How do you submit a multiple part story to fanfiction.theforce.net??

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  1. Fluke_Groundwalker Jedi Youngling

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    Aug 11, 2001
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    I can't remember my password for fanfiction.theforce.net, which means I can't look up the Submission Guidelines.

    At the Fan Fiction homepage, it says that a few rules were changed concerning multiple-part stories. Can anyone help??
  2. JediGaladriel Manager Emeritus

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    Sep 3, 1999
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    Absolutely. And are you registered under this name? We'll get your password. ;)

    But here are the revised guidelines.

    Submission Guidelines for TheForce.Net's Fan Fiction Archive


    Welcome to TheForce.Net's Fan Fiction archive. We're glad that you're considering sending us your work for consideration.

    Although crossover fan fiction is a traditional form, TheForce.Net only archives stories that take place exclusively in the Star Wars universe--no other fictional universe characters or settings should appear, nor should real-world characters, including personalities associated with Star Wars. This applies to any artifact from the real world, including songs, poetry, novels, etc.

    TheForce.net is a family-friendly site, and stories archived here should be simliar to movies rated from G to a conservative PG13.


    G-rated stories at TFN are suitable for readers of any age. Violence may be present, but it isn't graphic. Frightening images and events may crop up, but they aren't explicit, and are usually more symbolic than realistic. There is no crass language, and sexuality is extremely limited.

    Examples
    Movie: Disney's Beauty and the Beast, Book: The Secret Garden, by Francis Hodgdin Burnett or The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

    PG-rated stories may have content that parents might want to view with younger children. Violence is often present, but rarely lingered on, and not used for its own sake. There may be some mild language, but not more extreme than Han's "I'll see you in hell!" in The Empire Strikes Back. Sexuality may be more present than in a G story, but it shouldn't proceed beyond a shared kiss.
    Examples
    Movies: the Star Wars series, Books: Lord of the Rings, by J.R.R. Tolkien

    PG13-rated stories have a higher threshold for violence than PG stories, but approximately the same threshold for sexuality. They are stories that are not appropriate for very young children, but which do not cross the line into the level of graphic description typical of an R-rating.
    Examples
    Movie: The Mask of Zorro, Books: Lord of the Flies, by William Golding, or Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, by J.K. Rowling



    The Archive is not limited to stories about the established characters from the Star Wars movies. Stories featuring characters original to the author -- as long as they are set in the Star Wars universe -- are welcome.

    The Extended Universe (the novels, comic books, role playing games, etc, officially produced by Lucasfilm and its affiliates) is scrupulously used by some fan fiction writers and totally disregarded by others, and many writers fall somewhere on the continuum between the two extremes. The Archive is open to both approaches, and will judge the story on its own merits. If EU characters are used, they should be in tune with their presentation in the books (as the fanfic author has seen them), or have good reason to behave differently.

    Alternate Universe stories (AUs), in which part of canon has been deliberately changed, are also welcome.

    Stories may be submitted as Word documents (.doc), simple web pages (.html), or text files (.txt) (see the Style Guide for hints on format notation in plain text).

    Stories are expected to be beta read before submission. A beta reading should look for:


    Grammar and spelling errors. While a few errors are bound to make it through, too many such errors will result in a rejection.
    Plot continuity and technical errors. Your betas should let you know if there are any plot threads left unintentionally unresolved, and note places where there are internal continuity problems (eg, you had a character leave the room on page four, and she speaks again on page five without re-entering or using a comm-link).

    Character issues. Fan fiction allows much more freedom than professional fiction in terms of character interpretations, but your betas should point it out if your characters suddenly begin to behave very oddly for no appreciable reason.

    Intangible things. Ask your betas to tell you what they got out of your story before you
  3. Mr. P FanFic Archive Editor, Manager Emeritus

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    Apr 1, 2000
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    First off, if you forgot your password, on the login page there is a link where you can go to get your password by e-mail if you forgot it.

    Second, the deal with multi-part stories goes pretty much like this (right out of the guidelines):

    Multi-part stories

    All stories submitted to the Archive must be complete at the time of submission. Please consider submitting long pieces singularly, even if they have distinct movements. If you have planned a trilogy or other multi-part form, and it is artistically necessary for there to be separation between sections, submit all parts simultaneously, and they will be reviewed by the same reviewers, and treated as a single entity -- accepted or rejected as a whole -- then archived serially if you so wish. Multipart stories should be no more than six installments.

    A sequel differs from a multipart story in that, while the sequel continues a story begun elsewhere, it is not necessary to it. If you've written a story which you later decide to write a sequel for, the sequel would be submitted separately and judged on its own merits, as any other individual story.

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    Well, there you go. :)

    --Mr. P
  4. Fluke_Groundwalker Jedi Youngling

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    Aug 11, 2001
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    I had my password sent to me by email, but I can't read it. I've tried typing everything that I think it is, but it won't work.
  5. Liz Skywalker Ex-Mod

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    Jun 13, 2000
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    might help if you type in "fanfic.theforce.net" and not "fanfiction.theforce.net"

    ;)
  6. Fluke_Groundwalker Jedi Youngling

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    Aug 11, 2001
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    The problem is resolved now. Thank you Herman Snerd.
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