Fan Fiction Submission Guidelines

  1. To qualify as "fan fiction" and be posted in this section, your fiction must be at least loosely related to the universes in my books and short stories (Gramarye, Merovence, the DDT-verse, etc.).

  2. For fan fiction to be posted, it must be avoid the following things:
    • Plagarism of another's writing, whether published or unpublished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.
    • "Slash" fiction, nudity, sex scenes, erotica, or pornography.  A surprising number of my readers are teenagers and children. 

    I understand that there is a fine line between romance, erotica, and pornography, and I'll take that into consideration.  Each story will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis, but I reserve the right to be the final judge on what fan fiction is accepted and posted here.

  3. I promise not to edit or alter your fiction, with the exception of correcting spelling, grammar, capitalization, and punctuation errors.  Longer fiction submissions (novellas, novels, etc.) may also be split up into smaller sections and posted over a period of time.

Submission Process

  1. CONTACT: Email me your fan fiction at .  Be sure to:
    • put "Fan Fiction" 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 story title
    • include your story as an attachment (please don't paste it into the email body—it creates headaches and extra work for me)

  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: Please submit your fan fiction in either MS Word (.doc) format or rich text format (.rtf).  Please don't use Adobe .pdf format, as the text can not be edited.  Although you are free to submit fiction in a different file format, I can't guarantee I'll be able to open it, read it, or post it.