Final schedule for Yuletide 2017Nominations
Friday Sept 8 - Saturday Sept 16Sign-ups
Sunday Oct 1 - Monday Oct 9Assignments out by
Sunday Oct 15Default deadline
Monday Dec 11Assignment deadline
Monday Dec 18
Please note that this is a week earlier
than the draft schedule we previously posted.
New Year’s Resolutions notification
If you took part in Yuletide and defaulted after the default deadline, or you submitted an incomplete story at the posting deadline, or you defaulted in Yuletide twice in a row, we ask you to complete a New Year’s Resolution story before you sign up again.
We have just sent an email to everyone who was added to our NYR list after Yuletide 2016. We don’t want you to get to Yuletide 2017, try to sign up, and realise at this late juncture that you are under a restriction.
The email we use is the one currently associated with your AO3 account. If you have any doubt about whether you fulfilled the Yuletide challenge last year, please check your AO3 account details to see what email address the message was sent to. It’s also possible that our message has gone to your spam folder.
You are welcome to comment here or to email firstname.lastname@example.org and ask if you are on the list of people who need to complete a New Year’s Resolution fic.
If you defaulted in a previous year, you may still be on our NYR list.
More information about New Year’s Resolutions
New Year’s Resolution fics written for the purpose of re-qualifying for Yuletide must be posted to the New Year's Resolutions 2017 collection before
you sign up to Yuletide 2017. They must be over 1,000 words and written to a previous Yuletide prompt. You can write for a Yuletide 2016 prompt, or
you can choose an older Yuletide prompt as long as the fandom in which you write is small enough to still qualify for Yuletide (that is: when adding the total fics on AO3 and ff.net, there are fewer than 1,000 fics that are in English, complete, and over 1,000 words long).
The New Year’s Resolution system exists for several reasons:
- It's an incentive to encourage people either to default early, or, to push on through and post something
- It works as a warm-up, or as practice, or as a way of proving to yourself you can finish a story to a prompt
- It's a contribution to the project of getting more stories written in tiny fandoms
- It's a way of ensuring that past prompts don't get entirely forgotten.
If you had to default in a past year, we are aware that this may have been for a carefully-considered reason or in a difficult time. Needing to complete a NYR does not mean we think you're a terrible person. We hope you use it as an opportunity to write something you enjoy.
You are also welcome to submit a NYR story if you just feel like writing one! The collection will stay open for late fills until Yuletide 2017 assignments are sent out.
Writers are especially encouraged to write stories for prompts that were not filled during the main Yuletide run.2016 prompts on AO3Google spreadsheet of all prompts
(thank you to Min)Database of 2016's Dear Author letters
(thank you to lsellersfic)2016 prompts as a text file
Prompts from 2016's non-signed-up pinch hitters on LJ
and on DWSome Day My Fic Will Come mini-challenge
- This challenge is for prompts that are posted year after year after year - see more info at the link!