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Pod and Planet Fiction Contest YC116 Starts

For the last three years Telepgrah Sam has run the Pod and Planet fiction contest. It is not a troll. It is not a scam. It started yesterday. Details are here.

Pod and Planet Fiction Contest YC116 Prize pool is 27 bil ISK, so far. [Edit: Now 32 bil ISK]. New writers and writers returning from the past two contests, the details are in the link. It's the same as before-- an EVE canon-based category, a freeform/ingame stories category, and a humor category. 
Sponsoring the prizes:
EVE-Bet (25 bil ISK donation) (5 bil ISK donation)
Crink (1 bil ISK donation)
The Angel Project (1 bil ISK so far)
And we may have some other donations coming in.
Thank you generous sponsors and fine patrons of the arts!
Plenty of rewards and incentive for writers. If anybody else wants to sponsor, let me know. Last year various very cool individuals and corps donated 8 PLEX. (I'll ask Chribba to handle donations for us again. 
-CCP Falcon
-CSM8 and CSM 9 member Mike Azariah
-The Angel Project
Deadline for submissions is December 3, 2014. Check the link for contest rules and start writing, all. Let's see some great stuff like we had the past two years, ye writers. o7

I've entered the last two years. I've come up with two and a half ideas for this year. I'm bad about just writing and letting it be that. I am often told quality over quantity and other such things. Whatever. I just write for the fun and joy of it.

My Eve Fiction writing is here on its own little page.

I'll be bringing Bizz back. I do like him. And I have some other ideas for more serious writing. I find that writing about Eve makes me write serious stories. I'd really, really love to write a classic romance. We will see if I can figure out an idea that works into the world by then.

So, what does this mean? Who knows. A few fiction stories will crop up on these blog pages. I've also entered the write a Novel in November personal challenge. So far, its not going that great but I'm adding a few words every evening and we will see if I finally hit my stride with my story.

A lot of words are on my plate this month.

I've never won the grand prize with this contest. I'm pretty sure I figured out why. I don't write stories to have some convoluted twist or dramatic, shocking ending. I love writing the story. From start to finish I want to write about the people, the world, the sites and sounds and smells and experiences that they have. From the simple to the exciting the burning wreckage is as interesting to me as my character stepping into a new situation.

Perhaps, if I wrote for flare and drama and to grab and excite the soul, I'd win. But, I don't. I write peoples stories with the intent for the reader to enter the room and share in that moment. And that's fine with me. I'll continue to write what I want to read. If it doesn't get me first place and all that stuff, I'm okay with that. I write my words for the their own beauty. And what I can sculpt with them will be my personal challenge.

Give it a try. Don't worry about good or bad, winning or losing, and if you can or cannot. Put some words down, and see where it goes. Come write with me.


  1. Certainly not a scam. I won a nice selection of shiny PLEX with this piss-take of the Caldari Militia last year -

  2. Sugar (and Drack and others) - do you think people would be interested in any alpha-reading / editing for each other here?

  3. Ah yes, the first fiction contest I entered. Due to only learning of its existence in that year.


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