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19 September 2010 @ 10:27 am
Submission Guidelines  
WRITTEN SUBMISSIONS (Fic, essays, articles, etc)


For all art submissions, please include:

Title:
Authors Username (or real name if preferred):
Characters:
Genre(Het, Slash, Gen):
Rating:
Summary (Include wordcount):
Holmesian 'verse:

Contact Email:
  • All submissions must be Word Document (.doc) files in a black, sans-serif font (e.g. Arial, Helvetica, Verdana, Trebuchet MS, et al).
  • No indentation of paragraphs.  One extra break between paragraphs.
  • Either single or double quotes to indicate dialogue. (ie: "Holmes!" I shouted. / 'Holmes!' I shouted. / John said, "Mycroft's exact words were 'I'll just tell Mummy, shall I?'."  / John said, 'Mycroft's exact words were "I'll just tell Mummy, shall I?".' )   Just as long as it's consistent within the story.
  •  Italics to indicate thoughts and emphasis. (What on Earth is he wearing? Thought Sherlock as he eyed John's hat. It appeared to have bright red earflaps. And a puffy thing on top. And half of it was orange.) 
  • Use of bold should be kept to a minimum in stories.
  • Underlines shouldn't be used at all, lest people think they're links.
  • The smut in the NSFW edition will be explicit but not too hardcore. Anything triggering, such as dubious consent/noncon, will be decided on a case-by-case basis. The same goes for M-preg and excessive OOC-ness. There will be a trigger warning in place for each questionable work.
  •  If you are going to include images in your written submission, you must format this yourself OR find someone else to do so before submission.
Rating?
We have Not Safe For Work and Safe For Work editions, so there is not rating restriction.
  • Word Count Restriction
  • (Subject to change upon revision)
  • At this stage, we will only accept ONE 5000 word submission per zine. First come, first served.
  • Any submission over 3,500  will be treated as 'episodic' and will be split between issues. Your submissions must reflect this to be considered. There will be 200 word grace per written work submitted.
  • Please try to keep each submission per zine under 3,500 words. If it includes images, please keep under 3000.
Fiction/Non Fiction - Submissions we will NOT accept
  • No plagiarism.
  • No Pedophilia, Coprophilia, Bestiality, Necrophilia, or Vore
  • Anything depicting Real Person Slash (e.g. nothing with actors as opposed the characters, but 'Holmes & Watson meet Queen Victoria' is okay)
Send submissions to:
fiction@astudyinbakerstreet.org
nonfiction@astudyinbakerstreet.org
ART

Title:
Artist Username (or real name if preferred):
Characters:
Genre(Het, Slash, Gen):
Rating:
Holmesian 'verse:

Contact Email:

(Please place NSFW images under a cut or in a separate link for our betas!)

Size of images?
  • The art submitted will be to fit within an 'A4' sized page. It does not have to be this large! That is just the maximum.
  • 2400 max pixel width, 3420 max  pixel height, Resolution of 300.
  • You can submit images smaller than this that we can place throughout the zine, or several of your images for the same page.
  • If you have problems with sizing your own art, let us know.
  • Scanned in from physical media? Scan artwork at 300dpi minimum (higher is desirable for line art, 1600dpi is best) send original as tiff (failing that a jpeg)
Rating?
We have Not Safe For Work and Safe For Work editions, so there is not rating restriction.

Submissions we will NOT accept
  • Anything depicting Real Person Slash (e.g. nothing with actors as opposed the characters, but 'Holmes & Watson meet Queen Victoria' is okay)
  • No Pedophilia, Coprophilia, Bestiality, Necrophilia, or Vore
  • No plagiarism.
  • Manips
  • 'Demotivational Posters'
  • Screencaps
  • Promotional Photos
  • Macros

Send submissions to: art@astudyinbakerstreet.org
  

Please comment for any changes or questions.
 
 
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Queerlyqueerlyobscure on September 19th, 2010 11:41 am (UTC)
As full and complete as all this is, I seem to have failed to find out where one might make their submissions. It sounds like you want them emailed in, but I cannot for the life of me find an address. Apologies if I'm missing something obvious.
Queerlyqueerlyobscure on September 19th, 2010 11:59 am (UTC)
NEVERMIND, I am a dork. But it might be good to have them listed somewhere on this comm, too. For idiots like me.
Xan: SherlockJohnthelistkeeper on September 19th, 2010 01:19 pm (UTC)
Haha that's okay dear. I'll post the emails here too x
Alone Dreamingalone_dreaming on September 19th, 2010 02:08 pm (UTC)
What's the rule for previously posted?
Xanthelistkeeper on September 19th, 2010 02:43 pm (UTC)
There's no rule :) We're accepting previously posted for our first zine and after that would only be accepting submissions made specifically for the zine.
YAWMINyawmin on September 19th, 2010 02:23 pm (UTC)
Due date?
Xan: SherlockJohnthelistkeeper on September 19th, 2010 02:40 pm (UTC)
10th of Oct :)
KCS: MISC watson soldier 1914kcscribbler on September 19th, 2010 06:31 pm (UTC)
Forgive me if I'm being incredibly dense, but I didn't see a FAQ anywhere. Two things:

1. By non-fiction, does that include poetry? If so, any line limit?
2. Do you allow multiple submissions? (for example, two entries from me, one poetry and one fiction, submitted separately of course)
It might be Morgantheninth on September 19th, 2010 11:05 pm (UTC)
I don't think we considered poetry at all! For now, submit it as fiction and we'll know what to do with it. :) No limit. Although if you wander into Epic Saga length, we might not know what to do with it. So... under 500 lines?

Multiples are fine! We probably wouldn't run two stories by the same author in the same issue, but poetry, fiction, and non-fiction are different. If everything submitted is accepted, we'd bank it for a future issue.
It might be Morgantheninth on September 19th, 2010 11:08 pm (UTC)
One thing I'd like to mention is that while we need an email address from you so we can respond to your submission, email addresses will NOT be published with the story UNLESS YOU ASK US TO.

Also, images CAN be emailed. I don't believe there's a limitation of the size allowed by our email system.
Enkiduenkiduts on September 20th, 2010 03:11 am (UTC)
is this to be a printed zine or an e-zine only?
It might be Morgantheninth on September 20th, 2010 04:18 pm (UTC)
Both. It'll be released print-on-demand so that people can obtain it easily and for less money, since there will only be the cost of printing and postage -- no administrative fees, and no chance of us making a profit.
Enkiduenkiduts on September 20th, 2010 04:31 pm (UTC)
Have you ever done a print fanzine before? Unless you have access to virtually no cost printing, you'll find that small print runs are exorbitantly expensive to produce. I've been involved at various times in produring print fanzines for last 30 years in fandom and watched prices for individual zines climb into the stratosphere even with the improvement of technology of photocopying and printing.

Just curious, thanks for the response to my question.
It might be Morgantheninth on September 20th, 2010 05:02 pm (UTC)
That's why we're going with p-o-d -- someplace like CafePress or Lulu. We'll set the price to exactly the cost of the service. No profit will be made by us, people will be able to buy only the issues they want to keep in print, and the transaction will be protected by that site's system.

We haven't yet chosen a p-o-d service yet, though.
Enkidu: Wild Holmes artenkiduts on September 20th, 2010 05:22 pm (UTC)
From my own experience of Cafepress where in I was trying to have media based original artwork done by myself put on things like mugs, pillows and such--strictly for my OWN use, they will not allow images of actors even when original art of same, so you will run into difficulties having artwork in the printed fanzine. The Browncoat Cookbook and other fannish enterprises on Cafepress exist only because they don't have images from the source. A piece of art (one of mine is in my icon on this post) will be taken down as a copyright violation/objectionable material--I've had it happen time and again.

They'll be squeamish about NSFW content too, epseically any NSFW art content. I tried putting a non copy righted photo of Michaelangelo's David in all his nude glory into my photo file there and sure enough, eventually, they marked it as objectionable as well.

Don't know about other point of delivery services, but those are issues I've encountered with Cafepress--not trying to discourage you, just sharing some issues I've encountered along the way.
Enkidu: Watson Holmes artworkenkiduts on September 20th, 2010 05:36 pm (UTC)
I just checked my Cafepress account and found that indeed, a piece of my art featuring SH09 that I had put on a totebag for my own use back in March (see icon) had been flagged as objectionable and redlined meaning no further use allowed. So they do still do it.
It might be Morgantheninth on September 20th, 2010 06:41 pm (UTC)
That would be why we haven't chosen anywhere yet ;) There's a lot of research to still be done.
Franzinera: All kinds of rubishfranzinera_68 on September 20th, 2010 03:24 am (UTC)
Sorry if I shouldn't ask this here but... I don't understand if this is going by web or actually printed. I tried to look at previous posts but I got even more confused.
It might be Morgantheninth on September 20th, 2010 04:18 pm (UTC)
Both. It'll be released print-on-demand so that people can obtain it easily and for less money, since there will only be the cost of printing and postage -- no administrative fees, and no chance of us making a profit.
Franzinera: All kinds of rubishfranzinera_68 on September 20th, 2010 05:21 pm (UTC)
Ah! that's amasing. I live in south america, how can I get one?
It might be Morgantheninth on September 20th, 2010 06:42 pm (UTC)
Well... you'll have to wait a little. We haven't even closed submissions for the first issue yet! :)
unsettledinkunsettledink on September 27th, 2010 04:54 am (UTC)
I think this may have been answered above, but I'm not clear - as far as multiple submissions of the same kind of fanwork go, how is that handled? Is it a yes? There was something said about saving what isn't printed in this issue for future issues, and I'm just ... a little confused?

Mainly I ask because I'm having a terrible time deciding between a couple things, and am hoping to pawn it off onto you! :D
It might be Morgantheninth on September 27th, 2010 02:01 pm (UTC)
Yes, that's fine! We might choose one story over another, or choose both and save one or both of them for a particular issue if it fits a theme we're putting together. We're going to try to not have multiple stories by the same author in an issue, but the more stories and articles we have to work with, the more frequently we can publish!

unsettledinkunsettledink on September 27th, 2010 07:56 pm (UTC)
Got it. Makes sense. Thanks!