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2017 Schedule
April 5 to 15 - Nominations
April 15 to 18 - Corrections
April 19 to 30 - Sign ups
May 3 - Assignments go out by the latest
May 5 - Madness collection and prompts open
July 3 - Stories due
July 11 - Main collection goes live
July 12 - Madness collection goes live
July 14 - Author reveals

The new changes are as follows:

1) Announcements will no longer be on LJ, just the DW comm.

2) Nominations will be through platonic or romantic (/ or &) relationships instead of characters. That means matching will be done through OR matching and not AND matching.

3) If you want to nominate a single character, you can do so through nominating 'Character & None' as a tag (ie Derek Hale & None). Three or moresomes will be allowed if they're already AO3 canonical tags.

4) You can request minimum of 1 relationship and a maximum of 8 relationships in each fandom. You can no longer request Any, however you can still offer Any.

5) Requests will be visible midway through signups. The anonymous author period will be shorter as well.

See everyone in a month for nominations!
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2016 Schedule
April 5 to 15 - Nominations
April 15 to 18 - Corrections
April 19 to 30 - Sign ups
May 3 - Assignments go out by the latest
May 5 - Madness collection and prompts open
July 3 - Stories due
July 11 - Main collection goes live
July 12 - Madness collection goes live
July 16 - Author reveals

The new changes are as follows:

1) There won't be a Lucky Number Seven this year. The fandoms listed currently on the megafandoms list are ineligible for nominations/requesting.

2) All fandoms for requesting and offering will be unique, so no fandoms can be requested/offered twice.

3) Pinch hit confirmations are returning to 24 hours in the beginning of the writing period. Once it gets closer to the story deadline, it'll become first come, first serve.

4) I'll be gone from June 7 to June 22 on my trip to the Philippines. I'll try to have someone handle pinch hits during this two week period.

If you have any questions on whether or not your fandom is eligible, go ahead and ask and I'll confirm it for you. Here are the guidelines for eligible fandoms.
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Lucky Number Seven is a new NPT event for the 2015 and beyond rounds. It boils down to an easy and straightforward fashion in rewarding the people who went above and beyond the past three years by writing treats, pinch hits, and Hiatus fics by allowing them to vote for five megafandoms that will be eligible for NPT's 2015 round (the last two will be chosen by mod). Voting is completely optional though if you currently aren't eligible for voting, you can do so by writing a Hiatus fic and uploading it to the Hiatus Resolution collection. Here is a list of requests from 2014's participants.

If you wish to be eligible for voting, you have until February 28, 2015 to write a Hiatus fic (completed, in English, over 1000 words). The megafandom list will lock earlier in January instead of April. If you are currently on the banned list, you would have to write two Hiatus fics in order to a) become eligible for NPT and b) become eligible for voting. If you defaulted on your primary assignment and took up a pinch hit to replace it, you would have to write a Hiatus fic in order to be eligible for voting if you never wrote a treat or wrote a second pinch hit.

Once voting begins, those eligible will have 3 votes each to use on fandoms on the megafandom list. The votes can be used either a) all 3 votes on one fandom, b) 1 vote each for three individual fandoms, or c) any method in between. Voting will take place from March 8, 2015 to March 14, 2015 and results will be announced a couple of days later. Of the five megafandoms that get chosen, 1 must be an anime/manga fandom and 1 must be a television show fandom, so all 5 fandoms cannot be movie fandoms (as an example).

I am choosing the remaining two megafandoms to equal seven megafandoms altogether into NPT. As I no longer sign up, it honestly doesn't have to be fandoms I like or fandoms I know so I will see how voting falls before choosing.

Remember that just because a megafandom gets voted into eligibility for that year, it doesn't mean that they are automatically in a tag set. Someone has to nominate the fandom and its characters into the 2015 tag set.

As Lucky Number Seven is new, I don't know how the results will fall. Take for example Teen Wolf. It was eligible in 2012, but no one nominated it, and then it was barely written for in 2013. A lot of the other megafandoms were already ineligible by the time NPT began in 2012 so how they'd fall in terms of people voting is up in the air. Nothing is set in stone as there are plenty of variables in the mix (pool of general voters, whether or not an eligible voter even votes, how a voter uses their 3 votes, etc).
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Here are some miscellaneous announcements regarding Not Prime Time:

1. A few more people have been added to NPT's banned list, mostly for defaulting two consecutive years in a row without writing a full length treat, Hiatus fic, or pinch hit. This means they cannot participate in future rounds unless they write a completed fic in English over a thousand words. Usually this can be done through Hiatus Resolution. If you think this is you, you can email notprimetime AT gmail DOT com.

2. With Yuletide's new ruling about fanworks (you can see its eligibility here), I am strongly considering allowing fanworks into NPT as we do allow fandoms that are ineligible from Yuletide into NPT. However, nothing definite will be announced until after Yuletide. This will allow us to see what fanworks are allowed in and what isn't. At the bare minimum, fanworks would need a canonical fandom tag on AO3.

3. Along with #2, though Yuletide has raised their maximum limit for fandoms, NPT will remain with their minimum fandom limits. This means that even more fandoms will overlap between the two exchanges and that's okay. As long as a fandom meets our requirements, it will be considered eligible for NPT.

4. Prime Time Desserts - Because there's never enough desserts. NPT will be having an annual event called Prime Time Desserts. Starting from January until April, there will be four themes posted every month that people can write for and upload to the collection. The fills need to be completed, in English, and over 1000 words and will be promoted on our tumblr. More detail will be posted within the coming months.

5. Because Las Vegas and wanting to try something new, for the 2015 round, NPT will be instituting the Lucky Number Seven. There will be five fandoms on the megafandom list that will be voted on and allowed to be eligible for nominations and requests. The remaining two will be chosen by myself because of mod privileges ;) The pool of people who can vote this year will be those who have written full length treats, pinch hits, or Hiatus fics (not including those who only have a pinch hit as their assignment fic and nothing else previously listed) during the past three rounds. Each person will have 3 votes that they can use to either vote for a) three separate megafandoms, b) all three votes on one megafandom, or c) any which way in between.

The Lucky Number Seven voting will take place before nominations so if you want to vote, there is still time to write a Hiatus fic to become eligible for voting. Fics written for NPT_Producer instead of participants from the previous round can count for voting. Fics written for Prime Time Desserts will not count towards voting. The megafandom list, as a result, will close in January instead of April.

The results of the voting will only count for the 2015 round as a new voting will take place for the 2016 round, though the pool of eligible voters will come from those who have written full length treats, pinch hits or Hiatus fics during the 2015 round alone. More detail will be posted within the coming weeks.
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The 2014 round of Not Prime Time begins in about a month with nominations. Jenn is currently taking a break for this round so I will be your primary mod for 2014.

2014 schedule

April 5 to 15 - Nominations
April 15 to 18 - Corrections
April 19 to 30 - Sign ups
May 3 - Assignments go out by the latest
May 5 - Madness collection and prompts open
July 3 - Stories due
July 9 - Main collection goes live
July 12 - Madness collection goes live
July 16 - Author reveals

Please notice the slight adjustments from last year's schedule. The opening of the collection has been pushed back at least one week later to get away from the holiday weekend in the US while giving a few more days to both nominations and sign ups.

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This year forward we are instituting a banned list which will be counted retroactively. What this means is that if you have defaulted in the years 2012 and 2013, and you haven't written a Hiatus Resolution story (whether to your original recipient or someone else) or wrote a pinch hit, you are banned from signing up for the next round of Not Prime Time. We also are banning people who blatantly try to game the system in order to receive a story. Currently, only one person fits the latter situation, and it was pretty blatant to the mods as well as causing grief to their writer. For those who defaulted twice in a row, we will be watching the Hiatus Resolution collection until 2014 signups begin. Until then, you are on our banned list. This ruling has been updated in our FAQ.

For those who have only defaulted once, whether in our 2012 or 2013 rounds, you are still eligible for our 2014 round. The default ban is only for two consecutive years of defaulting, without ever uploading a completed story over 1000 words into any of our subcollections. If you think you are on this list, please contact us at notprimetime AT gmail DOT com.
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The Hiatus Resolution 2013 collection has been deleted and merged into the Hiatus Resolution 2012 collection to make one collection called Hiatus Resolution. Hiatus Resolution is where you can upload a story over 1000 words, whether you were a previous participant or not, and all previous Hiatus stories throughout 2012 and continuing forward will be uploaded in this collection.

The 2013 participant requests are listed on AO3 and stories can be uploaded up until the 2014 round begins.
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After further discussion, Jenn and I have decided for this round to raise the character offer number from 4 to 10, with one fandom having the potential for 20 if you offer it twice. The character offer number for future rounds is open to discussion in our evaluation post at the end of this round.

From our FAQ: How many fandoms/characters can I request?
You may request up to 4 fandoms, minimum of 3. The maximum of characters you can request in one fandom is 4, unless you choose Any (of the nominated characters).

You can request the same fandom twice with different sets of characters, provided you have a minimum of 3 different fandoms.

You can also offer the same fandom twice with different sets of characters, provided you have a minimum of 3 different fandoms.


If autocomplete is not bringing up a character for you in your sign up form, check to see if it's on the tag set. If they are, copy and paste the name from the tag set onto the form.

If you're not aware, there is a non-admin comm both on LJ and DW. Anyone is allowed to post there, provided the content is related to Not Prime Time, and it is also where optional Dear Prime Time letters are posted.

not-primetime on LJ | not-primetime on DW

Dear Prime Time Player letters on LJ | on DW (optional)
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For our 2013 round and future rounds, movie fandoms with over 1000 stories on fanfiction.net and/or over 100 stories on AO3 will be considered medium sized fandoms, as long as they are not considered megafandoms. This means that many movie fandoms will overlap in eligibility with Yuletide.

The reason for this is movie fandoms tend to have a shorter lifespan than other fandoms because of its smaller canon so we're adjusting for that.
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The poll is closed. The delay will be set for one month for the rest of Not Prime Time's schedule. The new schedule will be as follows:

July 25th - Stories due
July 28th - Last pinch hit due
July 30th - Main collection goes live
August 2nd - Madness collection goes live
August 7th - Not Prime Time reveals

Thank you everyone for voting!
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