Thursday, April 16, 2020
Fan Fiction Contest
Aspiring authors! It’s time to show off those skills. I’m sure you know how difficult it is to get noticed by industry professionals. Well, here’s your chance. Write a short story within the world of The Sorcerer’s Song by Brian D. Anderson, and you might just have your work in the hands of a powerful agent, professional editor, and a bestselling author. Hey! What else do you have to do during the shutdown?
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First Prize: Your work critiqued by Brian D. Anderson and Laurie Mclean (co-founder of Fuse Literary Agency), professionally edited by Dorothy Zemach and published in Grimdark Magazine
Second Prize: Your work read and critiqued by Brian D. Anderson and published on the Fuse Literary website.
Third Prize: The work of your choice up to 5000 words edited by Dorothy Zemach – copy editor for The Bard’s Blade and A Chorus of Fire (Tor Books)
Stories should not exceed 5000 words. There is no minimum word count.
Stories should be written within the world of The Sorcerers Song series.
Entries must be received no later than July 1st 2020 11:59 pm EST.
Winners will be announced Oct. 1st 2020 via email and on social media.
Entrants must send their stories to email@example.com “fan fiction” in the subject header.
Profanity and sexual content shall be left to the discretion of the author. However, it may affect publication.
All final publication decisions are to be made by Grimdark Magazine or Fuse Literary.
If the authors work is published, Grimdark Magazine or Fuse Literary has exclusive publishing rights for 12 months post publication and may not be republished without express permission. After 12 months Grimdark Magazine retains non-exclusive publication rights.
All pre-existing characters and world are the sole property of Brian D. Anderson. However, new characters remain the property of the author and can be reused outside of the Sorcerer’s Song world.
Entries may be rejected for any reason and are not subject to appeal.
Entries must be submitted in Times New Roman 12 double spaced as a Word Document.