Party Favors is a bonus round for extra gifts. Anyone can do a Party Favors fill. :D
To be clear, there are two types of fills for the Makoto Birthday Exchange:
- Assignment Fill = Required of participants, open only to signed-up participants
- Party Favors (Extra) Fill = Optional, open to literally everyone
Party Favor fills have no word count or pixel minimums. They’re just meant to be an extra little treat for the recipient (and a way to do a fill for a prompt you might be in love with but didn’t get assigned, or something for a friend or someone you admire, or for whatever reason you choose). :D
The past two years, we’ve run Party Favors as a bonus round at the end of the exchange. This year, we're running it simultaneously with the main round, with a later deadline than the main round (the day after Makoto's birthday).
In bullet points:
- Party Favors 2016 runs September 29 - November 18 (one day after Makoto’s birthday).
- Party Favors is optional and open to everyone.
- There is no sign up or claiming. If something catches your eye and you want to do a fill for it, go right ahead!
- Fills should follow the same Guidelines as those for regular assignments, with one exception:
- There is no minimum requirement for Party Favor fills.
- Fills should be posted to the 2016 Makoto Birthday Fanworks Exchange collection on AO3. Posting instructions for Assignment and Party Favor fills are here.