What is this?
To celebrate our graduation from beta testing, AnthologyBuilder invites authors of all skill levels to choose their favorite cover art from our database and write a story to match it. Contest Entries must be unpublished, between 1,000 and 50,000 words in length, and submitted on or before September 20, 2009.
Because our site hosts a wide variety of science fiction and fantasy artwork, we expect that most submissions will fall into those genres. Nevertheless, submissions in all genres are welcome.
- Entries must be the original, unpublished work of the author and must be between 1,000 and 50,000 words in length. Stories set in derivative worlds (e.g. Star Trek, Middle Earth, or other fictional worlds not created by the author) are not admissible for this contest.
- Entries must be submitted on or before September 20, 2009. An upload form for contest entries will be available by August 1.
- No entry fee is required.
- Stories will be judged in two categories: General Submissions (open to all authors) and Rising Stars (open to authors who are 18 years old or younger at the time of submission.) Rising Star authors may choose to submit in both categories.
- Entries will be judged based on overall quality and on how well they match the artwork that inspired them. All decisions of our judging panel are final.
- There will be ten finalists in each category. From them, one winner per category will be chosen.
- Authors may submit only one manuscript, with the exception of authors 18 years old or younger, who may submit two stories: one for each category.
- This contest is open to everyone except AnthologyBuilder staff members, contest judges, and their immediate families. Authors do not need prior publication credits to enter. International contestants are welcome, but please be aware that prize money will be issued in U.S. currency.
- Our apologies, but we are unable to accept contest submissions in languages other than English.
- Finalists will receive a $30 gift certificate for AnthologyBuilder and a detailed critique of their story by Nancy Fulda, assistant editor at Jim Baen's Universe.
- The winner in the General Submissions category will receive $200 and publication on AnthologyBuilder.*
- The winner in the Rising Star category will receive $100 and publication on AnthologyBuilder.*
I've already found suricattus and jaylake's work available in their library.
Thank you to howardtayler for pointing out this very nifty tool in Blógünder Schlock (right here, to be specific).