Paizo Top Nav Branding
  • Hello, Guest! |
  • Sign In |
  • My Account |
  • Shopping Cart |
  • Help/FAQ
About Paizo Messageboards News Paizo Blog Help/FAQ
Pathfinder Roleplaying Game
Pathfinder Society

Pathfinder Beginner Box

Pathfinder Adventure Card Game

Pathfinder Comics

Pathfinder Legends

PaizoCon 2014!

Pathfinder Chronicler Fiction Contest

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

For a long time, the most common question people asked me about Pathfinder fiction was, "So when will we see novels?" Now that we've finally answered that one definitively—in just a few weeks, with the release of Dave Gross's inaugural Pathfinder Tales novel Prince of Wolves—the most common question is, "So how can I submit some Pathfinder fiction?" On that front, there's good news and bad news.

The bad news is that I have no idea. While I'd love to do an open call someday and review submissions in search of completely undiscovered authors, right now everyone around here is editing so hard they're bleeding from the retinas. So I might have to wait quite a while before I can open that particular can of worms.

The good news, however, is that you don't have to wait! As of late last week, the good folks over at Wayfinder and Pathfinder Chronicler have teamed up to bring you the first-ever Pathfinder Fan Fiction Contest. In addition to two runner-up prizes, the grand prize winner will receive one hundred dollars in Paizo gift certificates and have his or her story published in its entirety in Wayfinder and on Pathfinder Chronicler!

Here's how it works: Any author who hasn't been professionally published for their fiction (and if you aren't sure, you're probably eligible!) can submit a story of between 3000 and 4500 words, set in the Pathfinder campaign setting. The carefully selected judges from Wayfinder and Chronicler will narrow the submissions down to the top five stories, which will then be passed on to me. I'll review them blind (meaning without access to the authors' names), and judge the stories according to the same criteria I use when evaluating our professionally commissioned Pathfinder Tales stories. The winner and two runners-up will then be announced on October 1st.

Further details on the contest can be found at www.pathfinderchronicler.net. The contest opens to submissions August 15th, and closes September 12th. So what are you waiting for? Start dusting off those old story ideas or favorite game characters, and steel yourself for a literary battle royal! Many stories will enter, but only one will leave with the grand prize, carried out of the arena on the virtual shoulders of the Pathfinder community.

Do you have what it takes?

James L. Sutter
Fiction Editor

More Paizo Blog.
Tags: Community Pathfinder Tales

Ladies, gentlemen and demihumans, start your engines!


Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Companion, Roleplaying Game Subscriber

It is great that you guys are giving unpublished authors a chance, they always need a way into the industry. Maybe I should try and write something up, just to see if I can even compete with the other submissions, lol.

Qadira

Good Luck!


Pathfinder Battles Case Subscriber; Pathfinder Adventure Path, Maps Subscriber

Hey there Matrixryu and Zuxius!

This is pretty exciting stuff huh? I know I'm going to give it a shot as well. Good Luck to each of you.

Dean; The_Minstrel_Wyrm


I'm not eligible myself, but I waaaay look fwd to reading y'all's submissions!
Wayfinder is a great great magazine- good luck, everybody!!!

~Marcus


*begins ultra brainstorming process* This should be fun.

Qadira

Hey everyone!

Hope you all are getting it together before Sept 12th. In the meantime, you might want to head on over to Pathfinder Chronicler for the PF Contest Final Judge: James Sutter Q&A Interview!

Paizo / Messageboards / Paizo Publishing / Pathfinder® / Pathfinder Tales / Paizo Blog: Pathfinder Chronicler Fiction Contest All Messageboards

Want to post a reply? Sign in.
Recent threads in Pathfinder Tales

©2002–2014 Paizo Inc.®. Need help? Email customer.service@paizo.com or call 425-250-0800 during our business hours: Monday–Friday, 10 AM–5 PM Pacific Time. View our privacy policy. Paizo Inc., Paizo, the Paizo golem logo, Pathfinder, the Pathfinder logo, Pathfinder Society, GameMastery, and Planet Stories are registered trademarks of Paizo Inc., and Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, Pathfinder Campaign Setting, Pathfinder Adventure Path, Pathfinder Adventure Card Game, Pathfinder Player Companion, Pathfinder Modules, Pathfinder Tales, Pathfinder Battles, Pathfinder Online, PaizoCon, RPG Superstar, The Golem's Got It, Titanic Games, the Titanic logo, and the Planet Stories planet logo are trademarks of Paizo Inc. Dungeons & Dragons, Dragon, Dungeon, and Polyhedron are registered trademarks of Wizards of the Coast, Inc., a subsidiary of Hasbro, Inc., and have been used by Paizo Inc. under license. Most product names are trademarks owned or used under license by the companies that publish those products; use of such names without mention of trademark status should not be construed as a challenge to such status.