Submission Terms

Last updated: January 27, 2024

1. Submission Eligibility and Guidelines:

  • Submissions must be original works created by the user. Plagiarism is strictly prohibited.
  • Submitters must be at least 18 years of age or have the consent of a parent or legal guardian if under 18.
  • Content should align with the dark, mysterious, and eerie themes typical of Creepypasta stories. We reserve the right to reject content that does not fit our genre.
  • Submissions must not contain hate speech, discriminatory content, explicit sexual themes, or gratuitously graphic violence.

2. Choice of Intellectual Property License:

  • When submitting your story, you have the option to select how your work will be used by others. Options include various Creative Commons licenses:
    • CC BY (Attribution): Allows any use as long as credit is given.
    • CC BY-SA (Attribution-ShareAlike): Similar to CC BY, but derivatives must be shared under the same terms.
    • CC BY-ND (Attribution-NoDerivs): Allows sharing without alterations and with credit.
    • CC BY-NC (Attribution-NonCommercial): Allows non-commercial remixing and tweaking, with credit.
    • CC0 (Public Domain Dedication): Relinquishes all rights, placing the work in the public domain.
  • Choose the license that aligns with your preferences regarding credit, commercial use, and derivatives. More information and assistance in choosing the right license can be found in our article: Choosing the Right License for Your Story.

3. Review and Acceptance:

  • All submissions undergo a review process. We reserve the right to accept or reject any submission.
  • We may edit submissions for grammar, clarity, or length, while maintaining the essence of the story.
  • We reserve the right to change the cover image of your submission at any time.

4. Responsibility for Content:

  • Authors are responsible for their submissions and ensuring compliance with laws and non-infringement of rights.

5. User Conduct:

  • Respect and constructive feedback in the community are encouraged. Disrespectful behavior will not be tolerated.

6. Removal and Modification of Content:

  • We reserve the right to remove or modify any content, particularly if it violates guidelines or is found to be plagiarized.

7. Compensation and Revenue:

  • No monetary compensation is currently offered for submissions.

8. Privacy and Data Use:

  • Personal information provided during submission will be used solely for communication related to the submission.

9. Changes to Submission Terms:

  • We reserve the right to modify these Submission Terms. Substantial changes will be communicated to users.

10. Acknowledgment:

  • By submitting your story to Creepypasta.org, you acknowledge and agree to these Submission Terms and the selected intellectual property license.