- Actor/actress (ie. real people) stories are not permitted.
- Smut fic including graphic sex scenes is no longer allowed on this site, neither is strong course language. Basically, if you wouldn't see it on the TV show you shouldn't post it here. This rule has been added due to the fact that we have become aware of some very young readers on the site and while not legally responsible we still feel morally responsible for the content that is being made available to them via this fanfic site.
- Stories containing content that portrays illegal activities (eg. rape, incest, sex with minors, murder etc) in a positive light are not permitted. Please note: Stories containing adults having sex with minors are strictly forbidden.
- While writing homosexual characters is fine we will not accept slash fic (fic that portrays characters established as straight in a homosexual manner).
- All submissions must be accompanied by a complete disclaimer. If a suitable disclaimer is not included, the site administrators reserve the right to add a disclaimer. Repeat offenders may be subject to further action up to and including removal of stories and account.
Sample DisclaimerDisclaimer: All publicly recognizable characters, settings, etc. are the property of their respective owners. The original characters and plot are the property of the author. The author is in no way associated with the owners, creators, or producers of any media franchise. No copyright infringement is intended.
- Stories must be submitted to the proper category. If there is an appropriate sub-category, DO NOT add your story to the main category. The submission form allows you to choose multiple categories for your story, and we worked very hard to add that functionality for you. So please do NOT add your story multiple times!
- Titles and summaries must be appropriate for ALL ages. No exceptions.
- "Please read", "Untitled", etc. are not acceptable titles or summaries.
- Correct grammar and spelling are expected of all stories submitted to this site. The site administrators are not grammar Nazis. However, the site administrators reserve the right to request corrections in submissions with a multitude of grammar and/or spelling errors. If such a request is ignored, the story will be deleted.
- All stories must be rated correctly and have the appropriate warnings. All adult rated stories are expected to have warnings. After all, they wouldn't have that rating if there wasn't something to be warned about!
- Stories with multiple chapters should be archived as such and NEVER as separate stories. Upload the first chapter of your story, then go to Manage Stories in your account to add additional chapters. If you have trouble with this, please contact the site administrator or ask a friend to help you.
- As much as possible, spoiler warnings are expected on all stories that reference unaired (or recently aired) episodes of Castle. An appropriate spoiler warning to place in your summary would be: Spoilers for Season 3 Episode 3 "Under the Gun". DO NOT do anything like this: Spoilers for the one where Ryan dies.
Submissions found to be in violation of these rules may be removed and the author's account suspended at the discretion of the site administrators and/or moderators. The site administrators reserve the right to modify these rules as needed.