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kassimir funk
April 5th, 2002, 03:39 PM
1. Are submissions to the website restricted to short stories?

2. If not, is there a size limitation?

Thanks fellahs,

Kassimir Funk

Erebus
April 5th, 2002, 06:46 PM
The submissions to the main site are usually short stories and novellas, however, we have also had some members submitting larger pieces in chapters, which is also acceptable provided the sections aren't too large. Here, at the discussion forums, we prefer that stories not be posted in the threads wherever possible due to server limitations, but for the main site, submit away! http://www.sffworld.com/ubb/smile.gif

kassimir funk
April 5th, 2002, 07:37 PM
"Here, at the discussion forums, we prefer that stories not be posted in the threads wherever possible due to server limitations"

I may be a prankster... but I wouldn't do that to y'all man http://www.sffworld.com/ubb/smile.gif

The reason I was asking is thus. It is my understanding that by posting something on the web it becomes automatically copyrighted. My own submission would be nine chapters at about 150 pages. http://www.sffworld.com/ubb/frown.gif

Now that I think about... I would presume that that would be too large to submit. I don't want to hoard webspace. I'm just kinda paranoid about people stealing my ideas. http://www.sffworld.com/ubb/smile.gif
Do you have any suggestions or should I just not worry about it?

Erebus
April 5th, 2002, 07:55 PM
Posting anything on the net puts it into the public domain, and as such, especially in the case of a written work, this also constitutes on-line publication. Should you submit a work in its entirety, it may mean that you can no longer sell first rights to it down the track. If you plan to try to sell your work and have it published in a more mainstream format, I would suggest that you only submit a small sample of the whole - maybe just one or two chapters that the members here can comment on and provide you with some feedback etc.

Regardless of what you decide, the work is still yours and you own the copyright of course.

Hope this helps.

Cheers, Neil

[This message has been edited by erebus (edited April 06, 2002).]

kassimir funk
April 5th, 2002, 08:50 PM
Thanks man,

I appreciate it. I think I will submit a portion of it.

One last question... I promise
<Kassimir crosses his fingers behind his back> http://www.sffworld.com/ubb/smile.gif

Is there any specific format that the document needs to be in?

BTW I just want you to know that, of all the moderators here... you're my favorite.
No, no... I mean it. http://www.sffworld.com/ubb/smile.gif

[This message has been edited by kassimir funk (edited April 06, 2002).]

Erebus
April 5th, 2002, 09:49 PM
Is there any specific format that the document needs to be in?

Yes, Word.doc or .rtf files are the preferred file formats for submission please.

Thanks for your other comments too! http://www.sffworld.com/ubb/smile.gif

kassimir funk
April 5th, 2002, 10:25 PM
Work has been submitted.

Thanks again for your help Erebus. http://www.sffworld.com/ubb/smile.gif

Da Funk

Cadfael
April 7th, 2002, 04:24 AM
BTW I just want you to know that, of all the moderators here... you're my favorite.
No, no... I mean it.

I am CRUSHED!!! totally crushed http://www.sffworld.com/ubb/frown.gif *SOB!!!*

http://www.sffworld.com/ubb/biggrin.gif

I look forward to giving your work a reading...

kassimir funk
April 14th, 2002, 05:20 AM
Dennizm,

Now that I think about it. It's too close to call. Both you and Erebus are fine, fine moderators. Champions, if you will, of the posting board cause. Defenders of the right to interact with like minded brothers and sisters. Not to mention the Guardians of propriety and the bearers of knowledge.

Which brings me to the question... http://www.sffworld.com/ubb/smile.gif... how long does it take again and will I be able to make corrections at a later(via- resubmission). Also, should the submission prove to be a bit longer than what is normally accepted, feel free to drop the last chapter off of it.

Da Funk

Erebus
April 14th, 2002, 12:19 PM
We have a few larger-than-normal submissions to get through at the moment, so I would imagine that your story will appear soon. Sorry for the delay. http://www.sffworld.com/ubb/smile.gif