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December 16, 2018: Christmas Short Story Event Submission Reminder
Posted by The Story Lover

Dear Readers,

Next Saturday is the 'official' submission deadline, all of your wonderful Christmas Short Stories 'should' be submitted by Midnight that night.

*** News Flash ***

My nice assistant 'Goos' says that he will fly any late entries directly to my inbox here at the North Pole so if you are close to finishing or even just getting started he will make sure that I get your submission in time to post.

*** End News Flash***

The theme for this years Christmas Short Event is A True Spirit of Christmas, What The Christmas Experience Truly Should Be.  The guidelines are simple all Short Stories should fit the theme or at least be in the neighbourhood. All stories must meet the standard Submissions Guidelines located HERE. The word count should be between 500 and 15,000 words give or take three or four (um...thousand? < giggle >). If in doubt Fred takes 'Cinmon Crumbles' as bribes.  Don't forget to give the Fort Family of Sites permission to host your Short Story, also make sure that your Author name & Copyright Date is in your Short Story as well.

All submissions should be submitted by Midnite PST, December 22, 2018, All submissions will be posted on Christmas Eve, December 24th, 2018. Send your submissions to Christmas Short Story Event Submissions. Give or take an hour or so.

Happy Writing,

P.S. Thanks to TSL for twisting so many authors arms to get their Short Stories.

 

December 12, 2018: Chasing Christmas & Early Happy Holidays
Posted by D. K. Daniels

Hey guys & girls, I just dropping another note to let everyone know that Chasing Christmas is available for purchase over on Kindle. For more information check out my website www.dk-daniels.com

Secondly, I want to wish everyone an early Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, as this is the most hectic time of the year for me, as I assume it is for many. This January coming will mark my 2nd anniversary since I set out to pursue writing with serious intent. I want to thank all the folks who have spent hours reading each written word, through the mistakes and all the tiring waits. If it weren't for you guys, I wouldn't have anything worth saying without an audience. :)

December 9, 2018: Site Server Update Completed
Posted by AC

We have completed the upgrade and after sorting out a couple of bugs it appears that the sites are all working. If we missed anything, please let us know! We are aware of issues on ShackNation, and are actively working on repairs (It doesn't like the newer OS for some reason)

If you do spot something major, please notify TSL so that he can take credit for breaking something again... he's behind on his quota for the month.

Thanks for your patience!

AC

December 6, 2018: Site Server Update information
Posted by AC

Right now we are waiting for the DNS Servers to catch up with all of the work. At this time, sometimes you will hit the old setup, and sometimes the new one. Within the next 24 hours it will stabilize, then everything will be back to normal! Good news is that this new setup is even faster than the old one - I'm sure that you will appriciate it!

Thank you for your patience, and we're all looking forward to the performance boost this new equipment gives us!

Hugz!

AC 

December 2, 2018: Heads up to the Fort Family readers, guests, and authors
Posted by AC

Once again, we will be doing upgrades to our services! (I know, this is becoming a bad habit!) Our server host has offered us an upgrade that is too good to pass up, so on Wednesday, December 5th the sites are going to be undergoing maintenance.

>>   From a reader and guest standpoint, you shouldn't see any problems - there is no anticipated downtime for the sites themselves. There is a slim possibility that you might see a glitch as the DNS servers update, but overall you shouldn't have any impact.

>> Authors, all we ask is that you hold off any posting on Wednesday and Thursday for sure - Friday should be safe, especially later in the day, but if you want to play it safe wait until late in the day Friday.

From all of us in the Fort Family and CSU Productions, I want to thank you for your support and patience as we work to give you the best service possible for your donation dollar.

Hugzz;

ACFan

November 27, 2018: Just when you thought it was safe...
Posted by AC

Just when you thought it was safe to relax, the boys of Clan Short strike again. Major thanks to TheEggman and Akeentia for their contributions to this chapter!

There's a lot happening, in a lot of places, but one thing they all have in common is friends and family coming together. Akeentia has once again worked his wizardry with the Ark family, while TheEggman shows us that the Pacific Rim contingent is just as insane when visiting the mainland. All I'll say about the rest of the kids is that no matter what you do, never get on the bad side of a bobcat hybrid human!

I hope that you enjoy the latest chapter!

AC

November 25, 2018: The Christmas Short Story Event Official Announcement
Posted by The Story Lover

Dear Readers,

The theme for this years Christmas Short Event is A True Spirit of Christmas, What The Christmas Experience Truly Should Be.  The guidelines are simple all Short Stories should fit the theme or at least be in the neighbourhood. All stories must meet the standard Submissions Guidelines located HERE. The word count should be between 500 and 15,000 words give or take three or four (um...thousand? < giggle >). If in doubt Fred takes 'Cinmon Crumbles' as bribes.  Don't forget to give the Fort Family of Sites permission to host your Short Story, also make sure that your Author name & Copyright Date is in your Short Story as well.

All submissions should be submitted by Midnite PST, December 22, 2018, All submissions will be posted on Christmas Eve, December 24th, 2018. Send your submissions to Christmas Short Story Event Submissions.

Happy Writing,

 

 

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