Pointers When Sending Fan Fiction
The site is updated as often as the web mistress can manage. If your fan fic or fan art does not show up in an update and the web mistress has not mentioned in the updates page that she has split the load (as in some will go up another update) feel free to contact her and ask whether she received your fic/art and when she intends on putting it up. She will try her best to answer your email as soon as she can.
Each writer/artist is allowed to have a personalized entrance to their section. You can make a collage or a drawing, as long as the image represents you and your fan fiction/art section. If you'd like one made for you, please email Sapphire and give her directions as to what you want. She will create your entrance picture as soon as possible. You are also allowed to specify how you want your fan fics/art presented in your section. (In table form/columns, one beneath the other etc.) You can write under a pen name if you like.
Before you send fics/art you should....
Follow the following points:
For Fan Fiction:
Get your fan fic edited. Fan fics that have not been spell checked, have poor grammar and/or unacceptable content will NOT be accepted. A good way to find a beta reader is to post your fan fic up at the Bwint Forums and ask for help. Post it in the Console. (If you would like to have a quick grammar lesson, Sapphire has written up a page with all the mistakes she's noticed in fan fiction and listed them along with the correct way of writing them. Click here for the Writing Tips page.)
If you're new to Bwint, please include what name you want displayed on your page (E.G. Sapphire) and what email address you want feedback to be sent to.
Send your fic as a Microsoft Word document, a plain webpage OR pasted directly into the email. Make sure there are spaces between paragraphs.
Specify if your fanfic is a standalone or part of a series. If it is part of a series, give the name of the series and what number the fanfic is in that series.
If your fan fic is very violent, or contains scenes of sexual nature, please include a rating. We don't allow really revolting and disturbing stuff beyond PG 13.
If you want a little description of your fic or series (aka a blurb) please include this.
Send no more than FOUR fics at a time.
For Fan Art:
Send your art to Sapphire (email@example.com)
Send art as a JPEG that is no larger than 700kb in file size. (Smaller file sizes are preferable). If you have DeviantART account or something similar and it'd be easier to send links to the images already up on the web, email specific links with titles for each art piece.
Send no more than THREE art files per email.
! You must be the owner of your art. Under NO circumstances is it okay to submit art that is not yours or that has been ripped from someone's gallery, at BWINT or anywhere else, and/or altered by use of a computer image rendering program. Any direct copies, stolen or manipulated artwork, if found out, will be taken down from the site and you won't be allowed to submit anything thereafter.
Note: Only BEAST WARS fics/art and BEAST WARS CROSSOVERS or COMPLETELY ORIGINAL STORIES/POETRY/ART is accepted. No other Transformer types are accepted UNLESS they are part of a BW crossover. You cannot have an art section that it made up completely of original art: some Beast Wars art must be included.
For more info, Fan Fiction Acceptance Rules/Policies can be read here. Fan Art Acceptance Rules/Policies can be found here.
That's it! A few simple points to follow and there should be no problem. Please note that we try to update almost every weekend. There may be the occasional delay in which case we're sorry.
Talk to the other artists and writers at the message board! You're very welcome to join us!
The Beast Wars International Team
Disclaimer: Beast Wars Transformers and its respective characters, plots and images are a product of Hasbro, Alliance and Mainframe Entertainment. We do not claim any rights to it. This is a non-profit fansite.