selenak: (The Americans by Tinny)
[personal profile] selenak
I've written a story for Yuletide on which several of you already kindly commented, but just for thoroughness' sake, I wanted to link it in the community:

Zinc Man (6007 words) by Selena
Chapters: 7/7
Fandom: The Americans (TV 2013)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Elizabeth Jennings/Philip Jennings, Philip Jennings & Gabriel, Elizabeth Jennings & Gabriel
Characters: Elizabeth Jennings, Philip Jennings, Arkady Ivanovich (The Americans), Gabriel (The Americans), Oleg Igorevich Burov, Yuri Victorovich Silfigarow (OC)
Additional Tags: Case Fic, Afghanistan
Summary:

Elizabeth and Philip are charged with tracking down a young soldier from Afghanistan who has gone rogue. But what will they find?

wendelah1: (I signed up to write what?!?)
[personal profile] wendelah1
Yuletide nominations are open. Is anyone here definitely planning to nominate The Americans? If you are, what characters are you nominating?

I was hoping we could coordinate our efforts.

This probably should have its own post but I was wondering if anyone else would be interested in a single fandom gift exchange, not this calendar year but the next. I was thinking about an exchange modeled along the lines of [community profile] fringe_exchange, which would be open to writers, artists, podficcers and vidders.

I thought it would be fun to slot it between the first of the year and the beginning of the new season. Alternatively, it could help fill the long hiatus between the end of season three and the start of season four.
maidenjedi: (princess leia)
[personal profile] maidenjedi
TITLE: When This Cruel War is Over
RATING: PG-13
SPOILERS: Series through the season 2 finale
DISCLAIMER: Not mine and I'm not selling.
SUMMARY: Elizabeth receives a visitor.

NOTES: Paige is pretty young still in this, and I probably break some rules to make the timeline fit, but bear with me.  
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wendelah1: Elizabeth Jennings (Elizabeth Jennings)
[personal profile] wendelah1
I wrote this for [livejournal.com profile] alba17 for the [livejournal.com profile] rarewomen exchange. She asked for Elizabeth Jennings; her prompt: "Anything about the dual nature of her life and (how) she emotionally handles it; anything about her relationship with Phillip and how incredibly complicated it is."

Title: Safehouse
Author: [personal profile] wendelah1
Rating: Gen
Word Count: 2328
Warnings: none
Summary:
It was a recent photograph, taken in a department store portrait studio. I recognized them. They were perhaps ten years older than the last time I'd seen them; there was some gray in his hair, more lines on her lovely face, but they were still a striking couple. It was a long time ago, but it was an unusual case, plus I'd taken care of Elizabeth for nearly two months. "You want to know about Elizabeth and Philip Jennings. May I ask why?"

The man began to shake his head but the woman put a hand on his arm. "Yes. After our government changed hands, some of the records went missing. We're interviewing everyone who was involved with the illegals program, even peripherally, to try to piece some things together."

Author's note: Spoilers through "Comrades." Thanks again to [personal profile] theladyscribe for the beta.

Link to AO3

Read it here )
maidenjedi: (fanfic writer)
[personal profile] maidenjedi
TITLE: Words of Good Cheer
AUTHOR: Maidenjedi
RATING: PG-13 (my default rating; no warnings apply)
SUMMARY: American traditions, American children, an American family. Christmas for the Jennings.

NOTES: Written for [personal profile] blueteak for Yuletide 2013.

Read on AO3 or click the cut.

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wendelah1: Paige Jennings from The Americans (Paige)
[personal profile] wendelah1
The Americans fandom had a very successful Yuletide. Five new stories were added to the growing collection of fanfiction for our series, all of it quite good, too. But wouldn't it be nice to have more?

If you are looking for inspiration, these are the Yuletide letters from the spreadsheet. If you use one of the prompts you can post the gift to the New Year's Resolution 2014 Collection.

Please, please cross-post your Yuletide and NYR stories to our community, too.

If there are any missing letters or signups, let me know and I'll add them here, and try to message the spreadsheet folks.

http://i-am-girlfriday.livejournal.com/487790.html

http://blueteak.livejournal.com/18674.html

http://raisintorte.livejournal.com/466582.html

http://findthesea.livejournal.com/19961.html

http://xylaria.livejournal.com/5606.html

http://shoroko.dreamwidth.org/8728.html

http://wendelah1.dreamwidth.org/306494.html

http://fleurlb.livejournal.com/68670.html

http://sistermagpie.livejournal.com/210234.html

Inspired by someone on my reading list, my New Year's resolution is to try to write a story each month for the New Year's Resolution Collection.

Are you with me? NO? Fair enough. We all have lives and other fandoms, too. But we have 43 members here. Our fandom currently has 30 stories on AO3. If every member wrote just one story for The Americans between now and next October (or whenever they get it together to send out assignments for Yuletide 2014), we'll have more than doubled the number of stories. If we each write two or three stories, well, the sky is the limit, isn't it?

Happy New Year!
wendelah1: Paige Jennings from The Americans (Empty Rooms)
[personal profile] wendelah1
I wrote this for [personal profile] fleurlb|[archiveofourown.org profile] fleurlb for Yuletide 2013.

Empty Rooms (1758 words) by wendelah1
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: The Americans (TV 2013)
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Paige Jennings, Sandra Beeman, Elizabeth Jennings, Philip Jennings, Henry Jennings, Stan Beeman, Matthew Beeman
Summary:

Her parents aren't home. This is her best chance to find out the truth.

jae: (writinggecko)
[personal profile] jae
Happy New Year and happy yuletide reveals, everyone! This is the first of what I hope will be a number of post-yuletide fic posts here, because there were a whole bunch of great new stories written for our small-but-mighty fandom in this year's exchange.

Anyway, this year I had the pleasure of fulfilling the request for a The Americans story about Philip and Elizabeth and the kids for our very own [dreamwidth.org profile] sistermagpie (I know, right? How lucky did I get?)!

"Grains of Gold Among the Sand" by Jae Gecko
Summary: Philip Jennings throughout the years, navigating the minefields of marriage and family.
Size: 21159 words
Acknowledgements: To Luna, Minna Leigh, Pene, and Mijra for beta.

And now that I have two out of the three stories posted, let me announce this as well:

The Cost of Silence trilogy

1. (coming in 2014) (Gregory)
2. "Five Points Down" (Elizabeth)
3. "Grains of Gold Among the Sand" (Philip)

Three intersecting pre-canon stories that each deal in different ways with the emotional and interpersonal consequences of the secrets that these people used to keep, not just from the outside world, but from each other.
[personal profile] treonb
Title: Thanksgiving
Characters: The Jennings
Rating: PG
Length: 600
Summary: Thanksgiving by the Jennings

LJ | AO3

sistermagpie: Classic magpie (Me)
[personal profile] sistermagpie
It's that time of year again--time for the annual Yuletide fanfic exchange.

So what is Yuletide? It's an annual fanfic exchange that concentrates on small fandoms. Put simply: participants offer to write some fandoms and request some fandoms they'd like to read. They are then matched up with other people, one of whom will write one of their requests, the other of whom they will write for themselves.

It's has great potential to produce fic for The Americans.

The gifts are anonymous, so your recipient won't know you're writing for them, or which of their requests you're fulfilling and you won't know who's writing for you or which request is getting filled for you. Over a thousand people participate each year! The stories open on December 25 and remain anonymous until the reveal on January 1.

Basically, it's a very straightforward gift exchange where people get to write and read for the fandoms close to their heart that they don't often get to read. There may be only one other person who wants fic in the fandom you request, but that person will love it all the more.

The first stage of Yuletide is nominations. That's when anyone thinking of participating nominates fandoms they think ought to qualify for the exchange--that is, fandoms that don't already have a lot of fic being written for them. I definitely plan to nominate The Americans this year, and probably request it as well.

I don't want to bog everyone down with details about the exchange in one post, but I'll be glad to answer any questions I can in comments if anyone wants to ask. (Obviously I'm not a mod or anything, but I've participated.) I thought it was a good idea to mention it here because there's so few stories for this fandom, and yet the quality of the stories I've read has been really great so far.

Some important information/links follow:

In order to participate in Yuletide all you need is an account at Archive of Our Own. If you don't have one, you can email the mods of Yuletide, tell them you'd like to participate, and they'll get you one. They can be reached at: yuletide@yuletidetreasure.org.

To participate you'll be writing a story of a minimum of 1,000 words in the fandom your recipient requests, featuring the character(s) they request. Many people also put up a Dear Yuletide Writer letter where they talk about what they like to give you inspiration. People generally really want to give the other person a story they'll love.

There is a generous window to default on your gift if you find you can't finish--don't worry, your recipient will still receive a gift.

The tentative schedule of Yuletide 2013 is as follows:

YULETIDE 2013 SCHEDULE
Nominations: September 16th to September 23rd
Cleanup and Public Eligibility Review: September 23rd to October 7th
Signups: October 7th to October 14th
Assignments: around October 21st
Assignments Due: December 22nd
Collection Opens: December 25th
Author Reveals: January 1st

Here's a link to the archive of all the Yuletide gift stories for 2012 by fandom.

The Yuletide FAQ

The Yuletide Admin Community

Yuletide's the perfect time to request stories from fandoms like this. It might inspire a great writer who never thought or writing for the show to offer it and give you a story. And as you can see from the archive, a gift for one person is really a gift for anybody who loves that fandom and wants fic for it.

I don't write a lot of fic but a few years ago I got tired of seeing so many people I knew dive into this huge fest and gave it a shot--it was really fun.:-) Plus I know there are some amazing writers already in this community and I'm greedy.
[personal profile] treonb
Title: Sleepover
Rating: PG
Length: 550
Summary: The Jennings entertain the idea of entertaining, created for the [community profile] fan_flashworks  'Entertaining' challenge. 
Notes: Following the recent discussion here about lack of fanworks, I figured that sink or swim, it's about time I
 jump into the pool ;-)

Posted on the fan_flashwork LJ site.
[personal profile] treonb
 Title: The Case of the Super Secret Spy Message
Rating: PG
Length: 1100
Summary: Mozzie was sure his parents would contact him one day.
Notes: This is a White Collar/The Americans crossover, and leans more towards White Collar.  but, it is my first ever sorta The Americans fic!  

LJ or AO3




jae: Elizabeth in the basement, listening to the letter from her mother. (fivepointsdown)
[personal profile] jae
"Five Points Down" by Jae Gecko (link goes to my journal, where there are more detailed headers and a link to the actual story)

Spoilers: For the pilot (1x01) and "Gregory" (1x03).
Summary: Elizabeth, both in the early years of that name and before it.
Size: 23900 words

AO3 feed

Jun. 12th, 2013 08:22 pm
astridv: (Default)
[personal profile] astridv
I thought it might be of interest here: I made a feed for The Americans fic on AO3.
http://ao3-the-americans-feed.dreamwidth.org/profile

(I could make one for fanfiction.net too, but last I checked there wasn't much fic there to speak of.)
quantumreality: (collider)
[personal profile] quantumreality
Title: Evaporating Innocence
Rating: PG-13

Link: http://quantumreality.dreamwidth.org/8080.html#cutid1

Title: Untitled #1
Rating: PG-13
Content notes (spoilers, decipher with ROT13): Bar yvar qrfpevorf na vzntvarq thafubg gb n uhzna fxhyy.

Link: http://quantumreality.dreamwidth.org/8914.html#cutid1

Title: Untitled #2
Rating: PG-13

Link: http://quantumreality.dreamwidth.org/9166.html#cutid1

General notes: Summaries inside each link. Spoiler warning for season 1 of The Americans, as these vignettes make reference to elements of the series.

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