Near the end of last year, the idea of getting some of my stories edited and posted kicked me and I finished a few stories, (two fan based with a video game girl, which cannot be sold I know) & one or two stories with my Original characters. I put em all on my blogger blog with a AVS warning because I don’t want some kids to run across them and have some parents emailing my ass, been there done that, not fun. However, I’ve debated doing more with the original stuff, maybe getting a few published perhaps?
I attempted posting one on a fanfiction site, one I blogged about and will not be named, only to have the web mistress strike it down four times for reasons she had no basis for, but I’ll explain now. First strike was due to it having no warning of the contents: Sex, Blood play etc, which I added in and reuploaded. A second later, an email from her to tell me that the disclaimer wasn’t correct and I even copied what she said the disclaimer should be and reuploaded the story, but again the woman struck it down, saying it should read by her example, which I did my own, after tweaking the example, (read below).
“(Insert name) and the characters herein aren’t based on anyone living or dead, (or undead). Furthermore, this fiction is not based on actual events, if they are, it is purely accidental. I retain all rights to the characters and work. Any recreation without consent is PROHIBITED!”
After adding that disclaimer, the story was uploaded, but she flagged it again, stating I DID NOT DO A THING, which at this point got me steamed, but I said that unless gargoyles took the edited work, I did conform to your site’s guidelines, but will look again. IF I fail the next check, delete my account please… My adopted bro had stories there too, but left after she had him going through the same stuff, but he told me that the site follows the movie disclaimers word for word and story disclaimers don’t need all that. Armed with what he told me, I left the site in 2016-17?
This year, I’d like to try an see if one or two could be published, like I said, but have no idea where to look. I try to catch errors and do the best I can, but some might be missed. Amazon.com is one avenue to get published through, but do any of you have suggestions?