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Submission Requirements AND NEW SUBMISSION RULES!

Hi everyone!

I wish I could say this news item was going to be nice but it isn't.

I also wish I didn't have to keep harping on about submission requirements and betas but it appears I need to.

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING!

1. YOU MUST HAVE A BETA! <--- this is not optional, this is a requirement for everyone!†

2. Canon spelling mistakes...

I'm sorry but REALLY? Hermione is only spelled one way, so is Voldemort and Harry <-- sigh. From this day forward, our submission witches will be rejecting instantly for canon mistakes. This might sound extremely harsh but there are no excuses for not spelling a character's names correctly, especially if you are submitting to an archive where her name is in the title!

3. Poorly written stories:

I know, who are we to decide what is good and what isn't? I can hear you asking now. Well to be honest, this is why we employ several people from different walks of life with different tastes in stories. But when something is poorly written and reads like you and your friends got together and thought it would be fun to put Hermione in a french high school in the popular clique, well we won't be accepting it.

4. Punctuation and Grammar:

I am certainly not the official on these two elements, but thankfully the submission witches (who are all PI certified) are.†

5. Alternate Universe to the Extreme:

Your stories must include Hermione: I mean this is a Hermione CENTRIC Archive! Which means she must be the main character and the main pairing in any romantic relationship! This is not a Harry/Ginny archive where Hermione is seen once, or a Draco/Harry multi-chaptered where Hermione is barely mentioned. YOUR STORY MUST BE HERMIONE CENTRIC!

We do not accept submissions where she is not. Stories where Hermione is someone completely different to her character (she isn't a Swedish barmaid nor is she a short blonde hottie who happens to carry a wand). While we appreciate your own creative intent with taking the characters to new heights, be aware that if the story is so over the top and so totally unbelievable, or Hermione is just a name and not the character, you will probably be rejected.

NEW SUBMISSION RULES EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY!

1. You submit without a beta: We can tell if you haven't used a beta, you try to sneak your story through without a beta and we all know it. If you submit your story without a beta, you will be asked not to resubmit your story for seven days (THIS INCLUDES PRE-VALIDATED AUTHORS!).

2. Serial Offending Authors: You continually submit stories without a beta and without any regard or respect for our submission rules. You will be asked to wait two weeks to resubmit, and until you can prove your story has seen a beta and you have taken their suggestions seriously. (AGAIN THIS INCLUDES PRE-VALIDATED AUTHORS).

3. Those that choose to ignore us completely: Well that's just rude. If you are asked not to resubmit for a week, have a beta see your story or fix common mistakes, then please do it! Don't just change a word or two then resubmit, because you will not be accepted. This happens far too frequently and, to be honest, we are all a little annoyed about it. Our submission witches take the time and effort to read through your stories and make sure they adhere to all our rules, so the least you can do is respect our rules and follow them.

 

Now I hope everyone understands but if you don't, please feel free to comment and I should add that I will not be changing these at all and do not ask me to do this.

MistressMalfoy.

 

 


--MistressMalfoy on 11/08/2009 - 08:40 pm 16 Comments--
 



Recent worries!

Hello my loves!

Just a quick note to let you know that the recent drama surrounding Wattpad and a certain user of their site copying stories from here then reproducing them on that site. Although they are giving the original author's credit, this is not on and if they have stolen the stories from GE- well let's just say I'm dealing with it.

If anyone wishes to contact me about it or discuss it in the comments feel free- this is an open topic for discussion.

Unfortunately we are unsure if the user did indeed take them from here or from Live Journal but if I find who the member is on here, I will be banning them. So if anyone knows who it is, please let me know.

THIS is the user in question on WattPad

http://www.wattpad.com/user/mzbrar?

If your story does appear there I strongly suggest you contact not only the administration but comment on your stolen story directly.†

MistressMalfoy

xox

 


--MistressMalfoy on 07/08/2009 - 03:19 am 7 Comments--
 



Fuh-Q-Fest

As many of you have probably now seen, our featured fics for the month of August are from the popular and much fun Fuh-Q-Fest!

The stories are fabulous and I would encourage you to read every single one, and don't forget to review! The authors are reading each and every one and although they cannot respond now, I promise they will once we reveal all our amazing authors!

MistressMalfoy xox


--MistressMalfoy on 05/08/2009 - 08:55 pm 0 Comments--
 



Spoilers and FQF!

I know that we aware that not everyone have all read the book (well most of us) but PLEASE be aware the movie talk is still considered spoilers!

Do not post movie spoilers on the shoutbox, here, at the forums or any of our archives. It is not fair to those whohave not seen the movie.

Also the FQF has begun posting! You can catch those stories under the author name of HermioneFQF!

MistressMalfoy.

 


--MistressMalfoy on 17/07/2009 - 04:38 am 1 Comments--
 



FQF Prompts!

FQF Prompt request is now closed! Thank you to everyone who submitted a request and posting of already submitted fiction will begin tonight.

All stories must be in by August 7th and if you desperately want a prompt still, please contact me on the forums.


--MistressMalfoy on 08/07/2009 - 07:58 pm 1 Comments--
 



Three days remaining!

There are only three days remaining in the Hermione FQF!†

Well over half of the prompts have been snagged (the ones in purple and red) and there are still quite a few good ones left.

You must be a member of the forums to claim a prompt!

(Experiencing problems with the forums? check to see if you have used an AOL or Yahoo email address!)

FORUMS ARE HERE!†


--MistressMalfoy on 02/07/2009 - 05:59 am 8 Comments--
 



Hermione FQF PROMPTS!

Prompts can now be found at the forums...

follow meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee....

 

Problems with the forums? Can't log in...not getting your verification email? If you are using AOL or YAHOO that will be the problem. Those emails are not recognised by our server, so you will have to sign up using a different email address.†

 

 

xoxox


--MistressMalfoy on 25/06/2009 - 09:34 am 5 Comments--
 



Prompt Challenge

Hi guys! Unfortunately due to lack of prompts we've had to cancel the Hermione For All Seasons challenge and replace it with a much more versatile Hermione FQF.

The basics are the same but there are a few differences:

1. Only one prompt per person

2. All stories must be one shots, no wips permitted

3. Prompts are NC17 only, and might contain some odd kinks, like stirring rods and hair lol

4. Prompts will be released on the forums and will be anonymous as per the challenge rules

5. This will be a fest in name† only as you are not writing for a gift but glory of winning the overall best fic.

Any questions? Ask me!


--MistressMalfoy on 19/06/2009 - 11:20 am 7 Comments--
 



HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

I hope you will all join me in wishing our lovely Lupinswolfie an extremely happy and enjoyable birthday.I count Lupinswolfie amongst my dearest friends and not only is she a valued member/author on our site, she tirelessly works for us, even with a new born baby.

So happy birthday Lupins, you know how much I adore you and I wish you all the best for your special day.

†With love,

† † † † † † † † MistressMalfoy and the GE Team :)


--MistressMalfoy on 12/06/2009 - 10:48 am 14 Comments--
 



AGE RULES!

I hate to sound like a broken record but it has been brought to my attention that several members are breaking our biggest rule. YOU MUST BE 18 TO JOIN OUR SITE! 18! Not fifteen, not seventeen and a half BUT EIGHTEEN!!! It is against the law in pretty much every country in the world for you to join and be underage! DISCLAIMERS ARE OVER THE ENTIRE SITE STATING THIS RULE!.

AS OF TODAY ANYONE FOUND TO BE UNDER 18 AND AN ACTIVE MEMBER OF THIS SITE, MALFOY MANOR AND PURE ARROGANCE will have their IP's BANNED FROM OUR SERVERS until a time they turn 18!

Joining our site you have agreed that you are 18 or over, lying about this, pretending to be older, posting stories/reviews etc WILL NOT BE TOLERATED!

So for two days I am issuing an Amnesty to those who are underage to bow out gracefully and have their accounts locked, because trust me when I say, if I find out you are here and have lied to gain entry to this site I will ban you without hesitation.

IF you are underage you MUST contact admin immediately regarding your account.

Edit to add: We are not required to email you if your account has been suspended after the two days amnesty, and we won't be. So if you find your account suspended or you are unable to access our site, you can pretty much guarantee it's from your own lack of respect for our rules.

 


--MistressMalfoy on 31/05/2009 - 09:09 pm 25 Comments--
 



Submission Rules

Once again, it is time for my yearly reminder about submission and site rules.† All authors and readers need to read and follow the rules.† In particular, we all need to pay attention to the following:

1.† You MUST have a beta.†

2.† You MUST have a disclaimer.

All of the admins on this site truly want all authors to be posted to the archive, but if the submission and site rules are not followed, it cannot happen.† With the number of submissions that come to us on a regular basis, we cannot correct the submissions and/or add the disclaimer.† That being said, continue sending in your submissions...we love it!!† Just remember the rules are there to make the process easier for all of us.† If you have any questions or concerns, as usual, please feel free to contact an admin and we will help you out to the best of our ability.

 


--sirsevchick on 30/05/2009 - 05:27 pm 4 Comments--
 



Happy Birthday!!!

In my working absence, I've missed a couple of birthdays...

†lol

So HAPPPPY BIRTHDAY to LadyLynn and to bookofsecrets!

Now in honour of their most special day I'm allowing them to take over the featured for the next two weeks so Merlin help us all... LOL

Just a little bit of info on LadyLynn is one of our founding members, in fact I remember hounding her over and over with requests to join and heaping praise on her, in an attempt to get her to join lol and she did so yay us! :D

So here are LadyLynn's featured-

 


Hunted by Mirrorjdyn
The Dragon's Bride by rizzle
Her Shoes by Margaritama
Survivor by atruwriter
Necessary by the Order by Serade Black
Evanescent Memory by Ravenesque
A Living History by MistressMalfoy (awwwwww lol)
Darkest Desires by Lupinswolfie
The Life and Times of Denebola Black by ladyLynn
--MistressMalfoy on 11/05/2009 - 08:40 pm 11 Comments--
 



HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY

To all of our wonderful authors and members who are mothers, moms, mums or mums-to-be have a wonderful Mother's Day!

It is a hard job and you deserve the day and the recognition!

 

With love from:

Mistress Malfoy, sirsevchick, Lupinswolfie, bookofsecrets, and valady_42


--sirsevchick on 10/05/2009 - 12:26 pm 2 Comments--
 



The Seasons...

So it's that time of year again when I get all excited about challenges and force everyone to participate (lol not really force)

Our newest challenge will be The Seasons (and we have a poll currently to decide which Era we will focus on) But the general gist of the challenge will be similar to the Cliche Challenge we ran last year.†

We will issue prompts at the forums, you will choose which prompt you'd like to do, it will then be crossed off the list.

Now to make it fun, everything will be anonymous so no one but the organisers will be aware of who has chosen what. Then after the due in date passes, we will hold a vote at our live journal community and the winners will get a prize (not sure what yet though).

If anyone has any comments or suggestions, please leave them here :)

EDIT: Just a quick note that Malfoy Manor will be running its own challenge at the same time with the same rules :) you can enter both or just one! :) But visit Malfoy Manor for all your Malfoy Men goodies!

MistressMalfoy


--MistressMalfoy on 04/05/2009 - 10:15 am 8 Comments--
 



FLAMING!

What can I say except- IT WILL NOT BE TOLERATED! Any user (and I mean ANY) found (By admin) to be blatantly flaming or rude to an author for no particular reason other than to be an ARSE will be banned instantly!†

We do not have a community that encourages hurtful comments and most of our authors are like family to us. I will not allow anyone on this site to be used as a punching bag by a reviewer.

And I† know it is easy to say 'Just delete the review' but that isn't the point. Part of our rules state we don't not allow flaming of any person, in reviews, emails or the forums.

Flaming is bullying and a disgusting way for someone to hurt another's self esteem and to bring them down to their level.

Banning explained: Generally rule breakings come with staggered bans, eg: One week for violating banner sizes etc but flaming is an instant ban, forever! There are no second chances because your IP will be put in our database of banned IP's from the server, which means you'll never be able to access our site again. This may seem harsh and I agree, but you cannot be constructive with rude behaviour.

MistressMalfoy


--MistressMalfoy on 26/04/2009 - 09:56 pm 26 Comments--
 



New Affiliate!

We would like to welcome a brand new affiliate to the family!

Dramione Fic/Art Recs is a new site set up by one of our members elyaeruand I would encourage any and all Dramione fans to check it out. There is a viewer review system for rating stories and is going to be huge!!

Follow the link :D http://dhr.accio.nu


--MistressMalfoy on 15/04/2009 - 09:52 am 1 Comments--
 



HAPPY EASTER!

Happy Easter to all our members! We hope you have a safe and happy (meaning lots of chocolate) long four day weekend! Enjoy and we look forward to seeing you all after the break!

 

Love MistressMalfoy, sirsevchick, Valady, Lupinswolfie and bookofsecrets xox


--MistressMalfoy on 10/04/2009 - 01:50 am 1 Comments--
 



Open for business!!!

We are pleased to announce that our newest archive is open for business and now accepting all Malfoys pairing with Hermione!!

 


--MistressMalfoy on 13/03/2009 - 05:23 am 6 Comments--
 



Congratulations Lupinswolfie!!!

On behalf of all our staff, I would like to wish Lupinswolfie and her darling husband our most heartfelt congratulations on the birth of their beautiful baby daughter Danica! (I will have more details when I get the history off my mobile msn)

†We are so very proud of you Lupins and send all our love and good wishes your way.

We love you lots!!!

MistressMalfoy and the GE Team

p.s In honour of Lupins wonderful news we are putting her stories up for featured along with all the wonderful ones for the week!!


--MistressMalfoy on 12/03/2009 - 07:35 am 16 Comments--
 



Featured!

The lovely admins and I have gotten together this week to pick some stories we'd like featured, whether it be for amazing writing, wonderful characterisations or that we think it's an amazing story that just isn't getting any love from our faithful readers! So enjoy our picks and feel free to comment :D


--MistressMalfoy on 08/03/2009 - 10:16 pm 0 Comments--
 



Hermione Big Bang!

We are very proud to help pimp out the Hermione Big Bang challenge on Live Journal.†

To check out the rules click the banner below :)

 


--MistressMalfoy on 03/03/2009 - 05:36 pm 5 Comments--
 



The Manor- Malfoy Manor

We are now taking suggestions over at the forums for category names for Malfoy Manor :D

Please leave all comments over there :D

 



Malfoy Manor Suggestions
--MistressMalfoy on 02/03/2009 - 09:53 pm 2 Comments--
 



A farewell and a welcome!
t was a very sad day for me when I opened my inbox and received a letter from our dear Punkindoodle. She is unfortunately leaving us due to family matters and I† have to say we will miss her loads.

Thank you to Punkindoodle for all the work she's done over the years, all the time she's put into validating, submissions and being a wonderful Admin.

Love to you and your family my dear friend!

Love MM.

And now onto the other news :)

Welcome to Valady, our newest Admin, she has some big shoes to fill but I don't doubt for a second she is more than up to the task. So please join me in welcoming our friend Valady to the hot seat.

Good Luck Valady!


--MistressMalfoy on 28/02/2009 - 03:14 am 8 Comments--
 



Rejections and other stuff

Hi everyone!

Now I hate to be the one to do this, but unfortunately it must be done.

First letís start off with disclaimers...

A disclaimer must be complete with the following: The characters and canon situations in the following story belong solely to JK Rowling. I am not making any money from the publishing or writing of this story.

This disclaimer will now be standard across the board, if your story does not have this or something similar to this denouncing your ownership and that youíre not making any money then your story will be rejected without question.

AMENDMENT:- THIS ONLY APPLIES TO NEWLY SUBMITTED STORIES!†

 

Rejection is a common thing- you can be rejected for many reasons but the biggest is quality.

Recently we've had dozens of complaints of the level of fiction we are allowing into our site, which in the past was known as a site for quality well written stories that did not resemble ff.net at all (not that there is anything wrong with ff.net)

So we are tightening our belts and not every story will be accepted (even if there are no errors)†

Why do we have to do this?

Simply we want quality fiction, we want to be unique and not just another archive. And if that means less stories in the recent addition list then so be it.†

I don't think it's fair my story was rejected because of quality when I think it's good!

While we appreciate you submitting your fic, we don't have to accept it just because you think it's good. We reserve the right to reject any story on any basis (see submission rules) and for the good of the community and its continued survival we need to be careful what we allow into the archive.

I was rejected for something simple like a canon error why did this happen?

We live by JK's writing ie: canon spellings must be correct! Don't send mean emails to our submissions witches because you've made a mistake because it will not be tolerated, nor will resubmitting a story after it's been rejected with the same errors, because if you do your story won't be accepted at all.

I was rejected,† your submissions witches said it was because I needed a beta. But I have one! This isn't fair!

Just because someone says they are a beta, doesn't make them qualified to edit your story. A qualified beta is one who has a badge (PI etc) If you want to choose a new beta go to the forums or click the PI badge, located on the Enchants skin in links.

Well I have a beta but their suggestions were rubbish, I shouldn't have to change my story because they said so.

Perhaps it's time to change your beta? A good beta will make suggestions not say you have to. However in saying that, a beta is only out for your best interest and will try to help, a good beta will not stop at fixing your grammar and punctuation but will comment on story development, plot holes and stories that are too wordy. Take everything your beta tells you seriously, more often than not they are complying with submission rules and trying to make your story better.

My story is already published at other archives without any troubles, why am I getting grief now?

Granger Enchanted like many others, is a quality controlled archive. A lot of archives allow you to simply submit your story and it will be accepted without question, we want to maintain a higher level so have moderation in place.

How come my first chapter was accepted but my second and third were rejected?

Flow is extremely important with plots. Your first chapter might have wowed everyone but the second and third might not be up to your usual standard. Our submission witches are passionate about quality and strive to be consistent; they might feel your chapters need a bit of work to get them up to previously reached standards. So donít take offence, just read over their suggestions or go back over your original chapters, they might be on to something. If this is simply a one shot and you have been published before, the previous applies, your usual standards might be missing from your next one shot and submission witches are only trying to be helpful.

Why was I only given twenty four hours to add a disclaimer or fix my mistakes? That is really unfair!

Why it might seem like a short time to fix your story, most authors expect to be published within the day, do us the same courtesy of fixing your story within the alloted time.†

Why am I only allowed three chapters in twenty four hours? I want to submit my entire story at once!

You have to give other stories a chance to be on the main recent list, with more exposure. Be fair to your fellow authors and only submit three chapters per twenty four hours.


Remember the lines of communication are always open and you are more than welcome to email your submissions witch with questions and comments. And if something is really troubling you, feel free to contact me as I will do my best to resolve any issues you may have.

Kind regards and happy writing!

MistressMalfoy and the Enchanted Admin Team.


--MistressMalfoy on 23/02/2009 - 07:56 pm 40 Comments--
 



Betas Welcome!

Hi everyone and just a quick note on the forums!

We have a brand spanking new Beta section! That's right you can find all† your betaery needs at Owl Post.

1. You can request your own beta

2. Find a qualified beta

3. Offer yourself as a beta!

The link to the forums can be found on the bottom left hand side of the archive under 'Owl Post'


--MistressMalfoy on 16/02/2009 - 07:01 pm 8 Comments--
 



Happy to announce...

That after weeks of indecision I've finally decided to reopen the forums. The security is tight :D and they look quite pretty so feel free to join :)

You can find the link in the 'links' menu bottom left hand side under 'Owl Post'

†I hope you enjoy! :D


--MistressMalfoy on 14/02/2009 - 09:10 am 1 Comments--
 



Bush Fire Appeal!

Most of you† know we have just† had the worst fires in our history with the death toll tipped to reachover 200 with 6000 people homeless, countlessinjuries, loss of homes, pets, family members, nature and wild animals (did you all see Sam the Koala? She's doing fine too)

So we implore each and every one of you to dig deep, even if you aren't Australian, every dollar counts.

To give go to redcross.org.au and click 'Victorian Bush Fire Appeal'†

Our thoughts are love are with each and every person affected by this horrible freak of nature.

MistressMalfoy, proud to be Australian.

p.s so far Australians on their own have raised over sixty million dollar!†


--MistressMalfoy on 12/02/2009 - 05:29 am 3 Comments--
 



Staff and Challenges

Hi guys!Just a quick note to let everyone know we have two new staff beginning in the next few days, both shall remain anonymous until they want to be named heh thanks to everyone who applied and if you didn't receive an email, unfortunately you didn't make it to the next round.

Challenge link can now be found on the Enchant skin, between ratings and top tens up there ^^^^^^ and is named Enchanting Challenges! :D


--MistressMalfoy on 09/02/2009 - 06:48 pm 0 Comments--
 



Jobs, Categories, Disclaimers and Beta Read

Hi everyone!

Just a quick note on

1.Categories: all stories are allowed ONE main category each, just one, because if you put it in multiple main categories, it messes with our category counts, and it hard for people to find stories relating to pairings. Eg:- A Dramione story would go in Malfoy Manor then Dramione as a sub category. Your story must be put in the category to which the majority pairing is written, eg: If you story is a Harmione story but there is a bit of Dramione action in there, it must go in Harmione category. We do not allow multiple categories, (so please keep this in mind when uploading to the archive) Also...if our submission witches email you asking to restrict yourself to one category, please do not get angry at them. They are volunteers and I look after the girls and they do their best, a kind request should always be met with a kind response.†

2. Vday challenges: if you want your story featured and put into the challenge it must go in Challenges- Valentineís Day 2009 :)

3. Disclaimers are still not being put on stories. This is our most major rule, we must must must have disclaimers on all our stories, because the characters do not belong to us :)

4. If you submit a story a beta must have read over it and their corrections taken under advisement, refusing to use a beta and submitting your story 'raw' will quite probably result in a rejection.

5. And thank you to everyone who replied to our staff request! We have been overwhelmed with responses and are currently sifting through them, those who have made it to the next round, will hear from us shortly.


--MistressMalfoy on 07/02/2009 - 12:00 am 5 Comments--
 



STAFF NEEDED!

Hi everyone! It's that time of year and that means our annual staff call! As we get closer to the release of HBP at the cinema, our workload is increasing and the amount of stories we get submitted astronomical! :D

The following positions have become available:

1. Submissions Witch (Enchanted- Two Positions)

2. Submissions Witch (Pure Arrogance- One Position)

3. Advertiser 'Pimper' (for our new pairings) (Pure Arrogance- One Position)

Jobs two and three can be combined if you are interested.

Anyone wanting to apply should send an email with the subject heading SUBMISSIONS WITCH! to enchantedadmin@grangerenchanted.com and we will send you an application form.

Kind Regards,

† † † † † † † † † † †† MistressMalfoy


--MistressMalfoy on 03/02/2009 - 08:48 pm 4 Comments--