ABOVE: Some last-minute tips as we approach THE FINAL COUNTDOWN for Unintentional Authors. Except it’s not quite the final… oh, you get the point.
Tomorrow is the day! First drafts are due by 11.59PM EST on Saturday 26th. So, here’s how you submit and what we expect of you when you submit:
How to submit:
Email us at email@example.com. In the body of the email, include the information from the template below. (If you’ve already submitted, it’s okay, we’ve got you.) Then simply attach your rough draft to the email as a word doc or rtf file. Remember, your draft will be shared with your artist, so please make sure it’s in a file format that is easily accessible.
YOUR TEMPLATE! (here’s what to include in the body of your email. Copy/paste and fill out for us, please.)
AO3 name you signed up with:
Title of fic:
WARNINGS: (remember, we take these very seriously, so please do so yourself - these are the options on AO3 - Graphic Depictions of Violence; Major Character Death; Rape/Non Con; Underage - I would also suggest that you warn for things like torture, abuse, drug use, self harm, etc, even if it’s not graphically depicted)
Characters/Relationships: (you don’t need to include every single character that has a line in your fic, but those that are key to the plot are important - especially if you have the ladies in another relationship before getting together)
Crossover/AU?: (let us know if you’re crossing over with anything or what kind of AU your story is)
Additional Tags: (things that aren’t necessarily warnings but might give more insight into your fic, especially genre and/or trope info. ie: hurt/comfort, angst, fluff, magic baby, etc)
Summary: (Summaries should be short—no more than a few sentences—and engaging, as they will draw in your readers. They should give a basic idea of what the story is about. You don’t have to give away the ending or major plot points, but this is your space to share the essence of what the story is about. Remember, do not tell us you suck at summaries. Come up with something that will give your artist an idea of the fic they’re getting.)
Excerpt: (Should be approximately 200 - 300 words long. The excerpt should indicate the tone of your story. If your story is mainly humorous, it should be funny; if your story is mainly angsty, it should be serious. You might want to choose a scene near the beginning of the story so as not to spoil anything major, but of course, this is up to your discretion.)
And voila! There you have it.
If you have any questions, please email or message us and we will get back to you as soon as we can.
Happy submitting. :)
#CAN WE JUST TALK ABOUT HOW SHE’S MORE WORRIED ABOUT EMMA AND HENRY AKA HER FAMILY THAN SHE IS WORRIED ABOUT HERSELF LIKE REGINA GREENIE IS TRYING TO ERASE YOUR PRESENCE FIRST AND FOREMOST#LOOK AT MY BABY CARING FOR HER BABIES#BABIES#ALL OF THEM (via stoneharts
Even if you do not ship my OTP, I will still ship it.
Even if you constantly bash my OTP, I will still ship it.
Even if you write me a fucking novel on why my OTP will never happen, I will still ship it.
Even if one or both sides of my OTP dies, I will still ship it.
Even if my OTP isn’t even endgame, I will still ship it.