The Telemachus Story Archive

Frequently Asked Questions

This is an attempt to answer the sort of questions I frequently get asked. If anything isn't clear please email me at and I will get back to you.

Question 1: How do I submit a story to you?

Easy, just email it to as an attachment, but it would be good if you could read the information below to avoid disappointment. If this is your first story then I will also need to know what Author name you wish to use and whether or not you want your email published.

Question 2: What sort of format should I send the attachment in?

I can accept most word processor formats such as .TXT, .ODT, .DOC, .DOCX, .RTF etc. But not publishing formats such as .PDF or .EPUB. If you are not sure drop me a line first and ask. Remember that the story will be converted into .HTM for publishing so please try and keep any fancy formatting within reason.

Question 3: Can I include pictures in the story?

Yes. Pictures should be in .JPG format and saved at around 75% compression. Each one should be no more then 1024px on the longest side and take up no more than 256 Kb on disc. If the pictures are not your own work then make sure that you have the copyright owners permission to use them. Copyright restrictions on the Internet are a very real thing.

Question 4: Do you have restrictions of the type of stories you will accept?

Absolutely, doesn't everybody?

  1. No children or animals in sexual situations. No exceptions! By children I mean anyone below 18 and by animals I mean dumb animals - sexy centaurs and foxy furries are fine.
  2. Comic book violence is fine (even encouraged!), but gratuitous, excessive or repetitive gore or deadly violence should be avoided.
  3. The stories are aimed at horny gay males and should be written with that in mind, also please keep female involvement to a minimum.
  4. Any pictures should not be subject to copyright unless the owner has given express permission for their use.

NB: I reserve the right to refuse any story without explanation or justification, however as long as you observe the rules then you should be fine.

Question 5: My grammar and spelling isn't very good, can you correct any errors I may make?

Sadly no. Any such errors are your responsibility, partly because I don't have the time but mainly because some authors deliberately break the rules for dramatic effect and I may inadvertently damage your story if I try to 'correct' it. And remember, all decent word processors will have a good spellchecker, don't be afraid to use it. And some will even check your grammar too!

Question 6: Do you mind if I create a link to your site?

Not at all, if fact I hope that you will. If you look at the bottom of the main page you will see a button labelled ' Webmasters ' where you can find some banners you may wish to use.

Question 7: Will you create a link to my site?

Yes, provided the site is the sort of place my beloved readers would like and provided you can supply me with a suitable banner image. Check on the main links page to see examples of the sort of links I will accept.

And, of course, it is only common courtesy for you to create a link back to my site (see above for details).