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All beta readers have "BETA" attached to their email addresses to prevent spam and viruses from reaching them. To write to them, simply remove the "BETA". (*) means beta's email address and preferences were confirmed March 2005.

Vashti (*) Preferences: I'll read just about anything: Fluff, good song-fics, long, short, I don't care. I'm pretty easy going. If length becomes an issue, I'll let you know.
Dislikes: Uh, I'm working myself down from NC-17 so I figure I
shouldn't give myself temptation, but if the plot's good enough I'll take
that too. Which, by default, means PWP is out. No slash.
Nikki (*) Preferences: I don't mind Riley, I will read slash between most male pairings, I like bloodplay and humour, a certain amount of torture, but not too much gore -- less is more. I like psychological thriller type stories where one or more characters is a sandwich short of a picnic, and I absolutely adore Ethan! I can beta for content and character and continuity of plot.
Dislikes: Gratuitous violence towards children, F/F slash, anything that includes Faith, Darla, Lindsey, or Joyce.
Raine (*) Preferences: I'm not too picky. I love all characters in both shows and all styles of writing.
Dislikes: I am not comfortable with slash.
Jadana (*) Preferences: Crossovers, Willow/Spike, Willow/Angel(us), Xander/Spike/Willow, Xander/Spike, basically most unconventional couples. My strengths are plot and spelling.
Dislikes: Female/Female, Buffy/Spike, Buffy/Angel, Riley stories, never-ending angst, Oz stories, and Darla fics.
Libby (*) Preferences:Well written stories with valid characterizations. More Giles and Anya (together or not). I like Spike. Good smut is always entertaining. Minor characters can be interesting (Jonathan, Harmony). Humor is good. Consensual slash is fine by me. I am a perpetual student and freelance journalist, so my editing skills are pretty good. I also love to read! Humorous mysteries with some smutty romance are my ideal.
Dislikes: Rape, canon character death, character bashing or poor characterization (Anya, Giles, and Xander are more than just horny, stuffy, and goofy), songfic, Buffy/Angel, sap (yes, I know Spike loves Buffy, but don't get silly -- he's a bad rude man). Slash is fine, but unless it's Spike/Angel or Willow/Tara, there should be a leadup. Good luck and send me stories!
Aimee (*) Preferences: I prefer Buffy/Angel, Willow/Tara, Xander/Anya, Xander/Cordelia, Willow/Oz, Buffy/Faith, and Buffy/Spike.
Dislikes: Anything other than the pairings listed above.
Minim Calibre (*) Preferences: Het, Gen, Slash (M/M or F/F), so long as it's well-written. BtVS and Ats are things of which I'm equally fond. Girlslash that's smutty and fun, not a political statement, is something I'd love to see. Unconventional pairings are always a plus, and I'm fine with some non-Jossverse crossovers, especially The X-Files and Smallville.
Dislikes: Giles/Any Scooby other than Anya, Songfic, Rapefic, Willow-as-straight-post-S4, Mary Sues, and character bashing.
Laura O (*) Preferences: I prefer Buffy/Angel fluff, but will read anything having to do with Buffy and Angel.
Dislikes: Anything not Buffy and Angel related.
Emerald Swan (*) Preferences: Please spell-check any stories before they are sent. No attachments unless the file is simply too large to fit into an email. Pairings: Willow/Spike, Willow/Angel, Dawn/Spike, Dawn/Connor, Xander/Spike, Spike/Giles, Willow/Giles, Buffy/Giles. PWPs okay.
Dislikes: No F/F slash. MPreg, Heavy Non-con or bloodplay.
xanya (*) Preferences: Just about anything, especially if it's Anya-centric. Favourite pairings: Anya/Xander, Xander/Cordelia, Buffy/Angel.
Dislikes: Slash, Giles/Other, Dawn/Other (unless these are just friendship fics).
Irishrose (*) Preferences: The really, really dark stuff. Because I know it is hard to find someone to beta those. There isn't any dark fiction I won't read.
Dislikes: Male/male slash.
Kasey (*) Preferences: Any rating. Any type of story. I prefer Buffy/Oz, Buffy/Spike, and Buffy/Doyle.
Dislikes: none.
Jo (*) Preferences: I will read heterosexual stories and slash stories. Any pairing or character except for the ones mentioned below. Better at characterizations than grammar.
Dislikes: No rape, no incest, no graphic sex. Also, no Cordelia/Connor.
Vegan4Vampires (*) I have no problem reading NC-17 stories, and I especially enjoy bloodplay and BDSM. Most of my favorite 'ships involve Spike, and I am a huge Spike/Dawn fan, although I also like Spike/Willow and Spike/VampWillow. I especially enjoy unconventional relationships, but not slash unless it's Willow/Tara or Spike involved in an M/F/F threesome. Spike, Dawn and Willow are my favorite characters to read/write. I don't like fics set more than a few years after the end of season 7, and I don't like relationships involving the older characters, like Joyce or Giles. I don't tend to be a fan of emasculated Spike. I also prefer fluff and humor to angst most of the time, unless it's very good angst or I'm in exactly the right mood, so if you need help lightening up a story, I'll be pretty helpful.
Dislikes: I tend to dislike the emasculated Spike. I only read canon slash relationships, unless it's comedy/parody or sexy threesomes with Spike and two girls. I don't like relationships with any of the older characters, e.g. Joyce or Giles.
Brandi (*) Preferences: Most everything, but prefer Angel, Angelus, Cordelia, Lindsey, Darla, Wesley, Spike, Buffy, and Willow stories.
Dislikes: I prefer not to read extreme BDSM, unless there's a plot.
JL (*) Preferences: Slash, both female/female and male/male, but I prefer male/male slash. It's also nice to see silly and funny stories, but they still need a plot and a point.
Dislikes: Blood and blood play.
Melissa (*) Preferences: Anything and everything.
Dislikes: Nothing
Kyntal (*) Preferences: Anything set in Buffy or Angel.
Dislikes: Slash or crossovers.
Tara (*) Preferences: Slash, Angst, Dark, anything. I prefer to read Spike/Buffy, Cordelia/Angel, Willow/Tara, Spike/Angel, Lindsey/Angel, Andrew/Dawn, Giles/Willow, or any relationship having to do with Drusilla and Darla.
Dislikes: Buffy/Riley
Insane Vampiress (*) Preferences: I'm a total slash fan, but I will read non-slash and non-romantic.
Dislikes: Anything homophobic.
Missy (*) Preferences:I enjoy all fanfics as long as they are true to character, and well thought out.
Dislikes: Not overly fond of songfic, and I don't know Doyle, Lindsey, or Lilah very well.
maria (*) Preferences: I prefer reading Buffy/Spike but I will read almost any pairing. I also prefer reading NC-17 and R rated stories, also it doesn't matter if its hard R or graphic NC-17. If you write slash I'll read it, the pairings I read are Faith/Buffy, Faith/Cordelia, Cordy/Buffy. I will read just about any season, including anything involving a season 8.
Dislikes: Male slash, G-PG-13 stories, Buffy or Spike death scenes, Joyce/Spike.
Sylvia Fisher (*) Preferences: Buffy and Spike. I like humourous stories. I'm willing to take a look at any ship.
Dislikes: Would prefer not to read slash -- since I know very little about it, I probably wouldn't be any good with the technical aspects of it!
Korey (*) Preferences: I prefer stories focused on Angel, Spike, Wesley, Lilah, Lindsay, Giles, Willow, Tara, Jonathan, or Doyle, but I will accept anyone. Slash or het fine, h/c, angst, and fluff are my faves.
Dislikes: NC-17, incest, major bdsm, noncon (except involving the infamous AR).
ArmyBrat (*) Preferences: I like pretty much anything. I prefer conventional relationships: Buffy/Angel, Buffy/Spike, Oz/Willow, Tara/Willow, Cordelia/Xander, Anya/Xander, Cordelia/Doyle, Angel/Cordelia, Drusilla/Spike, Faith/Wood, etc. As long as Buffy is the main character. Must have a good solid storyline, and alternate universes are very much welcome. Whatever kind of theme of story is alright with me: romantic-comedy, tragedy, action, etc. They're all good! I do prefer ratings that are PG-13 and higher though.
Dislikes: Male/male or female/female slash. Stories without a point, and random sexcapades.

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