Submissions Now Open + Author Tag Request System [Update 5/21 – Submissions CLOSED]

Please wait...

๐Ÿ”Ž Creepypasta Main Search
๐Ÿ’€ Popular Creepypastas

CHECK OUT MORE STORIES SORTED BY:

๐Ÿ† Top-Ranked Stories
๐Ÿ“… Recently Published
๐Ÿ“š Category
โŒ› Length
๐Ÿ“ Author
๐Ÿ“– Title

๐Ÿ“… Published on March 30, 2015

"Submissions Now Open + Author Tag Request System [Update 5/21 - Submissions CLOSED]"

Written by

Estimated reading time โ€” 3 minutes

Submissions Open Fromย March 30th 2015 – May 20th 2015

As a few of you have already noticed, yes – submissions have been re-opened. I meant to make this announcement earlier, but I got pulled away from the computer suddenly. I’m sorry if anybody was confused by the submission form suddenly re-appearing without any comment!

This open period will run until May 20th, 2015.

As explicit confirmation, since otherwise I’m sure I would get lots of messages asking: yes, this means that the prior submission period has been completely processed. All pastas slated for Crappypasta have been posted there and notifications sent to their authors, and all accepted pastas have been scheduled with their authors notified as well. This means that if you have not received any contact, it’s a safe bet that your storyย was rejected – you may visit the FAQ for further details on why this might be, as well as additional details on when/ifย you are eligible to resubmit rejected pastas.

For those of you looking to rework rejected stories or submit entirely new ones, the last two discussion posts may be of particular interest: in February, the community discussed their favorite creepypasta genres and topics, and this past month saw the inverse conversation – our least favorite creepypasta genres and topics. Please feel free to chime in if you haven’t already, as I will be using the feedback received in these posts as a barometer to help select which stories to let through when I’m on the fence. Additionally, if you’re not entirely certain whether your story idea would be well-received at this particular creepypasta community, you may find the responses in each post helpful.

Author Tag System

Tags for frequent authors have been requested enough that we’re finally going to do this thing!

As you can see on the sidebar, I’ve introduced a new way to browse tags – you can now use the sidebar widget to further narrow down your tag selection byย clicking hierarchies and then seeing tags specific only to that selection. So, for example, clicking the “series” heading will display only tags for the various pasta series that we’ve featured.

For those of you who prefer the old-school all-tags drop-down menu, never fear: it will remain accessible on the sidebar as well.

The author part of the tag system will be opt-in, so any authors wishing to have a tag of their own must fill out the Author Tag Request form. This form will be permanently available under the ‘Write Your Own Pasta’ heading on the top navigation bar. I’ve placed a more in-depth explanation on the form’s page, but the most important thingsย to know before rushing over to fill out the form are as follows:

  • You are only eligible for an author tag if you have AT LEAST TWO stories ACCEPTED AND PUBLISHED on this website, creepypasta.com
    • If your stories are all at Crappypasta, this means that you are not eligible. The two sites do not share a tagging system.
    • This should be obvious, but if you have stories published on other sites (the wiki, .net, .org, etc) but do NOT have at least two stories accepted and posted on THIS WEBSITE, you are not eligible. We cannot tag stories not hosted here, so there would be no point in your having an author tag! To further clarify, since I anticipate some people finding this confusing: having your pastas posted elsewhere does not preclude having a tag here, but in order to have an author tag at THIS WEBSITE, you must have two or more stories accepted and posted at THIS WEBSITE. If you send a request for an author tag and enter pastas located at websites that are not creepypasta.com, it’s not going to happen.
  • Since this is opt-in only, do not try to “help” by submitting author tag requests for other people. If they want a tag, they will submit a request themselves. I’m doing this as an opt-in so that authors can more precisely control their tags, what pastas they want tagged, and what name specifically they want on their tag. Having strangers submit tag requests for them would steal this layer of control from them, so while your intentions may be pure, please don’t do this.
  • Obviously, all tag requests will be double-checked and verified. Don’t waste time by requesting an author tag for stories that you didn’t write. If I can’t confirm that the person requesting the tag wrote the stories that they’re claiming, the tag will not be created. If you are flagrantly and obviously attempting to claim work that isn’t your own, I’ll ban you from future submissions (and possibly even the site itself, if I’m in a particularly grumpy mood) –ย so please, guys, don’t be that jerk.

If there is anything that I’ve missed that you feel needs to be explained or clarified on the form’s page, please let me know. Sometimes things can seem obvious to me, since I’m the one creating the system, but in reality it’s not quite so clear. Sometimes I make announcement posts when I haven’t finished my coffee and I’m still feeling a little zombie-esque. Things happen.

Here’s hoping that I haven’t confused everyone, and thanks for your time – I look forward to reading everyone’s new submissions!

 

 

๐Ÿ”” More stories from author:


Rate this story:

Please wait...


Creepypasta.com is proud to accept horror fiction and true scary story submissions year-round, from both amateur and published authors. To submit your original work for consideration, please visit ourย story submissions pageย today.

Copyright Statement: Unless explictly stated, all stories published on Creepypasta.com are the property of (and under copyright to) their respective authors, and may not be narrated or performed, adapted to film, television or audio mediums, republished in a print or electronic book, reposted on any other website, blog, or online platform, or otherwise monetized without the express written consent of its author(s).

RELATED POSTS YOU MIGHT ENJOY:

 

MORE STORIES FROM AUTHOR Creepypasta.com

Average Rating:
9

Admin Update 6/29/2013 – Next Submission Period & Special Circumstances

If you are waiting on a reply for a submission or are planning on submitting come July 1, please read this. JUMP TO THE ...
Read Now
Average Rating:
7.75

Admin Update 11/9/2015

Hey guys, Derp here. I'm sorry, but someone very important to me passed away this morning, and I need to take a few days ...
Read Now
Unfriended Competition Grand Prize Winner
Average Rating:
7.57

Unfriended Competition Grand Prize Winner

The Unfriended Creepypasta Competition is officially over, and Stephen Susco (director of Unfriended: Dark Web) has chosen a winning entry! Congratulations to Hayden Dalby, ...
Read Now
Creepypasta Content Call!
Average Rating:
5

Creepypasta Content Call!

Do you have a home video of something strange, disturbing, or just a little bit weird? Do you have any unexplainable footage or eerie ...
Read Now
Average Rating:
10

By Popular Demand: New Mobile Theme!

IMPORTANT NOTE: Yes, I'm aware that some users have issues with not being able to swap between mobile and desktop themes. There are a ...
Read Now
Average Rating:
3

More Site Updates, Because Everything is Breaking

The new theme with the current color scheme seems to be overall well-received, though I did make some tweaks based on your feedback. The ...
Read Now