyncke
Amy Fortuna wrote Escape from Bondage for maitimiel
Amy Fortuna wrote Forging Victory for Scribe_of_Mirrormere
Angelstar3999 wrote Harvest Lyrics for Nuredhel
Azzy wrote A Game of Madmen for Memaizaka
BurningNightingale wrote No Armor Against Fate for moetushie
catalectic wrote Beings Brighter Than Have Been for Kalendeer
Chaotic_binky wrote Falling for You for Neiroel
Cirilla9 wrote The Elven Kings Under the Sky for alexcat
Deathangelgw wrote Silence at the Library for Mawgy
DaydreamBelieversDaughter wrote Spirits of Fire for Cirilla9
Elleth wrote And Last of All for The Wavesinger
Ignoblebard wrote Lovely, Dark and Deep for lynndyre
Jade/ElladansGirl wrote Planned Comfort for Angelstar3999
IdleLeaves wrote Full Circle for Marchwriter
just_jenni wrote For the Greater Good for mahmfic /MM8
Kalendeer wrote Souls of Cinder for Sleepless_Malice (this is an epic work in progress!)
Luxa wrote The Heat of a Common Room for Zinneth
lynndyre wrote A Foundation on Which to Build for Nuinzilien
mahmfic /MM8 wrote I've held many things in my hand, and have lost them all for monkiainen
maitimiel wrote A Forest Tale for Elleth
mangacrack wrote King's Landing for Azzy
Marchwriter West of the Dark, East of the Sun for just_jenni
Mawgy wrote I See You for Samtyr
Memaizaka wrote We Never Lost Control for DaydreamBelieversDaughter
monkiainen wrote Let's Walk Along the Wire for TAFKAB
Neiroel wrote Human Customs for Aglarien
Nuinzilien wrote Let Them Eat Cake for Luxa
Nuredhel wrote Wolves and Water for Jade/Elladansgirl
phyncke wrote Dead Man's Party for catalectic
samtyr wrote The Hidden Path for BurningNightingale
Scribe_of_Mirrormere wrote Hatching a Plan for Amy Fortuna
Sleepless_Malice wrote Metamorphoses for Urloth
TAFKAB wrote Well Met by Moonlight for Deathangelgw
Urloth wrote The Warmth He Gave for mangacrack
The Wavesinger wrote Aftermath for IdleLeaves
Zinneth wrote Ashes for Chaotic_binky

Welcome TAFKAB and Kalendeer to the Slashy Santa Swaps family!

Moetushie was unable to complete her assignment. Thank you, Amy Fortuna for stepping in to pinch hit!

Thanks for being a great bunch of enthusiastic participants-- please be sure to THANK YOUR WRITER and enjoy all the other wonderful stories written for Sultry in September!

The clock is ticking!

Sign up NOW for Sultry in September 2016!
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Critical Dates:

Sign-up period: June 17th - June 26th (I AM WILLING TO OFFER EXTENSIONS ON THE SIGN-UP! JUST LET ME KNOW TODAY!)
Assignments to be distributed by July 10th
Deadline for first-time participants: September 4th
Deadline for returning participants: September 11th
Archive opens: September 18th, 2016


Full details are available here: http://slashy-santa.livejournal.com/83681.html

Don't forget Sultry in September!



Sultry in September 2016 Rules & FAQ

Critical Dates:


  • Sign-up period: June 17th - June 26th (I AM WILLING TO OFFER EXTENSIONS ON THE SIGN-UP! JUST LET ME KNOW!)


  • Assignments to be distributed by July 10th


  • Deadline for first-time participants: September 4th


  • Deadline for returning participants: September 11th


  • Archive opens: September 18th, 2016




Full details are available here: http://slashy-santa.livejournal.com/83681.html

It's time for Sultry in September!

[Mod's note: please forgive the delay and awkward timing of this year's exchange. I was out of the country in May/June and will be out of the country and offline for a chunk of August, so I have opted for a later exchange rather than a largely foreshortened writing window for participants!]

Sultry in September 2016 Rules & FAQ

Critical Dates:


  • Sign-up period: June 17th - June 26th

  • Assignments to be distributed by July 10th

  • Deadline for first-time participants: September 4th

  • Deadline for returning participants: September 11th

  • Archive opens: September 18th, 2016

By popular demand, we will reveal to you the name of your recipient at your request. Some people find it easier to write or to personalize a story if they know the identity of their recipient.  Other people find that thought absolutely horrifying! Now, you can have it either way. If, at any time during the writing period, you wish to know the identity of your recipient, you may ask us.  Since other writers do not want to be "spoiled," we ask that you please keep this information to yourself!


  • All stories must be a minimum length of 1,200 words. Stories must be complete and in their entirety.


  • Submissions must be new, complete, and previously unreleased, and written specifically for the assignment you receive.


  • If you have defaulted on ANY previous Slashy Santa-sponsored exchanges, you will NOT be permitted to participate in this round. There are NO EXCEPTIONS to this rule. This may be a disappointment to some of you, but it is far more disappointing for a hard-working participant who strove to meet the deadline to discover they did not receive a story because their writer dropped out.


  • Manners are mandatory!! Be kind to your readers, be kind to your writer, be kind to your overworked admin. Just as you are required to turn in a finished, beta'd story, you are required to acknowledge the person who wrote for you in a timely fashion. If you're going to be out of town when the archive opens, consider making an LJ post to that effect, or alerting the moderator if you think it's going to be more than 3 or 4 days before you can get in touch with your writer. Even if you *hate* the story you are given-- and we certainly hope that's not the case!--common courtesy dictates that you should at least say "Thank you for writing this for me." If you cannot gracefully thank the author who wrote for you, you may be asked to sit out the next round and contemplate the meaning of the word "Courtesy."


  • Stories shall not be released to the general fandom on any group, list, or website until they are released on the Slashy Swap collection. After the publication, feel free to post or archive your work anywhere you would like.


  • Authors are responsible for posting their own stories on or before the due date at the Slashy Swap collection at AO3. If you have any questions, difficulties or need an AO3 invitation, please email the moderator: slashysanta@gmail.com

PROHIBITIONS / RESTRICTIONS


  • No fiction involving a minor in a sexual situation, even in flashback, no matter how vaguely alluded to, will be permitted. Period.

  • No songfics.

  • No het pairings as anything other than secondary characters or plots.

  • No bestiality. (Tolkien characters that manifest as cognizant beings are fine. If in doubt, ask us.)

  • No RPS (real person slash) will be accepted.

  • No blatant Mary Sue, Marty Stu, or self-inserts.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q: Can I ask for femslash?

Yes! We had our first femslash stories during the 2013 My Slashy Valentine swap, and we'd love to have you join us.

Q: I see a main focus on Elves, Men, Valar and Maiar. What about Dwarves and Hobbits?

A: In previous swaps there was less emphasis on Dwarves and Hobbits, but due to the release of the Hobbit movies, that's starting to change. We're happy to try and accommodate any request, though it is dependent on having writers able to fill these requests. You can help this process by spreading the word to your fellow Dwarf and Hobbit writers.

Q: I just received my assignment and it fits perfectly into part of a series I've been working on. Can I use it anyway?

A: We'd prefer your story to be original and created solely for your recipient, but so long as your submission fits the assignment you received, can be read and understood as a standalone, and it's new and unreleased, then go ahead.

Q: Yikes! I've been working on my story, but there was a family emergency and I don't think I'll make the deadline. What should I do?

A: Let us know! The Slashy Swap team have families too and understand that emergencies sometimes happen. The sooner you tell us, the easier it will be for us to come to a mutually agreeable solution.

Q: Unfortunately, the emergency has turned into something longer term and I won't be able to finish my story after all.

A: Again, please let us know as soon as possible so we can find a replacement to finish your assignment.

Q: I signed up for the previous exchanges, but never turned anything in. Can I still participate?

A: No. It simply isn't fair to those who met their obligations, or to the person who didn't get a story.

Q: Do I need to have my work beta read? I don't have one!

A: While we will not strictly enforce the use of a beta, we strongly encourage it. At the very least, please proof read and run a spell and grammar check. If you need help finding a beta, let us know and we'll direct you to some beta resources. Remember, you're writing a gift for someone, so make your story as perfect as it can be.

Q: HELP! I received the worst assignment in the world! What were you thinking? I can't write this!

A: It was likely an oversight. Please contact us and we will do what we can to find another assignment that is more to your taste and ability. If you already confirmed you would accept it, we can't make promises, but we'll do the best we can to help.

NOTE: In some rare instances, it may not be possible for a request to be filled to the requestor's exact specifications. This may occur if no author is willing to write the elements in the request (some examples are BDSM, fetish, rape, MPREG, or character death). In this case, the participant will be asked to revise their request so that we'll be able to match it.

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The My Slashy Valentine 2016 Archive is OPEN!

They're here! They're here! The My Slashy Valentine stories are here!

Congratulations to all our new writers who completed their first swap.We hope that you have enjoyed this swap and that you'll come back for another round! Thanks to all our veteran writers who continue to participate and make this swap a vibrant part of the Tolkien community.

Please don't forget to leave feedback for your author! Everyone worked very hard on their stories and are deserving of a few kind words. Also, please check out the other stories in the collection. We've got a lot of great stories!

And now, for your reading enjoyment...

My Slashy Valentine 2016: The Master List!

Aglarien wrote Taking Out The Trash for Mawgy
alexcat wrote Ever Clear and Unstained in Your Heart for MangoTea
Amy Fortuna wrote You Will Not Be Alone for Maitimiel
Angelstar3999 wrote Just a Little Time for Erulisse
Azzy wrote Quiet Stars for Chloe Amethyst
Burning_Nightingale wrote Spintarella for Luxa
catalectic wrote What may be found for Larien Elengasse
Chaotic Binky wrote Green and Silver Leaves for Phyncke
Chloe Amethyst wrote Both the Sweet and the Bitter for Neiroel
Cirilla9 wrote Helpful Hand for Samtyr
Deathangelgw wrote Light From Darkness for just_jenni
Elfscribe wrote Breathless for Sleepless_Malice
Elladansgirl wrote A Heart's Song for Ignoblebard
Elleth wrote The Missing for Sigridhr
Empy wrote Swallow Your Pride for Savageseraph
Erulisse wrote Warriors All for Elladansgirl
Fadesintothewest wrote On such a winter's night for ziggy
Galadriel wrote My Lord for Keiliss
havisham wrote Fistful of Swoons for Nuredhel
Ignoblebard wrote Most Fascinating for Elfscribe
just_jenni wrote Pillow Talk for Angelstar3999
kimaracretak wrote dim ricochet of stars for havisham
Keiliss wrote The Pink Flamingo for Red Lasbelin
Larien Elengasse wrote love is an ever-fixed mark, never shaken for Alexcat
Luxa wrote The Glass Library for catalectic
lynndyre wrote In the Wet and Angry Evening for Deathangelgw
mahmfic wrote Pent-up Feelings for Empy
Maitimiel wrote As Long As We Are Together for Solanaceae
Mangacrack wrote The Hounds living in my Heart for Amy Fortuna
Marchwriter wrote Shadowlands for Chaotic_Binky
Mawgy wrote Finding Forever for Burning_Nightingale
Memaizaka wrote Into the Half-Light for mangacrack
Neiroel wrote Discoveries in the late Evening for Zinneth
Nuinzilien wrote Into Thy Hands I Give Myself for seashadows
Nuredhel wrote All that we were... for Fadesintothewest
Phyncke wrote A Mighty Gift for Memaizaka
samtyr wrote Starting Over for Ysilme
Savageseraph wrote Combat Tactics for Galadriel
Scribe_of_Mirrormere wrote The Lady of Rin for Elleth
seashadows wrote Royally for mahmfic
Sigridhr wrote All I Know Is A New Found Grace for kimaracretak
Sleepless_Malice wrote A Cunning Deceit for Cirilla9
Solanaceae wrote and the water is always calling for Scribe_of_Mirrormere
Talullah Red wrote The Edges of Stars for The_Wavesinger
The_Wavesinger wrote The Fire That Grew So Low for Talullah Red
Ysilme wrote The Meaning of Snow for Aglarien
Ziggy wrote A Chance Encounter for Azzy
Zinneth wrote Where Shadows Prevail for Marchwriter
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I was unable to finish my story due to extenuating work circumstances and a death in the family. But Ignoblebard stepped up and wrote a pinch hit, A Spring Surprise, for Nuinzilien. Mangotea defaulted on Saturday, but just_jenni wrote There shall be found a seedling and Maitimiel wrote My lord, you called me. I come. for Lynndyre as very last minute pinch hits. Thank you guys for what you have done!

Happy reading! If you need a link to the full collection, it is here.
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