They replace The WRIXAS (also known as The Writers Express Awards), which was a bi-annual ceremony held at the end of every February and August. Before 2014, it was held tri-annually. On 26th May 2018, the LITFAs will replace them, though the awards will continue chronologically. So rather than the next ceremony being LITFAs 1, they will be known as LITFAs 14, as they represent awards won as part of the forum, irregardless of whatever it is or was called.
The purpose of the LITFAs is to celebrate 'the best of the best' of forum material published in the last twelve months of an eligibility window. However, LITFAs 14 will be an exception to this, dating back nine months. All future LITFAs will date back twelve months. When they were known as the WRIXAS, the eligibility window varied between four and twleve months.
In order to be eligible, projects must meet certain eligibility criteria, such as having produced a sufficient number of episodes. Since 2015-16, forum members also had to meet certain eligility criteria in order to qualify. Anyone who had given more than 50% annual feedback was eligible to submit and to vote in the WRIXAS; between 26% and 50% meant they can submit but not vote; and 25% or less meant they can neither vote nor submit. In 2017, much of the eligibility criteria was dropped. Any forum member may now vote (irregardless of project activity or feedback history), and the only remaining criteria is that projects be active in order to be eligible, and abandoned projects remain ineligible.
The most recent ceremony was held at 17:55 (BST) on Saturday 2nd September 2017, and ran for 95 minutes as usual. Six members took part in voting that time round, and all six attended the event either intermittently or throughout. This event was the first one since August 2016, by far the longest gap between ceremonies to date, and it was the first ever to be held in a September. It was also the last to be held at that time of year, and the last to be branded as The WRIXAS. All future events are/were held in May.
Following its success at WRIXAS 13, Hannah's 'Red Carpet' thread became an official thread of the LITFAs as of LITFAs 14.
The Writers Express Awards were first suggested as an idea in December 2011 by an original but now inactive forum member, AM32. AM32 took charge of the first ceremony, but since WRIXAS 2 (and LITFAs 14), forum owner Noxy has assembled, organised and posted the ceremonies, with peers AppleCobbler and Ross assisting in this process for stints in 2013. In 2012 and 2013, the event was held tri-annually, but from 2014-16 it was held bi-annually, intended to be each February and August. As of 2017, it is held annually. As of 2018, it is known as the Lit Forum Awards (LITFAs).
- WRIXAS 1 (5th January 2012)
- WRIXAS 2 (2nd April 2012)
- WRIXAS 3 (2nd August 2012)
- WRIXAS 4 (19th January 2013)
- WRIXAS 5 (12th May 2013)
- WRIXAS 6 (8th September 2013)
- WRIXAS 7 (21st February 2014)
- WRIXAS 8 (31st August 2014)
- WRIXAS 9 (8th March 2015)
- WRIXAS 10 (30th August 2015)
- WRIXAS 11 (28th February 2016)
- WRIXAS 12 (27th August 2016)
- WRIXAS 13 (2nd September 2017)
- LITFAs 14 (26th May 2018)
Individual Ceremonies Directory
Below is an individual Ceremonies Directory for each and every Lit Forum Awards and Writers Express Awards ceremony to date.
WRIXAS 1: WRIXAS Winter 2012
The first ever Writers Express Awards took place on 5th January 2012, although the process had begun in December 2011. Click here for an in-depth article:
WRIXAS 2: The Spring WRIXAS 2012
The 2nd Writers Express Awards took place on 2nd April 2012, although the process had begun in March 2012. Click here for an in-depth article:
WRIXAS 3: The Summer 2012 WRIXAS
The 3rd Writers Express Awards took place on 2nd August 2012 (the forum's first anniversary), although the process had begun in July 2012. This was the first WRIXAS to have a live thread of results; previously results were simply published in the form of a news article. Click here for an in-depth article:
WRIXAS 4: The Winter 2013 WRIXAS
The 4th Writers Express Awards took place on 20th January 2013. This was the first time both the process and the ceremony began in the same calendar month. Click here for an in-depth article:
WRIXAS 5: The Spring WRIXAS 2013
The 5th Writers Express Awards took place on 12th May 2013, although the process had begun in April 2013. Click here for an in-depth article:
WRIXAS 6: The Summer 2013 WRIXAS
The 6th Writers Express Awards took place on 8th September 2013, although the process had begun in August 2013. Click here for an in-depth article:
WRIXAS 7: The WRIXAS: Winter '14
The 7th Writers Express Awards took place on 21st February 2014, although the process had begun in January 2014. Click here for an in-depth article:
The 8th Writers Express Awards took place on 1st September 2014, although the process had begun in July 2014, making it the longest process to date. This ceremony was the first to ditch the seasonal subtitle. Click here for an in-depth article:
The 9th Writers Express Awards took place on 9th March 2015, although the process had begun in February 2014. Click here for an in-depth article:
The 10th Writers Express Awards took place on 30th August 2015, although the process began in July 2015. To mark the 10th ceremony, more emphasis was put on the 'X' in the promotional graphics. Click here for an in-depth article:
The 11th Writers Express Awards took place on 28th February 2016, although the process began in January 2016. To mark the 11th ceremony being held in the winter, blue and blue-green colours dominated the promotional graphics. Click here for an in-depth article:
The 12th Writers Express Awards took place on 28th August 2016, although the process began in July 2016. To mark the 12th ceremony being held in the summer, yellow colours dominated the promotional graphics. Click here for an in-depth article:
The 13th Writers Express Awards took place on 2nd September 2017, although the process began in July 2017. The 13th ceremony was again dominated by yellow colours in its promotional graphics. These graphics were more homogenous to the then forum theme than in previous events. Click here for an in-depth article:
The 14th Lit Forum Awards will take place on 26th May 2018, although the process began on 14th April.
LITFAs League Table (as of September 2017)
Awards (WRIXAS 13 only)
|ATUK's The Bill||allthingsuk||Fan:Fic||N/A||2|
|Back To The Start||Lem||Drama||N/A||5|
|Behind Closed Doors 1.0||Hannah||Soap||N/A||1|
|Behind Closed Doors||Hannah||Soap||6||6|
|Beneath The Surface||Ross/Walfman - now Jamie||Soap||N/A||1|
|Beyond The Light 1.0||Jaay||Soap||N/A||8|
|Cross My Heart, Hope To Die||Hannah||Drama||N/A||1|
|Diamonds In The Rough||Danny | Jaay||Soap||N/A||3|
|High Hopes||Hannah | Jaay||Soap||N/A||8|
|High Peak 1.0||MGambitt | Noxy||Soap||N/A||5|
|Lem's Coronation Street||Lem||Fan:Fic||N/A||1|
|The Me In You||Noxy||Drama||N/A||9|
|These Days 1.0||Noxy||Soap||N/A||41|
|These Days City Girls Have Many High Hopes As They Stroll Along The Avenue Under The Bright City Lights On Cold Uncertain Nights||Hannah||Other||N/A||1|
|Uncertain Nights||AppleCobbler | Noxy | Ross||Soap||N/A||19|
|Words Of Comfort||Lem||Drama||N/A||2|
|The You In Me||Noxy||Drama||N/A||2|
Forum Members League Table (as of September 2017)
|Forum Member||Awards (WRIXAS 13 only)||Awards (TOTAL)|