This month’s Shell Case Shorts is a little bit special because the prize is not a signed book, but a signed rule book. Those fine chaps at Spartan Games have donated a copy of Dystopian Wars signed by all the development team.
With this in mind, the Shell Case Shorts is going Steampunk. All entries should be based on a Steampunk IP such as Dystopian Wars, Wolsung, Empire of the Dead etc. And, because I’m nice, I’ll even include Warmachine in the mix.
Rules are as follows:
Your work is your own but intellectual property rests squarely with the companies in question and is only used under fair use. I reserve the right to publish any submissions in a strictly non-profit capacity. All published writers will be credited accordingly.
Submissions should attempt to evoke the IP the story is based on.
Short story entries word limit should not exceed 3,000 words.
All entries must be received by midnight UK time Tuesday 31st July 2012 after which a single winner will be chosen. Submissions received after this will not be considered.
1 submission per person.
Work believed to be plagiarised will be disqualified.
All submissions must be sent as a Word document attached to an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
[Any spam from entrants will result in disqualification]
Submissions must include the entrants name, a contact email address, Twitter name if applicable and the title of the story.
1 winner will be chosen and notified by email.
The winning entry will be published initially on The Shell Case blog and later in a free to download anthology.
No discussion will be entered into, my decision is final.
The prize may not be exchanged for its cash value or an alternative. However, I reserve the right to substitute the prize if necessary.
Good luck and have fun!