READER’S CHOICE: THE MONTHLY LIST OF YOUR FAVOURITE FICS This is a thread to recommend your favourite fics to other users of the boards. Everyone is welcome to participate, whether you’re a reader, a writer or a lurker. Please just read the rules below carefully before you jump in with mad enthusiasm HOW TO GET A FIC ON THE LIST PM the details of your favourite fic to this sock every month, using the template below. The list of all recommended fics will be published in the first week of the following month. Author Title Link Era Why you recommend this fic (maximum 300 words, may include a summary, a quote and a review) [Optional] Type (short/epic/series etc), genre (romance/adventure/drama etc), canonicity (Legends/Canon/AU etc), characters, etc. Please DO NOT post your recommendations directly to this thread, send a PM as described above. Any spontaneous recommendation posts will be removed by our friendly neighbourhood moderators. THE RULES 1. You may submit only one fic every month, unless you are recommending a series (e.g. a trilogy), in which case you may list the various stories that compose it. 2. Only Star Wars fanfics posted on these boards are eligible. For NSWFF, see this thread. Links to the Wayback Machine and the Fanfic Archive are acceptable, links to external websites are not; however, if a fic is truncated on the boards, you can tell other readers where to find a complete version as long as it is ToS-compliant. Example: Jane Doe’s story Titles’R’Us is truncated on the boards, but she also posted it under the same user name on fanfiction.net. 3. You may not submit fics that you authored or co-authored. If you wish to promote your own fics, see the Fic Promotion Service of the Prolific Writers’ Index. 4. Three restrictions to ensure that the selection is as varied as possible: You may not submit a fic by the same author two months in a row. Example: If John Smith recommended Jane Doe’s story Titles’R’Us in January, he may not recommend another of Jane Doe’s fics until March. You may not re-submit a fic that was already recommended by another user last month. Example: If John Smith recommended Jane Doe’s story Titles’R’Us in January, no other user may recommend Titles’R’Us until March. You may not submit a fic that won an award or a challenge for 2 (two) months following their win. Examples: If Jane Doe won the OC Revolution Challenge for her fic Titles’R’Us in January, Titles’R’Us cannot appear on the Readers’ Choice list until 01 April. If John Smith won the Word Race and listed My Awesome Story in his advertisement thread in May, My Awesome Story cannot appear on the Readers’ Choice list until 01 August. If John Smith won the Best Author award for Beyond in September, no fic by John Smith in Beyond can appear on the Readers’ Choice list until 01 December. 5. Recommendations are accepted on a first come, first served basis. If two users submit the same fic in the same month, the second user who sent his/her PM will be contacted so that s/he can recommend another fic. 6. You may use this thread for questions, feedback and general comments on the monthly selection. Reviews of the month’s recommended fics should be posted in the story thread; if the thread is locked, please ask the mods to unlock it. 7. All the other rules of the Fanfic Boards apply here as well, so please have a look at the FAQ. Remember, the purpose of this thread isn’t to promote the most popular fics over and over, but to unearth the gems that are buried in the depths of the forums. If you’re hesitating between two fics, consider picking the lesser-known one (e.g., the one that got fewer reviews, or that hasn’t been reviewed in a while). Both the author and your fellow readers will be grateful! Lastly, a few useful resources to refresh your mind on fics you may have read in the past, or to find fics you might want to read in the future: Master Index of Post-Move Fics Master Index of Award-Winning Fics Prolific Writers’ Index Looking for Fics? The New Recommendations Thread As of 12 June 2016, this sock is run by Chyntuck. As of 22 April 2020, this sock is administered by @Findswoman.