Greetings, fans of dark fantasy.
To those of you who have already taken part in our Lost Citadel Talent Search, thank you for sharing your writing samples with us, and beyond that, thank you for supporting our diversity initiative in the very best of ways: through participation.
Next week, we’ll get back to teasing the project itself ahead of our launch on Kickstarter next month, but for today, let this serve as a general reminder that we’re in the last week for the open submission period on the Lost Citadel Talent Search. If you identify as a woman and are interested in working on a cool dark fantasty property, we would love to see what you can do.
In order to be considered for the contest, your submission must be in before May 16th, but we’ll be keeping the sub box open thereafter to encourage women writers to get their work in front of us; we’re always looking for strong talent, and future opportunities for writing work are a given. The winner will be announced to the public as part of our Lost Citadel Kickstarter project next month. Guidelines are as follows:
- Submissions should be no longer than 3,000 total words.
- Submissions should be sent with an introductory email that includes your name and contact information; during the evaluation stage we will be stripping the submissions of identifying information and assigning each a code number as part of a blind reading so they can be judged without regard to name, existing reputation (or lack thereof), or anything other than the quality of the work.
- Submissions should be saved as a document file and sent as an email attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org. Don’t worry about heavy formatting, tone-appropriate font choices, or other stylistic flourishes.
While the setting is dark fantasy and its core expression will be in 5E, you are NOT required to adhere to those specifics in your submissions. We welcome submissions featuring mechanics from any edition, or those for our in-house system (AGE), or even those featuring other popular systems you feel might be dark fantasy-appropriate.
Keep in mind that this is not a math test disguised as a talent search. While submitting a well constructed Pathfinder stat block may be acceptable, it doesn’t go very far toward showcasing one’s talent and/or ability as a writer, only one’s ability to do math. Remember, the idea is to make a strong impression with your writing.
By submitting your work for evaluation, you represent that you are the sole author of the material being submitted, agree that Green Ronin and its agents have the right to read your submissions for the purposes of this search, and acknowledge that Green Ronin is under no obligation to use, buy, license, or adapt your talent search submission for any other use.
Good luck, everyone!