Am releasing the list earlier than I said I would...just because I can...IT'S GOOD TO BE THE
No one will read anything that I say in the opener to this post so I'm not even going to waste my energy!( Collapse )( Collapse )
**As per usual, if I've flubbed anyone's username (misspelled, missing underscores, etc), let me know. I copied this list from our master spreadsheet and it's entirely possible as I seem to screw up at least one per year. Just give me a gentle nudge in comments and I shall fix tout suite.**
NOW... if you did not make the cut, please consider
signing up to be a pinch-hitter (post to follow in a few weeks) because we always
need them! I know that some are going to be disappointed :/ and if I could say yes to all of you, I totally would. Alas, turnout was huge. There are a small handful of you that signed up as both authors and artists. We placed you based on the outcome of the author lottery. If you are one of these people, and you've decided that the lottery result isn't what you wantedl, please let us know NO LATER THAN AUGUST 12TH that you wish to withdraw
We mods are SUPER EXCITED
to see a bunch of new artists in the mix this year (and the largest number of artists we've ever had - nearly one for every single day of fest posting!!) and even more excited that the new rules allowed for an even split between new authors and returning authors. We also had a fair amount of people who haven't participated in the fest in several years throw their hat into the ring this year - glad to have you back! As promised, we mods were not included in the lottery but we are participating (well, two of us are!)...So what now? We will be working on pairing you up with your (hopefully) ideal recipient and gifter. We will be sending assignments out on August 16th using the email that you left in your sign up.
In that email, we will reiterate the fest guidelines and also give you new participants some guidance should you need help with having your submission betad (which they ALL must be, no exception) or britpicked.
Until later... taradiane
, and bryoneybrynn