We have a lot of great writers around here, so please consider submitting a story!
- Prizes! Prizes! Prizes! 1st place wins 1600 Funcom Points; Honorary Mentions get 300 points.
- Submissions will be accepted through April 25th (until 11:59pm PDT).
- There is a word limit, so check the details for that.
- Submissions must be posted per the guidelines to qualify. See the OP or the specifics below for more details.
Thanks to Frod54 for the tip!
The Alexandria Initiative will be an ongoing fan fiction contest series that rewards the creativity and quality of The Secret World’s community. Each round will have completely different requirements to challenge writers to try something new.
We am proud to announce that, thanks to the generous support of Funcom, this event will have rather hefty prizes, including over a month’s worth of Funcom Points! Read on to see how you can get in on the action.
As this is the first event, we’re starting off simple: Kingsmouth!
The town of Kingsmouth, Maine is many things to many people. Some consider it a home to defend. Others think of it more as a hell to escape. The soldiers of the Templar, Dragon, and Illuminati first cut their teeth on this rural hell full of mysteries. Whether the forgotten fires, the mass graves, or the fog and water, the stories even daily are endless and waiting to be told.
- Theme: The story must feature Kingsmouth Prominently. How this happens is up to you. Maybe your tale is a conversation between Andy and Moose! Or how about the tale of a heroic Templar fighting off a zombie horde? The story doesn’t event have to take place in Kingsmouth as long as it’s important to the events. Kristen Geary submitting her report on what went wrong is valid. So is the story of your original character as they prepare to travel through its Agarthan portal for the first time. As long as it relates to the town, anything goes!
- Word Limit: 1,000 – 2,500.
- Content: Mature. If it’s allowed in the game, it’s allowed here!
- Deadline: April 25th, 11:59 PM PDT.
All entries will be judged by a group of judges hand selected by yours truly, each submitting their scores for all stories. Based on the totals, the following prizes will be given out:
- 1st Place: 1600 Funcom Points
- 2nd Place: 1200 Funcom Points
- 3rd Place: 600 Funcom Points
- Honorary Mention: 300 Points
If you are interested in judging INSTEAD of entering, please contact me and we can discuss open roles.
Prizes will be awarded immediately after judging concludes, which is estimated to take 1 Week.
Simple post your story (or a link to it) on the Official Contest Thread on this forum thread! Alternatively, you are welcome to make a post on Tumblr.com with the post tag #KingsmouthStory.
Please note The Alexandria Initiative will be hosted simultaneously on the official forums as well as Councilofvenice.tumblr.com. All entries, regardless of where submitted, will be given equal consideration from the same prize pool.
Time to show us what you got! The sky’s the limit with this opening theme, so go nuts! We look forward to seeing what crazy ideas you’ve all got swirling around.
Let us know if you have any questions.