This is just a reminder that the deadline for submitting your assigned works for the Summer ShipSwap is at the end of the day on August 17 (11:59 PM Eastern Time). That's less than a week from now.
If you know before the deadline that you will not be able to complete your assignment, please message as soon as possible (you can also go to your assignment page at AO3 and simply click the button for "Default"). That way I’ll be able to post a pinch hit request for someone else to fulfill your assignment, and we can avoid delays in opening the collection up to readers.
You will still receive your gift and any treats submitted for you even if you default. However, if your assigned author also defaults, then your requests will not go out for a pinch hit. To clarify, here is an example:
Say Alex has been assigned to write a story for Olivia.
Olivia has been assigned to write a story for Casey.
Casey has been assigned to write a story for Alex.
Alex defaults and does not finish her assignment for Olivia. Casey also defaults and does not finish her assignment for Alex. Olivia does finish her assignment for Casey. A pinch hit request will go out for Olivia’s requests to make sure she gets a story, but not for Alex’s. Casey will still receive her story as written by Olivia. Any treats submitted for the three of them will still get posted and gifted as originally intended.
Hopefully that makes sense!