I'm interested in posting my stories here, but I've got a number of questions first. I tried searching through all the various forums, looking for a statement about the "rules" concerning story postings, but couldn't see any specifics.
It says something to the extent of 'don't post anything objectionable, but just what does that entail? I've got a Apocalyptic story (part of a PA series), which features 'adult' topics such as death, violence, and yes, a few sex scenes, so what's OK concerning a story (where the sex plays into the main story themes and isn't just for window dressing?
Secondly, the site is supposedly for Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror, but exactly what does that entail? Does a 'science' related PA story fall within that broad category? Is there a better category for it (Sci-Fi, Fantasy)?
Next, how do you suggest breaking a story up? Mine is a HUGE story (25 chapters of 6,000 to 10,000 words per chapter). I'm assuming I have to post each chapter separately, but are there any further restrictions? It specifies that stories for 'Review' can't be over 5,000 words (or was it 500?), so I assume I can only post snippets there, but what about for the stories to the general site? What are the 'rules' there?
Finally, I know we're not supposed to 'advertise' (other than in the 'promotion' forum), but I've found (on other sites), that many readers don't like to start anything that isn't finished, and that others don't like to wait for a long story (25 weeks worth at a single chapter a week posting), so I usually post a single website link where they can find the completed ebook, even though they can (obviously) read the entire thing for free by waiting for it to be posted. What's the best way to handle this? Is the single link allowable? Should I make it text only? Should I include a "Check my Blog" reference for more information?
Anyway, thanks in advance for any assistance. I'm anxious to get started.