GUIDELINES FOR REQUESTING AND SUBMITTING A CHAPTER:
1) There are two ways to request a chapter.
a. The first is to claim it. I will periodically put a group of chapters up on this post to be claimed. All you have to do is reply in this thread telling me which of them you want. Claiming chapters will be on a first come first serve basis. You may only claim one chapter every 24 hours. This is to prevent entire volumes from being monopolized.
b. The second way is to reserve it. If there is a future chapter you would like to write that I have not put up to be claimed, you have the option of reserving it, and when I introduce the group of chapters the one you reserved is a part of, you will have first dibs on it for three days. If you do not claim it within that time period, you will lose the chapter. You may reserve a chapter once every seven days.The waiting list: Reserved chapters will have a waiting list. If for whatever reason a reserved chapter is not claimed, it will go to the next person on the list, and so forth.
2) All submissions must be in accordance with this forum's rules and guidelines. Also, using this website as a reference, please keep your submissions at a "T" rating or lower.
3) Submissions must be in story format. Script or poem format is not allowed. Also, no inserted authors notes.
4) You must stick to canon events. Remember, we're trying to novelize the manga, not write a new story. Since you'll most likely be writing from a specific character's point of view, you can take some liberties when it comes to emotions or inner thoughts that haven't been blatantly expressed in the manga. However, these liberties must be within reason. If they aren't, we'll kindly ask you to revise your work.
5) Once you have completed your chapter, upload it to Google Docs and send the link to your editor.
For new writers: you'll be assigned an editor, so just hang on to your chapter until then
Currently up for claiming: Volume 7
CHAPTER 28: Sal_san
CHAPTER 29: S.F. Thunder
List of reserved chapters:
15 - Dearheart
18 - Dearheart
44 - Elle-chan
47 - Elle-chan
55 - S.F. Thunder
70 - Elle-chan
71 - Aribelle
75 - Dearheart
84 - Dearheart
Volumes we have covered:
PROLOGUE (page 1 of chapter 1): Dearheart
CHAPTER 3: Aribelle
CHAPTER 5: Dearheart
CHAPTER 10: Sal_san
CHAPTER 12: Sal_san
CHAPTER 15: Dearheart
CHAPTER 18: Dearheart
CHAPTER 20: Rain-Alchemist
CHAPTER 23: S.F Thunder
Not sure which translation to use for your reference? Just do the best you can with what's available to you. If you're wary of fan translations, you can probably check out a copy of the official FMA volumes at your local library. Also, please make sure to stick to this list of name/place translations compiled by DistantBlue and other forum members.
Edit (I didn't want to double post lol): I'm going to go ahead and claim chapter three~
and reserve 52. \o/