A.B Posted October 1, 2014 Report Share Posted October 1, 2014 I was reading the forums' "submissions" and I have some thoughts about it. I don't know if what I am about to suggest has already been suggested before, and/or if its feasible but: A. I think it is very generic, doesn't fully explain what is and is not accepted, for example it says " inappropriate Adult/Youth, or over sexualized stories." But what ages does "adult/youth" encompass? Obviously inappropriate means any kind of sexual activity between but at what age and below is "youth" is it any individual below 18? 16? 12? I think as the site grows and more readers and/or authors start to visit it will be good to have more specific guidelines. Sort of: 1.No sex between an adult/individual over 18 with any individual below <insert age> Also I imagine you/we don't want any graphic violence in the stories? Something like this: 2. No graphic description of violence/violent event/murder/rape/suicide/etc 3. A story cannot end in a murder and/or suicide. B. Then besides the guidelines where like I said I think they should be more specific, there's also the final submission format that "you" require. Is it in txt, html, doc file? I think all of that information should be displayed clearly. It is chaotic but nifty does a good-ish job on that: http://www.nifty.org/nifty/submission.html they have different sections for what they want in formatting/grammar, process, a checklist etc Also what they have about celebrities is very important as well, and Hunter does it as well in his RAUF story, having a disclaimer about "that" celeb will be a character in "my" story, and besides his physical characteristics etc all behavior, sexual preference portrayed in the story is my fictional portrayal of him/her and not actually that celeb's sexual preference etc." Finally I think there should be a Castle Roland email@example.com email or something similar (maybe shorter). I think the "post a short version of a chapter/story here and we'll contact you" may get confusing and/or crowded if/when CR starts getting something like 40-100 submissions per day. I understand that all this may require more staff so obviously I don't expect it to all be done "tomorrow" just thought to give out some ideas/thoughts of mine, maybe have a dialogue over it. Carry on, A.B. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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