Blizzard Launches 2010 Global Writing Contest

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So, you fancy yourself a writer? Do you find yourself writing fan fiction based in Azeroth? How about epic tales featuring Zerg heroes? If so, Blizzard has a contest that should bring a smile to your face.

In Blizzard’s 2010 Global Writing Contest, they are tasking the entrants to create a short story of 2,500 to 7,500 words. These stories must be written in English, and must be set in the WarCraft, StarCraft, or Diablo universe.

So, what’s in it for you? Well, the grand prize winner will get to travel out to the Blizzard studios and meet the writing staff at Blizzard. They’ll also get to choose a keepsake: Either the Diablo III “OVERTHROWN” barbarian diorama or the Frostmourne sword will go home with the winner.

There are some runner-up gifts, as well.

Seven runners-up will get a nice prize package, consisting of the following:

(All of the following are signed by Chris Metzen, the cover artists, and Blizzard’s writing staff)

There’s a monster FAQ over on the official contest page, including the official stance on submitting musty, old tomes. For inspiration, check out last year’s winners, and get busy creating your literary masterpiece.

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