exordium_mod (exordium_mod) wrote in the_exordium,

Appreciation, Announcements and the Next Chapter~


We've made it, guys—through 9 months of organizing, 6 months of writing, and 1 month of posting and reading and celebrating! It has been a fabulous journey with you all, but it's not over yet!

The Exordium, the beginning of anything, has turned into a lot of concrete and wonderful somethings through the tireless efforts and literary visions of our participants to realize their longfic writing goals. Whether you have been involved as a writer, team leader or participant, proofer, beta, reader and commentor, or loyal supporter and friend of any of the above, we would like to take a moment to extend our gratitude and warm wishes to you all, and appreciate how far we've come together.

For some of us it's been a rough journey and for others of us it's been fun times, but no matter what life has thrown at us over the past several months we hope you all have found encouragement from other writers and fandom participants as well as a safe space to challenge yourselves to write the longfic you've always dreamed of but just didn't have the time or chance to write. And even if time and circumstances didn't allow for your story to be posted during the official posting period, we welcome participants to post their subsequently completed Exordium stories to the Complimentary Collection, more information to be found on the posting guidelines. Let us know if you have any questions!

Regardless of your final word count or results, everyone who participated is a winner in our book and we hope you will consider joining us again in the future. This is not the end of our beginning—the mods are pleased to announce that The Exordium will be returning for a second round with sign-ups tentatively slated for January 2016! We are also excited to introduce the_primordium an affiliated longfic challenge open to any Kpop fandom that will be happening simultaneously.

The mod team has reshuffled and streamlined a few things to hopefully create an improved experience for participants, the details of which will be announced closer to sign-ups. The focus and goal of these two challenges will remain the same: to facilitate a longfic writing challenge with the support of a writing community, and to promote the finished works within fandom. As a part of this larger project, we'll be adding to the mod team, and are pleased to introduce Mod G who will be working alongside the existing mods. Feel free to check out the comms and watch them to stay tuned for updates ;)

With grateful hearts and happy hugs,

love from the mods R & A

You may now crosspost your stories. Please do keep in mind that your Exordium story is an official story authored by you, with your name on it. If you choose to make edits to your crosspost, it would behoove you to edit the Ao3 story as well. The mods are always available if you have any questions!

Contact: comment on this post (anon is on, screening is off) or tweet or dm @the_exordium or email exordiumchallenge@gmail.com or PM or ask.fm.
Tags: !mod, year: 2015
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