Please copy and paste the following template into your Niffler application; you may remove any clarifying statements following a given application question prior to submission. Completed Niffler applications should be e-mailed to: email@example.com with the subject header of "NIFFLER APPLICATION".
FICTION ALLEY NIFFLER APPLICATION
FA USER NAME:
LIVEJOURNAL NAME (if applicable; a Livejournal is not required for Niffler eligibility):
DATES OF PREVIOUS NIFFLER EXPERIENCES: (if applicable)
AGE (applicants must be at least thirteen years of age):
LENGTH OF TIME IN FANDOM: What is your fandom history? When did you start lurking or participating in the HP fandom, and have you participated in other fandoms before or since? Share your experiences with us.
APPROXIMATE OVERALL NUMBER OF FICS REVIEWED:
PLEASE PROVIDE LINKS TO BETWEEN THREE AND SIX FIC REVIEWS YOU HAVE POSTED, WHETHER ON FA OR ELSEWHERE:</p> We require for our consideration at least one (1) review of a one-shot (aka stand alone) work of fanfic, as well as at least one (1) review of a multi-chaptered fic (note: multi-chaptered fics do not have to be completed by the author for your reviews to be considered; i.e. they may be works-in-progress). Your remaining submissions may be of either one-shots or WIPs. Please provide raw URLs for our ease. A raw URL is one that is fully typed out, for example: http://www.fictionalley.org .
REGARDING THE FICS YOU HAVE PROVIDED REVIEWS FOR OUR CONSIDERATION ABOVE, TELL US WHAT ATTRACTED YOU TO EACH FIC. HOW DID YOU FIND EACH STORY? WHAT FACTORS MOVED YOU TO LEAVE A REVIEW FOR EACH STORY?
PLEASE SHARE WITH US WHICH GENERAL GENRE OF FANFIC YOU FEEL YOU ARE MOST FAMILIAR WITH; AS WELL, PLEASE TAKE THE TIME TO TELL US WHY YOUR FAVORED GENRE APPEALS TO YOU:
PLEASE NAME AT LEAST FOUR (4) SOURCES YOU UTILIZE FOR FINDING FANFIC. WHAT SITES AND/OR RESOURCES DO YOU USE?
PLEASE SHARE WITH US AT LEAST ONE OR TWO OF YOUR MOST FAVORITE PASSAGES FROM ANY FIC YOU'VE READ AND REVIEWED, AND SHARE WITH US WHY YOU WERE STRUCK AND/OR MOVED BY THE FEATURED PASSAGE(S):
WERE YOU TO BE SELECTED AS A NIFFLER FOR FICTION ALLEY, PLEASE LIST TWO TO FOUR FICS WHICH YOU WOULD IMMEDIATELY WISH TO NIFFLE ONCE YOUR NIFFLING TERM COMMENCES:
NOTE TO ALL NIFFLER APPLICANTS:</p> Please be aware of the following: the purpose of the Niffler program at Fiction Alley is NOT to give personal acquaintances or friends a leg up in the Niffling process. Nifflers may not Niffle the work of fellow Nifflers, if both Nifflers are actively Niffling during the same term; the ONLY exception to this rule occurs when a fellow (yet-to-be-chosen) Niffler's fic is one of the fics an applicant lists as an intended Niffle on this application.
1. Each individual fic can only be niffled ONCE. Before submitting a fic on your Niffler application as a fic you'd like to Niffle, please do a search of the Niffler forum (http://www.fictionalley.org//fictional
2. Each author can be the subject of only THREE Niffles. This means that if an author has already had three fics Niffled, nobody can Niffle that author again. The ONE exception to this is if an author who's been Niffled three times posts a collaboration with another author who hasn't been Niffled three times yet, that collaboration can be Niffled, although it will "count" towards the second author's count.
3. Each Niffle should be between 150 and 600 words, and should include perfect spelling and reasonably good grammar (in other words, inconsistent dashes are fine, but using "it's" where "its" is correct is not).
4. Nifflers are asked to Niffle at least every other week; Niffling once a week is fantastic and welcomed.
If you have any questions about this application or the Niffler guidelines, please leave a comment. NOTE: Do NOT submit your Niffler application to this post as an LJ comment. Niffler applications are considered private and applications left here will not be considered. All Niffler applications must be e-mailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org . Please put "FIC NIFFLER APPLICATION" in the subject header of your e-mail.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Tuesday, 1st November, 2005
FAP Niffler moderators are: heidi8, slytherincesss, cedarlibrarian, and narcissam. A few tips from the mods: We like variety in the types of fic Niffled. We expect our Nifflers to seek out great fic from multiple sources and archives, and have specific limits on how many times a given source may be used in featuring Nifflers (for example, not all Niffles can feature fics housed only at FAP -- we want to see variety!). We are not impressed by fic reviews composed mainly of "lolz, ur a gr8 writer"-types of comments. A Niffler does not have to be a fic writer themselves in order to qualify for Niffling.