Every year each participant requests fics in 3-4 fandoms but are guaranteed only one request being filled. Because of this, many requests go unfilled. At the end of Yuletide these requests are made public. Between the end of that Yuletide exchange and the beginning of the next Yuletide exchange, anyone (even people who did not participate in Yuletide) can write fics for these prompts. Such fics can be placed in Yuletide's New Year's Resolutions subcollections and are publicized by the mods on the main livejournal community.