Or: How To Make Your Archivist Happy in Nine Easy Steps
- Please submit stories to the proper categories and sub-categories. Claire spent a lot of time adding them in and if you don't use them you'll make her cry. The submission form allows you to choose multiple categories for your story. If your story crosses more than one category (for example, it has both Apollo/Starbuck and Troy/Dillon pairings) then please choose both categories. Do not add your story twice under different categories. It will just make Claire have to go in and change it, and she hates work.
- If your story crosses multiple genres/warnings/characters, then please choose all relevant options. The CNTL key is your friend!
- Please consider using a beta. Or at least a spell-check. Readable fiction that isn't riddled with mistakes is so much more pleasing to the eye.
- Actor Fic is not permitted. Any RPS posted to the site will be deleted, and the author mocked mercilessly for not reading the rules.
- Please rate all stories correctly and use the appropriate warnings. Sometimes you want the zombie goat bukkake, and othertimes? Not so much.
- Stories with more than one chapter should have their subsequent parts posted as additional chapters and not as new stories. This is done by uploading the first chapter and then using Manage Stories in your account to add additional chapters. This keeps all parts in one place - much easier for reading.
- Spoiler warnings are not necessary, but are nice for those who may not have seen the joy that is the original BSG. (Yeah, like I was going to include the words 'joy' and 'G80' in the same sentence...)
- If your story has a lot of notes, then feel free to post them as a separate chapter. The recommendation is that you do this as the first chapter as this keeps the notes at the beginning of the story.
- If all else fails, Claire can be bribed using the following things: chocolate, porn and David Hewlett. Preferably all at the same time.
Submissions that violate these rules will be pointed at and mocked. They'll also possibly be deleted if Claire's feeling especially Evil Overlord-like.