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1 hour ago, Mikiesboy said:

I'm home sick...so i could read all of these and review them.  :) 

Get well soon x

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      Submission Guidelines
       
      Submission Date: September 3rd, 2014

      Please Note: Submission date is for submission to the Anthology Proof Team. Proofreads should take no more than 72 hours once you have been paired with a proofreader, if you have not received your story back within 72 hours, please contact Renee Stevens via PM. Once your story has been sent back to you, you will be given a date to have your story uploaded into GA Stories. It must be uploaded by that date in order to be included in the Anthology.  
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      Entries that are obviously unedited (containing many errors), are overly graphic, or which are deemed to have unacceptable content will be either declined outright, or changes may be requested as a condition of entry. For information on what is considered to be unacceptable, please see the Story Content Rules FAQ. If you still have questions, ask.
       
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      All entries must be edited prior to being sent to the Anthology Proof Team. If you need an editor, please visit the Writing Support Requests forum to request one. There are editors who prefer to edit only one shots, such as anthologies. Please make sure to state that your story is for the upcoming anthology. Also, please make sure to follow the guidelines when requesting an editor.
       
      Copyright
       
      As with all content in GA Stories, the rights remain with the individual authors. Your story will post with a simple 2014 copyright notice, using your GA user display name. If you have another preference (for example, a different name, or a Creative Commons license, or specific copyright wording you'd like to use), please include that with your submission.
       
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      Contact Information
       
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      If you have any questions, please contact Renee Stevens via PM or via the Anthology Blog or Forum.
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