Not Prime Time
|Name:||Not Prime Time, Not Ready For Prime Time (Fandoms)|
|Type:||fanfiction gift exchange|
|Associated Community:||not_primetime @ livejournal, npt_admin @ livejournal, not_primetime @ dreamwidth, npt_admin @ dreamwidth, notprimetime @ tumblr|
|URL:||Not Prime Time collection on the AO3|
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Not Ready For Prime Time (Fandoms), or otherwise known as Not Prime Time, is a gen, het, femslash, and slash multifandom secret fiction exchange for medium sized fandoms. The minimum requirements is to write a complete 1000 word fic of a recipient's requested fandom and requested characters.
RPF is allowed within Not Prime Time and is the only exception to the requirement of "a fandom that isn't listed on the current Yuletide nominations list" though we ask that participants keep to the spirit of the exchange and do not nominate/request very rare RPF. It is still held to the megafandoms requirement, however.
Not Prime Time was inspired by Yuletide and much of the format and rules are based off that exchange.
November 27, 2012, the mods ruled that 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. As a result, many movie fandoms will overlap between Not Prime Time and Yuletide.
The planning of Not Prime Time began at the end of 2011 and was started by Bridget McKennitt and Jenn Calaelen with the first exchange beginning in 2012.
- April 19-26 - Nominations
- May 2-8 - Sign ups
- May 11 - Assignments handed out
- July 25 - Stories due
- July 30 - Collection opens
- August 7 - Author reveals
126 participants signed up with 168 fandoms nominated.
- April 5-12 - Nominations
- April 18-25 - Sign ups
- April 28 - Assignments go out by the latest
- June 28 - Stories due
- July 3 - Collection opens
- July 10 - Author reveals