This is the most important piece of information on this form. EVERYTHING in the filing system keys off of this entry. THIS is, or becomes, the official story name. If it disagrees with the name on the text file, the text file gets changed. DON'T mess this up. Take an extra minute to make sure that you spelled it correctly. Don't include the part number or chapter number in this area unless it's part of the official title. Think of this as the name that would appear on the front cover of a book that contains the name of the ENTIRE story. If this was just one chapter of that book, it wouldn't include the part number on the cover, would it?
Please take the time to enter this correctly because if YOU make error here it may be impossible to undo. It's not simply a matter of my changing one entry. A half dozen files are created from the title that YOU enter. For example, the read counters use the same name as the stories' filenames, which are constructed by the system using the story title that YOU have entered here. If the title changes, the counters must continue to use the old name, or be reset to zero.
If you're submitting additional parts to an previously submitted story, make sure that the ORIGINAL name of the series appears here, so that it can be matched with the earlier parts. Put a sub-title, if any, at the beginning of the synopsis field below, not in this box. The part number does not belong in this entry area, unless it's part of the story title, such as 'Star Trek III - The Search for Spock'.
Filenames are constructed from the first twenty characters of the story name, but leading words 'A' or 'The' are ignored and deleted from the filename. If you use a story name that would create a filename already in use, a roman numeral is used to differentiate your story. For example, if you call your story 'Shopping Trip', and a story by that name already exists, your story will be renamed 'Shopping Trip II'. You can access a list of all titles by using the proper link on the Search page. 'A Shopping Trip', 'Shopping Trip', and 'The Shopping Trip' are considered the same when assigning filenames.