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Improv fan fiction challenges are posted to firefly-improv, and yahoo groups mailing list on the 1st and the 15th of each month. To join the mailing list, enter your email address below and then click "join Serendipitous."

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This mailing list is for posting fan fiction based on the improv challenges, feedback on the challenge fiction, and relevant requests for assistance (such as beta readers, mandarin help, research, etc.) only. Please refrain from posting any or all of the following:

  • spam (i.e. virus warnings, chain letters, urban legends, etc.)
  • off-top chatter
  • solicitations/advertisements
  • tape trading

Improv fiction should be posted as plain text documents (not word processing attachments) that contain no "special characters" (such as smart quotes, Em dashes, etc.) with italics represented by placing the word, phrase, or section inside asterixes. For example, *Serenity*, *go se*, etc.

Please format your subject lines in the following manner:

IMPROV #x "Title" 1/x Rated x

And fill in the "x" with the appropriate values. For example:

IMPROV #10 "My Story" 1/1 Rated R

Please remember to include the following in the story header:

Author's Name
Author's Email
Improv Number and challenge words/phrases
MPAA-style rating
Characters and/or pairing

Optional information includes author's notes and any appropriate content warnings.

Have an idea for an improv challenge? Please do not post improv suggestions to the list. Rather, email your improv suggestions to

Please keep signature files under 5 lines, and edit out any portion of a list message which you are not directly replying to, such as headers, footers, signatures, etc.

There is no "flaming" tolerated on this list. A "flame" would be any unwarranted attack upon another poster, including verbal abuse, being disrespectful or snide regarding another poster's fiction or options in a manner which is rude, condescending, purposefully hurtful, or employs foul language unnecessarily.

Please treat fellow listmembers and their opinions with respect, and remember that you can disagree with someone—and even have a healthy debate—without insulting or attacking them personally.

Please take all off-topic discussion to private email.

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