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Posted: Sunday, August 19, 2012 2:16:18 PM

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1. After submitting a story, no matter how polite you are, it is not appropriate to ask a story mod to fast-track your story to the front of the line.

2. Multiple submissions per 24 hours are not allowed. If you submit several stories in one day, only one per 24 hours will show up. (This allows everyone to have a fair amount of time on the front-page, no page hogs please).

3. Each time you edit and resubmit a story, a story mod has to re-verify the whole thing. Limit your edits to as few submissions as possible. Sure we're all human and tend to sometimes spot mistakes after the story has been approved but if you must resubmit, try to do it just once, hold on to the story until you're happy with it. (one, maybe two edits are ok, but don't go overboard with 5 edits in one hour). That's why you're supposed to proofread.

4. Stories longer than 10,000 words are not allowed (that's what chapters and sequels are for).

5. Story mods are not editors. Once in a while, we may make a few edits, but if your story is riddled with errors, do not tell us to "just fix it for you". That's not only rude, but it's your work, take pride in it. If you're really struggling with editing, someone will probably help you and show you what to do, but you should at least try first.

6. Before you submit, read the site guidelines, it saves everyone time. Guidelines

7. Stories "hot off the press" should be proofread at least once before submitting. We understand that you've just written a story and you're excited to put it out there and find out what people think of it, but the more polished it is, the better the response will be.

8. STORIES, TITLES AND TAGS WRITTEN IN ALL CAPS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

9. Do edit your tags and one liner's, they're the first thing people see and if they- luk lyke dis- Who's going to want to read the body of your story?

All of these are already up in the forums somewhere, but either some people have forgotten, or haven't gotten around to reading them yet. dontknow
I'm not trying to be rude, or mean, just trying to save everyone a little time.
All in all, we appreciate our writers ^_^
If anyone thinks of anything else, feel free to add it. . .
Shylass
Posted: Sunday, August 19, 2012 2:34:05 PM

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Ah, you're onto me. I only resubmit so I can get more Mod Mail to lust over. Embarassed

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Guest
Posted: Sunday, August 19, 2012 2:51:53 PM

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Shylass wrote:
Ah, you're onto me. I only resubmit so I can get more Mod Mail to lust over. Embarassed


My daily love notes aren't enough for you? crybaby
Shylass
Posted: Sunday, August 19, 2012 6:45:57 PM

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one_winged_angel wrote:


My daily love notes aren't enough for you? crybaby


I need them at least twice a day, you know. clown

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DirtyMartini
Posted: Monday, August 20, 2012 3:54:46 AM

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So...would it be acceptable for me to submit a story one word at a time? You know, submit a word, make sure it's approved, then maybe an hour later submit another word, and keep on until I have a whole sentence...and then just sort of continue on like that for another 5000 words or so...

I like to be very cautious when I write a story...you understand...




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RumpleForeskin
Posted: Monday, August 20, 2012 8:48:51 AM

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It is a fact, universally acknowledged, that Dirty Martini is a few bricks short of a load. But in this case, he may be onto something, or just inhaling something. If 'word-a-day' serials prove popular, why not 'letter-a-day'? The mind boggles.

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Guest
Posted: Monday, August 20, 2012 3:31:31 PM

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If you do that, you'll get a few of these: violent1

And I'll have a few of these: Pour Wine Pint Drunk Regaeman Man

And then everything will look like this to me: 6

And The boss lady will have to : violent3

And we'll all be a1089
Dirty_D
Posted: Monday, August 20, 2012 4:46:32 PM

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RumpleForeskin wrote:
It is a fact, universally acknowledged, that Dirty Martini is a few bricks short of a load. But in this case, he may be onto something, or just inhaling something. If 'word-a-day' serials prove popular, why not 'letter-a-day'? The mind boggles.

glasses8?


I should think this serial would end at the 26th installment...

RumpleForeskin
Posted: Monday, August 20, 2012 6:13:38 PM

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NN, don't be contrary. Just think of the fun during a sex scene when someone screams, 'I'm cummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmming!!!!!!!!!!' It'd mark a new low in Lush literature. Only upside to a letter-a-day serial would be that, with luck, the spelling should improve, maybe.

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RumpleForeskin
Posted: Monday, August 20, 2012 6:22:13 PM

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Angel, I feel your pain, he says, using yet another insincere cliche. But seriously, I pity any story checker/verifier who doesn't drink or take happy pills.

glasses8

Writing is not necessarily something to be ashamed of, but do it in private and wash your hands afterwords. - ROBERT HEINLEIN

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ElChupacabras
Posted: Monday, August 20, 2012 7:24:46 PM

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Now this is the stuff that makes Lush great bootyshake
DirtyMartini
Posted: Monday, August 20, 2012 7:32:10 PM

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RumpleForeskin wrote:
If 'word-a-day' serials prove popular, why not 'letter-a-day'? The mind boggles.


Ah yes, now you most certainly have me thinking there Reverend...Regaeman Man

I could submit a story a letter a day, and of course, when I get to the end of a sentence it would be fairly easy...I'd just have to submit a blank space that day to the story verifier team...

Oh yeah, this will be great...thanks for the tip Mr. Rumple...happy8

I'm just wondering if at the end of a couple of years, I'll get a message back one letter at a time...something like...

Y-O-U-R S-T-O-R-Y H-A-S B-E-E-N A-P-P-R-O-V-E-D


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Guest
Posted: Monday, August 20, 2012 8:13:44 PM

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RumpleForeskin wrote:
Angel, I feel your pain, he says, using yet another insincere cliche. But seriously, I pity any story checker/verifier who doesn't drink or take happy pills.

glasses8


What's left of my liver has to agree with you Pour Wine
I swear I don't have a drinking problem drunken
I just have too much blood in my alcohol stream Pint Drunk
Nooo, don't take my happy juice away. . .. occasion5
Guest
Posted: Monday, August 20, 2012 8:16:45 PM

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DirtyMartini wrote:


Ah yes, now you most certainly have me thinking there Reverend...Regaeman Man

I could submit a story a letter a day, and of course, when I get to the end of a sentence it would be fairly easy...I'd just have to submit a blank space that day to the story verifier team...

Oh yeah, this will be great...thanks for the tip Mr. Rumple...happy8

I'm just wondering if at the end of a couple of years, I'll get a message back one letter at a time...something like...

Y-O-U-R S-T-O-R-Y H-A-S B-E-E-N A-P-P-R-O-V-E-D


I think it would look like this:

Y-o-u-r s-t-o-r-y h-a-s b-e-e-n r-e-j-e-c-t-e-d f-o-r b-r-e-a-k-i-n-g m-y b-r-a-i-n a-n-d m-a-k-i-n-g p-u-p-p-i-e-s c-r-y
sprite
Posted: Monday, August 20, 2012 8:21:04 PM

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RumpleForeskin wrote:
Angel, I feel your pain, he says, using yet another insincere cliche. But seriously, I pity any story checker/verifier who doesn't drink or take happy pills.

glasses8


it's actually mandatory - we have a big bottle and once a day, we're made to take a handful first thing on getting into work.

http://www.lushstories.com/stories/hardcore/west-coast-games-part-one-the-beach.aspx
Guest
Posted: Monday, August 20, 2012 8:38:30 PM

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sprite wrote:


it's actually mandatory - we have a big bottle and once a day, we're made to take a handful first thing on getting into work.


For people who don't like taking the pills, we've got brownies with. . . questionable content ^_^
sprite
Posted: Monday, August 20, 2012 8:43:41 PM

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one_winged_angel wrote:


For people who don't like taking the pills, we've got brownies with. . . questionable content ^_^


yeah... catnip, or so i'm told... drunken

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Dirty_D
Posted: Tuesday, August 21, 2012 6:49:11 AM

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Have you two been messing up the kitchen again? You remember what happened the last time you were in the powdered sugar!

I love the brownies.

sprite
Posted: Tuesday, August 21, 2012 10:18:30 AM

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naughtynurse wrote:
Have you two been messing up the kitchen again? You remember what happened the last time you were in the powdered sugar!

I love the brownies.



yeah, it snowed for three days straight! :)

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Coco
Posted: Tuesday, August 21, 2012 11:05:17 AM

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Now don't go telling folks about our kitchen and the actions that take place there! And those brownies are quite good, in fact, I think I'll have one right now.

On Topic:

Please be careful with your titles as well, they are important.

Titles should not be in all caps
Titles should not be a full sentence complete with punctuation
Titles should not be your opening line or the one liner

Be creative when titling your story.

Guest
Posted: Tuesday, August 21, 2012 2:35:18 PM

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naughtynurse wrote:
Have you two been messing up the kitchen again? You remember what happened the last time you were in the powdered sugar!

I love the brownies.


That powdered sugar might have been laced with. .. other stuff. . because after that, everything was a blur, there was something warm and soft and squirmy all over the place, then something leathery and then sweetness and rainbows. . .. . We need to do that again ^_^
adele
Posted: Wednesday, August 22, 2012 6:22:37 PM

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I SWEAR, YOU GUYS AND GALS ARE ALL A RIOT!!!! oh wait, does that all cap thing and punctuation apply here?

There is no mark of self,
And no mark of others,
No mark of living beings,
And no mark of a life.


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nicola
Posted: Friday, August 24, 2012 12:25:54 AM

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Great post.
DirtyMartini
Posted: Friday, August 24, 2012 1:48:21 AM

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cocokisses wrote:


Please be careful with your titles as well, they are important.

Titles should not be in all caps


You say "Titles should not be in all caps"...but, you don't say anything about the story itself...

SO I HAVE TO ASSUME I CAN SEND IN A 5000 WORD STORY IN ALL CAPS...RIGHT?

Don't worry...I'll send the story in one letter at a time...


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RumpleForeskin
Posted: Friday, August 24, 2012 8:21:04 AM

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Brother Martini, my humble advice is to NOT, I say again, NOT send in a 5k, all-caps story unless you want your inbox filled with rejections, bilifications, and assorted curses.

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clum
Posted: Friday, August 24, 2012 8:31:29 AM

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DirtyMartini wrote:
You say "Titles should not be in all caps"...but, you don't say anything about the story itself...

SO I HAVE TO ASSUME I CAN SEND IN A 5000 WORD STORY IN ALL CAPS...RIGHT?

Don't worry...I'll send the story in one letter at a time...


There actually was a story submitted in all caps recently. It made OWA's ears bleed.

Every day is a school day.
DirtyMartini
Posted: Friday, August 24, 2012 8:49:48 AM

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RumpleForeskin wrote:
Brother Martini, my humble advice is to NOT, I say again, NOT send in a 5k, all-caps story unless you want your inbox filled with rejections, bilifications, and assorted curses.

glasses8


You mean they'll send me more curses, rejections and bilifications than usual?

Damn, didn't know that was possible...dontknow

How about if I send in a 100k, ten chapter novel in all caps? They shouldn't mind then...

And Miss Coco said something about punctuation in titles...what is this "punctuation" thing she speaks of? Ever hear of this one? Is this something I should start using in my stories?

You know, this writing thing is starting to get complicated...


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Guest
Posted: Friday, August 24, 2012 2:34:31 PM

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DirtyMartini wrote:


You mean they'll send me more curses, rejections and bilifications than usual?

Damn, didn't know that was possible...dontknow

How about if I send in a 100k, ten chapter novel in all caps? They shouldn't mind then...

And Miss Coco said something about punctuation in titles...what is this "punctuation" thing she speaks of? Ever hear of this one? Is this something I should start using in my stories?

You know, this writing thing is starting to get complicated...


Looks like someone needs a refresher on submission rules, come over here, let me "remind you" a1089 a1089 a1089
RumpleForeskin
Posted: Friday, August 24, 2012 6:13:56 PM

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Counsel with him, Angel. At the rate Brother Martini is going, he'll soon be submitting a 10k stream-of-consciousness epic sans any punctuation since, like all progressive modern high-lit writers, he wouldn't want those artificial markings to come between the reader and his inspired wordss -- or something like that.

glasses8

Writing is not necessarily something to be ashamed of, but do it in private and wash your hands afterwords. - ROBERT HEINLEIN

Feels So Right, It Can't Be WrongMore steamy, seductive, straight step-sibling sex, 2-3

FROM:
Becky -- FOR: Matt -- With Love:
a Festive contest winner – honest

HOW HUMANS DO IT: a fish-eye view of sex an Editor's Pick - no kidding
Guest
Posted: Friday, August 24, 2012 8:11:03 PM

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RumpleForeskin wrote:
Counsel with him, Angel. At the rate Brother Martini is going, he'll soon be submitting a 10k stream-of-consciousness epic sans any punctuation since, like all progressive modern high-lit writers, he wouldn't want those artificial markings to come between the reader and his inspired wordss -- or something like that.

glasses8


*sigh* I tried, but but he's so stubborn. .. .. and squirmy. .. .
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