[identity profile] foxrafer.livejournal.com posting in [community profile] mome_awards
Hello, everyone! I hope you're all doing well, enjoying the season (whether it's hot or cold where you are) and our wonderful fandom.

First an apology. I'm sorry that I haven't posted the list of all nominated stories yet. No excuses other than my own scattered brain. I wanted to get it done before writing this message, and the only thing that served was delaying this post for a month. I am going to finish it and it will be posted before the end of the month.

The main thing I wanted to talk about is the schedule for the next awards season. When I started the MOMEs, I chose to begin in the middle of the year because the [livejournal.com profile] slashy_oscars started in January. It made sense not to split people's attention between them. But it's become painfully obvious that the end of the year is a difficult time for me. I inevitably let things slide, which hasn't proved to be a death knell for the MOMEs thanks to all of you, but things could have been better had I been giving them the right attention. Plus at the end of the year there are a lot of fic exchanges and festivals, NaNoWriMo is right in the middle of it, holidays and vacations are prevalent. It feels like there are a lot of things vying for everyone's attention and perhaps it would be easier for everyone if we shifted the timetable so everything begins in January (possibly with nominations starting in December just to give a little extra time).

What would this mean for this year? Technically there wouldn't be any awards given out in 2011. Nominations would likely be open beginning late in December and running through January or mid-February, voting would be another 4 - 6 weeks (so ending around the end of March) with awards given out in April. Eligibility dates would shift accordingly.

What do you think?

[Poll #1757853]

In addition, I'd like to hear your feedback and/or suggestions about the awards in general. What do you think works, what do you think is totally borked, what might you tweak to get better results, places you would try and promote. Anything and everything you have to say, I'd love to hear it. If things move to a January timetable, there's plenty of time to revamp processes and get some templates in place so we can start fresh in 2012. You can always be forthright and straightforward with me, but to help facilitate things I've turned off IP logging and allowed anonymous comments.

Thanks for always being so supportive and for keeping this thing going even when I didn't have the energy to keep it afloat myself. The MOMEs would be nothing without you, and I'm incredibly appreciative of everyone.
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