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2012 Snakehead Writing Contest : $1000 top prize!

Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

So you want to write a cyberpunk story, eh? And be paid for it (if it’s good enough?)

Then read on!

HOW TO ENTER: Email your story to info@snakeheadgames.com. The contest is open from July 11th, 2012 through August 31st, 2012. Stories will be reviewed with semi-finalists selected by panel, and finalist selected by voting.

PRIZES: The Grand Prize winner will be awarded the following: $1000 (CAN), all semi-finalists will be awarded $100 (CAN). In addition, the Grand Prize winner and all semi-finalists will have their stories published in the StarCrash short story book by Snakehead Games.

WHAT TO ENTER: The short story will be a Sci-Fi story based in the StarCrash Universe. It is open to anyone, whether you’re a player or not. It will be between 3000 and 6000 words long.

INFORMATION FOR ENTRANTS: Snakehead Games offers the following resources for those interested in entering. These are particularly useful for non-players who are interested in writing.
– Information Packages (Star Pirates, Spybattle 2165)
– Setting Timeline (Starcrash Universe)
– Example Stories (Blame, What Could Possibly Go Wrong?)
Those entrants wishing the review/editorial assistance of a veteran player of either of our games can contact Snakehead Games, and a partner can be found from volunteers amongst the player base.

There is also a forum thread collating relevant questions and answers, archived here.

There are clauses and details, so please review the Rules and Regulations.