November 23rd, 2010 / 3:51 pm

Third Annual Indie Lit Secret Santa Gift Exchange

From now until December 14th, you can sign up to participate in our annual Indie Lit Secret Santa Gift Exchange. We are again using Elfster this year to handle the exchange, so if you’d like to sign up, head over to our gift exchange page and join.

When you click on the link, it will take you to the exchange page with an RSVP field. Add comments if you want, click ‘Yes’ in the left top corner of the field, and then click the green RSVP button. If you haven’t joined Elfster before, then you will be prompted to join.

If you’re unfamiliar with the exchange, it’s pretty simple. We’d like everyone to exchange gifts related to indie lit presses and publications. We’re thinking that $20 is a solid gift value. We’ll draw names the 15th, the day after the exchange closes, and then participants will have about a week and a half to buy and ship out their gifts.

If you have any questions about the exchange, let me know. Email me, comment here or at the Elfster page, and we’ll figure it out.



  1. Caketrain
  2. Caketrain
  3. TNBBC

      This would be my first time participating in your secret santa gift exchange. I joined Elfster… now what do I do?

  4. jereme_dean

      i hope i get mather

  5. Ryan Call

      make sure you’ve put your mailing address into your profile, so that way whoever is your secret santa can send you the gift. i have the group set up so that only your secret santa will see your address. there’s nothing to do now but to wait until december 15th, which is when we’ll draw to see who gets paired up. after that, you’ll know who youre buying for and where to send it. thanks for joining.

  6. rawbbie

      But I don’t see an address…

  7. Ryan Call

      no problem. once youve logged in and created your profile, you’ll see your ‘information’ under where a profile picture would go. click on ‘edit’ and it will take you to a new page titled ‘settings.’ there you can put in your mailing address, which only your secret santa will see once we draw pairs.

  8. Nate

      The best time of the year.

  9. rawbbie

      I get it, the drawing isn’t automatic…

  10. Ryan Call

      oh yeah, i understand now. yeah, we wont draw until the 15th.

  11. Caketrain

      Thanks for doing this again, guys. We’re pleased to offer a deal to HTMLGiant Secret Santa participants. Here’s a link you’ll find only in these comments to pick up Issue 08, Issue 06 and your choice of two chapbooks for $20 with free shipping:

      Just shoot us an e-mail at to let us know which two chaps you’d like to have.

  12. MM
  13. Roxane

      I’m not feeling very smart. I set up a profile but whenever i click on the link it just takes me to the main page. How does the system know I’m in the group?

  14. Ryan Call

      sorry about that, the initial link was incorrect. i replaced the link in the post with an ‘open invitation’ link that’ll take you to the RSVP, and added a second paragraph of instructions. please let me know if those work!

  15. Ryan Call

      hey roxane, ive updated the link to send it right to the rsvp field. can you try it again and see how/if it works? sorry about the confusion, the first link was a static link to the exchange’s page. the new link goes to the rsvp field.

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