So, you've gotten the inspiration to finally put down in paper the idea for that NIMH fanfiction you've been sitting on. Now you want to get it posted on the archive, I'll bet. Before clicking 'send' on your submission, please be sure to read through these guidelines first. It'll save me a lot of time and make me just that much more likely to post your story.
Once you've made sure that your story is allowable under the rules and have followed the guidelines that I've outlined, email your story to firstname.lastname@example.org, and I'll have a look.
Because it's not my style. I just don't feel comfortable hosting such material on my own website. If you really want to post something like that, get your own website or you can try to get it posted at Badbird's Fan Fiction Frenzy.
NIMH 2 was a horrible movie. Most NIMH fans, including myself, don't consider it to be a true sequel to The Secret of NIMH. As such, you'll need to do a very convincing job to make me accept a NIMH 2 plot as part of a story. As I said before, it's better if you just accept the fact that NIMH 2 was horrible and move on.
As for crossovers, to me, it seems like people use it as a substitute for genuine creativity. Not to say that it can't be carried off creatively (The Secret of Sherwood Forest and Out of Range are two creative crossovers that come to mind), but it still requires effort to do it; perhaps even more so, since you have to reconcile the differences between two different sets of settings, characters and plots. For anyone who needs a reminder to what happens when crossovers go bad, I refer you to the infamously bad Rangers of NIMH crossovers (link goes to MiSTed versions, as it is the only way to experience these 'classic' pieces of... work). As Robin said, NIMH and Harry Potter are two great tastes that don't go great together, but some people can't seem to realize that. You haven't seen the rejected stories bin. :)
Again, if you don't like the way we run things here, feel free to get a website of your own and post it there.
Include the actual image files with your submission along with some indication of where they should go within the story and that's fine. If you're submitting the story in HTML format, link to the images with an <img> tag (or embed them, if using a WYSIWYG editor). In Word .DOC format, indicate where the images should go with the following text: [Image: filename.jpg]. If I am unable to figure out where the images go, then they may not be included at all.
Yes, but I'd rather you didn't. Revisions can take a lot of time to post, and can potentially confuse readers. Make sure it's ready to be posted before you submit it, and we'll all be much happier.
The stories I have been receiving vary greatly in their content; some are appropriate for all ages, and some contain material that may offend some readers. Rather than rate the entire site (like yerf.com, for instance which has a strict PG rating) I decided to rate the individual stories. I chose to use the movie rating system because it is pretty much universally recognized.
First, the rating I give the story is not to determine how well written it is. Great stories come in all ratings. A PG-13 rating does not necessarily mean it is porn, smut, or something along those lines, just that the subject matter may be a little strong for a child.
The rating system is similar to the MPAA-style movie ratings:
Remember, these aren't totally objective, but I'd rather be safe than sorry! Some people are easily offended, and that is why the ratings exist. If you are one of these people, please don't read the story; I'd rather not get the hate email.
Sure thing! We might even be able to find someone to translate it, too.
No. It is a fan-operated site.
You technically can't, as it is a derivitive of someone else's copyrighted work, using their copyrighted characters, setting, etc. In any case, stories that are original (i.e. not fan-fiction) are automatically under copyright protection, although you can register your original story to gain some additional legal advantages. For fan-fiction, however, it's not only not possible, but likely a bad idea even to try.
Sorry, but as far as stories go, I don't have the time to sit down and type someone else's story. Type it up at your library or on a friend's computer or something. I may make an exception for art, though again, I'd prefer that you go to Kinko's or find a friend with a scanner first.
Usually I don't have the time to take on proofreading or editing jobs. However, more likely than not, if you ask for help on the Forum, you'll find someone that's willing to help out by proofreading or editing.
No. You're more than welcome to submit the story to be hosted here as well, though. There are some stories that were linked offsite before the change in policy that have been 'grandfathered' in, but I am no longer allowing it for new stories.
Patience, grasshopper. The authors and artists whose work appear on this site are regular, ordinary people. They have jobs, go to school, and have other commitments; the time they spend on their fan-fiction or fan-art is often limited by the time they can spare on it. They (and I) appreciate your fandom of their work, and sending them an email telling them this is cool, but please do not pressure them. I will do my best to get the stories I have up as soon as possible to feed your NIMHfan hunger :)
When I have time and when I have material to post. Do not send me emails bugging me about it, or you will awaken the fiery gods of anger within me. Or at least irritate me enough that I might postpone an update just to spite you. :)
There are rules because I'm providing the hosting for the site, therefore I get to decide what gets posted and what doesn't. Instead of leaving my standards a complete mystery, I have given some rules and guidelines that will help you on your way to getting a story posted here, so really, the rules are a service to both you (the writer) and the readers (as I believe the rules help to maintain a more enjoyable site for them as well).
As for censorship, I am not legally or morally required to provide you my resources or an audience for your story. Again, you are more than welcome to set up your own website and host your 'censored' story elsewhere if that bothers you.
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The Secret of N.I.M.H. is © 1982 Mrs. Brisby, Ltd. and Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH is © 1971 Robert C. O'Brien. The information here is being used as per Fair Use laws. Any copyright infringement is purely unintentional.