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Hi everyone!

We've been getting some questions about how to submit podfics, so here's a quick checklist of steps to follow:

If you are using our hosting:
  • Email us your mp3 file and any other file you'd like us to host, including m4b and/or cover art

  • Add a streaming option to your AO3 entry. You can get code for embedded streaming here or here.

  • Add a direct download option to your AO3 entry. Remember, all downloads must be available directly from AO3 (no clicking through to a different site).

  • Send us an email to let us know that your podfic has been added to your entry. We'll double-check it and email you back to tell you whether everything looks good from our end. If not, we'll talk you through fixing any final issues we notice.


If you are using your own hosting:
  • Add a streaming option to your AO3 entry. You can get code for embedded streaming here or here.

  • Add a direct download option to your AO3 entry. Remember, all downloads must be available directly from AO3 (no clicking through to a different site).

  • Send us an email to let us know that your podfic has been added to your entry. We'll double-check it and email you back to tell you whether everything looks good from our end. If not, we'll talk you through fixing any final issues we notice.


As a reminder, the early submission deadline is August 9th, and all podfics are due August 13th. If you are unable to submit by August 13th, please contact us to get an extension, and let us know the length of extension (up to 7 days) that you need. Extension requests must be made on or before August 13th.

I believe that's everything, but if you think of any remaining questions, feel free to ask them in the comments here.
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The written component of pod_together is due next Saturday, July 15th (unless you make arrangements for an extension). If the written component is already completed, feel free to upload early. Podfics are due August 13th, and are also welcome to be submitted early (remember, podfics posted by August 9th get earlier reveal dates!)

Projects will all be posted on AO3. If you don't have an account with AO3, then please let us know and we'll send you an invitation.

Submission Instructions )

If you’ve never posted to AO3 before, or if you’d like some visual aids, here are 2013's step-by-step instructions for how. Just be sure to update the dates and submit to the correct collection.
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The written component of pod_together is due this Saturday, July 16th (unless you've made arrangements for an extension). If the written component is already completed, feel free to upload early. Podfics are due August 14th, and are also welcome to be submitted early (remember, podfics posted by August 10rd get earlier reveal dates!)

Projects will all be posted on AO3. If you don't have an account with AO3, then please let us know and we'll send you an invitation.

Submission Instructions )

If you’ve never posted to AO3 before, or if you’d like some visual aids, here are 2013's step-by-step instructions for how. Just be sure to update the dates and submit to the correct collection.
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Hi!

Our first round of check-ins has revealed two participants who need pinch hit partners:

Writer needed in Star Wars VII, Marvel Comics, Sleepy Hollow, Pacific Rim, Rosewood, The Wicked + The Divine, Hamilton, Lucifer, or Limitless. This should be someone who is comfortable drafting pretty independently after initial conversations with the podficcer. (Pinch Hit Found!)

Podficcer needed in Star Wars VII (Finn/Poe and/or Rey) or MCU (Bucky/Sam or Bucky/Nat). This should be someone who is interested in a high level of interaction and collaboration during both the writing and podficcing parts of the challenge. (Pinch Hit Found!)

Please let us know if you are interested, and pass this along to anyone who you think might be interested. We’re hoping to find both of these participants new partners ASAP, since the writing deadline is three weeks away!

Thank you to our pinch hitters for the quick response!
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Here's the posting schedule. The mods will reveal the work on AO3, so all participants might want to do on that day is update the posting date on their work, so it'll show up on fandom RSS feeds. Unfortunately AO3 won't let you list a posting date in the future, so you'll have to manually change it on the day you want it to show on the RSS.

Please be sure to have your work ready for your reveal day, with the podfic links and streaming in the body of the work (streaming doesn't work elsewhere). Mods will reveal on AO3 and crosspost to this comm on DW, LJ, and Tumblr, with podfics crossposted to the Audiofic Archive if participants agreed when asked. Once the project is live, you're free to crosspost wherever else you'd like.

Reminder #1: Party Favors are due August 28, and will be posted August 29.
Reminder #2: To those participants with extensions, please remember that your due date is our agreed upon extension date, not anytime before your posting date. However, if you would like to turn in a postable draft at your deadline and then update it between then and your posting date, you may.

Schedule )

Please let me know if there are any problems with the schedule; posting starts tomorrow!
Also, please make sure I have the writer(s)/podficcer(s) done correctly.
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Hello!

Many of you are in the final stages of your projects, and so we thought it would be a good time to put up our yearly post to help people who want to work on Party Favors find each other. In case you've never done a Party Favor before, here's what you need to know:

-There is no word minimum
-There's no official commitment involved—mods usually don't even know a Party Favor is being planned until it's turned in!
-The deadline is Friday, August 28th
-Party Favors are a revealed on Saturday, August 29th

If you are interested in creating a Party Favor but don't have a partner in mind, feel free to leave a comment here and the mods will help spread the word. If you see anybody looking for a partner here, just respond to them directly and you're good to go!

Check In #3

Aug. 2nd, 2015 08:52 am
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This is the last official check-in before the project completion deadline on August 16th. Don't forget that completed projects submitted before August 12th get special consideration when it comes to early posting dates.

(If you are someone who would find additional check-ins helpful, please let us know, and we'd be happy to schedule a follow-up check-in with you between now and the deadline!)

Remember to share what you've done so far with your partner, which means that if you have a partial podfic completed, now is the time to send that to your partner. Also, if you haven't given your writer feedback about their work, please take that opportunity to do it now. We've found that it's often very important to pod_together participants to have their work acknowledged and appreciated by their partners, and sometimes with the rush to meet deadlines, this important step in the process can get overlooked! So this is your official reminder to send some love and support to your partner :)

And of course, please let us know any ways we can support you. Options include:
-Putting out a call for a co-podficcer for part of the story
-Putting out a call for an editor to help edit your podfic
-Additional check-ins/cheerleading/podfic betas

If you think you'll need an extension, please remember how to request one. And as a reminder, the posting period this year is much shorter than it's been in years past, so we're limited in how long an extension we can give.

Okay, we look forward to hearing from you! We hope you are having fun!
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Since writing is due this Sunday, I wanted to remind people that submission instructions are already posted as part of the FAQs. Please let us know if you have any issues.
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First off, thank you to everyone, we managed to find pinch hits for the requests we put out yesterday. So far we've always been able to find pinch hits for everyone within 24 hours and that's thanks to our great participants.

Tomorrow is our second check-in; while you're welcome to wait until then, feel free to make your check-in early. You can check in over email, tumblr, twitter, LJ, or DW--whichever feels most comfortable to you.

The complete writing is due in just over a week, on July 19th. If you're not feeling confident in your ability to finish the writing within the next 7 days, please let us know and we can talk about:

-The possibility of extensions (link to FAQ)
-The possibility of getting a beta or cheerleader
-The possibility of getting a cowriter
-The possibility of (with your partner's approval) leaving some areas of the script for podficcer ad-lib
-The option of daily accountability check-ins, if that will help keep you motivated and not stressed!

Also, please remember to share what you've written so far with your partner. The minimum requirement is once per check-in!

Finally, if you're realizing that what you really need in order to take care of yourself is to drop out, that's fine. Yay self-care! Please let us know as soon as possible, though, so we can offer your partner a pinch hitter.

Comments are screened
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Tomorrow is our first check-in, but we’re putting the post up a bit early! If you’re excited, too, feel free to make your check-in early. You can check in over email, tumblr, twitter, LJ, or DW--whichever feels most comfortable to you.

Now is also a good time to touch base with your partner(s). Remember that sharing your work-in-progress with your partner(s) is mandatory, and that the minimum requirement is once per check-in. That means that, if you haven't already shared what you have so far, now is the time to do so. Partners, don’t forget to give feedback/encouragement on the work-in-progress when you see it!

Completed writing is due in 3 weeks, on July 19th. When you check in this weekend, let us know if you feel on track for that deadline so far. We'd also love to know what's going well in your group and any worries you may have about your group or your project. Comments on LJ/DW are screened, and Asks on tumblr will not be published.

It's very early in the game, so if you are anticipating difficulty, this would be a great time to start discussing problem-solving options. We're extremely committed to making sure all participants have as positive an experience as possible! And if everything’s going awesome, YAY, we can’t wait to hear all about it!
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Sign Ups Now Closed



Before signing up, please take a moment to review the Rules/FAQ post

Sign ups close June 14th. The timeline of the entire challenge can be found here.

There are 2 kinds of sign ups; this is for individuals. If you already have an writer/podficcer partnership, please sign up for the group sign ups (which open June 6th).

Please fill out the following information:

DW/LJ/twitter/tumblr Names: (as many as apply)
AO3 Username: (please indicate if one is needed, and we’ll hook you up with an invite)
Writer/Podficcer/Both/Either: (If you choose both, we will assign you to two groups, one as a writer, one as a podficcer. If you chose either, we will assign you to one group as either a writer or a podficcer.)
Email Address:
Fandoms: (please list as many as you're willing to work with, if you are picky about pairings [or lack there of] please indicate so here and the mods will try to take that into consideration)
Are you willing to be assigned to more than one group?
Are you ok with having more than one writer/podficcer in the group? (please specify which one, or both)
Are you interested in less-traditional-to-podfic formats? (for example: filk, poetry, script and/or radio play format, meta. Feel free to specify which ones if you want.)
If you are signing up as a podficcer: would you like us to upload your podfic to the Audiofic Archive for you? (you are welcome to change your mind on this later and let us know through email, PM, tweet, etc.)
Would you like the mods to email you important updates when they are posted to the comms? (For example: check-in posts, icebreaker week activities, posting instructions)
Additional Comments: (if you have any preferences or notes to mods let us know here.)

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Welcome to [community profile] pod_together! A challenge where writers and podficcers join together to create awesome projects - the writer writing something specifically to be podficced, and the podficcer recording it.

Please take a moment to check out the Rules/FAQs behind the cuts.

Basic Rules )


Timeline )


Major changes from previous years of this challenge )


Frequently Asked Questions

What’s the difference between Individual sign ups and Group sign ups? )


I signed up as an individual, but now I have a group, what do I do? )


Will all groups have just one writer and one podficcer? )


What about filk? )


What about artwork? )


I want to participate, but I've got a busy month ahead and I'm not sure I can commit or, What's a Party Favor? )


What's the modding style like? )


I’ve gotten my assignment, now what? or, What is icebreaker week? )


What if I need to drop out? )


How do groups hand in their finished assignments? )


What is the Early Podfic Submission Deadline? )


When will my group's story be posted? )


What does a work written specifically to be podficced look like? )


I am new to this sort of collaboration. How exactly will it go? )


[community profile] pod_together is multi-platform! You can now follow us on DW ([community profile] pod_together), LJ ([livejournal.com profile] pod_together), twitter ([twitter.com profile] pod_together - info only, no sign ups) or on tumblr ([tumblr.com profile] pod-together).


If you have any further questions please feel free to ask here or email us at pod.together at gmail dot com.
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Thank you to everyone for an excellent round of [community profile] pod_together. This was the smoothest round so far on our end! If you want to explore the whole 2014 collection, you can find everything here!

And because of the wonderful folks at [community profile] pt_lightning, you only have to wait until November for your next chance at a collaborative writer/podficcer challenge. You can keep an eye out for their signups at [twitter.com profile] pt_lightning, [livejournal.com profile] pt_lightning, or [community profile] pt_lightning.

Every year, we make improvements to the challenge based on your feedback, so if you have a moment, we’d love to hear what went well for you and what could have gone better for you this year. You can comment here or send us an email at pod.together@gmail.com. We want to help everyone have a good experience, and we take all feedback very seriously.

Thank you again for being creative, inspiring, dedicated, and kind to each other. We look forward to seeing you next year.

Sincerely,
Your Mods
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With an impressive 10 projects fully posted already and significant interest in Party Favors, the time has come for this post!

For those who aren't familiar with Party Favors, here are the posts of Party Favors from the past two years and here's the info from the FAQ:

[A Party Favor] is a no-commitment extra project that can be submitted and posted on the last day. Party Favors have no word minimum, no pressure or commitment, and are made completely outside the bounds of the challenge, until the day they show up in our inbox as a delightful surprise! The last day to submit Party Favors is the day before the end of the posting schedule, which will be August 27th.

So basically, Party Favors are all you. You don't need to let us know if you're doing one, you don't need to let us know if you're dropping out of one, you don't need to follow any rules except that the project is explicitly created for audio. It can be done by a single person writing and podficcing, or by a team of two or more.

If you'd like a Party Favor partner, you're welcome to look on your own on twitter or by contacting partners you dream of working with or by any other method. But you're also welcome to use this post to announce your interest in Party Favors and ask for a volunteer to work with you. Historically, everybody who has put out a call in posts like these has found a partner!

Important note from your weirdly self-competitive mod: Last year we had 61 main projects and 8 Party Favors, for a total of 69. This year, we have 58 main projects. A mere 11 Party Favors will get us to tie with last year's total, and 12 or more will get us to beat it! Not that this matters to anyone but me! But! Wouldn't that be cool, if every year of pod_together had more projects than the last, for 4 years running? :D?
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Hey all, tomorrow is the writing deadline!

If the written component is already done, feel free to upload it now, submission instructions are here.

If you don’t think you’ll be able to finish the writing by the deadline, please read over the rules and request an extension. You never know what will come up at the last minute, so make sure to give yourself time and ask for an extension if you need it.

Is everyone getting excited? I know your mods are!
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The written component of pod_together is due next Sunday, July 13th (unless you've made arrangements for an extension). If the written component is already completed, feel free to upload early. Podfics are due August 6th, and are also welcome to be submitted early (remember, podfics posted before August 3rd, get earlier reveal dates!)

We hosting the final products on AO3. If you don't have an account with AO3, then please let me know, I'll send you an invitation.

Submission Instructions )

If you’ve never posted to AO3 before, or if you’d like some visual aids, here are last year’s instructions. Just be sure to update the dates and submit to the correct collection.
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Sign Ups Now Closed

Please consider a party favor if you'd still like to participate.

Before signing up, please take a moment to review the Rules/FAQ post

Sign ups close June 7th. The timeline of the entire challenge can be found here.

There are 2 kinds of sign ups; this is for groups. If you don't already have an writer/podficcer partnership, please sign up for the individual sign ups.

Please fill out the following information:

Writer(s) Names: (DW/LJ/tumblr/twitter)
Writer(s) AO3 Username: (please indicate if one is needed, and we’ll hook you up with an invite)
Podficcer(s) Names: (DW/LJ/tumblr/twitter)
Podficcer(s) AO3 Username: (please indicate if one is needed, and we’ll hook you up with an invite)
Preferred Method of Contact: (an email address or which site you'd like to DMed on)
Fandom(s): (Current plan. You are free to change this later)
Does the group want to opt out of being modded? (see here and here in the FAQs for details)
Additional Comments: (if you have any preferences or notes to mods let us know here.)

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[personal profile] paraka

Sign Ups Now Closed

Please consider a party favor if you'd still like to participate.

Before signing up, please take a moment to review the Rules/FAQ post

Sign ups close June 7th. The timeline of the entire challenge can be found here.

There are 2 kinds of sign ups; this is for individuals. If you already have an writer/podficcer partnership, please sign up for the group sign ups (which open May 31st).

Please fill out the following information:

DW/LJ/twitter/tumblr Names: (as many as apply)
AO3 Username: (please indicate if one is needed, and we’ll hook you up with an invite)
Writer/Podficcer/Both/Either: (If you choose both, we will assign you to two groups, one as a writer, one as a podficcer. If you chose either, we will assign you to one group as either a writer or a podficcer.)
Email Address:
Fandoms: (please list as many as you're willing to work with, if you are picky about pairings [or lack there of] please indicate so here and the mods will try to take that into consideration)
Are you willing to be assigned to more than one group?
Are you ok with having more than one writer/podficcer in the group? (please specify which one, or both)
Are you interested in less-traditional-to-podfic formats? (for example: filk, poetry, script and/or radio play format, meta. Feel free to specify which ones if you want.)
Additional Comments: (if you have any preferences or notes to mods let us know here.)

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