First and foremost the stories have to be Doyle related.  It doesn't have to be from Doyle's pov, and he doesn't have to be the main character.  But Doyle MUST be an important part of the story.  

Like the other parts of the site, I will only accept stories that are well written.  Please proof-read or at least spell-check your stories before sending them to me.

If you want to make sure your story is put in a certain section of the archive (Cordy/Doyle, Denial, or Heroes) let me know. Otherwise I'll make the judgement on which section it belongs in.

Please label your e-mails for submissions to this section of the site as "Doyle Fanfic Submission."

Follow these guidelines for sending your submissions:


Do NOT send me stories in html. I will have to reformat them and it will be a pain in the butt.

When you're indicating a paragraph break, leave a space instead of indenting because a lot of times the indentation doesn't show and I have a hard time figuring out where the breaks are.

Ex: Angel walked to the sofa and sat down. He threw a glance at Buffy who was standing in the kitchen. She drummed her hands against the countertop.

"What are you doing here?" he asked.

Also...many people use symbols to indicate thoughts (like *, _, or <). If you're using the carrot < > to indicate thoughts leave a space between the symbol and the beginning and end of your thought. Ex: < Why did I say that? > he asked himself. If you don't the thought will disappear when I format the story.

YOU MUST: Proofread your stories. Or at a minimum, spell check them. You don't have to be perfect, I'm certainly not. But your story must have some sort of point, and it must be legible. If you don't take the time to at least try to get the grammar right, I'm not going to take the time to put it up.


Send your story to me either:
by giving me the URL where your story is located on the internet
pasted into an e-mail with Hidden Depths Submission in the title --
attached to the e-mail as a TXT or a DOC file.  -- (Send only ONE attachment at a time. If you send more than one at once, AOL will not let me get any of them and you will have to resend it or I will simply discard it.)

Make sure you include:
the name you want used as author (real or pen name I don't care)

the e-mail address you want any feedback sent to

and a heading that includes
RATING (G,PG, etc.)
CONTENT (why it has that rating)
SPOILER WARNINGS (which Buffy episodes does the story give away details from)
SUMMARY (a short summary of the story)
and a DISCLAIMER (something along the lines of...I don't own these characters. Joss Whedon, the WB and Fox do. )


I am ALWAYS behind. Please be patient once you've sent your submission. If I have accepted it, I will get to it eventually.