S.N.A.G. presents: April Fools’ Serial Swap, 2021!

Welcome back my friends, to the show that never ends, we are so glad you could attend, time to write, time to write.

Once again we here at the Serial Novel Advocacy Group bring that wonderous event started in the depths of the now deceased forums of WebFictionGuide.com , The Annual April Fool’s Swap.

The Serials are live! For more information about the project, see further below. For a listing of this year’s Swappers and their stories, see just below! To be put on a mailing list for information about future S.N.A.G. events, please email theleakingpen@theleakingpen.com with the subject line of Mailing List or April Fools. Please note, links below go to the landing page for the serial of the joke AUTHOR, and the April Fool’s post they wrote.

Fantasy Bliss , the author of Rakhtabhushan wrote a for Jayr’s serial The Sound Of Dreams

David Talon, the author of The White Horde, wrote for Fantasy Bliss’s serial Rakhtabhushan

Tejoka, the author of Reverse Reincarnation, wrote for Sadie’s serial, Split Souls

Phoenix the Writing Birb, author of LemonGrass, wrote for Tejoka’s serial, Reverse Reincarnation

Mad Sadie, author of Split Souls, wrote for The Dude’s serial, Reborn on a Systemless Earth, with a system

MathTans, author of Time and Tied, wrote for The Writing Birb’s serial, LemonGrass

The Dude, author of Reborn on a systemless earth, with a system , wrote for KaapstadMK’s serial, Per Lethargus Purgor Sum

The idea is simple.  Writers that sign up get assigned to each other’s serials.  They write a non-canon, joke post.  There are a lot of ways to do so, but the idea is to end with an obvious joke, an APRIL FOOLS! (Character dies, dead character comes back to life, someone uses an internet meme, something to make the reader gasp, and then say, waitaminute….)  On April 1st, everyone posts the update written for them, linking back to the joke writer’s serial, and a link to the joke post THEY wrote for another serial.  This gets a lot of traffic and motion, lots of discussion, and is generally good fun for all involved. Please sign up if interested, and spread the link around to any serial writer you know who would be interested! The more the merrier. 


Q. Do I have to have a long running serial?

A. NO! We do think that having an April Fool post before you have enough of an established story to play with might not work out the best, but all serial writers are welcome.

Q. But what if I don’t have the time to READ a huge backlog of an old serial?

A. DON’T! A few recent updates are generally enough to get the gist, and we put you in touch with each other, so you can always ask the writer you are writing for questions about their serial.

Q. What if the person assigned to write me doesn’t deliver? Am I screwed to be without a post because I spent my time writing for someone else?

A. It happens. We always have a few volunteers on hand that are able to step up and quickly write a replacement. No worries. No one has ever gone into the 1st without a post.

Sign up at https://forms.gle/QehpohkCQrB6bETLA

Matches will be going out on March 1st. I added a day for a few last minute sign ups!

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