Announcing the Mantic Nanowrimo Writing Competition!

We’re very pleased to announce that Mantic, in celebration of National Novel Writing Month (Nanowrimo) will be hosting our very own writing competition! This contest will offer you, our fans, a unique opportunity to write your very own stories for publication as an official Mantic Novel!

The Mantic Nanowrimo Writing Competition will center on a handful of Events, Battles, and Character Stories from both the World of Mantica and the Warpath Universe.

For this competition, we will provide a series of packets on a few different topics for you to choose from. These packets will contain loads of background information to help stir your imagination and get you started.

Information Packets and the Contest Application will be available on November 1st

To enter and qualify, each author must:

1) Choose the topic you are writing for then download that topic’s Information Packet
2) Read, fill out, and sign the Contest Application
3) All Stories must follow the Rules and Guidelines
4) When submitted, the Contest Application and Story must be combined into one PDF file with the Contest Application being the first page
5) All submissions must be turned in by the stated due date on the Contest Application

Rules and Guidelines:

1) All material submitted must be original and from the submitting author
2) Submissions must be in English
3) Page Formatting:
◦ .50” Margins
◦ Times New Roman Font
◦ 12 pt. Font
◦ 1.5 line spacing
◦ Story name as Header
◦ Page Number as Footer
4) Submissions must have direct correlation with selected topic
5) Use of foul, crass, or lewd language is not permitted
6) Story cannot exceed Ten Pages
7) Maximum of two submissions per author.
8) No Pen Names or pseudonyms
9) Judging will be carried out or overseen by a Mantic Representative.
10) Winners will be announced as stated on the Contest Application
11) All decisions are final.

GRAND PRIZE
$150 Store Credit
Official Certificate of Achievement
A copy of the Mantic Compendium

SECOND PRIZE
$100 Store Credit
Official Certificate of Achievement
A copy of the Mantic Compendium

THIRD PRIZE
$50 Store Credit
Official Certificate of Achievement
A copy of the Mantic Compendium

ANY OR ALL OF THE TOP THREE SELECTIONS MAY BE CHOSEN FOR PUBLICATION.

We know the first question on your mind is that 10 pages does not equal a novel. This is true, but as there is a chance for the top three entries to be published, we need to keep the stories manageable.

When we say a chance to be published, we really mean it. If we find that of the three there were some amazingly beautiful pieces of work, we will not only give that person the prizes they deserve, but go into discussion about how Mantic would like to use it.

So look forward to the packets on November 1st. Links will be posted there to download all needed material.

9 Comments

  1. This interests me greatly.

  2. Sounds like fun. Good Luck to people who give it a try.

  3. Very interesting, i will looking forward to it

  4. Awesome initiative! That’s why I love this company 🙂
    Can’t wait to start writing.

  5. Will definitely be taking part, looking forward to the challenge!

  6. I think this is brilliant. Sadly I don’t know enough about Mantica or the Warpath universe to do a tale justice but good luck to all those who do (and maybe I will learn more from reading the winning entry).

    • Chris, the packets for each topic will have enough information that, with some basic searches, will give you enough to make a compelling story!

  7. Did the links get posted somewhere?

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