Several of T*M's visitors have written to ask if I accept unsolicited
stories. Yes, Trip*Malcolm does accept them. Li will read them, and if I agree
on their merits, they will be archived. Send an email to
email@example.com and I will respond. Once you hear from me,
it's easier for me to archive the story if you send it as a Word attachment. If
you don't have Word, you may send the story in the body of your email. If we
don't accept a current story, it doesn't mean we won't accept one in the future.
We will explain any reservations and you may submit a revision if you
Trip*Malcolm Fanfiction Submission
1. I'm looking for well written stories of all types
with real plots that revolve around the characters in the television show,
"Enterprise," specifically using Commander Trip Tucker and Lieutenant Malcolm
Reed. I look to see that the author has made some effort to keep the characters
in line with the way they are portrayed in the series. While varying from their
representations on the television show is to be expected within fanfiction, the
characters should be recognizable to any reader—even without their names
attached—and, even with variation from the original, should remain consistent to
the way you have depicted them within your story.
2. All chapters of
NC-17 stories must be accessed through a page in which the reader acknowledges
he or she is 18 or over.
3. I expect Trip to speak grammatically. The
character on the show speaks with an accent characteristic of the American
South; he does not speak ungrammatically. You may choose to write his accent (
"cap'n," "pleased ta meetcha," "talkin' " etc., assorted swears) but if I accept
your story, I will change any double negatives, and any attempts to write him as
4. Be sure to include a disclaimer that Paramount owns the
series and the characters and that you are not making money off your stories. If
you leave off a disclaimer, I will put one in for the site's
5. Give your story a rating [G, PG, PG-13, R, NC-17], and
some genre listings as hints for the reader: Romance, Angst, Drama, Friendship,
Mystery, Action/Adventure, etc. I may alter your rating and genre
6. You may wish to include a one or two line summary of the
story at the beginning, but it isn't necessary.
7. Indicate whether it is
okay for others to archive your story.
8. You may choose to give your
9. I publish unfinished stories as long as the author
continues to update them. If you know you will not be finishing a story, please
let me know so that I can either alert our readers, or remove the story from the
archive. If a story is not updated for a year, I will contact you before
removing it. If I do not receive a response within 30 days, I will remove it
from the archive. That gives writers one year and one month to update.
I hope this hasn't been too intimidating. I truly am looking forward to
reading your stories and adding them to the Trip*Malcolm fan fiction family.