To submit a story, use the Submission Form to make sure you are sending all the necessary information that goes with your submission!
Your submission must be saved as Text format with Line Breaks (Text With Line breaks, ASCII, ie. MS-DOS text) with no tabs or special characters (smart quotes, etc.) or as an HTML document to be eligible to be archived. All submissions must be web-archivable files (.txt and .html or .htm). No word processing documents, please.
If there is a problem with the formatting of a submission, please resubmit your story to the archive in the a readable format. Click HERE if you are using MS Word, for detailed instructions on how to save your document in the proper format.
To ensure that your story has been saved correctly, open it in your browser before you send it to the archivist. If it:
b) has strange symbols where quotes or apostrophes should be
c) scrolls all the way to the right
d) has =20 at the end of each line
e) has strange symbols at the top and bottom of the file
d) does not load at all
you have not:a) changed the tabs to double returns or spaces
b) replaced the "Smart Quotes" or special characters with plain ASCII text
c) saved it in Courier 12 with Line Breaks
d) saved it as a plain text document (and it has been converted to a MIME type document)
e) saved it as a plain text document (and it has been saved as a word processing document)
d) saved it as a plain text document (and your browser can't figure out what the heck it is)
Any story under 30,000 words should be made as one submission. Novellas and novels over 30,000 should be broken up into sections or by chapter.
Works in progress will not be accepted, unless they are entries in a complete series and each section is whole and complete within each part (ie. trilogies, sequels, etc.). This archive is for completed stories only. No story ending in to be continued... will be accepted!
If (and only if) your browser does not support forms, then you can send your submission to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please make sure each story contains either at the top of the page or as a separate document, the following:
2. Author's name and current email address
3. A synopsis of 50 words or less, including the story's MPAA-style rating (PG, PG-13, NC-17), when during the series the story is set (ie. before "To Shanshu In L.A", or "During sophmore year at Sunnydale High", etc.) and what story or stories it is a sequel/prequel to, if applicable.
Example of a correct synopsis:
Example of an incorrect synopsis:
DO NOT include the following in your synopsis:
Please allow 30 days from the date of submission before you start pestering the poor, belaboured archivist... :)
If you have any further questions or comments, please feel free to drop me a line.
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