Just to be clear--You own your story. We don't ask for any right other than the right to display the story on our web site. Your name will appear on the story as copyright holder.
Important: We do not copy edit for you. We don't have time. Unless there is an error in the story that we put there, we don't like to make corrections to the story once it is posted. It doubles the work involved. If you aren't finished with your story then wait until you are before you send it.
Sorry, we can't accept traditional manuscripts.
Sending Text By E-Mail
Send your story file in the body of an E-mail or as an E-mail
attachment. You can send it as a text file or as an HTML
file. Your story will then appear on our site pretty much
the way it did on your computer, so be sure you've copy edited it
Be sure to have clear divisions between paragraphs. Double space is best. Many manuscripts arrive with the text all continuous, so we can't tell where paragraphs end or start.
Be sure you've titled the story. It's surprising how many come in with no title.
If you think you might want a pen name, think hard. They make it a pain in the sit-down place for us to remember who you really are. Besides, most are no better than the name you got when you were born.
However, if you must, you must.
We like to use a short author's introduction to the beginning of each story and a brief biography of the author at the end. Send these along in the body of your E-mail.
Include your regular mailing address and telephone number for our records. All your personal information is kept strictly confidential. Note that we invite readers to contact you, but their messages are sent to us. We then redirect them to you. This assures your privacy.
To contact us with questions or to send a story by E-mail Click Here!
If you can't figure out how to send your story files by e-mail, just send your story on a CD or chip. Please send in a standard PC format (Open Office or Word is best for us). You can send the introduction, biographical sketch, photo, and personal information on the same CD or chip. Our mailing address is:
Attn: Richard Loller
2313 Pennington Bend Road
Nashville, Tennessee 37214
You can send photographs or other images as E-mail attachments.
you've seen our pages you'll be aware
of how much
add to the stories.
Send your photo as a JPEG or GIF image. You can send it along with your story or in a seperate E-mail. Try to keep photo files under 300kb in size. If you don't know how to crop your photos and compress them we will do it here. The web can utilize a moderate amount of detail, the rest is wasted. Also, our web space costs money, so we utilize small files for illustrations.
If you have non-digital photos, but have no way to scan them, we can do it here. Just send us the photo with a suitably stamped and addressed return envelope. Send it to the address above.
Still have questions? Contact us.
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