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Submission Guidelines

Submission Guidelines


Submissions are accepted either electronically or by mail. Contact the editor with any questions about formats.

Art Submissions


1. Submissions from non-members are welcome; however, all such submissions should deal with the Tai-Pan universe.

2. Plagiarism is unacceptable; plagiarists will be severely dealt with.

3. Submitting a drawing, portrait, cartoon, or other piece to the Tai-Pan fanzine implies permission to publish the piece unless otherwise stated. Copyright belongs to the original creator. This includes:
  1. photocopying the submission for purposes of making editorial marks, obtaining character use approval, or archival purposes;
  2. publishing submissions in the Tai-Pan fanzine, Contributor Newsletter, Sourcebook, or other supplementary publications;
  3. reprinting previously published issues of the fanzine, Contributor Newsletter, Sourcebook, or supplementary publications as originally published.

4. Artwork should be in black and white or grayscale. The artist's signature should be visible. Owners of any characters appearing in the picture may be acknowledged with a copyright notice.

5. Artwork may be submitted either electronically or hard copy. If submitted electronically, send as high resolution JPG or TIF format. If submitting by mail, do not send originals. High quality photocopies are fine. Mail submissions flat.

6. Artwork may be resized upon publication. The Editor will publish artwork at full size whenever possible; if not possible, the piece will be published as close to full size as is practical.

7. The Tai-Pan fanzine aims for a "PG-13" standard. Violence and sex are facts of life, but we ask contributors to treat these topics responsibly. Occasional supplementary publications may go beyond the "PG-13" realm.

8. When working on assigned story illustrations, please send copies of the pencil drawings to the editor before final inking. Artists are also encouraged to show sketches or final drawings to the owner(s) of any copyright characters for comment.

9. The Editor has final say on what drawings and elements are published in the Tai-Pan fanzine.

Story Submissions


1. Submissions from non-members are welcome; however, all submissions must deal with the Tai-Pan universe.

2. Plagiarism is unacceptable; plagiarists will be severely dealt with.

3. Submitting a story, vignette, poem, or other piece to the Tai-Pan fanzine implies permission to publish the piece unless otherwise stated. Copyright belongs to the original creator. This includes:
  1. photocopying the submission for purposes of making editorial marks, obtaining character use approval, or archival purposes;
  2. publishing submissions in the Tai-Pan fanzine, Contributor Newsletter, Sourcebook, or other supplementary publications;
  3. reprinting previously published issues of the fanzine, Contributor Newsletter, Sourcebook, or supplementary publications as originally published.

4. Stories may be submitted either electronically or hard copy. If submitted electronically, please send as plain text or rich text format. Hard copy must be typed or computer printout in a legible font, double-spaced on white paper, with author's name and a page number on every page.

5. Do not send originals or the only copy of a piece.

6. All stories will be edited (see The Editing Process, below).

7. The Tai-Pan fanzine aims for a "PG-13" standard. Violence and sex are facts of life, but we ask contributors to treat these topics responsibly. Occasional supplementary publications may go beyond the "PG-13" realm.

8. Character appearances in stories must be approved by the owner of the character (see The Editing Process, below).

9. The Editor has final say on what drawings and elements are published in the Tai-Pan fanzine.

The material on this page is excerpted from the "So, You Wanna Be a Contributor?" handbook, available on the Downloads page.