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12 January 2015 @ 12:24 pm
Welcome to Het-Reccers!  
Welcome to het-reccers, LJ's best place for reccing and reading the best het fic that fandom has to offer. We're open-membership, meticulously organized, and psyched to see what you're reading. Check out our community profile for more details and general guidelines.


Please keep everything clear and consistent when you rec! It makes it easier to search our archive and for others to decide what they want to read. Make sure you tag your posts, too—if you start typing "ship: [x]" and "fandom: [x]," the appropriate tags should appear (the female name is always first in the ship tags). If they don't, just ask a mod for a new tag. Cross-fandom pairings should be tagged with "ship: crossover."

Subject line: If there's only one rec in the post, then title it "Title by Author (Rating)." If there's more than one rec in the post, then you can do "Fandom, # of recs, pairing."

Body Text:
Fandom: Fandom
Pairing: Female First/Male Second (No abbreviations please! First and last names both!)
Fic Title: Title
Author: Author name
Link: Address
Rating/Warning(s): Character death, sex, language, violence, etc.
Word Count/WIP?: Length of the fic; please note if it's a work in progress or completed
Recced on LiveJournal By: Reccer's name

Why This Must Be Read: Sell your rec! Tell us why we need to click the link.

Just c/p this into your post and fill in the fields*:


In addition to any recs you wish to post at any time, the mods will issue additional rec challenges at the beginning of every month, encouraging our members to submit recs with any het pairing they choose in keeping with the month's theme. If you have a fandom or theme for which you would like the mods to issue a challenge, please drop a note on this post. We will try our best to keep things varied and interesting!

Ongoing and previous challenges are listed here.


Got a favorite pairing? That fandom that won’t leave your head? Well, time to REPRESENT and do a "Shipper's Manifesto”! This is a public declaration of fannish love for a particular pairing, character, or ship, and our comm is centered around—you guessed it—fanfiction recommendations!

You can submit a Shipper, Character, or Fandom Manifesto at any time. Just follow the formatting guidelines and include a blurb (as brief or as long as you like) about why you love the thing, as well as at least 10 fanfiction recommendations. You can take a look at the template and previous manifestos here. Please make sure that you're not duplicating existing manifestos and try to avoid reccing stories that have already been recced in this community.


Think you can do 20 recs in at least 5 different fandoms in one month? (More recs and more diversity are of course always, always appreciated!) We have one special reccer every month who takes on this challenge—and all of us benefit! Sign up here and show us your stuff!

Questions? Comments? Affiliates?

Drop a note here! Or, you can PM your mods stars-inthe-sky or blithers via LJ or Tumblr (here and here).
Gramma Lunacylanalucy on July 31st, 2016 04:17 am (UTC)
I was just wondering today if y'all have considered having a collection for het-reccers on AO3.

On the plus side, once it was up to date, it would tell a reccer at a glance if an AO3 fic had been recced before.

On the down side, it would only contain fics hosted on AO3.

If you were to set up such a thing, I'd be willing to work on getting things into the collection whenever I had time.
Katherine Joy Summersstars_inthe_sky on August 1st, 2016 06:22 pm (UTC)
What a neat idea! We hadn't, although, to be honest, neither of us mods has the bandwidth to set up or maintain such a collection.

If you'd like to take the lead on getting that collection created and keeping it updated in tandem with the main community (a la our Tumblr mirror), feel free—it would definitely be a useful thing, and I wouldn't be surprised if there was a way to collect non-AO3 fics, seeing as there's already a tool for bookmarking external works. And a lot of stories have migrated to AO3 since their original publication, too.

Ping us if you end up going ahead with the project!
Gramma Lunacy: Ryan and Tigerlanalucy on August 1st, 2016 07:50 pm (UTC)
Ooh. I will, then. I'll start with what I've recced, then go from there.

I'll post you a link once it's up and running, so we can refine the wording. I'd want it to reflect the rest of h-r. And I'm pretty sure I can add co-mods if you have AO3 pseuds.

A project to occupy my OCD brain when I need it! :D
Gramma Lunacylanalucy on August 2nd, 2016 04:04 am (UTC)
Okay. Have it created, and have added my own recs to the collection.


I'll start adding things to the collection as I have time, though people are welcome to edit their own bookmarks to add works to the collection, or if someone recced a fic they wrote, edit their work to add it to the collection.
Katherine Joy Summersstars_inthe_sky on August 2nd, 2016 01:28 pm (UTC)
Cool! Keep us posted with your progress :)
Paradise: Good Ficparadisekendra on February 7th, 2018 10:45 pm (UTC)
Thanks for backing them up on there. Is there a way to subscribe to the collection? (Probably a stupid question...)
Katherine Joy Summersstars_inthe_sky on February 7th, 2018 11:17 pm (UTC)
Doesn't look like it, but if there's an RSS feed you could set up an IFTTT recipe? (That definitely works for AO3 tags, but I'm not sure if bookmarks or collections have that option.)
Gramma Lunacylanalucy on February 9th, 2018 03:22 am (UTC)
That's what I was going to say, too. I can't see a way to subscribe to the collection, but an RSS feed would probably get you there. The challenge is finding someone with a paid account to set up the RSS feed for LJ.

ETA: I can't search AO3 and reliably find the het-reccers collection, so it might be more challenging than I thought. :/

Edited at 2018-02-09 03:26 am (UTC)
Paradise: Good Ficparadisekendra on February 9th, 2018 05:11 pm (UTC)
Thanks ladies, I'll see if that helps. It is weird that you can't "subscribe" to the collection and search through it. Weird. Well, that's what the LJ and Tumblr are for. *blows kisses*
Katherine Joy Summersstars_inthe_sky on February 9th, 2018 05:37 pm (UTC)
Use Tumblr! Lots of folks have set up AO3 > Tumblr posts via IFTTT, and we've also been using it here on het-reccers for the last few years to cross-post from LJ to Tumblr and back. It's also free ;)