BJYX Secret Santa

A holiday fanwork Secret Santa exchange for BJYX!

For updates, see @bjyx_events on Twitter.

(Closed, Moderated, Unrevealed, Anonymous, Gift Exchange Challenge)

About BJYX Secret Santa (bjyx_secretsanta)

Active since:
Assignments Due:
Thu 31 Dec 2020 12:00AM EST
Works Revealed:
(no time specified)
Creators Revealed:
Fri 08 Jan 2021 12:00AM EST
Signed up:
  • princethestripper,
  • piggybo,
  • AllyC,
  • emma_screams,
  • rideka,
  • Beebxg,
  • Rinchanhime,
  • kookies_and_suga,
  • Selene210,
  • sennalaria,
  • imabithungry,
  • itscoolbabe,
  • Yibo_is_my_bae,
  • LaMachina17,
  • SlippedDee,
  • Kidhuzural,
  • Suzu_Vetka,
  • Chenqing_Bichen,
  • mourmisty,
  • baksooh
  • drippingwith,
  • summerwind1843,
  • Chiaroscuro555,
  • 97x91,
  • walkonmemories,
  • fleurdelavande,
  • modorenai,
  • incloudrecesses,
  • mojazlatko,
  • haeimecah



A holiday fanwork Secret Santa exchange for BJYX!

For updates, see @bjyx_events on Twitter.

November 5: Sign ups open.
November 11: Deadline for sign ups.
November 13: Assignments go out.
December 11: Progress check in.
December 18: Deadline for dropping.
December 31: Works are due by 11:59 PM EST.
January 1-7: Works will go live over the course of a week.
January 8: Artists/authors revealed.



Disclaimer: This was originally an exchange between friends, which is why we called it a small event. However, we've decided to extend the invitation to those who might be interested in a BJYX Secret Santa exchange too! If so, please feel free to join!~

Is this a BJYX-specific (top!Yibo/bottom!XZ) event?


How do I stay up-to-date with the progress of this exchange?

There will be periodic announcements on @bjyx_events on Twitter, so please check that account.

Are there theme or content restrictions on what I can submit?

There are no content or theme restrictions on what can be submitted, but keep in mind that you are creating a gift for someone else. Try to make something that fits their request and you think they would enjoy receiving!

For any gore/violence/other potentially controversial themes, please be sure to use archive warnings.

I don't have an AO3 account, can I still participate?

Authors and artists will require an AO3 account. If you do not have an AO3 account and would like to participate, please email bjyxweek @ gmail dot com and we will arrange to get you an AO3 invitation.

How does matching work?

You will be assigned to a recipient who has a request that matches your preferences.

Do I need to fulfill every prompt by my recipient?

You should at least choose one of the prompts by your recipient, but you are not obligated to include more than one or all of your recipient's prompts in your work. In the spirit of a gift exchange, try to give your recipient a gift you think will make them happy!

How do I submit my gift to the collection or default if I need to?

Go to your Assignments page on AO3, either by clicking on the "Assignments" link on your profile page or going to the exchange's AO3 page and clicking on "Your Assignment."

Once in your Assignments page, you will see two buttons at the bottom of your secret Santa assignment: "Fulfill" and "Default."

To post, click on the "Fulfill" button and fill in the new work form that it will take you to. This will automatically post your assignment to the exchange collection and fill in your recipient for you - all you need to do is fill in the rest of the info, paste in the text of your story or embed your image, preview, and hit post!

To abandon your submission, click on the "Default" button. Yep, that's it, very simple!


All submissions are due December 31, 11:59 PM U.S. Eastern Time.


How do I post fanart/graphics to AO3?

You will need to upload your image to an external host first and then copy the image link address. Paste that in the source of the Image box found in the Rich Text field, and that's it!

Because we require all participants to remain anonymous, you cannot post the image to your tumblr/LiveJournal/Dreamwidth/Pixiv/deviantART account before the creators are revealed (though you are welcome to do so after the challenge is over). We recommend using an image sharing service like imgur or Photobucket. You CAN use sites like tumblr for image hosting if you keep the post the image is in private until after creators are revealed.

If you have trouble obtaining hosting or embedding the image, please contact the mods at bjyxweek at gmail dot com, and we will help.

Can I submit more than one fanwork for my recipient?

Of course! Please follow the instructions above on submitting to our collection.

What do I do if I can't finish my submission in time?

You can default on your assignment by going to "My Assignments" and clicking on the "Default" button. You MUST default by 11:59 PM U.S. Eastern Time on December 18 to give us enough time to find pinch hitters.

I missed the sign-ups! How can I still participate?

We will be posting pinch hits to our Twitter account @bjyx_events. If you see a pinch hit you would like to claim, please email us at bjyxweek at gmail dot com. (pinch hits will be handed out on a first come, first serve basis.)

All pinch hits are due December 31, 11:59 PM U.S. Eastern Time.

Any further questions/suggestions/concerns? Please send them to bjyxweek at gmail dot com or leave an ask at our cc:!




• Everyone participating will be matched to another participating author/artist. Participants must create a fic/fanart/graphic that includes at least one prompt from their recipients' request. For fics, stories must be a minimum of 1,000 words long, standalone, and complete. Art and graphics must be an equivalent of at least 800x800 px (or total this if you're making a group of smaller pieces) completed to a good effort. For artwork, this means no drawings on lined paper/phone pictures/etc.

Participants are welcome to go above and beyond and produce more than one gift as long as they at least meet the above guidelines.

• During the course of the exchange, your gift should not be posted anywhere except to the AO3 collection to maintain the anonymity of creators. You are welcome to repost your story/art to other sites after the exchange has ended!


• Signups are open until November 11, 11:59 PM EST. During this time, you must sign up through the AO3 collection. Signups through email or twitter will not be accepted! If you are having difficulty signing up or getting an AO3 account, contact us by email (bjyxweek at gmail dot com) or through our cc.

• If you are willing to be a pinch hitter (i.e. to produce a gift for another recipient in someone's place if they default) please let us know when you sign up! Pinch hitters are essential for the challenge to run smoothly and we welcome all the help with this we can get!


Submissions, Live Works, and Reveals:

• All submissions are due by December 31, 11:59 PM U.S. Eastern Time. Please follow the instructions in the FAQ above to upload your gift to the collection or you will not be counted as having turned it in! We will have a check-in on progress on December 11 to see how creators are coming with their works. If we do not hear from creators by December 18, you will be considered defaulted!

• Works will start going live (be viewable) as early as possible on January 1 and all the way through January 7, as soon as we have verified that everyone has received a gift. The exact time will be determined by how late our last received submission is, so try to get submissions in as early as possible! We will announce on our twitter when works go live.

• Pinch hits on unfulfilled assignments will be posted to our twitter at @bjyx_events and must be claimed by emailing us at bjyxweek at gmail dot com. Quote retweeting, replying, or leaving an ask on our cc does not count as claiming the pinch hit and pinch hits will be handed out on a first come, first serve basis.

• Creators will be revealed on January 8 and works can then be reposted to other sites. Please maintain anonymity in public spaces until this time to uphold the spirit of a Secret Santa exchange!

If you can’t complete your story/artwork/graphic, you MUST let us know by December 18 to allow enough time for pinch hits. Please, PLEASE default as early as possible if you know you have to so we can ensure everyone receives a gift!