Submission Guidelines

Firefly & Serenity are copyrighted by Joss Whedon, FOX, Universal, and a passel of other people. We here at Tales From The `Verse are just borrowing the characters and the setting to take them out for a spin. We don’t and won’t make any money off of this venture—it’s just for love of Joss and his crew that we do this. We don’t wanna get sued.

Tales From The `Verse accepts only original fiction based on Joss Whedon’s Firefly & Serenity. If you have written other fanfic in the Joss Whedon universe please submit to Strangely Literal.

Tales From The `Verse is an audio-book format, not a pod-drama format. Thus, submissions in script format will not be accepted.

1. E-mail submissions to: Include the words “story submission” in the subject line of your e-mail. We only accept submissions by e-mail. A Microsoft Word compatible attachment is preferred, but we will accept a current link to an archived Web site. Please submit in .doc format (NOT Vista’s Microsoft .docx). Other accepted file types include .rtf or .txt)

2. Previously published stories are fine, as are stories with original characters that are set in the Firefly universe.

3. Stories should be between 2,000-12,000 words. Make sure your submissions are well-edited for grammar and spelling. Too much white space between lines is frowned upon.

4. Please include your name, a brief description of your story, and a short third-person biography of yourself along with your submission. Also include an e-mail address where we can contact you regarding your story.

5. If you are using Chinese in your stories, please provide it in English using angle brackets <like this>. We will work with our Chinese speaking crew members now to make sure that the translation goes smoothly.

6. We accept stories of any rating. However, graphic descriptions of sex are right out.

7. Only submit your own, original work. We don’t take too kindly to plagiarism here.

If you fail to follow the directions herein, your story may be rejected.

Instead, you can post your non-conforming stories to a plethora of others, such as:
FanFiction.NET – A general site for all types of fan fiction
TheBlueSunRoom – The Firefly Fans “Blue Sun Room”, Firefly Fanfic in all forms
Firefly Fiction – Just what the name says
Firefly/Serenity Lovers – More of the same from Community Live Journal

(Special thanks to ironbandit for help revising these guidelines)


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