Complete your story - Sounds
obvious, but it isn't. Before submitting, please be
aware that we do not edit anything,
we code them for posting. Any grammatical
or spelling errors will appear as they are sent to us.
Please make sure you are satisfied with your story
before it is sent to us.
Add any headers you think necessary
- Spoiler alerts, your e-mail address, copyright
information, "free distribution" notice,
dedications, etc. should be included inthe story file.
Save your story as text
-Plain Text may be called "Plain Text",
"ASCII (DOS) Text", or "ANSII (Windows)
Text", depending on what operating system or
word processing software you are using. Please
save your story in plain text while
you are writing it. We have found that
converting a story from your Word Processor default
to text after the story has been written can cause
formatting problems. Many formatting codes do live
through the conversion, but not all. We
simply do not have the time (nor the myriad WP
programs necessary to convert every format type) to
convert and clean up the codes that don't survive on
every story. So again, please be sure that
your story is in Plain Text when you send it to us.
The reason for this is simple... plain text is the
one format that all computer systems can read.
Give your story the correct margins
- Be aware that in order for the textof your story to
fit within the width of a standard screen, you need
to have no more than 65 characters per line and a
hard return at the end of each of these lines. (This
means you press the Enter key at the end of each line
of text.) You may find it easier if you start your
story by setting your right margin to ".5"
and your left margin to "3.5." Yes, this
makes the story look thin, but it will look really
nice on the site! (This is most easily accomplished
by using the "End" and "Return"
keys after your story is finished.)
Add your e-mail address -
Indicate if you do not want your name to be used as a
hotlink for direct e-mail from this page. Indicate if
you would rather remain anonymous. The default is
that people will be able to e-mail you in regards to
your work. If you have a URL for a homepage, you can
also include this as well/instead.