The Lancer Fanfiction Archive

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Story Submission

 

 

FGot a tale to tell?

UPDATE 29 January 2018


This site was created as a mirror to the main Lancer Archive managed by Karen Fedderley (email Karen at  fedderly1@verizon.net to submit a story there). Unfortunately, Karen is currently unable to update the main archive, with no date for when she can resume. However, you can continue to update here.

Email me direct at starrydiadem@gmail.com with your story. I will do an update at the end of each calendar month.

Below you'll find some notes on the submission process, much of it adapted from the advice on Karen's site, with some extra bits on formatting documents etc from me. Please read it before sending me your stories.

Story Submission

General Issues
Your stories will be archived here (www.lancerlovers.com), the mirror site for Karen's archive, unless you tell us on submission to Karen that you don't want this service

Poems, cross-overs with other series, alternate universe (AU), satire etc. are all welcome - but no slash.  If your story has adult material or graphic violence etc, label it as such, please, to help your readers make an informed choice. This is an archive for completed stories only, so no WIPs. If you have stories in a series do let me know what you want the series to be called. At the LancerLovers archive, your stories will be listed in their series, not individually, so it’s important I have a series title.

As most of you know, fanfic can't be copyrighted because someone else owns the characters, concept and everything else Lancer.  Most series (even those currently running) turn a blind eye to the copyright violation that is fanfic because fanfic enhances fan interest in the series.  A copyright notice intended to protect your original content carries no legal weight whatsoever and is not necessary.  Obviously you can't sue someone if they steal a story that itself is a copyright violation against the owners of the series.  However, the world of fanfic seems to run pretty well on the honor system of "shadow" copyright.  Your name [or other personal identifier] and date on the story  can show another website owner that a duplicate story submitted to them later has been plagiarized.  I will remove the stories of an author against whom an act of clear plagiarism has been proved.  However, remember that even in profic, ideas and titles cannot be copyrighted.

The archive doesn't own your story once it's posted--you do. If all the listed authors on a story want it removed, I'll do that.  If one of the authors of a jointly authored story wants her name removed, I can do that.  If an author or authors wants to rewrite a story and resubmit it, that's fine. BUT a writer's work will not normally be removed from the site due to a conflict with another writer. It is expected that writers will settle their disputes without the archivist's intervention. In no case will we become involved in a dispute between authors or remove a story from the site at the request of anyone but the author of that work except in a proven case of plagiarism as noted above.

Author Pages and Images
Every author gets their own page listing their stories and you can customise that to a certain extent by getting your favourite Lancer image on the page. Your individual story pages will also carry that image. I have quite a few images already stocked and formatted ready that you can see here - Images - but sadly, because they're screengrabs, they're mostly pretty low resolution. If you have another you prefer, send it along with your story.

Formatting Your Story
1. Formatting is by far my biggest bugbear and takes me the longest time to sort out. There is a lot to say on this, but the principle is keep it simple and be consistent about things like spacing, or fonts, or gaps between text sections etc. First and most important point: FIND SOMEONE TO BETA YOUR STORY before you send it for archiving and ask them to look for spelling, grammar and formatting errors. I will correct spelling/grammar errors where I see them, but I can’t guarantee to catch everything.

2. You can send documents in Word or Rich Text. Don't send pdfs, please.

3. It doesn't matter what font you use, as the website software converts it to the default for LancerLovers, but please try to keep the text all one size. Font size 12, please, is preferable.

4. Some tips:

DO NOT use tabs or (worse!) lots of spaces to start your paragraphs with an indent. In fact, don’t use indents. The website style doesn’t use them, and I just have to take them out..

DO use two returns at the end of every paragraph. This closes the paragraph and manually gives you a space before the next one starts. This is easier for me than if you have your document set to automatically put spaces between your paragraphs, because of the way texts transfer over to the website software. However, I can live with automatic paragraph spacing as it only takes me a couple of actions to fix, so I won't be looking for ditches to die in over this one. Whatever you choose, be consistent about it. Don’t hop from automatic spacing to manual and back to automatic again—and yes, that has happened.

DO NOT use a manual line break between paragraphs (that is: shift-return) because it messes up things like centre aligned text.

DO use three empty returns between chapters, and put your chapter heading in bold.

DO use three empty returns between sections of your story if you don’t use a separator (that is, if you don’t use ****** or ----- or similar to separate the sections). Three returns will give you a nice, unmistakable space between the sections—one that I won’t assume is just a formatting mistake on your part!

Centre text: Anything you want in the centre of the page (images, separators etc) DO use centre-align to get them into the middle of the line, so it looks like this on the page

*******

and is placed centrally in your text. DO NOT use 30 thumps on the space bar, or tabs or change the postion of the left-hand margin to centre anything in your text - use centre-align.

DO use page breaks if they’re needed (between chapters, say), and not loads of returns.

 

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