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PostPosted: Tue Nov 12, 2013 11:00 am 
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Please follow these guidelines when submitting a story for editing and website publication.

1. On the forums directory page click on the Pathfinder Chronicler Website Submissions Tab. http://www.pathfinderchroniclerforums.net/viewforum.php?f=4.

2. Click the New Topic button.

3. You are now at the page you enter your story on. In the Subject line enter the working title of your story.

4. In the Message body Introduce your story and add any comments/instruction you have for your volunteer editors. IE: I want to cut a 100 words OR need help with antagonist OR written in a romantic style, please keep "flowery" words, etc...

5. Now below the Submit button is a "Choose File" button. Click this button and choose the file you wish to upload for editing.

IMPORTANT: We at Pathfinder Chronicler use .doc format when editing and posting. Please ONLY use this format when uploading your files as it will make it easy for editors to edit you. If you don't use a .doc format your story may not upload properly and editors may not edit you.

6. when you receive an edit back, it will be on the same thread you announced your story. Please only use ONE thread per story (or per chapter if a novel). Place your second draft into the SAME thread.

7. Repeat until you have had at least 3 (Three) separate editors edit your piece. You may always have more edits if you want them, but a minimum of 3 edits is required to make publication to our website.

NOTE: as editing is done on a purely volunteer basis from members of the community, it may take anywhere from 1 hour to 1 year to have your story returned. Be courteous when inquiring about the status of your story and try not to pester other editors too much. The BEST way to get your story edited, I've found, is to edit others. The more editing you do for the site builds confidence in others of your ability. That trust between editor and writer is very important to the development of a story. Check out a shelf of paperbacks and notice just how often a writer thanks the editor. Yup, nearly EVERY time.

Of course that same confidence and relationship can be shattered if an editor oversteps too much, tries to alter a story drastically, criticizes in a nonconstructive manner, or offers changes for changes sake, removing author voice. Editors are here to help stories read better with style and grammar corrections. If you have comments or suggestions to an author on what might work better for their story, use the comments section on your edit. It is up to the writer to incorporate advice or not, after all Your Story Belongs To You. One person's opinion and advice may differ from another's. That's why we try to use the 3 edits, to offer a author varying points of view.

Of course, the printed anthologies are different beasts and require different editing standards brought by each volumes editing team. Those guidelines will be discussed in the Anthologies thread.

Note: Pathfinder Chronicler does not pay for stories. We are the Go-To writers group for Wayfinder magazine's fiction arm and publish the annual Pathfinder Chronicler Anthologies Found here: http://paizo.com/products/btpy90io?Pathfinder-Chronicler-Anthology-Vol-2-Download

Robert Gresham has been published six times in Wayfinder Magazine, twice for PFC, and a half-dozen times for Yahoo! He is the founder of Wayward Rogues Publishing, and was a guest editor on Rite Publishing's Coliseum Morpheuon fiction anthology.

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Thanks Rob very informative. Ghost

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