500 Word Limit. All stories must be 500 words or less. A story that is 501 words will be removed. Think of it like a game of tennis- the net’s height is set and it’s no good begging the official to lower it by two inches so you can knock the ball over. The go-to source that mods use to check stories is wordcounter.net. Be aware that sometimes your formatting can artificially increase the word count without your knowledge; any discrepancy between what your document says and what the mod sees on wordcounter.net will be resolved in favor of wordcounter.net. In the same vein, all of the story must be in the post itself, and not be carried on in the comment section or any place else.
No Outside Links Within the Story Itself. If you want to direct people to your blog or what have you, put it in the comment section. Any story with a link in it will be deleted.
No Tags in the Title. Unless you are submitting an entry into a contest or challenge (which will always need a tag), there is absolutely no need to tag your post. This includes trigger warnings, because this is horror fiction and text based triggers can be safely assumed to be present. Posts with such pointless tags will be deleted.