For the most part, Outpost Daria has an "open door" policy regarding fan fiction. There are guidelines to follow, of course, but for the most part, any Daria fanfic can be submitted and will likely be posted. If it is not, however, do not be discouraged and please don't take it personally; keep writing and keep submitting. Don't give up!
Those Pesky Guidelines
I Just Mentioned...
Generally, this refers to sexual themes: nothing that would rate higher than a PG-13 (or a mild R) will be allowed. I'm not a prude (contrary to popular opinion), but that said, I won't allow my fanfic section to become an extension of Penthouse Forum.
Stories must have a title and a short description of the plot; a few sentences are fine, but no long, rambling paragraphs, please. If a story does not have a title, it will NOT be posted until it does! If a story does not have a description, it will be posted with "(no description available)" until you supply one!
You must explicitly tell me if you want your e-mail address included with the story. If you don't, I'll assume you do NOT want it listed. This is mainly for your protection, as many of you do not want your e-mail address exposed in this age of spam and viruses and trojans (oh, my!).
Stories should be checked for proper spelling, punctuation and grammar. People will enjoy your story more if they do not have to struggle to read it. It also makes your story look more professional.
This is, in a sense, related to the previous request. Please be as accurate as possible regarding the details of the Daria universe. Outpost Daria isn't the only Daria site on the web that provides such details; there's The Daria Wiki, for example, and books such as The Daria Diaries and The Daria Database also provide a wealth of information about the Daria universe. As such, there's really no excuse for misspellings and inaccurate information.
I will only accept stories that are in plain text (.txt) or HTML (.htm or .html) format. Files in Microsoft Word format (.doc) or any other word processor format are NOT acceptable! Also, plain text stories should have their sentences hard-wrapped at column 80 (done by inserting hard carriage returns at the right spots) so that they can be easily read in a browser window. This is not necessary for HTML stories, which are wrapped automatically by the browser.
Submissions must be made by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, and should be attached to the message as a file attachment. If that's not an option, you can include the story in the body of the message, but this tends to mangle the formatting (which is why attachments are preferable). I will not be responsible for any mangling of stories that are submitted in the body of an e-mail message. If you want to guarantee that your story is posted the way you want it to be seen, you'd best include it as an attachment.