Lit.org

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Website
Name: Lit.org
Owner/Maintainer: Chrispian Burks? Chris Crowe?
Dates: 1997 - at least 2010
Type:
Fandom:
URL:
an archived link to a February 2001 page
an archived link to a September 2001 page
an archive link to a March 2010 page
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Lit.org was a late 1990s-early 2000s website.

It was non-profit.

In 2010, its stats were: "11670 Members, 35839 Posts, 122456 Comments. [1]

"We will accept any Fiction, Non-Fiction, Poetry, Short Stories, Essays, Commentary, Reviews, On going projects and Anything that was Written by YOU. Don't send us other peoples stuff, or published works. We want your Original Work. By Original, we mean work that YOU have written. Fan Fiction (Stories inspired by or using characters from Movies, Tv, Comics, Novels, RPG's, etc.) is a welcome form as well as all original stories and poetry. We will accept submissions for RPG materials, Comic Book, Zines and anything related to our site." [2]

In October 1999, it was spotlighted on Fanfiction.net's front page as a "site dedicated to Writing, Zines, Comics, Role-playing and just about anything that could be closely related. Also has a Yahoo Like Search Engine dedicated to on-line literature."

List of Staff

Roughly 2001: Staff

Early on, two of those staff people were Fanfiction.net owner/moderators, Xing Li (admin) and Steven Savage (reporter).

FAQ

See FAQ

About

Quite literally, Lit.Org is the sum of its parts. Combining useful information and quality Columns, Lit.Org is an amalgam of people and ideas. Created by writers for writers. Lit.Org is a Portal to literature and lit related web sites all over the web.

Lit.Org was created Over 4 years ago as a personal project some friends and I cooked up. We were basically fooling around trying to learn more about web hosting, web design and the related technologies. Early on it had its ups and down, various incarnations and the general malaise one feels just before going manic.

Surviving these turbulent trials, We registered other domains and put our twisted personal ideas there leaving Lit.Org in limbo. Coupled with the server moving several times, Lit.Org suffered a prolonged suspended animation.

Nothing can keep a good Web site down.. for long. Lit.Org's strength returned. With a renewed sense of style and passion, Lit.Org spidered the web digging up tons of information, links and other useful data mines for writers, role players, fan fiction, comics and much more. Lit.Org ushered in a new era.

Lit.Org's goal is to Host, Advertise and Assist web masters and their web sites in any way possible. It is through such a union that we can all share resources, ideas and maybe even get noticed by millions of web surfers who enjoy engaging stories.

Lit.Org found it's niche with aspiring writers, artists, and creators. Focusing on community and creativity, Lit.Org's goal is to provide a stable web portal to the Internet Literary Scene. Shining the proverbial light on up and coming writers, as well as recently established ones! We hope to chat with well known writers and creators and get their input on this medium and help new writers get published via exposure!

Lit.Org has seen many different incarnations, and now has its first functional persona. Providing excellent content, resources, and ideas for the Literary community. [3]

Publishing Rights and Credits

All contents of Lit.Org are copyright by Lit.Org unless otherwise noted. Lit.Org requests non-exclusive electronic publication rights. We request perpetual non-exclusive electronic rights as all issues will be archived and remain available on this website. Original fiction that has never been published (print or electronic) is always preferred. However, reprints are acceptable if the copyright has not been sold. Please note If you later sell the exclusive copyright to your work, Lit.Org will comply with any request from the new copyright owner to remove your work from our site.

All works are published with appropriate copyright credit to you, and will include a link to your website if you have one. Your name (or penname) will be linked to your e-mail address so that readers can contact you if they wish to do so. If you do not wish your e-mail address linked, please indicate so in your submission. You understand that your copyright credit and any links represent final and full consideration for publication of your work, and that no monetary compensation for same is offered or implied.

Your act of submission warrants that the story and/or article submitted by you is your own creation and all copyrights are owned by you. You also agree to indemnify and hold Lit.Org harmless for any loss, liability, claim, damage, and expenses arising from or in connection with your submission.

By submitting your work, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our privacy policy. In particular, you understand that Lit.Org may reveal your personal contact information to any legal agency when required to do so, regardless of any request you may make to the contrary. [4]

Guidelines

Guidelines


We will accept any Fiction, Non-Fiction, Poetry, Short Stories, Essays, Commentary, Reviews, On going projects and Anything that was Written by YOU. Don't send us other peoples stuff, or published works. We want your Original Work. By Original, we mean work that YOU have written. Fan Fiction (Stories inspired by or using characters from Movies, Tv, Comics, Novels, RPG's, etc.) is a welcome form as well as all original stories and poetry.

We will accept submissions for RPG materials, Comic Book, Zines and anything related to our site. If it is being submitted for REVIEW please state clearly in your title "Item For Review" or something similar so we know its not a submission to be posted.

We are always looking for reviews, how to's, tips, top 10 lists, humorous stories, rpg stories, comic stories, original character bios an anything else cool YOU have written. Send your stuff in today!

Language of all types is accepted. This is a site geared toward all ages so please use adult language ( ie cursing ) to get your point across. Anything using Foul Language for the sake of it will not be considered for publication.

Lit.Org has the sole decision on whether or not to use your work and may at ANY time remove your work or posting from our site. This includes submitted work, or submissions ( posts ) added via our online services ( news, weapons locker, forums, etc ). Please don't abuse any of them.

Copyright of the Material Belongs to YOU and YOU take responsibility for Plagiarizing other's work. Please give credit where credit is due and don't steal other peoples work. Detectable Plagiarism will be dismissed and reported. Once your work is submitted to us, we retain the right to post it on our site for public viewing and or review. We will not publish it, print it or otherwise attempt to make money off of it without your WRITTEN PERMISSION. Your work will always be yours and yours to control. View our Copyright Information

You may format your submissions in 3 Formats. Plain Text, Microsoft Word Documents, or HTML. NO OTHER FORMATS WILL BE ACCEPTED! We have the resources and time to convert these 3 types to usable material. We are not set up, nor do we have the time to edit every single file type in existance. Most word processors word wrap, and wrap to the screen. This is NOT always the easy way to send or read files. Please, when formatting your work for submission, hit RETURN at the end of 75 characters per line, and hit RETURN TWICE whenever you want to skip a line. This will make it easier for me to convert to html. Soon we will have an online submission form that will handle plain text submissions.

We have had quite a few inquiries about how much you get paid for helping out Lit.Org .. Lit.Org is now, and always will be a free service. Free of pay advertisements ( we will advertise for trade advertising only! ) or any kind of pay service. I do not intend to make money off this site. Lit.Org is a great place to work with other writers and colaborate on projects. A great place to read free lit, stories, poetry, comics etc. And will stay that way. If you want more info check out the F.A.Q.

We have had many questions concerning who owns your work after you submit it to Lit.Org. The answer is simple, YOU DO. If you at some time decide you no longer wish us to have it online, please contact us, give is reasonable time to remove it and we will be glad to do so. Submissions to Lit.Org are to be put on PUBLIC display for others to view and read. Lit.Org does NOT do a print version at this time. If we do in the future we will attain permission to use your work before we print it. Submitting to Lit.Org assumes you have READ these guidelines and we will post your work ONLINE for everyone to see. Lit.Org is a place for writers to get together and share their craft with the readers and each other. View our Copyright Information. [5]

Some 1999 (?) Changes

A statement by an unknown person in October 1999 or before:

Things Change: I am no longer able to keep up the insane pace that I have for the last year. Not just with lit.org, but with my life in general. Most of you who know me, know I try to do too much. I'm in the middle of building an ISP, which is taking huge amounts of time. I'm getting married soon, and just bought a house! These are all great things in my life. And lit.org has been fun! I'm not going to take lit.org down, but rather change what is is.

Lit.Org will be a portal, if you will, to cool projects that I will help on. I plan on using what little free time I do have to write. And I'll submit those writings to web pages, much like this one. I'll be a contributor, rather than an organizer. I'll also post great sites that I find as spotlights, and give them to you to enjoy. The portal project and the forums will remain active, so use them, and each month I will select a site of the month.

I will try to do more if time permits, but this is all I can promise now. Lit.Org should have a new home at the beginning of the year and we will have new technology to help us along. Please check back often and see how things move along. We will be an active force! [6]

References

  1. ^ archived link, unknown date
  2. ^ Guidelines
  3. ^ About (February 2001)
  4. ^ Publishing Rights and Credits (February 2001)
  5. ^ Guidelines
  6. ^ Welcome to Lit.Org