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Story Submission GuidelinesSubmissions are currently CLOSED. Please watch our Homepage for details on upcoming submissions!
STORY AND POETRY SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:
PhoenixSong.net is an archive for BETAED STORIES ONLY. That means before your story is archived, it must and will go through a beta reader. Your beta reader will be assigned to you when your first fic is accepted to the site, and you will typically work with that beta for the rest of the time you archive here.
We also recommend the use of 'pre-betas', or people who look over the story before you submit it. A fresh set of eyes can often catch things you miss when you are proofreading your own work, and can be quite helpful. Your pre-beta can be someone you know; it can be one of our volunteer pre-betas here on the site (see "The Hatchery" thread on the Perch); it can be more than one person. Several of our authors use multiple pre-betas before their fic ever sees their official beta's mailbox. Be aware that if your story is filled with spelling and grammatical errors when it's submitted, it will be rejected. Pre-betas can help you fix those problems and prevent rejection. They're there for your benefit.
In order to help our writers and betas as much as possible, PhoenixSong and Perfect Imagination have teamed up to offer beta-reading services. You may contact Perfect Imagination on your own for assistance with pre-betaing, and they are also now assisting us in keeping up with the demand for new betas. Now, when you submit a story to PS, you may either be assigned a beta who works exclusively for PS, or we may assign you to work with Perfect Imagination, and they will set you up with a beta reader as necessary. We're excited about the possibilities that this partnership will enable us to achieve with regard to our continued growth and development.
PLEASE NOTE: To comply with the United States Federal Trade Commission's Children's Online Privacy Act, PhoenixSong.net does not accept stories from children under age 13. This is for our protection as well as for yours; please see the document at http://www.ftc.gov/privacy/privacyinitiatives/childrens.html for more information.
The following information pertains to both stories and poetry archived on PhoenixSong.net and supercedes any prior directives.
PhoenixSong.net does limit the ships we accept. Effective
STORIES NOT ACCEPTED AT PHOENIXSONG.NET INCLUDE:
PhoenixSong.net features several different types of stories. The following are a list of genres which are acceptable:
STORY CATEGORIES – UPDATED
PLEASE NOTE: Story categories are determined by the framework of canon in which they fit best, not by the time-frame in which a story is written/posted. Thus, a story that is written after 2007, but deliberately only includes elements of books 1-5 would be categorized as pre-HBP.
While some of this may be confusing at times, we will do our best to set all stories as reliably as possible. We also reserve the right to adjust a story's classification when necessary.
If you are writing a chaptered fic, we require that you have a minimum of TWO CHAPTERS finished before you submit, and that you submit them both at the same time.
TEEN VS. MATURE STORIES/CHAPTERS/POETRY:
Stories with the Teen rating may have some questionable content; parents should be aware of this before allowing their children under the age of 13 to read them. The content can include the following:
TEEN RATING GUIDELINES:
More than one reference to:
Single use of the following:
MATURE RATING GUIDELINES:
Mature-rated stories – for any reason – must meet extremely rigorous standards, and are – out of all stories archived – very likely not to be accepted for posting on PhoenixSong. Mature-rated stories require much closer scrutiny and involvement for all staff-members involved in archiving them. Thus, these stories are even more subjected to the "we run the site" discretion (in either accepting OR rejecting them), and must be worth the extra effort involved in their posting. The Administrative Team reserves the right to make exceptions to these guidelines at their discretion. Consider yourselves warned.
PhoenixSong.net's Mature-rated chapters or stories contain adult content or have what would be considered violent content. Examples of the adult content can include but are not limited to the following:
Examples of violent content can include but are not limited to the following:
Any combination of the above will result in a Mature rating. There are no exceptions.
Parents are strongly encouraged to learn more about the content of these stories and be open to discussions with the child prior to allowing them to read it. Mature-rated chapters on PhoenixSong.net are intended solely for our members who are at least 18 years of age. We will not accept any Mature-rated stories or chapters from anyone under the age of 18 at either PhoenixSong or our sister site, TheBroomCupboard. There are NO exceptions.
We will not accept long, multi-chaptered stories where the majority of the chapters are Mature-rated. We grant allowances for Teen-rated stories to contain chapters within the story that are Mature-rated if it is necessary for story development.
Stories exceeding ten (10) chapters that necessitate an M-rating due to sexuality and/or sexual language, excessive violence and/or adult-themed concepts are required to have the following:
SINGLE-CHAPTERED & SHORT STORIES:
PhoenixSong.net will consider adult-content one-shots and stories between five and ten chapters in length on a case-by-case basis. For stories longer than five chapters, the overall reason for the Mature-rating MUST be because of adult themes other than sexuality (i.e., war, death, violence, etc.). Some sexuality may be included, but it must not be the primary reason for the rating.
PhoenixSong.net will consider sexually-oriented stories of five chapters or less on a case-by-case basis. We will require seeing a completed version of the story prior to accepting it for archival.
Strictly sexually-oriented stories longer than five chapters with an overall M-rating will be directed to our sister site, TheBroomCupboard. Please review the story guidelines for TheBroomCupboard for more information. Please note: you have to be over the age of 18 to become a registered member of TBC.
Submissions are currently CLOSED. Please watch our Homepage for details on upcoming submissions!
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