Submission Guidelines and Procedures
So you want to write a chapter of the Baysville Saga? Good! The more the
merrier! "Baysville" is the oldest ‘Round Robin’ serial story that we
know of anywhere on the Net. So it’s unique and special. To keep it that way,
and to add to it yourself, here’s the deal:
- Anybody may submit a
chapter to the editor. Whether you are an already established author
elsewhere, or are trying your hand for the first time, you’re invited to
take a shot at seeing your words and ideas published here.
- The editor is David in
Thailand. His email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
- Feel free to contact the
editor at any stage of your creative process, from germinating an idea to
submitting a final draft. In fact, the earlier in the process you contact
him, the better. You might save yourself a lot of work by asking questions
right off. David in Thailand is ready and willing to help.
- The editor and the site owner
have full and final authority on all submissions for the Baysville series,
including the right of refusal. All final drafts will be posted to
DaBeagle from the editor alone. Please do NOT submit chapters to DaBeagle
directly. Each submission will be edited
for content, and final drafts will be thoroughly proof read. This is to
ensure consistency and continuity for everybody.
- All chapters accepted for
publication will be copyrighted by DaBeagle and posted on DaBeagle
Doghouse site. Chapter authors with web sites of their own may provide a
link to their sites. All authors will be credited with their work, and may
also list an email address if desired. Once accepted for posting, all
chapters become part of the greater whole, and may NOT be withdrawn FOR
ANY REASON. "Baysville" is a co-operative story, and chapters
are submitted with the full knowledge that they remain on this or a
similar site or sites as an integral part of the story.
- Please feel free to develop
any of the plot lines already established in the story thus far, or create
your own little piece of our fair community. That’s the beauty of a
"Round Robin" serial! You may wish to contact particular chapter
authors about the characters they have already created. This is not a
requirement, just a courtesy. The editor will regularly consult previous
chapter authors about threads that may already be in process.
- Chapter authors have the
right to continue developing their own story lines if they wish. However, if they don’t announce this in
a timely manner, they may lose this right to another author. Consult the editor with questions about
this if necessary.
- Regarding story content,
the following guidelines will be adhered to, in the spirit of DaBeagle’s
Doghouse and its many wonderful stories: no non-consensual sex and no sex
between adults and minors. Since Baysville is in the United States, the
age of consent should be assumed to be 18 years.
- All characters and plot
threads will conform to the story told thus far. In other words, you may
not change the places or the past history of the characters and
relationships as they have been already told. Expect to be reminded about
story details – that is what editors do!
- Please refer to the Cast of
Characters which is indexed by chapter number. This will help both writers
and readers to remember who everybody is.
- Have at it, and have fun!