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30 September 2018 @ 08:00 pm
Nominations close in two hours, at 8PM UTC. (What time is that for me?)

Please remember relationships should be formatted with slashes (A/B), not ampersands (A & B). We will not be approving nominations with ampersands.

Full nominations instructions | 2018 Rules & FAQ
29 September 2018 @ 08:55 pm
Nominations will close on 30th September, 8PM UTC. (What time is that for me?)

Sign-ups will open on 3rd October.

Full nominations instructions | 2018 Rules & FAQ
24 September 2018 @ 07:53 pm
Six days left to nominate! If you haven't nominated yet, now's the time! In the mean time, here's a request for clarification, plus a reminder:

Request for clarifcation

Nominated relationship Eleventh Doctor/Melody Pond: Since Melody Pond is River Song's birth name, we're not quite sure what the nominator was going for. Could you explain/clarify, please?

If we don't hear back, we'll approve this as Eleventh Doctor/River Song.

Nominations reminder

Relationships should be formatted with slashes (A/B), not ampersands (A & B) - to make matching easier, we don't separate romantic/sexual and platonic relationships. We will not be approving nominations with ampersands, so if you nominated any such relationships, please change your nominations to the correct format.

In general, please make sure you've read the nominations instructions carefully before nominating!

Full nominations instructions | 2018 Rules & FAQ
16 September 2018 @ 08:37 pm
Nominations are now open.

Nomination Form on AO3

To view the approved tags in the tag set you can go here.

You will need an AO3 account to nominate relationship tags now and to later participate in the exchange. If you don't have an account yet, you can request an invite here.

Nominations will stay open until 30th September .

You can nominate any relationship involving two or more characters from the extended Whoniverse. Crossovers with other fandoms are not allowed for this exchange. You can nominate up to 15 different relationships. The form also asks you to specify the fandom for every relationship, but as only Whoniverse characters are allowed you can leave the field blank as long as the relationship is already a known tag on the AO3.
  • Relationships must be formatted like this: Character A/Character B, Character A/Character B/Character C. etc. Normally AO3 uses relationships tags that link character names with a / to mean romantic/sexual relationships and those that link names with a & to mean familial and platonic relationships or friendships. For the nominations, sign up and matching we won't be making this distinction. (Later when you post your fic you can tag however you think is appropriate.)

  • Different incarnations of the Doctor or other Time Lords count as different characters, so, for example, Tenth Doctor/Jack Harkness and Twelfth Doctor/Jack Harkness would be two separate relationships.

  • Relationships must be unambiguous, so please use the most specific/full name of the characters (for example Fifth Doctor, Martha Jones ...). If one of the characters has only a single, non-unique name (for example, "Jenny"), use a disambiguated version ("Jenny (Doctor Who: The Doctor's Daughter)"). When you start typing into the nominations form, AO3 should bring up suggestions. Choose the most specific phrasing, or create something new if the relationship you want has not been used on AO3 before.
AO3 has a detailed guidelines on how to format canonical tags. We'll try to approve the form of a relationship tag that is closest to the "canonical" form. To make this easier please use the autofill to pull up a suitable synonym for the relationship you want to nominate wherever possible. It pulls canonical (wrangled) tags from the full AO3 tag set.

You don't have to nominate in order to participate, but only nominated relationships can be requested and offered during this round of the exchange. To make matching easier please only nominate relationships that you actually plan to request or offer!!

The mods will check all nominated relationships while nominations are in progress. All relationships that meet the criteria above will be approved, though they might be approved under different names than you gave. You can change your nominations only until they have been approved or rejected, so be sure of your nominations before you submit them! For more information on how the Ao3 nominations process works also check this detailed nominations tutorial made for the yuletide exchange. (In the case of yuletide fandoms and characters are nominated. In our case only relationship tags are nominated.)

Public Call 2018 - Rules and FAQ
10 September 2018 @ 08:45 pm

What is Public Call?

Public Call is a secret santa fic exchange for Doctor Who and its various related fandoms, run for the fifth time this year through LJ, DW and AO3. Participants sign up to write a story of at least 1,000 words involving a relationship between two or more characters of the Whoniverse someone else has requested. In return, they receive a story of at least 1,000 words with a relationship they have requested.

All Whovian canons are welcome, from the TV show to the novels to The Curse of Fatal Death. RPF, however, is not included, and non-Whoniverse canon crossovers can't be nominated or matched on.

"Relationship" encompasses all kinds of relationships, from familial to friendship to romance, from platonic to explicitly sexual etc. (Writers are free to write any relationship as a pairing/moresome or as gen. More details below.)

The Schedule & the Gist

  • Nominations, 16th - 30th September: nominate up to 15 relationships.

  • Sign-ups, 3rd - 17th October: request 3 to 15 relationships, offer 3 to 20. (One each must be New Who and/or Torchwood.)

  • Assignments, sent by 20th October: check your email!

  • Writing period: write at least 1,000 words for a relationship your recipient requested.

  • Deadline, 25th November: upload your story by the deadline.

  • Posting period, starting 1st December: read along as stories are gradually revealed during December.

Detailed Rules and FAQ

(inspired by yuletide and rarepairfest)

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Any more questions, just comment here or email us at publiccall.exchange@gmail.com :)
08 September 2018 @ 10:20 pm
Public Call 2018

Public Call is gearing up for 2018! An updated Rules/FAQ post will go up soon, but for now, here's the schedule for this year:
  • Nominations: 16th - 30th September
  • Sign-ups: 3rd - 17th October
  • Assignments sent by: 20th October
  • Deadline: 25th November
  • Posting period: starting 1st December

As always, you can watch public_call, [community profile] public_call or our tumblr for announcements.

Hope to see you there!

Your mods,
navaan and trobadora
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22 December 2017 @ 08:40 pm
All public_call entries for this year have been revealed, and the collection has now been closed for new entries. If you still have some catching up to do on your reading, all 19 of this year's stories can be found here:

Public Call 2017 works

Please remember to thank the person who wrote for you, if you haven't already!

Participants are now free to repost their stories wherever they like.

Many thanks to everyone who participated, and we hope you all had fun with the fest. Happy holidays! :)
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Title: Five Times the Doctor was THERE
Author: HotaruMuraki
Recipient: Ruuger
Characters: Twelfth Doctor, Bill Potts, Jack Harkness, Alan Grant (Jurassic Park), Patrick Jane, others
Rating: Not Rated
Word count: 3442
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Summary: Five times the twelfth Doctor was there for some very special people - even if some of them never knew...
A serialized mash-up of characters not-quite-following the prompt.

Five Times the Doctor was THERE
21 December 2017 @ 06:38 pm
Title: In Darkness
Author: Trobadora
Recipient: Ruuger
Relationship(s): Twelfth Doctor/Missy
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Word count: 2862
Warnings: none
Summary: How can I save them when I'm lost to the dark?

In Darkness
20 December 2017 @ 10:04 pm
Title: Ghost of Yesterday
Author: navaan
Recipient: Shivver
Relationship(s): Tenth Doctor/Jack Harkness
Rating: General Audiences
Word count: 1735
Warnings: none
Summary: Around End of Time the Doctor visits a future Jack. It's never the end with the both of them.

Ghost of Yesterday
Title: everything dies baby, that’s a fact
Author: flew_here_on_a_bus
Recipient: dreamkist
Relationship(s): Ashildr | Lady Me/Clara Oswin Oswald, minor Clara Oswin Oswald/River Song
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Word count: 4195
Warnings: none
Summary: “Where would you like to go today, Miss Oswald?” Ashildr asks, like she always does.
“Somewhere… new,” Clara says, like she always does.

Clara and Ashildr go adventuring together out in space, bump into a familiar curly-haired space pirate, run away from some rhino-headed guard, and the two of them work out some unresolved feelings.

everything dies baby, that’s a fact
18 December 2017 @ 05:24 pm
Title: Dancing and Fireflies
Author: paynesgrey
Recipient: flew_here_on_a_bus
Relationship(s): Twelfth Doctor/Clara Oswin Oswald
Rating: General Audiences
Word count: 2137
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Summary: The Doctor wants Clara to have a good time this Christmas, so he takes her to a theme park planet that is now abandoned. However Clara isn’t disappointed, so she shows her appreciation by choosing to have a quiet moment with the Doctor.

Dancing and Fireflies
16 December 2017 @ 06:18 pm
Title: Firecracker
Author: Trobadora
Recipient: paynesgrey
Relationship(s): Thirteenth Doctor/Missy
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Word count: 4421
Warnings: none
Summary: "Isn't it obvious?" Missy said brightly. "Since you've taken the part of the villain, I had to go and play the hero."

15 December 2017 @ 07:36 pm
Title: In Search of Lost Puppies
Author: navaan
Recipient: Clocketpatch
Relationship(s): Twelfth Doctor & Martha Jones, Twelfth Doctor & Bill Potts, Martha Jones/Mickey Smith (background)
Rating: General Audiences
Word count: 1670
Warnings: none
Summary: Missy sends him on his quest to find an old companion - and Martha may just send him on a new quest.

In Search of Lost Puppies
14 December 2017 @ 07:35 pm
Title: Between Fire and Ice
Author: Wojelah
Recipient: navaan
Relationship(s): Jack Harkness & Martha Jones, Jack Harkness/Martha Jones
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Word count: 1408
Warnings: Major Character Death
Summary: The first time, there is fire. He doesn't tell her that it ends in ice.

Between Fire and Ice
13 December 2017 @ 06:46 pm
Title: Bubblegum, Fire, Salt Water
Author: florencedrunk
Recipient: AuroraCloud
Relationship(s): Heather (Doctor Who: The Pilot)/Bill Potts
Rating: General Audiences
Word count: 1141
Warnings: none
Summary: "Just to be clear," Bill starts as they walk through the alley. "Did we just get thrown out of the Last Supper?"
"We wouldn’t have been if you hadn't asked for a selfie," Heather answers, following her with her arms crossed. "So... What do you want to see next?"
She thinks for a second, before turning around with a smile on her face. "Something... pink!"

Bubblegum, Fire, Salt Water
12 December 2017 @ 07:41 pm
Title: Just Like Any Other Boy
Author: monkiainen
Recipient: Wojelah
Relationship(s): Tenth Doctor/Jack Harkness
Rating: General Audiences
Word count: 1057
Warnings: none
Summary: The Doctor wants to save everyone, regardless of the cost of what it will do to him. Jack is the who has to pick up the pieces.

Just Like Any Other Boy
11 December 2017 @ 10:43 pm
Title: In The TARDIS, At Night
Author: AuroraCloud
Recipient: monkiainen
Relationship(s): Tenth Doctor/Jack Harkness
Rating: Mature
Word count: 3778
Warnings: none
Summary: That year never was, but it still happened. On a sleepless night in the TARDIS soon after, Jack and the Doctor are trying to pick up the pieces.

In The TARDIS, At Night
10 December 2017 @ 08:24 pm
Finally the last pinch hits are coming in and it's time:

All Public Call 2017 prompts/requests are public on AO3!

You can write treats (additional stories) for the participants whether or not you're signed up for the challenge. Just pick a prompt, write, and upload your story to the Public Call 2017 collection, gifting it to the recipient in question. (There's a quick how-to under the cut at the end of this post.)

Treats will be revealed on December 22nd (after all regular gifts have been revealed). You have until then to write and post treats. Have fun!

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10 December 2017 @ 09:21 am
Title: Not Always Greener
Author: Shivver
Recipient: Trobadora
Relationship(s): Metacrisis Tenth Doctor & Jack Harkness (Pete's World)
Rating: General Audiences
Word count: 8035
Warnings: None
Summary: Jack meets a mysterious man who knows him all too well, and yet not at all.

Not Always Greener