Short Stories: Uploading
- What is the Trigger Street Labs Short Story format?
- What is a logline?
- Can I replace a submission with an improved version?
- Can I edit my submission's Review Eligibility Test?
- Can I upload a stage play, screenplay, novel or a short film script in the Short Story section?
- How do I protect my short story?
- How do I delete a submission I uploaded?
- How do I post a picture with my submission?
- How many submissions must I review before I can upload one of mine?
- What happens if the Jury deletes a review I posted or a submission I uploaded?
- What are acceptable file formats for a Short Story submission?
- Why do I have to review other submissions before mine will be reviewed?
Short Stories must be submitted as PDFs!
Page size should be standard US letter size (8.5"x11") and margins should be .75" to 1" on the left, right, top and bottom.
All pages of a Short Story should be numbered. As your stories are going to be reviewed by others on the quality of your writing, not on your ability as a graphic designer, publisher, etc., do not use pictures, graphics, or flashy fonts.
Fonts should be 12pt size in one of the three following common styles: Arial, Times New Roman, or Helvetica.
All Short Stories should be double-spaced, and should contain no less than 2 pages (approx 500 words at 250 words per page) and no more than 50 pages (approx 12,500 words at 250 words per page).
No. You cannot replace the submission file with a newer version.
NOTE: Any revisions uploaded to the site must have a different filename than any previous versions.
No, so take care when designing your test that you don't make it impossible to pass.
NOTE: To discourage members from attempting to get "free reviews" by making their Review Eligibility Tests impossible to pass, if three members consecutively fail a submission's test, it will be marked for auto-deletion by the system.
No. Submissions must be in Trigger Street Labs Short Story format and be between 2 and 50 pages in length. If it’s not a short story – meaning a discrete self-contained work of fiction with a beginning, middle, and end it cannot be submitted to the Short Story Section. (So, you cannot – for example – upload chapters of your novel to the Short Story section).
It is strongly recommended that a member protect their short story by registering it with the Writers Guild of America, which can be done on-line at http://www.wga.org. You may also register it with the US Copyright Office through standard mail (find details at http://www.copyright.gov).
Go to “MANAGE” in the header then click the tab for “Submissions”. Click the EDIT link under the submission you wish to delete. Click that and it will bring you to Edit Your Screenplay / Short Film / Short Story Profile where you will see "If you would like to delete your screenplay / short film / short story, click here." Click it and you will be taken to the 'Delete Confirmation' page where you will need to check the box that confirms you are aware that you are deleting your screenplay and then click the button below it.
CAUTION: All reviews associated with the submission will be removed and any credits assigned to the submission will be lost.
Delayed Deletion Modifications - If a deletion request is received, it behaves one of two ways: 1) if no members are currently assigned to this submission, it will immediately delete, 2) if one or more members are currently assigned to this submission, the deletion will be scheduled for 3-5 days. In addition, the assignment generator will not assign submissions that are less than 2 hours old. This provides a brief window for proofing and re-uploading should the user need to.
To change the image you go to “MANAGE” in the header and then “Submission” from your Profile, then clicking EDIT MY SUBMISSION under the appropriate submission.
Any images you upload must be created by you or within your rights to reproduce and use.
You don’t need to review any submissions before you upload one of yours, however if you want to have your submission assigned out to others to review you are going to need to successfully complete REVIEW ASSIGNMENTS.
For information on how to request an assignment, see "How do I get assigned submissions to review"
If a review you wrote is deleted, you will lose any credit it may have earned you. If a submission you uploaded is deleted, any credits it had attached to it will be lost, all of its assignments and reviews will be removed.
The decision of the Jury is final and cannot be undone. Deletions of your items could cause your Participation Level to be lowered.
NOTE: The Jury has the ability to vote to not lower your Participation Level, even though they vote for your item to be deleted. This is important to take into consideration while writing your initial response when notified that your item has been submitted to the Hall of Justice.
The acceptable format for short stories is (.pdf) supported by Adobe Acrobat. Depending on your operating system, your word processing software or operating system itself may include PDF converters already.
The function of the site relies on the active participation of its members. Requiring members to review other members work prior to getting reviews of their own helps ensure a continuing flow of constructive feedback within the community.
Only assigned reviews of submissions will result in members receiving credits, without which your submission may not be assigned to others.