Sultry in September 2018: The Stories Are Here!!!

Aglarien wrote The Magpie for Alexcat

Alexcat wrote Be Careful What You Wish For for Nuinzilien

Alikuu wrote Fëanorian Hospitality for Kalendeer

Amyfortuna wrote Mourning Into Joy for The_Wavesinger

AndiiErestor wrote Fools in Love for Amyfortuna

Burning_Nightingale wrote Oh, Revenge for Cirilla9

Cirilla9 wrote Tales of the thousand and one nights for DragonofMordor

DragonofMordor wrote One Moment in Forever for Tiltedshadow

Elladansgirl wrote Convincing Abilities for Mawgy

Erlkoenig wrote Nothing Gold Can Stay for Burning_Nightingale

Erlkonig wrote To Love None Better Than You for Aglarien

Erlkonig wrote Be Still, and Let the Dark Come for Kasura

Hennethgalad wrote To The Sea. for Erlkoenig

Ignoblebard wrote Forging a Bond for Mangacrack

Kalendeer wrote Do Not Ask for Permission for Hennethgalad

Kasura wrote The Chasing for Ingoldos

Lynndyre wrote Visit for Samtyr

Mangacrack wrote In a World Beyond Control for Gabriel

Marchwriter wrote Borderlands for Solanaceae

Mawgy wrote Remember Me for Ulan

Narya wrote Comfort and Joy for Marchwriter

Nuinzilien wrote The Door to Maybe for Lynndyre

phyncke wrote What's In a Name? for Ignoblebard

RaisingCaiin wrote Histories, Full of Stars for Narya

RaisingCaiin wrote In That Deepening Evening for AndiiErestor

Raiyana wrote The Soldier and the Spy for Phyncke

Samtyr wrote Splitting Heirs for Tabru

Solanaceae wrote Blossom of Hours Unleashed for Raiyana

Tabru wrote In the Third Year for Elladansgirl

Talullah wrote Bay of Terns for Alikuu

Tiltedshadow wrote And All the Devils Are Here for RaisingCaiin

The_Wavesinger wrote (Take Heed of the) Stormy Weather for Talullah


Mawgy also wrote Cutbacks as a special gift to the Sultry in September/My Slashy Valentine mods! Thank you, Samtyr!! :)


Many, MANY thanks to Erlkonig, who wrote THREE stories this round, and to RaisingCaiin, who also stepped in to pinch-hit.  Special thanks also to IgnobleBard, who set a record for number of stories beta’d this round. Most sincere gratitude to all three of you; we quite literally would not have been able to pull off this exchange without you!


Warm welcomes to TiltedShadow, Kasura, DragonOfMordor and Andiierestor, who have all successfully completed their first Slashy Santa exchange!

PLEASE be sure to thank your writer after reading your stories!! It’s the right thing to do and it’s a requirement of the Slashy Santa exchanges.


We hope to see you all again in December, when sign-ups for My Slashy Valentine will begin!!

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Sultry in September sign-up is now LIVE!

From the Years of the Trees through the Fourth Age – it’s time once again to make your Tolkien FPS fanfic dreams come true…  Have you always wanted to read a certain pairing or scenario, but couldn’t write it yourself? Have it written for you – specifically and especially for your own sweet self! And share your own gift in exchange!  That’s right, it’s time for My Slashy Valentine! The exchange focuses on the Elves, Men, Dwarves, Valar and Maiar of J.R.R. Tolkien's legendarium. Maybe it’s Gildor and Glorfindel you love, or perhaps Boromir-on-Theodred strikes your fancy... or maybe Lúthien and Thuringwethil is your OTP? From the Years of the Trees to the Fourth Age, from sultry tales of the Silmarillion to romances in the Ring Wars – spread the word, recruit your friends and fellow authors, and have some fun!  

Important Dates: 

  • Sign-up Period: July 2 - July 15
  • Assignments to be distributed by  July 29th
  • Deadline for first time participants: September 2nd
  • Deadline for returning participants: September 9th
  • Archive opens: September 16th, 2018
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Happy Valentine! MSV Stories go live!

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

Congratulations to our new writers, Arafinwean, Midoriyue, Narya, Raiyana and Ulan, 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 2018: The Master List!

Aglarien wrote Through The Darkness for samtyr
Alexcat wrote Grace Obtained for Tabru
Angelstar3999 wrote Winter's Joy for Lynndyre
Aprilmoon wrote A place to call home for Raiyana
Arafinwean wrote dearly beloved for Elladansgirl
Burning_Nightingale wrote How To Tell Your Family You're In Love (With Someone They Hate) for Nuinzillien
Chaotic_Binky wrote When All Is Lost. for Nuredhel
Elladansgirl wrote Apple Pies and Kittens for Aglarien
Erlkoenig wrote but reconciled among the stars for Arafinwean
Fadesintothewest wrote The Hither Shore for Hennethgalad
Hennethgalad wrote 'and go into darkness' for RaisingCaiin
Ignoblebard wrote The Progress of Spring for Alexcat
Just_Jenni wrote Axis Mundi for Mangacrack
Keiliss wrote Touching Tomorrow for Midoriyue
Lady Mirfain wrote Winning or Losing for Zinneth
Lynndyre wrote Of Dragonfire for Ysilme
Mangacrack wrote Done with Winter for Narya
Mawgy wrote Glorfindel's Transformation for Ulan
Midoriyue wrote What Happens in Gondolin for Red Lasbelin
Monkiainen wrote Comes Like A Comet for Chaotic_Binky
Narya wrote Faith in our Hearts for Fadesintothewest
Nuinzilien wrote Choice is Our Birthright for Angelstar3999
Nuredhel wrote Dance of life for Just_Jenni
Phyncke wrote What Dreams May Come for Monkiainen
RaisingCaiin wrote let us go then, you and i for Erlkoenig
Raiyana wrote Coming Home for Keiliss
Red Lasbelin wrote Raise Your Glass for Mawgy
Samtyr wrote Happiness Is A Family Vacation for Lady Mirfain
Solanaceae wrote all set to veer away for Tallulah Red
Tabru wrote In Every Peril for Burning_Nightingale
Talullah Red wrote Between Here and Never for Urloth
Ulan wrote Casual Lovers for Aprilmoon
Urloth wrote Yúyīn for Rose
Ysilme wrote The Secret of Frywald for Ignoblebard
Zinneth wrote No Greater Love for Phyncke

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Rose defaulted this round, but hennethgalad wrote "in the morning of the world" and just_jenni wrote The Final Destination for Solanaceae. Our pinch hitters are heroes - 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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My Slashy Valentine 2018 - One Week Reminder!

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 too!

Important Dates:

  • Sign-up Period: December 3rd to December 17th

  • Assignments to be distributed by December 27th

  • Deadline for first time participants: January 31st

  • Deadline for veterans: February 7th

  • Archive opens: February 14th, 2018

If that sounds appealing, sign up HERE. We'd love to have you join us.
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My Slashy Valentine 2018 - Sign-ups Open!

My Slashy Valentine 2018

From the Years of the Trees through the Fourth Age – it’s time once again to make your Tolkien FPS fanfic dreams come true…

Have you always wanted to read a certain pairing or scenario, but couldn’t write it yourself? Have it written for you – specifically and especially for your own sweet self! And share your own gift in exchange!

That’s right, it’s time for My Slashy Valentine! The exchange focuses on the Elves, Men, Dwarves, Valar and Maiar of J.R.R. Tolkien's legendarium. Maybe it’s Gildor and Glorfindel you love, or perhaps Boromir-on-Theodred strikes your fancy... or maybe Lúthien and Thuringwethil is your OTP? From the Years of the Trees to the Fourth Age, from sultry tales of the Silmarillion to romances in the Ring Wars – spread the word, recruit your friends and fellow authors, and have some fun!

Important Dates:


  • Sign-up Period: December 3rd to December 17th

  • Assignments to be distributed by December 27th

  • Deadline for first time participants: January 31st

  • Archive opens: February 14th, 2018

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Ardor in August / Sultry in September stories are now LIVE on AO3!

This round, we have a veritable feast for the senses, and I hope you all will indulge!

Aglarien wrote Strength of the Spirit for Keiliss
Alexcat wrote The Hidden Path for Red Lasbelin
Alikuu wrote Predisposition for Disaster for Sleepless_Malice
Amyfortuna wrote In the Morning of the World for Tabru
Amyfortuna wrote Until the World Breaks for Mangacrack
Angelstar3999 wrote The Warmest Gathering for Mawgy
Burning_Nightingale wrote the bitter and the sweet for just_jenni
Cirilla9 wrote In a forest old and deep for Urloth
Deathangelgw wrote Sapphire and Topaz for phyncke
Erlkoenig wrote what lies between your beauty and my heart for amyfortuna
ForErusSake wrote Through war and death, our love goes on for Marchwriter
Hennethgalad wrote Old Friends, Part One and Part Two for Burning_Nightingale
Jade/Elladansgirl wrote Elves And Arrows for Monkiainen
Just_jenni wrote The Pit of Madness for Cirilla9
Karari wrote The Fruits of Victory for Alikuu
Keiliss wrote Forever Young or Zinneth
Lynndyre wrote Live Well and Love (Cats) for Aglarien
Maitimiel wrote Please for Karari
Mangacrack wrote Kill and Win, Love and Die for maitimiel
Marchwriter wrote Be All My Sins Remembered for RaisingCaiin
Mawgy wrote Excess Energy for hennethgalad
Monkiainen wrote And Held The Darkness Over Day or Evandar
Nuinzilien wrote Some Day I'm Gonna Marry You for LaSamtyr
Phyncke wrote Lessons of History for ForErusSake
Red Lasbelin wrote Wine and Roses for Jade/Elladansgirl
RaisingCaiin wrote Of the King of the Alders for Erlkoenig
RaisingCaiin wrote 'Til All Tidings Ceased for Mangacrack
Samtyr wrote Bright Dreams of the Past for lynndyre
Scribe_of_Mirrormere wrote Come and Light My Fire for Deathangelgw
Sleepless_Malice wrote Deed of Gift for DragonofMordor
Solanaceae wrote In The Breaking Light for The_Wavesinger
Tabru wrote Quenta Wilwarindo for Alexcat
Urloth wrote Star Shadow for Scribe_of_Mirrormere
The_Wavesinger wrote Fill My Heart With Fire for Solanaceae
Ysilme wrote Friendship is ... for Nuinzilien
Zinneth wrote Some Port of Rest for Angelstar3999

… and as a special surprise, Mawgy wrote Middle Earth Porn for Red Lasbelin and I as a special gift! Many thanks, m’dear! :D

I am SOOOO grateful to our pinch hitters, Ysilme, RaisingCaiin, and Amyfortuna! Evandar and DragonOfMordor were unable to complete their stories, but this brave team dove in to make sure that everyone had a gift in the archive today! Thanks also to IgnobleBard who was beta-ing in a hurricaine... now that's some fandom dedication!!

Please don’t forget to thank your author! Contact slashysanta@gmail.com with any questions or concerns!

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Ardor in August 2017
Due to moderator illness, sign-ups have been extended until Tuesday, June 27!

From the Years of the Trees through the Fourth Age – it’s time once again to make your Tolkien FPS fanfic dreams come true…

Have you always wanted to read a certain pairing or scenario, but couldn’t write it yourself? Have it written for you – specifically and especially for your own sweet self! And share your own gift in exchange!

That’s right, it’s time for Ardor in August! The exchange focuses on the Elves, Men, Dwarves, Valar and Maiar of J.R.R. Tolkien's legendarium. Maybe it’s Gildor and Glorfindel you love, or perhaps Boromir-on-Theodred strikes your fancy... or maybe Lúthien and Thuringwethil is your OTP? From the Years of the Trees to the Fourth Age, from sultry tales of the Silmarillion to romances in the Ring Wars – spread the word, recruit your friends and fellow authors, and have some fun!

Critical dates:

  • Sign-up period: June 11 - June 27

  • Assignments to be distributed no later than July 9th

  • Deadline for first-time participants: August 13th

  • Deadline for returning participants: August 20th

  • Archive opens: August 27th, 2017





This community is mirrored on Dreamwidth! Please feel free to join us there if you prefer!



Rules & FAQ

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, which translates to roughly 3 full pages in Word. Stories must be complete and in their entirety.

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

  • If you have defaulted on ANY previous Slashy Swap-sponsored exchanges, you will NOT be permitted to participate in Ardor in August. 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 after the archive opens on August 27th. After the publication date on this site, feel free to post or archive your work anywhere you would like. Authors may post their own submissions here on the Slashy Swap LJ community after the publication date on this site if they choose.

  • Authors are responsible for posting their own stories to the Slashy Swap collection at AO3 on or before the due date. If you have any questions, need an AO3 invitation or have difficulties, 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?

A: Yes! Femmeslash is welcome and encoraged!

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: Do I have to write or receive an explicit story?

No, if you do not want to write or receive an explicit story, you definitely don't have to! You may select the "Genfic" option for either writing, receiving, or both!

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: I'm not entirely sure I want to sign up or I missed the sign-up deadline... can you put my name down as just a pinch-hitter?

A: Absolutely! We're always in need of pinch-hitters. Email us, or reply to this post.

Q: How exactly does pinch-hitting work?

A: If a Pinch-hit is necessary, the assignments will be offered up via email to everyone on our pinch-hit list and will be available on a first come, first served basis. If a pinch-hitter is needed within the last week of the writing period, *ALL* interested pinch hitters may claim the request and the minimum word count will be dropped in the interest of time, in which case a participant may receive two or three short ficlets as opposed to one longer story.

Q: I'm a newbie. Why do I have to turn in my story a week earlier than everyone else?

A: It has been our unfortunate experience that first-time participants are more likely to drop out, and often without telling us they've quit. The earlier deadline for new writers allows us time to find pinch-hitters. WE WANT YOU to be an active participant! If you're a new writer and you become overwhelmed, don't vanish-- talk to us! We will work with you as much as possible so that you can have a successful Slashy Swap experience.

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 Moderators 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 pinch-hitter for 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 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 request'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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