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have to be locked up in a tower in Minas Tirith and
write it all down.
purpose of the LOTR Fanclub Scrapbook was to preserve
original poetry, fan fiction,
You posted a poem or short story you've written on the
boards and want it included in the Scrapbook? You checked
after a few days and there's still no sign of it here?
You may have noticed that little of these relate to some
kind of editorial approval on quality of writing. This
editor rarely presumes to make that kind of judgment of
others' work. As long as the submission fits the
guidelines, makes some kind of sense, and has been
inspired by Tolkien's world, it probably belongs here. To
leave feedback or reviews of other's work, post your
thoughts on our Red Book board. Readers are welcome
to make their own judgments of what they like. Currently,
the only exception to this is the Mary-Sue
Romance. If you are unsure if your work may be a
Mary-Sue, or are unfamiliar with this genre, you may want
to check our humorous Mary-Sue
Litmus Test before submitting your work.
Have trouble with speeling or is your grammar? Help is available! Agape4Rivendell will check any works sent to her for correct usage of the English language, just pm them through our boards. Feel free to ask at the Red Book board for any additional help.
Post your work on our boards, usually under the Red Book. This is sufficient. Otherwise:
Send your work as plain text or a word document by email to Primula (pm her at the boards for email info)
Include at the top of your email:
Multi-installment works are usually collected off of the
boards but if installments are missing, the author is
responsible for submitting them. Serial tales must
eventually be finished or they may be
removed at the site editor's discretion.
Submitting corrections: If you've corrected
or updated an item that is already archived, simply submit
the new version and include a note that says exactly what
it is replacing (the more specific, the better). For
small corrections, the pm system is fine.
Please do not assume Primula will be able to remember and
find a particular paragraph in "your story"! - there are
literally thousands of works kept on this site. Tell
who you are, what the title is, key phrases to search for
within the affected page, etc. Thank you.
While there are no absolute rules on categories, here are
the categories of work that have evolved on the scrapbook:
Submissions to the scrapbook must fit within the spirit of the G-rated boards and be acceptable reading for a "family friendly" site. However, it's OK to make adjustments to pieces that are caught up in the natural inflexibility of the language filters on the boards. For example:
The Scrapbook was closed to
new serial tales as of 1/09, short stories up
to 4-5 chapters in length will continue to be archived.
If you are submitting
a multi-chapter story, the chapters must be
numbered, with or without titles. Send them in
batches of 2-3 at a time, depending on the length.
If you are submitting a diary/journal or an ongoing story that is written in segments, you must add a sequential numbering system to the installments. That can be as simple as Part 1, Part 2, etc., or just a code number added to the post. It must be sequential and not just a diary date.
The reason for this is that it helps the editor to keep track of the story and make sure that an entry doesn't get left out.
Feel free to make
suggestions regarding the organization of segments and
whether you want each one named, dated, numbered, etc. in
The story must
eventually have a conclusion.
The Scrapbook is an unofficial web-site run by one fan member who has many other involvements, so be patient but also feel free to send a reminder if you think something may have slipped by. There is no staff to check on the accuracy of the site. If you see mistakes, or links that don't work, please let Primula know via a pm on the boards.