A long time ago, the Zocho ran a Fanfiction contest to try to get people interested in WARS, and with the 10th Anniversary here at our doorstep, it looks like its time to bring it on again! This time around, we have great more great prizes, and more chances to win! This time, we're not giving away one book, but THREE, and you have more options about what to write. Instead of just one category, we have three, each with its own prize:
WARS Fanfiction Contest: The general category, judged by special Guest WARS author Jim Perry! Write a WARS story that fits into the WARS Universe as written by Decipher and Grail Quest books.
WARS Fanfiction Infinities Contest: A category for stories outside the norm, judged by siteowner James Wylder! Write a story that doesn't fit into the usual WARS canon. Want to write a story set in your RPG campaign where the Quay have beaten the Shi and Earth is a ruin? Want to write a story where the Doctor and his Tardis show up on Titan Station, or the crew of the Serenity meet WARS characters? Want to write a story where everything is the same except all the characters are platypuses? Or Horatio Hicks is the manager of a Starbucks in the modern day? This is the place right here!
WARS Fanart contest: Show us your best drawings of the WARS universe, to be judged by site owner James Wylder! Draw anything WARS related, and send it to us!
Out of Contest: You can also send us your WARS song parodies, and poems, which we will publish on the site for all to see!
What you need to know:
Deadline: Saturday September 27th at Midnight
Where do you Submit?: send all entries to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject "WARS CONTEST"
Winners: One will be chosen from each category. Winners will be announced on October 6th, WARS 10th Anniversary.
Prizes: Each winner, one from each category, will receive a copy of WARS: Stretti in Paperback.
All entries, unless they are considered inappropriate to the Zocho's standards, will be published on the website!
Jim Perry's first foray into publishing was for Grail Quest Books, with the publication of two novellas, "Firefight at Overwatch Command" and "The Titan Deception," titles based on characters and situations from the WARS Trading Card Game published by Decipher, Inc. He is currently working on an epic fantasy trilogy for Grail Quest Books, as well as a self-published series of Science Fiction shorts entitled "The Outlander Project".
He has produced two full-cast audio dramas, and in 2009, his fan production Star Wars - Codename: Starkeeper was a finalist for a Parsec award at Dragon*Con in Atlanta, Georgia. It was also honored with six peer awards by the fan website Star Wars Fanworks.
He is a podcaster, having hosted The Adventures of Indiana Jim since 2006 (though under a few different show names). He is an amateur voice actor, lending his voice to many different volunteer productions across the internet, and plays several different musical instruments.
He makes his home in Southern Indiana with his wife and three children.
Born in Elkhart Indiana, Jim is best known for his 2011 play "Cryptos", and 2013 Book "Cascade!". He's also written three one-act plays that have been produced, including the currently touring "Rex Stout Rings Again!". Jim is also an avid Roleplayer, and is the co-owner of Shotgun Angel Games, which is working on its premiere book, "The Shadow of the Stars Roleplaying Game" in conjunction with Grail Quest Books. His next book, "An Eloquence of Time and Space" is set to be published later this year. He also runs this website.
So what are you waiting for, get writing!