Rules and Info

tdkr_exchange is an anonymous gift exchange festival for fanfiction and fanart focused on the movie The Dark Knight Rises. All fic/art will be posted to the comm with the writer’s/artist’s name removed.

There are 40 slots available and they will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Crossovers are allowed so long as the main focus of the fic/art is characters & the universe of The Dark Knight Rises.

Reveals will go up approximately a week after posting finishes.


Sign-Ups: October 5th-12th
Assignments: October 15th
Checkin: November 8th
Submissions Due: December 5th
Posting Begins: December 26th
Reveals:January 31st


By signing up for tdkr_exschange you agree to create a gift of fiction or art for someone else. This is an exchange: If you drop out of the exchange, do not turn in a gift, or create a gift that does not match the request, you will not receive a gift in return.

You must be eighteen years or older to participate and you must have had your journal for a period longer than two months. You must also not have an empty journal. Of course, if you really want to participate, contact the moderators directly and we will try our best to accommodate you. Remember that we have the right to decide who participates and allow to join.

To be a valid gift, stories have a 1000 word minimum, fanart must be completed, fanvids must be at least 45 seconds long, and icon gifts must have at least 10 that go together. If you don’t know if your gift is going to be qa good enough ‘quality’, do not hesitate to ask the moderators.

This is an anonymous fest, which means that only those in a need to know status are allowed to know who your gift is for (moderators, betas, brain stormers, ect). If you have questions for your giftee, please direct them to the moderators and we will ask you giftee for you. This means that you are also not allowed to make your story part of a verse that already exists, post anything on your journal about what you’re writing or make off hand mentions anywhere else.

If you are in need of an extension, be aware that we may not be able to give it to you. We will do our best, but sometimes time is of the essence. If you’re not going to have enough time to finish a gift, do not sign-up.

Please understand the problems associated with dropping out of a fest. Not only do we need to find a pinch hitter for your giftee, but the gift you requested will be orphaned and the person who created it might feel as though their hard work was wasted. Please consider this before signing up for the fest and do not commit to a project you may be unable to complete.

However, if for any reason you are not able to complete your assignment, please tell the mod soon as possible. We understand that unforeseen circumstances sometimes arise, and we would much rather know up front. Advance warning allows us to make arrangements so your recipient will still receive a gift. Please keep in contact with us if you run into unexpected delays or problems with your fic. We can find you a beta or someone to brainstorm with if you are stuck. We can help you ourselves if you need us to. Email all questions or concerns to and we will reply as quickly as possible.

There will be a mandatory check-in point halfway through the fest. An email will be sent out during the week of October 1st - 8th. If you do not reply to the email within 5 days, you will be dropped from the fest.


All submitted fic and art must be rated appropriately and contain the proper warnings. If you aren't sure if you should warn, do it anyway. Feel free to white out any spoiler warnings.

All characters present during the sexual activity (including characters not actively engaged in the sex, i.e. voyeurs, etc.) in the fics and artwork must be 16 or older. There are no exceptions to this rule. All headings must have disclaimers to this effect. Mentions of past sexual activity are acceptable as long as they are not explicit.

Warnings are required for all potentially triggering content, including but not limited to rape/non-con, incest, abuse, and self-harm. Other content warnings are at your discretion.

This community does not tolerate homophobic, racist, sexist, ableist, transphobic, or otherwise prejudiced ideals. Submissions endorsing these values will be rejected, and members who promote these values in comments may be banned without warning. If you touch upon these issues in your submission, please use appropriate warnings.

Fics must have a minimum of 1000 words; there is no maximum. Artwork should be at least 400x400 pixels and unsigned. The work must be original and not previously posted outside tdkr_exchange, and should not be part of or based on a previously posted piece of work. All gifts should reflect the time and effort that the creator put into creating it.

Fics must have any necessary HTML coding already included throughout.

All fics must be beta read before submission. The moderators, with the help of a small intake team, will read over every fic submitted. They will be checking that the fic adheres to the request; that the heading has been filled out completely, with appropriate warnings; and for overall readability. Moderators reserve the right to return gifts that fail to meet the request of the recipient or do not meet standards for rating, length, or quality. (We don't expect artistic or literary genius, but your piece should reflect time, thought, and effort.) If we feel that your fic has not been properly betaed (i.e. there are multiple typos, grammar issues, et al.) then we will return your fic to you to be re-betaed. Likewise, any fic or art that does not adhere to the recipient's kinks and squicks lists will be returned to be fixed.

Submissions must be sent to by the submission deadline. No revisions will be permitted after submission, except at the mod's discretion. If you have not completed your gift by this date, please contact the mod as soon as possible. Extensions may be available, but will be granted at the mod's discretion.


When reading and commenting, please avoid rudeness, insensitivity, and prejudice. We want this fest to be a positive experience for all involved and inappropriate behavior will not be tolerated. This is a multi-pairing community, so use common sense. You are not required to read anything that might squick you; if you do anyway and leave negative comments/flames, you will be banned.

All fics and art must remain anonymous until the end of the exchange when artist and writer identities are revealed. If you guess in advance – because let's face it, sometimes it's obvious – please refrain from saying so outright in comments. If you do, your comment will be deleted or screened until reveals. Please do not discuss identifying details about your submission on your personal journal.

Do not cross-post your submission until after the reveal.


If you are having problems getting your submission finished in time, please contact us sooner rather than later. We will do our very best to help.


Anyone taking part in the Fest should add tdkr_exchange to their friends' list to allow them to keep up with updates, etc.


Please read the FAQs before you contact a mod with your query.

If you have any questions not covered by the FAQs or just want to make a comment you can contact the mods via email at, by PM, or by leaving a comment on the Ask A Mod post.


If you'd like to affiliate with the community please let a mod know.


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