The story deadline for the tenth annual Down the Chimney Affair is rapidly approaching! Due date is TOMORROW, 8:00 pm EST on Sunday, December 13, 2015.
Just a reminder that if you do not post your story by the above deadline, unless I hear otherwise immediately, your story will be considered in default and a pinch hit author will be assigned to write to those prompts.
However, the safety valve is that once you have posted your story it can be edited and tweaked and changed up until practically the moment the stories go live on Christmas Day. This has been verified with the AO3 support staff. Please do not stress if you feel your story isn't quite ready for publication upon submission - you still have time! Because DtCA is an anonymous exchange, no one but you will be able to see your story before the reveal date of December 25th.
For those DtCA participants who are either new to the Archive of Our Own, or those who post their stories using the URL import method, here are the step-by-step instructions on how to post your DtCA story using the AO3 direct upload interface. Please note that some of the screens may have changed slightly, and buttons may not be in the exact position described below but they will be somewhere on the screen.( This way to the step by step instructions )
And that's it, you have successfully posted your Down the Chimney story. Now just sit back and wait for the Big Reveal on December 25th.
(And if you're like me and tweak a story forever, go all the way back up to Step 4 so you can access and edit the story after it has been posted.)
Finally, if you just can't quite figure out how to post your story successfully or run into problems, contact me. I will be able to help you.