Submitting to the In Nomine Collection

Or, I Have This Article And I Must Make EDG Scream


Typically, the number one best way to submit something to the In Nomine Collection is to post it to the In Nomine Mailing List. The curator of the INC scours the INML, searching for original resources, adventures, fiction and humor so that he can place them lovingly in the embrace of the Collection. (Don't believe me? It's in the listrules.)

"But," you say, "I can't (for one reason or another) subscribe to the INML! What do I do then?"

Simple. There are only a few steps to making sure that you have an article ready to be submitted.

  1. Make sure it's in text format. I can't stress this enough. If it's not in text format - say, if you send me a Microsoft Word document, or even a preformatted HTML document - then I have to convert it into a text document before I can upload it. The reason is simple: I use templates for 99% of what I upload to the INC. If you send me a Word document, I have to copy it into that template, which necessitates that I change it to text format first.

  2. As a side note, please don't send me HTML documents, pre-formatted like existing pages. If anything, it makes more work for me - not only do I have to go through and clean up the text itself, but I have to make sure that all of your HTML is okay.

  3. Check spelling, grammar, and punctuation. I do this, too, but it makes my job a lot easier if you've done it first. What I'd especially like you to do is check your work against the In Nomine Stylesheet. Again, I'll do it too, but uploading your file takes less time if I don't have to change anything.

  4. If your document requires boldface, italics, underlining, or some other special typesetting that can be done in HTML, indicate this without leaving text format. You might use asterisks (**) for *bold text*, dashes (--) for -italics-, and underscores (__) for _underlining_. Just let me know what you're using! I'd hate to misinterpret your marks accidentally.

  5. Include your work in the body of your email. Do not send an attachment, as this simply makes my life more difficult (and my email server may strip the attachment from the email!). If you simply must send an attachment, please send me a brief note first asking if it's okay.

  6. Send plain-text email. It's really a pain to have done all the work you just did (reducing to plain text, changing all of your bold and italics to *bold* and -italics-), and then have your email client decide to send HTML email anyway. If you're having trouble with this, check this page for help.

That should be all you need! All submissions, and any questions you might have, should be directed to

Happy writing!


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