The following guidelines apply to post stories at ASSGM. Any deviations from these guidelines may result in your post not being approved. Posts may be made via the Post Form or directly to:
Please do not send stories to any other address.
Stories posted to this site, unless otherwise indicated, are the sole responsibility of the poster. Should any copyright infringements or violations occur, please direct your inquiries to the poster. ASSGM, its moderators, and its web host are not responsible in any way. Posters are always responsible for their actions.
Changes to Guidelines
ASSGM.COM reserves the right to change any of the guidelines listed. Comments and suggestions are welcome.
All posts to the site must have some sexual content. This may be direct description of a sex act, or sexual tension that exists between two individuals. Since the term "erotica" varies somewhat, I will approve the story/post as long as there is some degree of sexuality involved.
All posts to this site must be of a gay or bisexual nature. This is to say there must be contact or sexual tension between two members of the same sex. An exception to this would be a story about masturbation, provided that the masturbator is not fantasizing about the opposite sex. If I find the gay/bisexual nature to be questionable, the post will not be approved. Currently, there are no limitations on lesbian contributions to the site. Since they are predominantly posted in "hetero" sites, I do not think this will be an issue. For those that are received, I request that they are clearly labeled (see Subject Line Formatting).
Originally, content was not censored at all, provided it met the other guidelines of this document. However, due to some stories that went beyond what we could allow, there are now some restrictions on content. The following was written by me:
This site is not a public forum for discussion of gay issues and topics. The only way such topics and issues will be included in the site is in story format, and the story would have to meet the other criteria mentioned in these guidelines. Any issues or topics that are included (which when done can add believability or realism to a story) may be discussed only as story elements. Any posts regarding the issues themselves will not be posted. For example, should a struggle with Christianity be included as a story element, any comments regarding Christianity itself will not be posted. Capiche?
Posts for personal web sites will only be permitted if they meet the following criteria:
Subject Line Formatting
Subject lines should be formatted as follows, using the codes provided:
These are examples of a few appropriate story subject lines:
Stories should be sent in the coding already completed. Should I receive your story improperly formatted or uncoded, I may return your story back to you to be coded.
There are two posting options. While there is not a "perfect format" that will work on all systems, I do my best to ensure maximum readability for the majority of the ASSGM subscribers. The two options are:
If you are familiar enough with characters per line, please post in the following manner:
If you are unfamiliar with characters per line, and are using a different word processor and just pasting your story into your newsreader, please post in the following manner: (These instructions courtesy of Jim Bowers)
The option above may not work, depending upon which newsreader you are using, and your ISP. If you would like to avoid messing with characters per line completely, I recommend downloading "Free Agent" off of the net (free download) at www.forteinc.com . Free Agent allows you to select your characters per line, and will format your lines as you copy your story into its posting window. Just type your story in your word processor, hitting return (enter) only at paragraphs. When you copy/paste it, the characters per line with happen automatically, solving the problem.
We may experience formatting problems from time to time. We ask that all authors and readers be patient as this is not a perfect system. With the robot moderation system, it is no longer possible for us to reformat posts, so please format as carefully as you can. If you have difficulties, feel free to email us.
Size of Posts
Through testing, I've found out that while there are no limits as to the size of the story, larger posts can cause readers difficulty. This is especially true for WebTV users, who can not load the document if it is too large. In addition, some servers drop any post that is excessively large to save space, so posts could be lost for that reason. For that reason, posts over 50kb should be broken apart into smaller sections.
All of the story posts made to this site will be archived for an undetermined amount of time. The length of time is dependent upon the amount of archival space available, which is currently enormous. Once the maximum capacity is reached, older posts will be removed and replaced with current ones. Should you have specific copyright restrictions against archival, your post to this site signifies your express permission for the archival of your story, despite any restrictions you make in your post. Your post/story will not be used for any other purpose other than for general ASSGM readership, including the Mailing List (see below). If you do not want your story archived for the benefit of all of the ASSGM readers, try posting it to another site.
As stated in the document, I reserve the right to change any of this in the future,
or to make exceptions to it as I deem necessary.
Suggestions are welcomed and appreciated.