So we’ve finally come to it; the last (ever) Shell Case Shorts competition. It’s been a long and interesting road with some awesome entries and as we stare down the barrel of 2013 I’m really excited about the anthology which will be out in the New Year.
As it’s the last competition I did my best to make the prize as awesome as possible. And this month I’ve been helped along by the awesome Nick Kyme, Gav Thorpe and Sarah Cawkwell. A huge thank you goes out to them as they’ve already been so generous with their donations to The Shell Case in the past.
So this months prizes are; Tome of Fire and The Great Betrayal by Nick Kyme, Ravenwing by Gav Thorpe and Valkia the Bloody by Sarah Cawkwell.
UPDATE – The prize now also includes a signed copy of Battle of the Fang by Chris Wraight.
I’m hoping I’ll be able to add to this prize over December to give the Shell Case Shorts the send off it deserves.
So, what do you need to do to win this pile of awesome? Well, here’s the rules…
Write a short story of between 3,000 & 5,000 words set in any established wargaming IP.
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.
All entries must be received by midnight UK time Monday 31st December 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!