Submission Rules

All submissions must be accompanied by a complete disclaimer. If a suitable disclaimer is not included, the site administrators reserve the right to add a disclaimer. Please place your disclaimer in your story notes or chapter notes, not the summary. A disclaimer example is below. Remember, a vague disclaimer is nobody's friend.

Disclaimer: All publicly recognizable characters, settings, etc. are the property of their respective owners. The original characters and plot are the property of the author. The author is in no way associated with the owners, creators, or producers of any media franchise. No copyright infringement is intended.

Stories must include the proper rating, category/categories and genre/genres. If administrators feel that your story is included in the incorrect rating, category or genre, we reserve the right to re-categorize it.

Titles and summaries must be child friendly. No exceptions. Also, "Please read", "Untitled", etc. are not acceptable titles or summaries.

Plagiarism will not be tolerated at Elysian Fields. Please do not attempt to add material to the archive that does not belong to you. Anyone who is found to have added plagiarized material to the archive will be banned from Elysian Fields.

RPF (real person fiction) stories are not permitted.

Stories submitted to Elysian Fields are expected to be generally free of errors. The site administrators reserve the right to request corrections in submissions with multiple grammar and/or spelling errors.

Stories submitted to Elysian Fields should be properly formatted and relatively easy for readers to understand. If the story is hard to read due to improper formatting or an unintentionally confusing storyline, we reserve the right to ask the author to make adjustments to their story.

Submitting a story does not mean that it will be automatically validated and published on Elysian Fields. This is a privately-owned site, and publication of fics here is a privilege, not a right. However, we will do everything we can to work with authors to ensure that their story is published on our archive.

All stories must be rated correctly and have the appropriate warnings. Our site rating descriptions can be found here. All R and AO rated stories are expected to have warnings. You must select all warnings that apply to your story. The site administrators recognize that there is an audience for these stories, but please respect those who do not wish to read them by labeling them appropriately.

Stories with multiple chapters should be archived as such and NEVER as separate stories. Upload the first chapter of your story, then go to Manage Stories in your account to add additional chapters. If you have trouble with this, please contact the site administrators.

Chapters must have under 15,000 words to be submitted.

This is a Spuffy site, therefore all stories must include, in one way or another, a Spuffy pairing as the main focus of your story. If your story contains Spike/other or Buffy/other for ANY amount of time, be sure to use the appropriate warning. There are readers out there who are very opposed to reading such stories, even if the non-Spuffy pairing is temporary. Again, this is a Spuffy site, and we're looking for SPUFFY pairings.

Stories may only be added by their original author or by site admins on behalf of an author who has given permission. Members may not add stories written by other authors even if they have been given permission.

Stories containing threesomes must be marked with a warning. This is meant to allow readers to avoid such stories if they so choose. In any story containing a threesome, the relationship between Buffy and Spike must be the main focus throughout, and no relationship should supersede theirs.

Submissions found to be in violation of these rules may be removed and the author's account suspended at the discretion of the site administrators and/or moderators. The site administrators reserve the right to modify these rules as needed.