Today we completely rewrote the Submissions Rules and Guidelines page. The majority of the content stayed the same, the layout just desperately needed a facelift. I hope it's much easier to read and navigate now. While the rules are fairly straight-forward, the page is lengthy because we want to include anything and everything that may confuse you guys. This Group has been around a long time so we've accumulated a lot of questions that we hope have been answered or clarified.
There are a few changes. Firstly, we have added an 18+ Mature folder.
Previously, 18+ content was very restrictive, particularly for sexual content. We would decline anything with content deemed too sexual, including certain types of nudity.
However, after considering it, we feel it is unfair to restrict it as much as we did. Erotica is just as legit of an art form/method of storytelling as any other genre and we feel, personally, it should not be discriminated against. To compromise, we included an 18+ Mature folder that users may submit individual pages or entire comics that are overtly sexual or violent. deviantART is already fairly restrictive of 18+ content, so we do not have to filter XXX content anyway as it's not allowed here.
While we understand some members may not agree with this, and would prefer the group stay PG, we do not
agree with this. And, to be blunt: our Group, our Rules. Sorry!
Generally, though, we have already allowed in very violent content and we only occasionally receive highly sexual content. As long as the submissions come with Mature Content warnings, follow deviantART's own rules, and meet our Groups guidelines, they are allowed.
As far as the rest, since we have reformatted the page we will likewise be reevaluating some of the comics submitted to the Group. I won't go into specifics, but if you feel your comic breaks a rule, there is a chance we will contact you shortly about it. So be prepared for that.
Don't forget, if your comic meets the requirements, you can join as a Contributor!
If anyone has a question or concern, feel free to comment!
There's a chance we may hold another Community Event soon, so keep an eye out!