Victorian Science Fiction Writing Contest
$200 in Prizes for Original Fiction
Aerolyth Enterprises – the makers of the Hive, Queen, and Country Role-playing game – are hosting a fiction writing contest! We are seeking stories set in the Hive, Queen, and Country (HQC) Universe – an alternate history Victorian Era setting with a hard science fiction flavor.
- ➡️ To enter, Contestants must submit an original story set in the HQC universe:
- ✔️ The story may be up to 2500 words in length and written in English
- ✔️ A story abstract / summary of up to 5000 characters may also be included.
- ✔️ PDF files may include optional illustrations. File size must not exceed 5MB.
- ➡️ Winners will be selected by judge. Entries will be judged on:
- ✔️ First and foremost, overall story quality
- ✔️ Unique takes on space, space exploration, and space technology in a Victorian setting
- ✔️ Attention to historical and technical detail
- ✔️ Continuity with the HQC Universe
- ➡️ Contest Notes
- ✱ Story abstracts may be displayed on the contest site
- ✱ Four $50 (USD) prizes will be awarded
- ✱ For more information on contest rules and requirements, email firstname.lastname@example.org
- ➡️ Details on the HQC setting can be found in several sources:
- ✱PRIMER : A short overview and timeline for the HQC setting
- ✱HQC Space Technology White Papers : Technical discussion of the technology behind space travel in HQC
- ✱HQC Website: The Hive, Queen, and Country website
- ✱HQC Mailing List: A mailing list for discussing the HQC Universe (the best place to ask questions about the setting or to get feedback on story ideas!)
- ✱Existing books set in the HQC Universe:
- ✱For more information or questions on the contest, email email@example.com
🗓️ Submissions will be accepted until Dec 31, 2018. Winners will be announced by January 20, 2019.