STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION THE FAN SEASON *WRITERS GUIDE* Story Submissions: 1) Each episode should be no less than 5,000 words and no more than 15,000 words. 2) Episodes should be divided into a TEASER and three ACTS. You may have a TAG if you wish it. 3) Each Act should be divided into numbered scenes. Continue the numbering through all three act (don’t start over with scene one each time you start an act). 4) All stories must focus on the main characters of Star Trek: The Next Generation the Fan Season (in other words: Picard, Riker, La Forge, Data, Dr. Crusher, Troi and Lt. Seiyan). Because Lt. Seiyan is a fictional character created for the purposes of the Star Trek FAN SEASON, a brief character bio is below to help you when it comes to writing for her. 5) Absolutely NO Mary-Sue stories where a new crewmember comes to the ENTERPRISE and outdoes the regular crew. The Fan Season is about the crew of the ENTERPRISE! 6) No episodes where new family members or lost loves arrive to greet our cast members. More freedom will be allowed with regard to Lt. Seiyan as she is a fictional character designed to fill the security spot voided by Worf. 7) No CROSSOVERS! *Mentions* of DS9 and VOY characters is alright, and you can “tag” the episode with a scene of DS9 that allows us to “place” the fan-season episode. DO NOT CROSSOVER with other sci-fi shows! 8) Because the Federation is at war, it is HIGHLY unlikely that the ENTERPRISE will be engaged in exploration/diplomatic and like missions. If your story hinges on this type of mission, you have to be sure to explain HOW the ENTERPRISE can be doing this during a time of war in a believable way. 9) You may not kill off any FAN SEASON characters, including Picard, Riker, Data, LaForge, Crusher, Troi, Lt. Seiyan, Nurse Ogawa or Barclay. 10) Continuing the "PG" tradition of Star Trek, no detailed sex scenes! Have a story submission? Send it here! Include your name, e-mail address, and a paragraph description of the story. I will get return your e-mail as soon as possible and inform you about your "due date" (two weeks before the episode "airs") and formatting needs for Star Trek: FAN SEASON. LT COMMANDER HEATHER SEIYAN Human female, 27 years old, of Nordic descent. A “Starfleet brat” whose parents are both dead of unspecified causes and who has at least two brothers, one of whom went into Starfleet. Recruited off the Indominatble by Capt. Picard following the Borg incident (“First Contact”). Once served on the Yorktown with Captain Phil Vilardo, now commanding USS Boylar. Graduated thirteenth in her class from Starfleet Academy. USS ENTERPRISE NCC-1701-E The ENTEPRRISE is a SOVEREIGN CLASS starship. She is 680 meters long and has 24 decks. She carries quantum and torpedoes in addition to the full load of phaser capaciters. She does not carry families or civillians, and Guinan is not a crewmember.