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Discussion Black Library opens submissions!

Discussion in 'Fluff and Stories' started by Killer Angel, Jan 17, 2018.

  1. Killer Angel
    Skink Priest

    Killer Angel Well-Known Member

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    I do believe some of you will be interested in THIS

    I will probably try it, even if they're not accepting anything from the old Warhammer Fantasy setting
     
  2. Scalenex
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    Scalenex Keeper of the Indexes Staff Member

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    I'm not sure if this would fit the bill, but I like the short story entries that cover the horror and mystery involving the transition from Lizardmen to Seraphon. I'm not sure that's what they are looking for, but it's a worth a shot.

    Also if we can work out a story for "a day in the life" to cover what Seraphon do when they aren't fighting that could get the ball rolling on official Seraphon fluff. I will continue brainstorming and others should follow. Unfortunately my brain is stuck on Lizardmen.
     
  3. Killer Angel
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    Killer Angel Well-Known Member

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    We have examples of interesting Seraphon fluff in our Competitions.
    It would be brilliant if some of them (or something new along the same lines) would be included in this project, thus becoming "official lore".
     
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  4. Scalenex
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    Scalenex Keeper of the Indexes Staff Member

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    I would encourage everyone to try. The worst they can do is say no.

    I'd be happy to help proof read submissions. I'm sure at least a half a dozen other forumites would be willing to look things over.
     
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  5. Killer Angel
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    Killer Angel Well-Known Member

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    Good to know! ...but one thing at a time.
    Now I must finish the story about the power of music. ;)
     
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    Correction... the worst they can do is release more SCE (unless you're into them of course). Aside from that though, point taken.


    Take a shot!!! Go forth my scaly brothers and sisters and let your words be heard (read).
     
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  7. Slanputin
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    Is anyone planning to submit for this?
     
  8. Killer Angel
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    I want to. At most, I will elaborate one of the stories I've presented in our competitions...
     
  9. discomute
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    500 words is tiiight.

    I wonder if I can redo something here? I've only ever written fantasy so I'd have to convert it to BB or AoC.
     
  10. Scalenex
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    Scalenex Keeper of the Indexes Staff Member

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    My thought is maybe do 300 words to describe the premise. 200 words to give a snippet of the stories hook or climax. Ballpark. Maybe 500 words to outline the premise, beginning, middle, and end.
     
  11. discomute
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    I believe the sample story is 500

    I am on my phone but think I operates differently than the outline
     
  12. Slanputin
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    Yep. Submission requires:

    - One-paragraph summary.

    -500 word sample of the story.

     
  13. discomute
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    discomute Well-Known Member

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    Riighteo

    I just read the terms and conditions

    When you submit the story you are giving GW the full and exclusive rights to the story. Additionally, they wouldn't even have to give you credit.
    Also when you win.... well have you actually read what you get? I mean, literally nothing. They have just said they are "looking for people".

    As I read this contest, they can literally take everything people have written and never award any prizes or any winners. If you make it to the black library, do you get paid? Do they just take your story for free and then move onto the next round of submissions?

    It's very strange. I am not certain I will enter...
     
  14. Scalenex
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    Scalenex Keeper of the Indexes Staff Member

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    I understand your reasoning. But, just keep in mind we don't get paid to post things on L-O either.

    I don't plan to stop writing GW fan fiction but I do plan to split my time between that and my own world/intellectual property.
     
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    Kroxigor

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    No, but you don't own my writing when I post on here.

    The part about prize money was to highlight the 'no upside' issue.

    Literally GW could take everyone's work, print it, refuse to credit or pay anyone. That's their T&C.
     
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    Just as a follow up. I wrote to them with these questions and they responded:

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    If your get through the open submissions, you will be asked to complete the story. When finished, and accepted by the editorial team, the story may then be printed in a future volume of Inferno! which would list you as the author. On acceptance of the story, you would also be paid for the story, at our usual short story rates.

    If you are unsuccessful, the work will be deleted. However, because you would be writing about Warhammer universes, characters etc and because that work is based on our Intellectual Property you would not be able to publish and sell the content. So if you draft and submit a submission to us, and it is unsuccessful (and we delete it), then in reality they cannot use the submission for anything else. (Though we don’t object to non-commercial fanfiction posted online.)
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    It seems the T&C's have simply been written by an overzealous lawyer who does not reflect what the intention of the competition is. Which is hardly surprising.
     
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