Laying It Down

Posted 30 Jun 08

Let's break it down: 

You sign in on your email account.

You have a new message from Twilight Archives.

Now, would you rather see that your submission was accepted or rejected?

Obviously accepted, unless you like being masochistic.

Please, for all of the mod's sakes, PREVIEW your submission beforehand.

Please, spellcheck and grammarcheck before submitting.

Please, PLEASE format all line and conversation breaks.

Please, make sure your submission are MORE than 500 words. Don't try tricking us by entering various line breaks to fool us into believing that your story is long. We manually word-count EVERY submission.

Please, resize all art to 600x800.

Please, when submitting chat/IM conversations as a chapter, they have the same rules as normal chapters, ie. more than 500 words.

Please, put author's note in the box specified for it. Do not, I repeat, do not make chapters with only an author's note.

Please, don't waste our time our your time by submitting things that have NOTHING to do with Twilight or its characters. If you're just going to type a few nonsense words, don't even bother to submit it.

 

I'm sorry if I'm coming down hard, it's just that it's frustrating opening submissions to find them in dissaray.  Simply preview. Please.

It's really not that hard.

-Gabriella (lustandthrill) 

 

PS. For the authors I beta, can you please email your stories to me again? My inbox was deleted completely. :[ (gabriella_523@hotmail.com)

 

Comments

By jasper said

Posted 30 Jun 08

Not hard at all. I'm really sorry that my last chapter of Heat was all screwy. My copy and paste hated me. It showed it was right in the preview but when I actually submitted it the format was all jacked up o.0 then it wouldn't let me fix it. But yeah. I agree.

By lustandthrill

Posted 30 Jun 08

It's understandable (: It's just frustrating when you reject a chapter and the chapter is submitted again without any corrections. :/

By EdwardBiteMePlz

Posted 01 Jul 08

I can sense you're getting pretty frusterated with this, due to all the posts you've been posting. I always reread mine before submitting it and just wanted to say, and I'm pretty sure I speak for all of us when I say, we really apprieciate all of our mod's hard work! :) EdwardBitemePlz.

By lustandthrill

Posted 01 Jul 08

I'm sorry if I'm being all "bitchy" with this. It's not my intention. EdwardBitemePlz, you stories are terrific. Thank you. (:

By bellabeautiful

Posted 01 Jul 08

I'll start quadruple checking mine before I post them...lol. I try not to have too many mistakes but sometimes they slip through the cracks. And the copy/paste thing does mess up sometimes; I accidentally left out the first two lines of my most recent one shot because copy/paste didn't work right...lol. I was ranting around my house for hours...lol. It was still validated but I felt bad because I'd left that part out...lol. Thanks to all moddies for working so hard on here so we can keep our lovely TA in order. :) I should make you guys a banner...lol. **Emma

By EdwardBiteMePlz

Posted 01 Jul 08

Oh my gosh! We should!!!! xD Banner!

By EdwardBiteMePlz

Posted 01 Jul 08

If you guys like, you can put this in your bio! xD I did it sorta quick, and I'll make it smaller if you like. :) HTML is : <a href="http://tinypic.com" target="_blank"><img src="http://i28.tinypic.com/iyj37m.jpg" border="0" alt="Image and video hosting by TinyPic"></a> Image and video hosting by TinyPic

By Tundra

Posted 01 Jul 08

I love the banner xD And yes, you're all doing a fantastic job. I can only imagine what it must feel like to reject chapter after chapter because of the same mistakes. Just curious - How many submissions do you receive during a day? There are so many authors on the site... And there's only three of you!

By lustandthrill

Posted 01 Jul 08

We usually receive around 20-50 submissions a day. If we leave them to accumulate, then more than 60. On Sunday, I had 96 submissions to go through and probably 35% of them got accepted. The banner is lovely. I love it. You guys are adorableeee.

By lovingForbiddenFruit

Posted 01 Jul 08

Thanks so much for all your hard work, I can’t imagine how annoying that would be!

By j3nn

Posted 01 Jul 08

The banner made me smile. :)

And yes, it can get very frustrating. Especially when some people don't understand what is wrong with their story, and they get angry with you for trying to explain it, so they just keep resubmitting it. Thanks to all of you who have been checking over your stories, it makes a huge difference. :)

By Blonde Bella

Posted 02 Jul 08

Thank you guys for all your hard work and patience. The site has grown a lot over the past year and a half or so since I joined, considering that when I first started there wasn't even a submission que in the first place! There's a lot to go through (and I'm sure it will keep growing), but you guys stick it through. Thank you!

By topaz_eyes_in_forks

Posted 02 Jul 08

EdwardBitemePlz, you are a fridging genius. I love the banner. :) I was wondering how you resize art. Both of my pieces I've posted are huge, and I don't know how to make them smaller. Does anyone have a tip, or something? I have a Dell, if that makes any difference.

By lustandthrill

Posted 02 Jul 08

Go to picnik.com Upload your art or photo then where it says 'edit' click on resize and put 600 in the first box. It should resize.

By topaz_eyes_in_forks

Posted 03 Jul 08

Thanks, lustandthrill!

By lustandthrill

Posted 04 Jul 08

Your welcomeeee.

By FallOutGirl458

Posted 05 Jul 08

My Copy and Paste Hates Me too and I am so Tired of it doing that, I have evrything set out and then It goes all screwy. But It's not hard at all.