Mantic Games Nanowrimo entry form, background documents and FAQ

Last week we announced that Mantic Games will be taking part in National Novel Writing Month (Nanowrimo), which starts on November 1st. This contest will offer you, our fans, a unique opportunity to write your very own stories based on the fantastic characters and action-packed scenarios from your favourite Mantic games.

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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 the Lands of Mantica category the three themes are:

1. The Ratkin Revolt
2. The Life of the Green Lady
3. Living Battle Report (Mantica)

For the Warpath Universe category the three themes are:

1. The Last Match of Gregor ‘The Big G’ Davitz
2. The Garrison on Planet Exham IV
3. Living Battle Report (WPU)

By clicking on any of the links above, you can download background documents to help you prepare your story and get your creative juices flowing. You will also need to complete the entry form and there’s also an FAQ that will answer any more questions.

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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

NEW CHANGE! Any submitted story may now be selected 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 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.

4 Comments

  1. Excellent :). That’s tonight’s reading sorted!

  2. Released on the 1st November, deadline on 1st December?

    Damn. I’ve already got a novel of my own planned for NaNoWriMo, so I won’t be able to do this. Most of the people I know doing NaNo are similarly primed.

    Great to tie it in with NaNoWriMo, but you’re cutting yourselves off from potential entrants with the timing.

    That said, there’s always that awful, terrible person who does 50,000 words by the 12th and needs something else to write. 🙂

  3. “The Life of the Green Lady” – is this a vignette from, or an overview of, or either?

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