Submission Guidelines and Style Guides


In addition to checking out the information in the Artisan's Corner for helpful resources on writing, please also read through the Quick Tips for a Gallidon Writer.

Legal Requirements

You must of legal age in order to have your submission accepted. This means you must be old enough to enter into a legal contract (this age varies by state/province).

Long/Installment Works (novella, novels, comics, etc.)

Incomplete/partial submissions (e.g., first chapter of a novel or part of a full-length comic) will be reviewed but the general policy is not to begin publishing a submission in installments until the completed work has been received. There are several reasons for this, including: higher quality of finished Works, ability to reliably publish installments on a consistent basis, and better management of potential continuity conflicts.

If you have an idea for a novel, novella, comic, etc., please contact us (select the "Editors" category) so we can coordinate your efforts with other works in progress and bring your completed vision to the official world of Gallidon!

Submission Guidelines

How do I get accepted?

  1. Be respectful of other Artisans. This means play nice with other Artisans' Ideas and be respectful of their creations. Do not kill, humiliate, degrade, or irrevocably damage another Artisan’s characters, places, things, etc. without their permission.
  2. Tell your part of Gallidon’s story one character at a time.
  3. Your Work opens more doors than it closes in the larger Gallidon story. Don’t try to solve the world’s problems — focus on solving your character’s problems.
  4. Only submit your own original Work — no plagiarism (please!).
  5. If you're submitting fiction, put the first draft aside for a week before rewriting it. At least a week.
  6. Then have someone else read over your revision before you submit it. They should be checking for grammar as well as story (don't bury your great story under a pile of grammatical errors!).
  7. Make sure your Work is clearly set in the world of Runes of Gallidon.
  8. When in doubt, send a question, proposal or outline to us (select the "Editors" category).
  9. If your Work is long (a novel, comic, etc.) or large in scope and you’d like some feedback before you get too far down the road, feel free to send an outline of the story to us (select the "Editors" category). Please use a subject line starting with "PROPOSAL" followed by the title of your Work.
  10. For novels, novellas and comic (or any extended work), please submit a first chapter or installment — that’s how we’re going to publish these accepted Works to the website.
  11. If you're stuck, please check out the resources at the Artisan's Corner.
  12. Oh, and no guns (take the cannoli).

How to NOT get your Work accepted:

  1. Submit your first draft without editing/revising it or having someone else read it.
  2. This is not Lord of the Rings, World of Warcraft, etc. Do not submit stories about characters from previously published fantasy worlds. Gallidon is a human-centric world; please, no elves, dwarves, orcs, or gnomes.
  3. Attempt to solve every mystery in one Work.
  4. Submit the story of the "greatest" wizard/witch/warrior in Gallidon (you would be in error).
  5. Include time travel in your Work (we foresee enough problems with continuity as it is).
  6. Speak for the gods (your characters can, but the Narrator should avoid it).
  7. Submit a Work that affects everyone, everywhere in Gallidon.
  8. Submit pornographic Works.
  9. Submit digitally altered images of recognizable personalities.
  10. Submit images or digitally altered images that you do not own the rights to.
  11. Submit a work that includes guns (we told you - take the cannoli!).

Question? Contact us (select the "Editors" Category).

Style Guides

Text Works in Gallidon

  • Text file formats we accept are .odt, .doc, .docx, .rtf, and .txt.
  • Single space between sentences within a paragraph.
  • Please spell-check and proofread one more time before submitting.

Text Story Length Classifications
Flash Fiction (Short, Short Story) is under 1,000 words in length. A Short Story is 1,000 to 10,000 words in length. A Novella is 10,000 to 40,000 words in length. A Novel is over 40,000 words in length.

Artwork, Images & Comics
Art, Image & Comic file formats we accept are .jpg, .jpeg, .png or .gif. File size should be under 10 MB in size.

Digital Game Files
Digital Games should be included in one file. If not, please contact us (select the "Editors" category). File size should be under 10 MB in size.

The audio file format we currently accept is .mp3. File size should be under 10 MB in size and 15 minutes in length. The video file format we currently accept is .mpeg. Question? Contact us (select the "Editors" category).


Non-Derivative or Non-Attributing Works
All Works should have, at a minimum, the following attribution, even if they do not feature Ideas from another Artisan's Work (you used all original Ideas):

'This Work set in Runes of Gallidon –
Available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.'

Fictional Work attributing other Works
If your Work set in Gallidon features Ideas from another Artisan's Work, the following attribution format and information should accompany your Work: “character, location, thing” created by [name of creator] in title of Work.

For example, if you wrote a story that involved a character (Mara Talorn) created by Artisan John Smith in his novel, Darkness Descends, and you had Mara using a sword (Sword of Justice) which was created by Artisan Amy Jones in her short story, Empty Footsteps, the attribution at the end of your story should look like this:

'"Mara Talorn" created by John Smith in Darkness Descends.
"Sword of Justice" created by Amy Jones in Empty Footsteps.
This Work set in Runes of Gallidon –
Available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.'

Image Works attributing other Works
If your Work is an image based on one or more Works by other Artisans, you may use the following attribution:

"This Work inspired by [type of original Work] [name of the original Work] by [name of Artisan]"

For example, if you wanted to create a drawing of an action scene from the Flash Fiction Work, Three Sunsets by John Miller, the attribution for your image would be:

'This Work inspired by the story Three Sunsets by John Miller.
This Work set in Runes of Gallidon –
Available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.'

Question? Contact us (select the "Editors" Category).