|This site currently doesn't accept new story submissions except from the featured authors. Please visit my partners at the Trek Writer's Guild. They have a database that suits the individual writer's needs better than the static and hand-edited concept of EAS.|
Please note that I will not accept the following types of stories: cross-overs of Star Trek and other (science) fiction, out-of-character stories such as "slash fiction" or stories that otherwise don't comply with the philosophy of Star Trek. I will reject material with explicit sexual content and excessive violence at my discretion. I also reserve the right to decline stories that I simply don't like.
I am reluctant to post stories with the notice "to be continued", unless you can promise me for sure that you will be able to finish it. If you are writing a multi-part story, send me as much of it as you consider as final. Send only stuff that you consider as final.
Regarding my rather unsophisticated English, I'm not in a position to tell you much about proper spelling and grammar. But there are some very common mistakes that are not recognized by the Winword spell checker and can be found in large numbers in almost every story submitted to me. These include confusions of "there/their/they're", "your/you're", "its/it's", "lets/let's", "whose/who's" and more examples along these lines. A peculiarity I have noticed in most works is excessive capitalizing of nouns for which I see no reason (well, unless you're writing in German). Please write "an officer with a phaser" instead of "an Officer with a Phaser". Finally, many authors could use more commas, particularly in speech. It should be "Fire at will, Mr. Worf", not "Fire at will Mr. Worf".
If you are using Winword, you should save me work and use as few special characters as possible. For instance, there should be only the basic quotation marks and apostrophes/inverted commas, not an opening/left and a different closing/right version thereof. Also, better use separate characters for "..." and "--" just as in this text.
Except for the aforementioned screenplays, all stories will appear in the EAS standard layout. Indicate where you would like to have a horizontal ruler or insert an illustration. I may decide to split the pages if the HTML file size gets too large. You can tell yourself where you would like to have a page break. 150k or 21,000 words is my recommended upper limit, 50k or 7,000 words the lower limit for one page (unless your entire story is shorter than that).
I would be glad if you could also send me a catch phrase and perhaps a summary.
|Last modified: 10 Apr 2012