Happy Ju- Oh wait! It's not quite June yet. Happy Almost-June, then.
This month's theme is "Underappreciated Stories."
In other words, stories that have surprisingly few reviews and just need more love.
One Hundred Demons
by Linyah (Katekyo Hitman Reborn!, 13+)
Something in the Silence
by slr2moons (Ghost Hunt, 13+)
Tales of a Death Knight
by Clara de Morra (Warcraft, 17+)
Contratulations to the three of you.
July's theme of the month is Unvalidated Authors
, but there's a twist. Because authors can't view the validation status of other authors, there is no nomination thread. Instead, the moderators will choose the features from our favorite stories written by people who, as of the feature, are not yet validated. Think of it as a surprise.
There is a fic trade going on this month. Signups are open until June 6th
and can be found in the forums.
The other exciting news is that the queue is now open to submissions again. Thank you for your patience while we gave our new moderators a crash course on the mechanics of the queue.
Now, the painful bits. While emptying the queue, we discovered a few issues that we'd like to address:
Inappropriate Ratings: Please rate your story correctly. If it has swearing in it, it should be 13+ or higher. If it has explicit sexual content (yes, this means you, lemon writers), it should be Adult or Adult+.
Inappropriate Content: We don't allow Harry Potter or real-person lemons. We also don't allow lemons involving children. (These rules aren't new, and we don't want to censor you. We just wanted to remind everyone to cover our butts.) We also don't accept fanfiction for certain properties where the original copyright owner has explicitly banned fanfiction. (It's not personal. We swear. We're just covering our butts.)
No Means No: When a moderator tells you that your story is not appropriate, that your rating needs to be changed, or that you need to fix certain errors, please do it. (Please also look for more errors of the same type. We typically only list a few.) If your story was denied once and is resubmitted without editing, it will be denied again, and it slows down the queue for everybody when we have to deal with the same story with the same issues two or three times.