Fan Art Submission Guidelines

  1. To qualify as "fan art" and be posted in this section, the artwork must be at least loosely related to the universes of my books and short stories.

    That being said, if you have artwork related to science fiction and fantasy (if not necessarily related to my work) feel free to submit those, too!  If I get enough submissions like that, I'll start a separate section for "SFF Art."

  2. For artwork to be posted, it must be avoid the following things:
    • Plagarism of another's artwork, whether published or unpublished
    • Libel or defamation of character
    • Undue insensitivity to gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, faith, or sexual orientation.
    • Unnecessary or excessive profanity.  Use George Carlin's "seven deadly words" as a guide.  Basically, avoid anything they wouldn't say on prime time network television shows.
    • Nudity or pornographic artwork.  Erotic artwork is okay, as long as all vital body parts are obscured in some way.

    Everything will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.  I understand that there is a fine line between the artisitic and the obscene, and will keep that in mind.  I reserve the right, however, to be the final judge on what artwork gets posted here.

  3. I promise not to alter your artwork in any way.  I may, however, adjust the size and dpi (dots per inch) to ensure that it will fit on the website and download quickly.  Similarly, although I will not censor audio or video files, I may have to adjust the bitrate/framerate for faster downloads.

Submission Process

  1. CONTACT: Email me your fan fiction at .  Be sure to:
    • put "Fan Art" in the Subject line (so I don't accidentally delete it as spam)
    • cut & paste the waiver (see below) into the body of the email, and fill in your name and artwork title
    • include your artwork as an attachment

  2. LEGAL STUFF: Cut & paste the follwing waiver into the body of your submission email.  I regret needing to do stuff like this, but do I need to protect myself legally, just in case.  You might want to keep a copy of the email too, just in case.

  3. FORMAT: Any and all forms of the arts are welcome and encouraged.  Please submit your artwork in the following formats:

    • FLAT ART: For drawings, paintings, cartoons, etc., please use .jpg/.jpeg, .gif, .png, or .bmp formats.  If you use a different format, I can't guarantee I'll be able to open it, view it, or post it on the website.

    • 3D ART: For sculptures, crafts, costumes, etc., please take a photograph and email it to me in the same formats as flat art listed above.

    • AUDIO ART: For filk songs, music, stand-up routines, etc., please use either .mp3, .wma, .midi, or .wav formats.  Although you are free to use other formats (like .oog, .flac, .aif, .ape, etc.), I can't guarantee I'll be able to listen to them or convert them to a web-friendly format.  Email it to me if the file is small enough.  If they are too large, post it someplace I can download it from.

    • VIDEO ART: Although I sincerely doubt I'll get any of these, I figured I'd list it just in case someone wants to submit a video of the performing arts.  Please use .wmv, .mpg/.mpeg, or .avi formats.  Again, I can't guarantee I'll be able to view and post them in other formats.  Alternately, you can post it to YouTube (or a similar site), and I can try to set up a link or even streaming video from there.