Ask Madam Pince: Story Submission Form
Authors with N.E.W.T.s or those who have already been assigned beta-readers
may continue to submit their stories at any time.
(NOTE: This form is only for existing Sugar Quill authors unless it
is an official submission date)
To comply with United State's Federal Trade Commission's Children's Online
Privacy Act, The Sugar Quill may not accept stories to beta read from
children under age 13. This is for our protection as well as for yours;
please see the document at http://www.ftc.gov/os/1998/9809/priva998.htm
for more information.
If you are starting a story that will be multiple chapters, please follow the
- For your first entry, submit only the first chapter, even if you have
completed the entire story
- Each prospective author may only submit one story on submission day
- If possible, provide a brief outline (this can change as you write, but
it is helpful for the beta-reader)
- Please give an estimate as to the total number of chapters (this can also
change, but an estimate would be nice)
- After the first chapter is beta-read and returned to you, please look
over the rest of the story very carefully. If, in the first chapter, your
beta-reader points out certain repeatable grammatical errors, please proofread
before sending subsequent chapters. If your beta-reader suspects that this
has not been done, the story will be sent back to you.
Please submit all stories in the HTM/HTML format. You may also submit stories
in TXT or DOC format, but HTM/HTML is the preferred format. Please submit
all fan art in JPG or GIF format. Fan art must be smaller than 100 KB and/or
500 pixels wide.
First chapters of all NEW stories must be submitted through Madam Pince.
All stories must be beta-read by an official Sugar Quill beta-reader, unless
an exception is made. Subsequent chapters may be sent directly to your beta-reader
in an e-mail
Any chapters that are ready for posting must be submitted using the Madam
Pince form. Please check "Yes" to the This chapter has been beta-read
and is ready for posting box. You do not have to enter summary information
for subsequent chapter submissions.
All efforts must be made to spell-check and correct grammar to the best
of one's ability prior to submitting it to Madam Pince. Please look at our
list of common grammar
mistakes as a starting point, or use some of the useful writing links at the
Planning on posting at another site? Let your readers know that your work
is quality: tell them it was beta-read at the Sugar Quill!
To submit a story, please fill in and submit
the form below. ALL questions must be answered before a story
will be accepted for beta-reading.