Heresy-Online Fiction Competition 2010

Hello again everyone.  It’s that time of year again!  Time for the Heresy-Online Fiction Competition!  This year I’ve got some great prizes to give away.  All thanks to a generous donation from a good friend. (to whom i am eternally grateful.)  I hope you all will submit something for the Competition. :)

CP

(Originally Posted on Heresy-Online here http://www.heresy-online.net/forums/showthread.php?t=65903)

Greetings my fellow Heretics!

Its that time of year again folks! Time to begin the:

Heresy-Online Fiction Competition 2010

This is a great year for the Heresy Fiction Competition. This will be the third year we’ve done the Fiction Competition, the second year I have judged it, and the first year we’ve got prizes to give away! That’s right folks, you heard me right, For the first time in the History of the Heresy-Online Fiction Competition, I’ve got a wonderful batch of prizes to give away.

However, with the inclusion of prizes, there will be a new set of guidelines in place. the new guidelines will be:

  • Warhammer 40k or Warhammer Fantasy short story: you will need to writer either a 40k or Fantasy based short story. The subject matter of which does not matter. But the overall setting must be in either the 40k or Fantasy universe. we are a 40k forum after all.
  • 4000-5000 word requirement: In the past two competitions we have had word count requirements of 1500-2000 words. This competition is a serious 40k/Fantasy short story competition and with the inclusion of prizes will therefor demand a more serious effort on the writers part.
  • No Public Voting: with the rampant cheating found in this years painting and conversion contests i have decided that there will be no public voting this year. Instead, i will be judging this years competition. After the end of the submission window, i will read through the entries and shortlist three finalists. I will then choose a winner from the three finalists. That winner will then be awarded the corresponding prizes (see Prize Breakdown).
  • Public Submissions: Last year for the fiction competition we had a secret submission policy. Writer’s posted their stories in the Heretic Ezine/Blog Submission forum. This year we will not be doing that. On the day the submission window opens, there will be a submission thread posted in the Original Works forum titled: “Fiction Competition 2010 Submission Thread”. You will be able to post a link to your story in this submission thread. Your actual entry will need to be posted in the Original Works forum using the title “Heresy Fiction Comp 2010: [Insert title here]”. Then, you can post the link to your story in the submission thread. I will then compile a list of the submitted stories in the OP of the submission thread, and they will be viewable by the public.
  • New Works only: do not submit something that has already been posted here on Heresy in the Original Works section. In order to increase the fairness of the competition, you will be required to write a new piece of fiction. It can include characters that you have already used in the past, but cannot be a story you have already written.
  • No Staff Submissions: Heresy Staff members will not be allowed to participate in the competition.

Please feel free to PM any questions you have about the guidelines to me.

Thanks to a very generous donation from a very dear friend of mine, I’ve got the following prizes to give away:

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(all prizes)

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The Horus Heresy
Vol. I: Visions of War

(currently OOP Art Book)

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The Sabbat Worlds Crusade (hardback)
by: Dan Abnett
No. 284/300 (numbered, with internal certificate of authenticity)

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The Art of Adrian Smith
With an introduction by William King
(currently OOP Art Book)

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Imperial Munitorum Manual
by: Graham McNeill

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Enforcer
The Shira Calpurnia Omnibus
by: Matthew Farrer

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The Flight of the Eisenstein
by: James Swallow

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Legends of the Space Marines
edited by: Christian Dunn

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Redemption Corps
by: Rob Sanders

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Prize Breakdown

The prizes will be awarded as such:

Finalists:

Each of the three finalists will be awarded:

  • Imperial Munitorum Manual

Winner:

from the three finalists I will choose a Competition winner. He/she will also receive:

  • The Horus Heresy (art book)
  • The Sabbat Worlds Crusade
  • The Art of Adrian Smith
  • Enforcer
  • The Flight of the Eisenstein
  • Legends of the Space Marines
  • Redemption Corps

There will also be a special prize for the most original piece of fiction. Just because you didn’t make the shortlist doesn’t mean you are out of the prize running! The most original story will be awarded:

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The Corrupted
by: Robert Earl
a Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay novel
(not available for purchase)

************************************************** ******

Submission Window

submission window will open: August 1st, 2010 and close on August 31st, 2010..

so grab your laptops, netbooks, paper and pens and get to it! Can’t wait to see what everyone comes up with.

Here’s to a great competition!

Write on,

Commissar Ploss

Greetings my fellow Heretics!

Its that time of year again folks! Time to begin the:

Heresy-Online Fiction Competition 2010

This is a great year for the Heresy Fiction Competition. This will be the third year we’ve done the Fiction Competition, the second year I have judged it, and the first year we’ve got prizes to give away! That’s right folks, you heard me right, For the first time in the History of the Heresy-Online Fiction Competition, I’ve got a wonderful batch of prizes to give away.

However, with the inclusion of prizes, there will be a new set of guidelines in place. the new guidelines will be:

  • Warhammer 40k or Warhammer Fantasy short story: you will need to writer either a 40k or Fantasy based short story. The subject matter of which does not matter. But the overall setting must be in either the 40k or Fantasy universe. we are a 40k forum after all.
  • 4000-5000 word requirement: In the past two competitions we have had word count requirements of 1500-2000 words. This competition is a serious 40k/Fantasy short story competition and with the inclusion of prizes will therefor demand a more serious effort on the writers part.
  • No Public Voting: with the rampant cheating found in this years painting and conversion contests i have decided that there will be no public voting this year. Instead, i will be judging this years competition. After the end of the submission window, i will read through the entries and shortlist three finalists. I will then choose a winner from the three finalists. That winner will then be awarded the corresponding prizes (see Prize Breakdown).
  • Public Submissions: Last year for the fiction competition we had a secret submission policy. Writer’s posted their stories in the Heretic Ezine/Blog Submission forum. This year we will not be doing that. On the day the submission window opens, there will be a submission thread posted in the Original Works forum titled: “Fiction Competition 2010 Submission Thread”. You will be able to post a link to your story in this submission thread. Your actual entry will need to be posted in the Original Works forum using the title “Heresy Fiction Comp 2010: [Insert title here]”. Then, you can post the link to your story in the submission thread. I will then compile a list of the submitted stories in the OP of the submission thread, and they will be viewable by the public.
  • New Works only: do not submit something that has already been posted here on Heresy in the Original Works section. In order to increase the fairness of the competition, you will be required to write a new piece of fiction. It can include characters that you have already used in the past, but cannot be a story you have already written.
  • No Staff Submissions: Heresy Staff members will not be allowed to participate in the competition.

Please feel free to PM any questions you have about the guidelines to me.

Thanks to a very generous donation from a very dear friend of mine, I’ve got the following prizes to give away:

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(all prizes)

This image has been resized. Click this bar to view the full image. The original image is sized 1024×768.


The Horus Heresy
Vol. I: Visions of War

(currently OOP Art Book)

This image has been resized. Click this bar to view the full image. The original image is sized 1024×768.


The Sabbat Worlds Crusade (hardback)
by: Dan Abnett
No. 284/300 (numbered, with internal certificate of authenticity)

This image has been resized. Click this bar to view the full image. The original image is sized 1024×768.


The Art of Adrian Smith
With an introduction by William King
(currently OOP Art Book)

This image has been resized. Click this bar to view the full image. The original image is sized 1022×766.


Imperial Munitorum Manual
by: Graham McNeill

This image has been resized. Click this bar to view the full image. The original image is sized 1022×766.


Enforcer
The Shira Calpurnia Omnibus
by: Matthew Farrer

This image has been resized. Click this bar to view the full image. The original image is sized 1022×766.


The Flight of the Eisenstein
by: James Swallow

This image has been resized. Click this bar to view the full image. The original image is sized 1022×766.


Legends of the Space Marines
edited by: Christian Dunn

This image has been resized. Click this bar to view the full image. The original image is sized 1024×768.


Redemption Corps
by: Rob Sanders

************************************************** ***

Prize Breakdown

The prizes will be awarded as such:

Finalists:

Each of the three finalists will be awarded:

  • Imperial Munitorum Manual

Winner:

from the three finalists I will choose a Competition winner. He/she will also receive:

  • The Horus Heresy (art book)
  • The Sabbat Worlds Crusade
  • The Art of Adrian Smith
  • Enforcer
  • The Flight of the Eisenstein
  • Legends of the Space Marines
  • Redemption Corps

There will also be a special prize for the most original piece of fiction. Just because you didn’t make the shortlist doesn’t mean you are out of the prize running! The most original story will be awarded:

This image has been resized. Click this bar to view the full image. The original image is sized 1024×768.


The Corrupted
by: Robert Earl
a Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay novel
(not available for purchase)

************************************************** ******

Submission Window

submission window will open: August 1st, 2010 and close on August 31st, 2010..

so grab your laptops, netbooks, paper and pens and get to it! Can’t wait to see what everyone comes up with.

Here’s to a great competition!

Write on,

Commissar Ploss

I’m a bit of an awesome person. :) I’m a semi-famous 40k Intellect and the Business Manager of Chique Geek Entertainment, LLC. www.chiquegeek.com. I’m a book reviewer and the owner of www.TheFoundingFields.com. Beware my wonky-ness…

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