Sunday 29 November 2009

Update on the Fic Submission Queue Bypass Process

FictionAlley is thrilled to finally launch our Submission Queue Bypass Option, for authors who have successfully submitted at least ten stories and/or chapters to FictionAlley.

Here's how you can apply:
Send an email to [strike][/strike] [email][/email] including the following information:
Your FA Username
The FA url at which your fics are located (probably [url][/url])
Within three days, you will either be added to the Queue Bypass list or we will end an email explaining why we either need additional information, or how many more fics and/or chapters you need to submit to qualify.

(Edited to add: If you do not hear back within 3 days, please either post here or send an owl to me (SwissMiss). Or any other mod with admin status who you know is currently active.)

Everyone whose last ten submissions have been posted on FictionAlley without having been returned to the author because of spelling, grammar or NC-17 content issues will be added to the Queue Bypass List.

If you are on the Queue Bypass List, you will still be able to ask the Intake Team to look at any particular chapter or story that you submit. There is a box on the submission page that you can toggle if you want the chapter or story you are submitting to be looked over by the Intake Team.

But, you ask, what's the catch?

There really is no catch. However, if your fic bypasses the queue and we then learn either (a) that it has too many "Unforgivable Errors" or (b) that you've rated it lower than the Intake Team believes is necessary, you will be removed from the Queue Bypass List, and to get back on it, you'll have to go through the application process anew. As of July 1, 2010, this has happened only twice.

If the fic or essay doesn't meet the other requirements, but has been uploaded as part of the Queue Bypass process, we will ask you to edit it once it's on-site.

Questions? Please, ask us here!