- Disclaimers are required for good reason. If one is not present at all, the site administrators have the right to add a disclaimer. Repeat offenders may be subject to further action up to and including removal of stories and account.
- Stories must be submitted to the proper category. If there is an appropriate sub-category, DO NOT add your story to the main category. The submission form allows you to choose multiple categories for your story. So please do NOT add your story multiple times!
- Titles and summaries must be kid friendly. No exceptions.
- "Please read", "Untitled", etc. are not acceptable titles or summaries.
- A number of authors have requested that fans refrain from writing fan fiction based on their work. Therefore submissions will not be accepted based on the works of P.N. Elrod, Raymond Feist, Terry Goodkind, Laurell K. Hamilton, Anne McCaffrey, Robin McKinley, Irene Radford, Anne Rice, and Nora Roberts/J.D. Robb.
- Actor/actress stories are not permitted... not even if they're visiting an alternate reality.
- We expect correct grammar and spelling usage for all stories submitted to this site, but we don't expect perfection, because no one is perfect. Also, the site administrators here are not grammar Nazis. However, if the stories have a multitude of grammar and/or spelling errors, the site administrators reserve the right to request corrections to those stories. If such a request is ignored, the story will be deleted.
- Following canon in your stories does not matter. However, either the canon character or characters should at least be mentioned in your stories... or the universe they're in. Doesn't matter.
- All stories must be rated correctly and have the appropriate warnings. All adult rated stories are expected to have warnings. The site administrators recognize that there is an audience for these stories, but please respect those who do not wish to read them by labeling them appropriately. Please note: Stories containing adults having sex with minors are strictly forbidden.
- Stories with multiple chapters should be archived as such and NEVER as separate stories. Upload the first chapter of your story, then go to Manage Stories in your account to add additional chapters. NEVER add chapters of the same story as separate stories, it untidies the archive. If you have trouble with this, please contact the site administrator or ask a friend to help you.
- As much as possible, spoiler warnings are expected on all stories. For categories with serialized content, such as series of books or television series, spoilers are mandatory for the current season and/or most recent part. An appropriate spoiler warning to place in your summary would be: Spoilers for Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. DO NOT do anything like this: Spoilers for the one where Spock dies.
- Please DO NOT spam the archive. It's bad form on this archive and on the Internet. Doing so is subject to account deletion.
- E-mail is not enabled at this time, so lost password requests aren't possible for the time being.
Submissions found to be in violation of these rules may be removed and the author's account suspended at the discretion of the site administrators and/or moderators. The site administrators reserve the right to modify these rules as needed.