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Blizzard's looking for best fan fiction, again


Blizzard’s second annual writing contest is nigh, and the lucky winner this year not only gets invited to company headquarters in California, but their choice of either the Diablo III "Overthrown" barbarian diorama or a Frostmourne sword.

We'd pick the sword, obviously.

To enter, write up a piece of fan fiction consisting of 2,500 to 7,500-words set in one of Blizzard’s three main universes, submit it by August 23, and then pray.

“Do you dare test our judges' optic mettle, laying your ideas and dreams beneath their unblinking gaze?,” asked Blizzard.

“Your weapons? They seem to be but a musty tome and quill, but know that their power is far stronger than the armies of the Scourge, far craftier than the zerg Swarm, and far mightier than the Burning Hells. Ready your tools, scribe, and prepare for combat with the inky beast called fiction!

"Whether you're an accomplished writer or you simply fancy writing as a hobby, we encourage one and all to submit their creative works to our judges of official Blizzard writers and masters of lore. Their eyeballs are glistening and ready, their ocular fortitude intensified by the 2009 Blizzard Global Writing Contest."

Seven runners-up win a prize package with the Diablo, Warcraft, and  StarCraft Archives, along with the Warcraft: War of the Ancients Archive, all signed by Chris Metzen, the cover artists, and Blizzard's writing staff.

Extra details and legal stuff can be found through the link up top.

If you enter, let us know about it.

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