HP Femslash Holiday Exchange

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Name: HP Femslash Holiday Exchange (fem_exchange)
Date(s): August 2006 - January 2009
Founder: confiteor_3
Type: holiday gift exchange
Fandom: Harry Potter
Associated Community: fem_exchange on LiveJournal; archive link
fem_exchange on InsaneJournal
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The HP Femslash Holiday Exchange, or fem_exchange, was a holiday gift exchange for Harry Potter femslash. It ran for three rounds, from 2006 to 2008, though the final round never completed posting.


The HP Femslash Holiday Exchange was an anonymous fic and art exchange. Each participant created a work of fanfiction or fanart for another participant that they were assigned to, based on the preferences given by each party when they signed up, and each participant received a fanwork in exchange. All gifts were initially posted anonymously, and the creator of each gift was announced after all the gifts were posted. Participants were not permitted to reveal which gift they created or post the work elsewhere before the reveal.

The exchange required all submitted stories to be a minimum of 1,000 words and did not allow submissions to be parts of larger works (e.g. prequels or sequels) or part of a preexisting series or shared universe. Stories were also required to be beta-read.[1]

There were no content restrictions for submissions, and works of all ratings and femslash pairings were accepted. Several stories also featured background het and/or slash pairings.

2006 Exchange

The first HP Femslash Holiday Exchange was run by confiteor_3.

Thirty-one works were created for this round: 28 were fanfiction, two were fanart, and one was both. The most popular pairing in the fest was Hermione/Pansy with six works, followed by Pansy/Ginny with five. Hermione Granger was the most popular character, featured in twelve works, followed by Pansy Parkinson in eleven and Ginny Weasley in ten.


  • August 24–31, 2006: Sign-ups
  • September 7, 2006: Assignments sent out
  • December 12, 2006: Submissions due
  • December 20, 2006: Submissions due for pinch-hitters
  • December 15, 2006 - January 14, 2007: Gifts posted, one per day
  • January 15, 2007: Reveals


See: Masterlist

2007 Exchange

The second HP Femslash Holiday Exchange was run by el_em_en_oh_pee. Twenty-three works were created for this round, only one of which was fanart. Pairings were more widely distributed than in the previous round; the most popular, Ginny/Luna, was featured in only three works.

Due to "recent LJ drama," this exchange required participants to be of legal age and all content was posted to InsaneJournal, with headers and links posted to the LiveJournal community.[2] GreatestJournal was also used to host works until part-way through the posting, when the site became unreliable. Additionally, works from the 2006 round that were rated NC-17 or featured incest or cross-gen were retroactively locked to community members.[3]

Individuals who dropped out without notice from the previous year's exchange were not permitted to participate, whereas those who dropped out with notice could participate but had an earlier deadline than other participants.


  • August 24–31, 2007: Sign-ups
  • September 19, 2007: Assignments sent out
  • December 1, 2007: Submissions due for previous drop-outs
  • December 8, 2007: Submissions due for first-time participants
  • December 12, 2007: Submissions due for second-time participants
  • December 15, 2007 - January 15, 2008: Gifts posted, roughly one per day
  • January 21, 2008: Reveals


See: Masterlist

2008 Exchange

The 2008 exchange was run by primarily by acidpop25, with assistance from el_em_en_oh_pee (who also intended to take over when acidpop25 was unable to continue posting).[4][5] This round never finished posting all the fanworks submitted for it, and the creators of the works were never announced, causing many of gifts to remain uncredited.

Of the 14 works posted, all but one were fanfiction. The most popular pairing was Ginny/Pansy with three works, and the most popular characters were Hermione and Ginny, featured in six works each.


  • August 24–31, 2008: Sign-ups
  • September 12, 2008: Assignments sent out
  • December 12, 2008: Submissions due
  • December 15, 2008: Posting began

Posting for this year was never completed, and authors/artists were never revealed.[5]

Posted Submissions

Submissions Not Posted


  1. ^ The rules for this years' fest. 22 August 2007. (Accessed 09 February 2013.)
  2. ^ el_em_en_oh_pee at fem_exchange. About the 2007 fest. 13 August 2007. (Accessed 09 February 2013.)
  3. ^ Admin post at fem_exchange. 20 August 2007. (Accessed 09 February 2013.)
  4. ^ fem_exchange. It's about that time again.... 03 August 2008. (Accessed February 09 2013.)
  5. ^ a b LiveJournal post by femexchange_mod. 14 January 2009. (Accessed 09 February 2013.)
  6. ^ Altering Perceptions at AO3. 21 January 2010. (Accessed 09 February 2013.)
  7. ^ Healing at AO3. 12 December 2011. (Accessed 09 February 2013.)
  8. ^ Almost Sinful at sprawling_song's LJ. 15 May 2009. (Accessed 09 February 2013.)
  9. ^ To Paris and Its Witches at The Petulant Poetess. 18 April 2009. (Accessed 09 February 2013.)
  10. ^ A Meeting of Minds at FF.net. 26 August 2009. (Accessed 09 February 2013.)
  11. ^ Break The Sky at _afterism's LiveJournal and AO3. 18 July 2009. (Accessed 09 February 2013.)
  12. ^ Saving Face at multisyllabic's IJ. 17 September 2009. (Accessed 09 February 2013.)
  13. ^ Beneath the Mistletoe at AO3. 26 December 2009. (Accessed 09 February 2013.)