Schitt's Creek Open Fic Night 2019

Welcome to what we hope will be the first of many Schitt's Creek fanfiction community events.
To post for a solo fic simply select post to Collection.

(Closed, Unmoderated, Gift Exchange Challenge)

About Schitt's Creek Open Fic Night 2019 (openficnight2019)

Active since:
Assignments Due:
Mon 17 Jun 2019 10:00PM EDT
Signed up:
  • Stargatewars,
  • Fanfic_or_bust,
  • Coffee_Flavored_Kisses,
  • enablelove,
  • TayTay4936,
  • oh_la_fraise,
  • gottriplets,
  • startswithhope,
  • Asanamu,
  • smoulderandbraids,
  • witchplease,
  • hullosweetpea,
  • pirl,
  • wardo_wedidit,
  • undersail2013,
  • wildxwired,
  • mihaly,
  • yerbamansa,
  • Still_Not_King,
  • Kamirynn
  • theaccentissilent,
  • sloganeer,
  • another_Hero,
  • goingmywaydoll,
  • overcomingthedark,
  • schittsgeek,
  • call_me_tina_b,
  • kt_rose28,
  • samwhambam,
  • leupagus,
  • 1031,
  • scarletbluebird,
  • xoxxblitz,
  • whetherwoman,
  • CartWrite,
  • scoob2222,
  • Zaleema,
  • foggynelson,
  • wildhoneypie,
  • cartineilli (dependsupon),
  • Aelia_Gioia,
  • Dreamformetoo,
  • fleurmatisse,
  • Itty_Bitty_Blondie,
  • inxaxcrown,
  • paceyjay,
  • madesimplefic,
  • dream_out_loud,
  • heycherie,
  • WhenWhereWhy,
  • JessX2231,
  • oceanknives,
  • saltlamppillar,
  • Pameluke,
  • lucianowriter,
  • IGuessIJustLikeLikingThings,
  • nilolay,
  • imnotinclinedtomaturity,
  • teddy_the_bear03,
  • kingscatt



Welcome to what we hope will be the first of many Schitt's Creek fanfiction community events.
This collection is for those interested in a fic exchange that have an ao3 account.
If you would prefer to participate in the solo event please head over to the Solo Collection.



1. What is Open Fic Night?
Open Fic Night is a fanfiction community event designed to exchange fics for Schitt's Creek.
Participants sign up to write a fic of at least 1500 words based on a prompt that you will receive. In return, you receive a fic of at least 1500 words based on your own prompt.

2. Which fandoms are involved in this exchange?
This event if for Schitt's Creek. At this stage we aren’t including crossover fic.

3. Is this open to any pairings from the show?
Yes. Please include all pairings that you are comfortable with in your registration. Remember / means that the pairing is romantic (e.g. David/Patrick) while & means the pairing is platonic (David & Stevie).
While we will do our best to match you with someone who is writing the same pairing as you this may not always be possible if the pairing is unusual. Please keep this in mind when completing your registration.

3. Help! I can't think of a prompt...
That's ok. If you would prefer to write without a prompt but still be involved contact us at Tumblr @open-fic-night or via email
If you want to do a fic exchange but are struggling to come up with a prompt idea, we suggest listing a couple things that you like in either the show or in other fics.

4. What if I have a question for my recipient?
If you have any questions about your prompt, or anything else please contact the moderators and they will assist.

5. What if I can't finish my fic in time?
If you are unable to complete your fic or need support please contact the moderators and we will do our best to assist you.
Remember someone else is waiting for that fic to be written. We would rather you contact us so we can try to find someone else to write the fic, than someone to miss out.

6. How are creators and recipients matched?
Matching occurs through ao3 at random. These will only be edited to ensure that the ratings requested match what people are asking for.

7. What if I don't have an ao3 account?
While we encourage anyone who doesn't already have an ao3 account to create one (, this can take up to a week to process. If you did not wish to create an account, or there isn't time please contact us on the Tumblr page @open-fic-night or via email and we will manage these requests manually.

8. When do registrations open?
Registration to participate opens April 15th.

9. When do registrations close?
Registration to participate closes May 6th. Works will be allocated within a few days of this date. Keep an eye on your emails after registration closes.

10. When is the deadline to submit work?
All works need to be submitted by June 16th. If you cannot complete the fic by that date please contact the moderators as soon as possible.

11. How to I submit my fic once it is completed?
Go to your AO3 profile -> click on the ‘Assignments’ tab on the left side -> click ‘fulfil’ on your prompt for Open Fic Night.

12. When will the works be published?
Works will be published June 22th anonymously. On June 29th authors of the works will be revealed.

13. How many times can one request and offer?
Only once, for now. There may be the opportunity to be a Pinch Hitter as needed so keep an eye out.

14. What is a Pinch Hitter?
A pinch hitter is someone that steps in to complete a prompt fic when the original person it was allocated to is unable to complete. Hopefully there won't be too much of this but we appreciate anyone that steps into this role. Check back here to see if any works are looking for pinch hitters.

15. How will the ratings work?
We will attempt to match you with someone that has requested the same rating as you. If this is not possible, we will allocate lower ratings only (e.g. If you have requested T but only G is available, you will be allocated to write G). We don't want people to feel pressure to write at a rating level they are not comfortable with.

16. Can I use an old story, a sequel to an existing story, or the first chapter of a new story?
No. Any story posted as a part of the exchange must be new, complete, and standalone.

17. Is there a limit to how many people can participate?
No. the more the merrier. Tell your friends.

18. Do I have to have written fic before?
Absolutely not! We are encouraging first time writers to join in on the fun. Both moderators are fic writers so if you have any questions about writing please contact us and we will do our best to answer your questions. As above (question 7) if you don’t already have an ao3 account contact us on Tumblr @open-fic-night or email and we can support you.

19. I can't think of anything to write with the prompts I have received?
Please contact the moderators and they will assist as much as possible. Please contact us rather than not writing anything.

20. What if my prompt lists multiple pairings?
If you receive prompts with multiple pairings it is up to your discretion as to which one you pick. You can select to write about just one of the pairings or all of them. As long as you are writing within the prompt request it’s fine.



Ao3: Fanfic_or_bust
Tumblr: kelbottumbles

Ao3: stargatewars
Tumblr: stargatewars



1. Be respectful and courteous to others.
2. Follow the prompt, rating and pairing you are allocated.
3. If you request, you are required to offer. This is an exchange after all (If you do not wish to participate in the exchange but wish to participate in Open Fic Night in general please go to the Tumblr page @open-fic-night for details on how to be involved).
4. Works must be at least 1500 words in length. There is no maximum work limit.
5. You must include between one and three prompts for the person writing your fic to pick from.
6. The aim of this is to have fun while we wait for season 6 so please enjoy yourself.