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2014 Dean/Castiel Secret Santa Sign-ups

We're pleased to welcome you once again to the Dean/Castiel Secret Santa Sign-Ups. Once again we are opening sign-ups a little later this year, it is going to be a Winter Hiatus exchange, with the fic posting happening in January.

Why should you join? Simple! What better way to ring in the new year than with the gift of love, specifically Dean/Castiel love? We're here to offer you the chance to make another fan's day a little brighter by sharing your talent. The added bonus is you receive your very own present in return. Sound awesome?

A little info

Sign-ups will be accepted between November 5th and November 20th, 2014. After that date, sign-ups will be closed. The gift assignments will then be sent out between November 21st and November 24th, 2014.

Completed gifts will be due no later than January 4th. Please, refer to the Submission Guidelines and Templates post to learn how best to get your gift to the mods.

Once the mods receive all participant gift submissions, posting begins. Each work will be posted anonymously by the mods between January 12th and January 22nd with the grand Santa unmasking set to occur on January 31st.

If you have questions about other aspects of the exchange, please, visit the F.A.Q. Thorough though we may be, no one is perfect. Your question may not be answered in any of the admin posts. Please comment on the F.A.Q. post with any additional inquiries.


So, you want to participate in the yuletide Dean/Castiel extravaganza? Fantastic! Please, take a minute to read the rules and then Sign Up! Direct any questions you have about the exchange, the sign-up process, the deadlines here.

Before you sign up, please take some time to carefully read the sign-up instructions. We want this to be an enjoyable experience for everyone and will do our best to make certain each person receives a prompt they can at least wrap their head around. By providing likes/dislikes in addition to prompts you can give your Santa a general sense of what your tastes are if they aren't able to work with the provided prompts. If you don't have an AO3 account and need an invite, please feel free to email the mods at deancas.xmasmod at gmail dot com. Please read this entry for some information about why we are using Archive of Our Own for the exchange.

Pinch Hitters

Pinch Hitters are the lovely folks we turn to if someone is unable to complete their assignment within the allotted time. The mods love pinch hitters. To sign up, please fill out the form here. Thank you so much for volunteering.

Alternative Social Media

This year we will be continuing to update our other websites with challenge updates. That way you won't have to rely on checking LiveJournal or the SPN Newsletter to pick up stories.

Twitter: @DCSSMod
Tumblr: DeanCasXmas


Nov. 21st, 2014 05:43 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry you feel that way, but the exchange has been held on the AO3 for several years now. With so many participants, it's much easier on the mods than having to post all the fics manually. We actually advertise on quite a few social media outlets including livejournal, Tumblr, and Twitter.

I know you don't want to have an AO3 account, but if you would like one just for this exchange I'm happy to send you an invite code if you e-mail me at deancas.xmasmod @ gmail.com