SUBMISSIONS GUIDELINES

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW BEFORE YOU POST.

In order to post fiction at this website, the following guidelines must be followed or the admins will decline your submission.
Please read them thoroughly.

As you know, Eternal Destiny is an InuYasha-Kagome community, therefore stories submitted here must be written with that objective in mind. We do not support stories that are loaded down with original characters, primarily features other InuYasha "ships", or actively promotes a non-IK atmosphere. If you pen stories of that nature, this is not the site for you.

FIRST AND FOREMOST: PLAGIARISM, LOLICON, SHOUTACON = PERMANENT BAN.

EXAMPLES OF WHAT WE WILL ACCEPT

A. Stories told from InuYasha or Kagome's point of view.
B. Stories that include other ships/couples, but remain primarily focused on InuYasha and Kagome.
C. Stories about InuYasha and Kagome that are told by a third character.
D. Parodies that are written in support of InuYasha and Kagome.

EXAMPLES OF WHAT WE WILL NOT ACCEPT

A. Open letters, blog entries, rants, and the like.
B. Fiction written in a language other than English.
C. "Cobbled" (1) or stolen fiction, whether verbatim or in parts.
D. Crossovers, original fiction, or stories with a plethora of original characters.

1. Cobbled fiction are stories whose plots were blatantly stolen, slightly reinvented, and then presented as your own original work.
It's just a step below plagiarism and it's not welcome here.

ABOUT ORIGINAL CHARACTERS…

While we respect and encourage creativity, it's important to remember that Eternal Destiny is an archive that caters to a certain base. Our members are here because they want to read stories that revolve around their favorite characters, InuYasha and Kagome, not your original ones. Therefore, the following guidelines must be followed if you intend to have more than one or two OCs.

A. 75% of your story must be dedicated to InuYasha and Kagome and the development of their relationship.

B. The number of InuYasha characters must be greater than that of original characters.

C. We will reject stories whose first two chapters are dedicated to original characters.

D. We will reject stories based solely on the offspring of InuYasha -they are OCs and that violates rule A.

E. Stories that heavily involve InuYasha and Kagome's offspring must still follow rule A.

F. If an OC is being used as a love interest for either InuYasha or Kagome, the content still must remain consistent with rule A.

Remember, we reserve the right to reject any story for any reason, with or without explanation. If you're having trouble understanding any of these rules, feel free to contact an admin.


HOW TO POST

This site does not accept MSword. Please choose one of the following posting methods.

A. Upload your chapter via .txt or .html file.
B. Copy and paste your content into the space on the submission page.

If you choose option A, and need help with html code, use this guide.

If you choose option B, the site is equipped with an editor to assist you with formatting.

RATINGS and CATEGORIES

Reserved: Kid friendly. (G)
Risqué: A bit naughty. (PG - PG-13)
Provocative: Racy. (R)
Salacious: Adult. (NC-17)

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Myths: Drabbles and Poetry. (1000 words or less)
Fables: Oneshots. (Over 1000 words)
Fairy Tales: Short stories. (12 chapters or less)
Legends: Full length fictions. (13 chapters or more)
Dares: Member Challenges.


THE FINE PRINT

1. All stories must have a disclaimer -this includes song lyrics, poems, and anything else copyrighted.

2. Don't submit fiction based on the works of these authors.

3. Remember to rate your stories appropriately and add all necessary warnings.

4. Use spellcheck and mind your grammar so your stories are understood.

5. Do not post links to music files or any other copyrighted material for download purposes.

6. Do not use html to change the type or color of your font. We will pull your story.

7. Do not add banners or photos of any kind to your summary. Do not use profanity or sexually suggestive wording in your summary.

8. We work on a three-strike policy. Once is a warning, twice is suspension, third time and you are gone. That said, if you are being harassed by another member, don't hesitate to inform an admin. We are here to help.

9. Please report any story that violates our content rule. This site exists for your enjoyment.

10. On a final note, the administrators would like to remind all members that Eternal Destiny is a privately owned fan-site and we reserve the right to remove you -and your work- for any reason we see fit without warning or explanation.

Happy Posting!