RELATED TOPIC: How to apply for a Portkey author license. <-- Parts III-C-2 and III-C-3 contain screencaps to the application box (e-form). The left side of the box says:
Paste in part or all of your story. You must provide links.
"Links" means URLs. Uniform Resource Locator, the entire web address that begins with http: //. To this day, we get a few applications that have the stories pasted in that box. There's an explanation below the above-linked screencaps as to why we quickly reject those applications without even reading them.Another point
I'd like to reiterate:
QUOTE(gal-texter @ May 28 2008, 11:42 PM)
-- Please give us the direct URLs to your fics. The sooner we locate them, the quicker your application will be processed. We will instantly reject your application if it takes us more than a few clicks to locate your story. This is so we could process other applications in the queue.
-- Mods will reject applications with URLs that require us to log in. That means we will not accept applications that link us to a YahooGroup.
Applicants must understand that Portkey mods process applications on their volunteer time and that there are other applications and tasks queued up. Each author application can take hours or days to evaluate. Fic mods can't spare the time to search for the story or register in the site where it's hosted.
I had written rejection notices that went along these lines:Do give a direct link to publicly viewable pages of your Portkey-COMPLIANT stories.
For samples already posted in fanfiction.net, make sure the links you give follow this format for specific stories:
(the xxxxxx represents your story's ID number)
OR this format for your author profile:
The nnnnnnn represents your user ID number and the yyyy your fanfiction.net pen name. If you choose to link us to your author profile, be sure to type (in Portkey's application box) the specific story titles that you feel best meets our criteria. Indicate any iffy scenes to help shorten your waiting time.
To get those publicly accessible URLs particularly for the stories, go to your fanfiction.net profile WITHOUT logging in, open your sample's first chapter, then copy its URL as it appears on your browser's address bar. Again, make sure that the URL follows the format I've shown above, NOT something similar to below:
For samples already posted in harrypotterfanfiction.net,
do ensure the links you give follow this format for specific stories:
The xxxxxx represents your story's ID number.
OR this format for your author profile (permanent URL):
The nnnnnnn represents your user ID number. If you choose to link us to your author profile, be sure to type (in Portkey's application box) the specific story titles that you feel best meets our criteria. Indicate any iffy scenes to help shorten your waiting time.