This year, participation in the Secret Santa is open to the wonderful authors on Tokio Hotel Fiction! In order for this collaboration to be successful and to ensure that every member of both THF and th_fanfic can read and enjoy all of the Secret Santa stories, participants must be willing to agree that all stories will be posted anonymously by th_fanfic and THF mods on BOTH SITES on the same day.
When you sign up for the Fest, please provide your THF username, and your LJ-compatible username as well (if you have one) so we can make sure your name is properly credited to your story. Additionally, just as NC17 stories are only accessible to members on THF, NC17 stories on th_fanfic are locked to members. If Fest participants write an NC17 story and would like to read their reviews on thfanfic, they must join the community, which can be done with an LJ account, twitter, Facebook, Google+ or OpenID.
On THF, the stories will be posted as a Challenge, and the author's name will be added the day of the reveal. The story will then appear in the author's profile page along with any other stories they may have posted previously themselves.
The easiest way to sign up for the fest (and make sure you can see any NC-17 entries) is to be a member of th_fanfic. See the joining instructions on the community for the four easy steps to join. If you don't have a Livejournal account, you can become a member using your OpenID from Facebook, Twitter or Google. However, it's not required--this is an optional step to see all your reviews on th_fanfic if you're not already a member. If you have any questions on how to join, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.