This page contains
information and links for authors. If your only interest is in
reading stories written by others, then it is unlikely that you'll
find anything of interest here. If however, you feel that there is
a bit of creativity bottled up in your soul, and you wish to free
it, then you have come to the right place.
several requirements for story submissions. You can read what they
are by going to the Story Submission
Information Page. To the left you'll see links for other
pages that contain information about special submissions, such as
including images in a story. Please follow them and you'll see
your story posted sooner. If your submission is consistent with
the rules, you can proceed to the
time for new stories is currently about
days from the
date that we receive both the story and the form.
Attention - I am
currently restructuring the site so that multiple volunteers can
assist with the posting duties. The site has grown too large for me
to continue doing it alone. While the work is progressing, a few
features such as copies of story review comments emailed to authors
will be suspended for stories posted after October 2008. All such
features, and many more, will be available when the work is
Stories are almost
always posted First In / First Out, to use an accounting term, but
there are a few exceptions to this rule. Because of the setup work
required to add a new author to the system, the first story from
any author may take an extra couple of days. Stories with images
may also require extra time because of the amount of work required
with them. Seasonal stories may be held so that they may be posted
on a special day when submitted within two weeks of that day.
If you do not
receive an email from me, and your story was not posted within the
time specified, in red, above, then
contact me immediately because there is a problem. Either I have
not received your submissions, or the email address that you sent
is not receiving mail. I acknowledge EVERY email from authors or
readers that request a reply, or where a reply is appropriate.
Prior to having
their first story posted, every author receives a form letter
containing a special access URL address. Linking to that address
will show you a summary page with your download counts. This saves
you the effort of downloading every story.
authors have a small network of friends who help them with their
editing and proofreading. For new authors, we have a wonderful
group of volunteers who are ready to assist you. Use the hyperlink
to the left to call up the list.
We also have a page
of writing tips for the new author. These address the most common
problems that are encountered on your way to posting your first
story. We have all made our share of mistakes as we were learning
and hope that you can benefit from our experiences.