November 6th, 2014

Public Call Mod
  • navaan

Posting a gift to the AO3

Assignments have gone out some time ago and your mods hope writing is going well for everyone! The first stories are coming in. Some of you might want to post your finished gift stories, but may be unfamiliar with the AO3.

The easiest way to post a gift story to the Archive of Our Own is to use the “Assignments” page. You can find a link to your Assignments page on your dashboard. (Go to your profile and look at the column on the left. It does have the link to all your challenge assignments in the lower sections.) The url should look like this:

On this page you will see a list of all your assignments. In this case look for “Public Call - Doctor Who fic exchange 2014 for [name of recipient]". To the right you'll see two buttons saying “Fulfill” and “Default”. To post your story click the “Fulfill” button and it will automatically fill out the posting form with the correct collection, assignment and recipient tags.

However, the system can only recognize one posted story as your official entry to the exchange, but it's possible to write and post more than one story for your recipient. If you want to post another story after your assignment was fulfilled, simply open the posting form and under “Associations” put in the relevant information like the correct collection name (Public Call - Doctor Who fic exchange 2014) and write the name of your recipient into the “Gift this work to” field.

Once you've uploaded, you can continue editing until the collection is closed to entries. We ask you not to upload unfinished stories.

If you run into any trouble, let us know!