Before submitting a story, please
read the following formatting requirements:
This is an absolute
- No Word documents
- No RTF documents
- No WordPerfect documents
- No HTML files
- No compressed files
- No special characters -
standard 7-bit ASCII characters only!
Simple, isn't it? Any story that is
not in plain text will be rejected, as we do not have the time to convert
files to plain text. Do not use any special characters in your text, such as
Word's "SmartQuotes", or any PC-only characters like the '1/2', or copyright
'(C)' characters. If your story comes up with funny characters when viewed in a
DOS window, then it is not in standard ASCII!
Just like with plaintext
requirement, if your submission is not wordwrapped, it will be rejected.
Make sure to keep your lines under 72 characters long. This makes it MUCH easier
for people to read. Remember, your stories are being read by people using
Netscape on Solaris, MSIE on Windows, Opera for Be, or Lynx on Linux, and they
don't format your stories for you. If you cannot see your story properly
in Netscape, it will not show up properly for anyone else! Just because you have
'Wordwrap' turned on in Notepad does not mean the file is properly
If you must use Word to write with,
try this: use Courier in 10-point size, with 1-inch left and right margins, on a
standard 8.5x11" page. When done, save as 'MS-DOS Text with Line Breaks', and
it'll leave your work properly formatted!
New! From the Fanfiction
Mailing List comes a tool specifically designed to help with getting your story
formatted - the Fan Fiction
Formatting Tool. Please follow the link for more information.
There's also a few suggestions
about making your stories more attractive to possible readers, and not just the
formatting. These aren't requirements, but it sure helps the readers.
is not your first language, there is really no excuse for not having proper
spelling in your stories, especially when it's so easy to use an actual word
processor to check it for you.
grammar. Anyone with any sort of education should know proper grammar, including
the proper use of capitalization, punctuation, and especially the correct use of
"its"/"it's". If you're using a word processor to write with, most will even
check your grammar for you.
Now, to submit a story, please send
And use a subject of
Subject: Sakura Lemon - Story
In your submission, please also
include the story's title, your name (or the name you want the story to appear
under), your email address (or none, if you do not want it to be posted for
people to write to you about your work), and your web page if you would like
people to know about it. If you like, you can also add appropriate [tags]
(follow this link for a
description) so people can see what type of story it is.
Please send your own stories only!
If you must send those of another person, please include an email address for
the author so that we can contact them for permission to post their
(The above email address is for story submissions, comments, and suggestions only. Please
do not ask us to send you stories, or to notify you when new stories are
And now, after all that, please
enjoy all the works that we've already got here.
Morisato Belldandy, Submissions
Nakatani Jun, Webmaster