About This Site

Welcome to the Highlander Fiction Automated Archive. Please read the FAQs for more information about how to format your story for posting before you begin. If, after reading the Help FAQs, you're still confused about how to use the archive, please e-mail me, and I will do my best to help you. Please spread the word, and upload your work as soon as you can! Also, please let me know if you have any suggestions for making this a better archive. The archivists are currently Killa, MacGeorge, and JoTribe.

Wondering how to get started? Use the Categories page to browse the documents in the archive by Author, Title, Keyword, Category, Genre, Warnings, Characters, or Ratings. If you're looking for a specific story and can remember something about it, or if you'd like to search for stories of a particular type, try the Search page. You don't need to register or log in to read the stories. To upload a story, you will need to create a Login account. See the Help page for FAQs and more information.

Feedback feeds the fanfic writer's soul! Please use the Contact or Review feature to let them know what you thought. Please note that flames are not permitted, period. A "flame" is defined as any comment that addresses an author directly in an insulting or personal manner, uses profanity, and/or breaches the limits of common courtesy in some other manner. Reviews may be critical and honest, but any comments deemed to be flames by the archivist will be deleted, and a repeat offense will result in the commenter being banned immediately and permanently from accessing the site. If you have any doubt about whether the comment you are about to post is a flame, err on the side of caution.

Regarding Word Counts and Story Categories: When posting, you will be asked to classify your story in one of the following categories. Please be careful to choose the one that matches your story:

Novels: Stories of 50,000 words or more.
Novellas: Stories between 25,000 and 49,999 words.
Short Stories:
Stories between 501 and 24,999 words.
Ficlets: Stories and drabbles of 500 words or fewer.
Poetry: All poems, long, short, and in-between.
Filks: Fan-written lyrics to existing tunes.
Essays: Nonfiction about the characters or the Highlander universe.

Please note: Stories with more than one chapter or part display a pull-down menu at the top of the story, and include "Previous" and "Next" links at the bottom.

To post stories in a series: If you have a series to post, please begin by uploading each of the stories in the series individually. Then, choose "Add New Series" from your Account Info menu. Once you've created the series, you can add posted stories to it. See the Help page for more details.

If you are posting a Crossover story: At this time, we don't have a field for "crossover fandom." Please indicate the fandoms represented in your story as part of the Summary information.

A note about warnings on stories: The policy of this archive is to leave warnings to the author's discretion. This means that the author may or may not choose to warn you about the content of their story, or may choose the warning "caveat lector" ("reader beware") if they wish to warn for difficult or challenging content without spoiling the story. Specific warnings may include such things as non-consensual sex, character death, infidelity, and other plot elements, so proceed with a mature sense of responsibility for your own sensitivities, please.

A note about story ratings: This archive currently uses three rating levels for stories: All Audiences, Mature Content, and ADULT. These ratings are assigned by the authors. For more information about the Genre classifications, consult the FAQs.

A note to Mac users: When using the site, if the instructions call for holding down the Control key, use the Command key instead. This version of eFiction should be fully Mac browser compatible. (Firefox is recommended for best results.)

If you have experience making modifications to an eFiction archive, and would like to help with a few small additions to this one, please e-mail me, and thank you!

Site News
Femslash Genre
Noticed a discrepancy in spelling where some stories were categorized "Femslash" and others "Femmeslash," and a search would not find the former. Standardized spelling to "Femslash" and recategorized stories as necessary.

--Killa on 03/18/09 - 02:29PM
Regarding Story Categories
It's been brought to my attention that some authors continue to post stories in the "Novels" category that are nowhere near 50,000 words. Since those categories do exist for a reason, I'm going to be recategorizing stories as necessary. AUTHORS: PLEASE PAY ATTENTION TO THE CATEGORY DEFINITIONS. Thanks!

--Killa on 03/10/07 - 02:38PM
Anonymous reviews disabled
As expected, I've had to disable anonymous reviews to prevent random spam-type abuse of the feature. If you wish to review a story, you will need to register with the site and log in.

--Killa on 11/02/06 - 10:33PM