Submission Rules

Submission Guidelines

This site is for stories that revolve mainly around the relationship between the characters of Wolverine and Rogue, as friends, teammates, or romantic partners. If your story does not focus on them, it probably belongs at our sister site, XMMFF.

Please read our Terms of Service.
Series vs Chapters
Stories with multiple chapters should be archived as such and never as separate stories in a series. Upload the first chapter of your story, then go to Manage Stories in your account to add additional chapters. If you have trouble with this, please contact the site administrator or ask a friend to help you.

A series is a set of stories that when read together comprise a story arc, but each story itself has its own plot, its own beginning and middle and end. An example of this would be the Harry Potter books, or the Star Wars movies. Each book/movie has its own plot, its own resolution, and is generally understandable and entertaining independently of the others. You might not understand everything that's going on if you missed the earlier books or movies, but you get the general idea.

A chaptered story, on the other hand, is a single story with one basic plot that is told one piece at a time, in small chunks that do not stand alone and don't make much sense if read independently. And example of this would be, well, just about any book you've ever read that has chapters in it. If you pick up a book you've never read before and turn to chapter six and start reading there, you won't have any idea what's going on, because understanding that chapter is dependent on reading what came before it.

Four hundred words that picks up where the last bit left off and has no actual story structure of its own is not a story in a series--it's a chapter. If the administrators think your "series" should be archived as a chaptered story, they will contact you and ask you to change it.

Why does this matter? Because archiving your 48 chapter story as 48 separate stories takes up way more space on our server.

Stories must be submitted to the proper category. The submission form allows you to choose multiple categories for your story, and we worked very hard to add that functionality for you. Please do not add your story multiple times.

When categorizing your story, it's best to go by what movie it's based on. It basically signifies the starting point of your canon.

If your story is based on events in X1 but does not take into account X2 or X3, it's X1.

If your story is based on events in X1 *and* X2, but does not take into account X3, it's X2.

If your story is based on events in all three movies, it's X3.

Wherever your story picks up, that's the movie you label it with.

What about AU? Well, if you get too fussy about what an AU is, pretty soon, if you think about it, they're all AU (Technically, most of the stories written based on X1 became AU when X2 came out). Label your story AU if you're totally changing it up, like making Rogue a vet and Logan has a sick dog, or giving Rogue her comic powers, or something like that.

What kind of story is it? This is an important one, because some people hate sad stuff and won't read angst, some people won't read sex, some people *only* read sex. If you put a genre on your story, you're helping WRFA readers out a lot.

Some genre guidelines:

Action: Wolverine & Rogue kick ass and stop bad guys. Not much in the way of smoochies or UST.

Adult: Story has sex and/or violence and is not suitable for younger readers.

Angst: Woe! Sad! *sob*

Crossover: X-Men plus characters from another fandom.

Dark: Rogue's a cutter! Rogue gets raped! Logan is a wife-beater! Rogue kills Logan!

Drabble: Technically 100 words, but people seem to use it for anything that's not long enough to be a story, and that's fine, too.

Drama: There's plot but not a lot of ass-kicking and not many smoochies.

Foof: Silly happy fun story that makes you go, "Awwww!"

Friendship: No smoochies, just buddies. Please do not label your W/R romance fics "Friendship," even if you they are really good friends, too. Some people like to read about Wolverine and Rogue as friends, but not as anything more, and if you label the story friendship and then have them hop in the sack, you will piss people off and they will email Devil Doll and bitch and then she will hate you for complicating my life.

General: Usually the equivalent of the G-rated movie, but sometimes can be used as a catch-all, if it's just sort of...a story. They talk or whatever but it's not clear if they're couple and nothing really happens and whatnot.

Holiday: Story that revolves around a holiday.

Humor: Written purposely to be funny. (As opposed to a story that's so bad it's funny.)

Metafic: The characters know they are characters.

Poetry: There once was a mutant from Westchester/ who something something something that rhymes with "Westchester"

PWP: Sexin' with no plottin'.

Shipper: Generally a story about How They Got Together. A good catch-all genre if you can't decide what it is. If they're together in the story, it's Shipper Fic.

Songfic: Lyrics sprinkled in the story.

UST: Unresolved sexual tension. Note: If they have sex in the story, it is *not* unresolved sexial tension. Once they start fucking, it's been resolved. :)

Vignette: Wikipedia says it best: "short, impressionistic scenes that focus on one moment or give a particular insight into a character, idea, or setting."

Titles and Summaries
All stories must have a title. If it doesn't have a title, you may call it "untitled" but do not call it "THIS STORY NEEDS A TITLE PLEASE HELP!!111"

"Please read" is not an acceptable title or summary.

Story titles and summaries should not be typed in all caps.

Off Limits Fandoms
A number of authors have requested that fans refrain from writing fan fiction based on their work. Submissions will not be accepted based on the works of P.N. Elrod, Raymond Feist, Terry Goodkind, Laurell K. Hamilton, Anne McCaffrey, Robin McKinley, Irene Radford, Anne Rice, and Nora Roberts/J.D. Robb. Please do not submit stories that crossover with these works.
Real Person Fic/Real Person Slash (RPF/RPS)
No RPF or RPS is allowed. Mentioning that the X-Men are watching a Hugh Jackman movie as a little inside joke in your story is fine. Having Hugh Jackman present and interacting with the characters in your story is not.
Redirecting to other fiction sites is not allowed. "Please read my story/the rest of my story my site/blog/journal!" is not acceptable and such stories will be deleted.

Put your actual story in the archive, not a link to it on your website or LiveJournal. Why? Because if you delete your site or lock your LiveJournal, then the link is broken, and we want an archive full of stories, not an archive full of broken links. Admins will delete link-only submissions.

All stories must be rated correctly, particularly adult rated stories. The site administrators recognize that there is an audience for these stories, but please respect those who do not wish to read them by labeling them appropriately.
Please warn for spoilers for upcoming or recent X-movies and any recent issues of the comic books. The warning must appear in your story summary.
Sequels and Remixes
You must contact the original author and obtain permission before writing sequels to their stories, writing in a universe they've created, or remixing any of their stories. If the author has left the fandom and you are unable to contact them, this means you do not have permission.
Writers: WRFA writers are not required to warn for anything, but the trade off is that you will occasionally have to deal with complaints or sometimes outright flames over content. It's up to you to decide how you feel about that, and adjust your personal warnings policy accordingly.

Readers: There may be times you will come across content you feel should have been warned for, content you do not wish to read. Our advice is to use your back button and make a note of the author's name for future reference.

Submissions found to be in violation of these rules may be removed and the author's account suspended at the discretion of the site administrators. The site administrators reserve the right to modify these rules as needed.