Alternate Universe Exchange

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Name: Alternate Universe Exchange
Abbreviation: AUex
Date(s): 2017 - present
Runs: June–September
Moderator(s): thedevilchicken
Founder: benedict [1], morbane [2], thedevilchicken [3]
Type: fanfiction or fanart;
"OR" matching: fandom, character/relationship, and AU tags
Fandom: Multifandom
URL: Dreamwidth community
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The Alternate Universe Exchange was first held in 2017.

This fic exchange is for:

Alternate Universes come under a lot of different names - this is an exchange to let your imagination go wild.[1]

The exchange runs from mid-June to early September.

Fans are welcome to create treats, whether they are signed up for the exchange or not. Treats can be posted to the collection up to the time of author reveals.[2]


The assignment in 2017 was to write a story of at least 1000 words, involving a requested fandom, ship and AU. Art was welcome as a treat.

In the 2017 exchange, 32 works were created in 29 fandoms.


The 2018 exchange added art as a possible medium for the assignments.

In the 2018 exchange, 126 works were created in 92 fandoms.


Participants in the 2019 exchange created 159 works in 100 fandoms, including 3 art works.


The AU Exchange is expected to return in 2020, on a similar schedule.[3]


  1. 2017 Schedule and FAQ,, 28 May 2017 (accessed 15 Aug 2018).
  2. "Treats policy". 
  3. "All being well, I plan to run AUex again next year, with a similar schedule." Creators Revealed!,, 16 Sept 2019.