The sixth annual Pod and Planet Fiction Contest is geared up to take submissions for this year’s EVE Online fan-fiction competition. Just like the title suggests, this is a fiction writing contest for stories based on EVE Online.
Telegram Sam and MysteriousAlt, the co-founders and administrators of this amazing project, have over the last four years collected up a good group of sponsors, and they have panhandled for donations to the amount of 51 billion ISK in cash, plus other prizes given out to the winners of the writing contests. The website lists all the sponsors and has a running total of this year’s prize package.
In the last five years, the EVE community has produced over 279 tales for this contest. You can check out the past entries at the Pod and Planet website in the Reading Bank.
Every year EVE players who have never written before write stories for this contest and appear to have fun doing it. Even if you have never written, or English is not your first language, don’t be afraid to submit an entry, as the judges will not penalize a story if it isn’t written with native fluency. The story, ideas, and the story-telling are what counts. The contest is broken up into three categories: Lore-based fiction, Free-form/In-game-based fiction and “Humor/Humour” fiction. Each category will be judged separately and winners will be chosen from each of the three as well a special prize for an entry submitted by a first time participant.
This year the contest judges include not one but two professional EVE writers, but fear not writers they come in peace. Actually, they understand how hard writing can be and have love and empathy for any fellow mad person who want to try their hand at writing fiction. Rounding out the judges panel are three Pod and Planet veteran judges along with one of the co-founders of the contest. Telegram Sam, Sindel Pellion, Cagali Cagali, Lunarise Aspenstar, CCP Falcon and CCP Delegate Zero.
Submission are due by the end of the day on October 26, 2017 EVE time. The rules for the submitting of an entry to one of the three categories can be found at the Pod and Planet Contest website.
Editor’s Note: This article was originally published with incorrect information about the competition, and corrections have been made.