Submit new material!
Note that I haven't updated the "meat" of
this website in a very long time. It is probably unrealistic of me to
think that I ever will get around to posting submitted stories, especially
since I have received so many of them, but I feel like I should leave this
invitation open anyway. If you want to send me your stories, please do.
Just know that they will probably never actually be posted. --Steve-o,
Since you bothered to visit this website and read any of it, you've
probably experienced some of the things described here. It may be
theraputic or simply fun for you to share some of your own
bitterness memories. Plus, if there's more crap here,
there's more of a chance the site will be useful to future visitors, and
that's a good thing, too.
I must give one warning, though: I go through
long periods of not writing much email, or of responding to certain emails
and not others with no real pattern. There are messages I've received about
this site months, or even years ago, that I never got around to responding
to, and probably never will. This is one of my faults as a person: even
with the best of intentions, I often just can't follow through on things.
Keeping up with the volume of email I get about this site is one of those
things. (It's about five messages a week, on average, but a proper response
can take as much as an hour to write, and I already have trouble keeping
up with the rest of my net.life.) I'll read what you send, and enjoy it,
and will quite likely add it to the repository of other stories if you
want me to, but I can't promise a real reply. Please do not rely upon my
response for your peace of mind. I can't promise that.
Just to be extra safe, I've established some rules and such for
any submissions you might like to send along:
- I'm not guaranteed to post everything that gets sent to me.
It's my site, and I decide what I think fits and what doesn't.
If I choose not to post your creepy stalker story don't track
me down and kill me, please.
- Even if your story isn't creepy, I still might not post it. The
things I choose to put up are the ones that really resonate with
me personally. It doesn't mean I think your story sucks, just
that it doesn't quite match the sorts of stories I'm looking for.
I'll probably enjoy reading it, though, even if I don't post it,
so if you feel like venting to a stranger, go for it.
- I'm not really planning to post poetry. That may seem like
an arbitrary decision, especially with all the La Vita Nuova
passages I have up, but I'd rather stick with stories.
They are more direct. That's not to say I won't at least read
poetry that is sent to me; if you really want me to read your poem,
I will. Just be aware that it will probably not appear on the
- I would love to get suggestions/submissions that fit into
the main structure of the site. That is, if you have a favorite daydream,
or a communication tip, or what-have-you, please send it! I recognize
and totally understand that people are more interested in telling
their stories than adding little bullet points, but it was those
lists that I originally hoped would grow through submissions.
- Vulgarity, gratuitously explicit sex-talk, and the like will be
censored. Make it easier for me and just write like an adult.
- If you want your submission to be posted anonymously, just let
me know and I'll respect that. Tell me how you'd like me to
refer to you. All submissions will be credited, but I'll do it
in whatever way you prefer. My one request: if you choose just
an initial or first name, do something to distinguish it from the
others like appending "in Place X". You can make up the place,
too, of course. I just don't want to have a dozen contributions
all from different people that are all credited simply to "J".
- Most of my submissions are coming from women. I love women,
obviously, but I'd like to have a more balanced cross-section of
viewpoints. If you're a guy with a good story, don't hold back.
You can send me material directly through email --
my address is at the bottom of every page. I may
set up a form of some sort to do this later, for now email's good
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