Jumper Bay Submission Rules

Submission Rules

  1. All submissions should be accompanied by a complete disclaimer. If a suitable disclaimer is not included, the site administrators reserve the right to add a disclaimer.  Repeat offenders may be subject to further action up to and including removal of stories and account.
    Disclaimer: All publicly recognizable characters, settings, etc. are the property of their respective owners. The original characters and plot are the property of the author.  The author is in no way associated with the owners, creators, or producers of any media franchise.  No copyright infringement is intended.
  2. Stories must be submitted to the proper category.  If there is an appropriate sub-category, DO NOT add your story to the main category.  The submission form allows you to choose multiple categories for your story, and we worked very hard to add that functionality for you.   So please do NOT add your story multiple times!
  3. Titles and summaries must be kid friendly.  No exceptions.
  4. "Please read", "Untitled", etc. are not acceptable titles or summaries.
  5. A number of authors have requested that fans refrain from writing fan fiction based on their work.  Therefore submissions will not be accepted based on the works of P.N. Elrod, Raymond Feist, Terry Goodkind, Laurell K. Hamilton, Anne McCaffrey, Robin McKinley, Irene Radford, Anne Rice, and Nora Roberts/J.D. Robb.
  6. Actor/actress stories are not permitted, not even if they're visiting an alternate reality.
  7. Correct grammar and spelling are expected of all stories submitted to this site.  The site administrators are not grammar Nazis.  However, the site administrators reserve the right to request corrections in submissions with a multitude of grammar and/or spelling errors.  If such a request is ignored, the story will be deleted.
  8. All stories must be rated correctly and have the appropriate warnings.  All adult rated stories are expected to have warnings.  After all, they wouldn't have that rating if there wasn't something to be warned about!  The site administrators recognize that there is an audience for these stories, but please respect those who do not wish to read them by labeling them appropriately.  Please note: Stories containing adults having sex with minors are strictly forbidden.
  9. Stories with multiple chapters should be archived as such and NEVER as separate stories.  Upload the first chapter of your story, then go to Manage Stories in your account to add additional chapters. If you have trouble with this, please contact the site administrator or ask a friend to help you.
  10. As much as possible, spoiler warnings are expected on all stories. For categories with serialized content, such as series of books or television series, spoilers are mandatory for the current season and/or most recent part. An appropriate spoiler warning to place in your summary would be: Spoilers for Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. DO NOT do anything like this: Spoilers for the one where Spock dies.
  11. This archive only accepts stories with an absolute minimum of 100 words.
  12. This archive will not approve stories containing explicit sex acts of any kind. There will be no exceptions to this rule, and any users seeing a story within this archive that we may have missed in this regard may use the 'Report' button to flag any story containing such content. That said, kissing, hugging, and "implied" relationships outside of a story containing a plot not directly involving a relationship between characters are not necessarily considered sex acts. Please do not abuse the 'Report' button.
  13. For security reasons, this archive requires admins to 'validate' stories submitted by new users. Upon the submission of a story that has been approved, the new author shall become a 'validated' author and should no longer require future stories to be validated on submission. If you submitted a story and it does not appear in the archive for a long time, please use the contact form to notify the site admin and it will be resolved as promptly as possible.
  14. This archive is moderated, and all stories submitted that are not in line with the site's policies can be flagged and will be removed at an admin's discretion. We will give warnings to most authors of flagged stories, and no works shall be edited without the author's consent, but repeat offenders will not be tolerated.

Submissions found to be in violation of these rules may be removed and the author's account suspended at the discretion of the site administrators and/or moderators.  The site administrators reserve the right to modify these rules as needed.