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Most Commonly Asked Questions

What Is FanFiction Review’s Copyright / Ownership Policy?

FanFiction Review does not request or require ownership to publish the manuscript you submit. That means that FanFiction Review does not own your story. You do.

If your short story is selected for publication, we will request that you grant FanFiction Review a worldwide, royalty-free, nonexclusive license at that time.

Who Can Submit To FanFiction Review?

Anyone over the age of 13 is welcome to submit a FanFiction story to us.
And when we say “anyone,” we mean anyone and everyone. We believe creativity and freedom of expression is a human right. We will honor your rights and individuality with kindness, compassion, and curiosity as fellow human beings.

What File Types Do You Accept?

We accept either PDF or RTF (rich-text format).

When Can I Expect To Hear If My Story Was Accepted?

If your story is accepted for an upcoming publication, our Team will notify you within 90 days of the date you submitted the story.

How Will I Know If FanFiction Review Received My Submission?

You will immediately receive an email that your application and story have hit the FanFiction Review inbox at the time of submission. If you do not receive an email, please check your SPAM. No SPAM? Contact us via our contact form.

Is There Anything I Can Do To Help My Story Get Selected?

Yes, there is – perform a thorough proofread / grammar check of your story. We understand what some may consider “errors” can also be creative license, but a manuscript riddled with inconsistencies and grammatical errors will significantly detract from the story itself. Here are a few helpful, free resources available online:

Also, don’t forget the most tried and true resource – a trusted friend or family member.

Submissions Process

Do I Need To Submit A Cover Letter?

No. We do not require you to submit a cover letter or CV when you submit a story to us. However, if we accept your story for an upcoming edition, we will send you a short questionnaire to learn more about you.

Is There A Submission Fee?

No. We do not believe that you need to pay for your work to be published.

Does FanFiction Review Pay For Accepted Stories?

Unfortunately, we do not. This is a passion project managed entirely by volunteers, so there are no funds.

Does FanFiction Review Accept Previously Published Stories?

Yes, and no.

Yes, we will accept previously published stories on user-generated content platforms with non-exclusive terms of use, e.g., AO3, FanFiction.net, Tumblr, etc.

No, we will not accept previously published stories that you have had to sign an official copyright/ownership agreement with the publications, e.g., literary magazines, etc.

Does FanFiction Review Accept Simultaneous Submissions?

Yes, we do. When you fill out the submission application, you must select that the manuscript you submit is a simultaneous submission and identify what publications you have submitted it to. We ask that you notify us immediately upon acceptance elsewhere and withdraw your submission from consideration immediately if selected by us.

Note: This only applies if the simultaneous submission is with a publication that requires you to sign an official copyright/ownership agreement, e.g., literary magazines, etc.

Can I Re-Submit A Story That I Have Updated Since Submission?

Not at this time.

Do You Accept Written Manuscripts?

Under specific circumstances, FanFiction Review will accept a written manuscript. To find out if you can submit a written manuscript, contact us via our contact form.

Do You Accept Translations?

Yes, translations are welcome, if permission has been granted.

What Type Of FanFiction Will Not Be Accepted?

We aim to create a space for FanFiction writers and readers to be taken seriously by the literary community. Part of that aim is to support and inspire younger FanFiction authors. Therefore, we must state that we DO NOT ACCEPT BDSM, erotica, heat, incest, non-con, PWP, smut, or any other theme that may trigger readers or are inappropriate for anyone under 15 years.

Selection Process

What Happens After I Submit My Story?

After a fanfiction short story is submitted to FanFictionReview.com, our Team is immediately notified. At the same time, your story is placed in the review queue.

When your story makes it to the front of the line, our Team will perform a preliminary proofreading. If it passes the proofread, we will then review it for content. During this review, our Team will determine if the submitted manuscript will be accepted for publication.

If My Story Is Selected, What's Next?

If your story is selected, we will reach out to you directly via email to inform you of our decision, next steps, and tentative publication date.

As noted above, if your story is accepted for an upcoming publication, our Team will notify you within 90 days of the date you submitted the story. If you do not receive an email, please check your SPAM. No SPAM? Contact us via our contact form.

Other Questions

Where Did You Get All The Photos Featured On The Website?

We source all our photos from websites that offer royalty-free licenses. Check out the Art Credits Page if you want to know which website an image came from and who took it.

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