Submission Guidelines

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 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 wish.

Trip*Malcolm Fanfiction Submission Guidelines

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 uneducated.

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 protection.

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 categories.

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 email address.

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.




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