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Black Library calls for writers

If you’ve ever wanted to write for Games Workshop, then an opportunity to prove yourself just came up. As part of their anniversary celebrations, Black Library have put out a general call for written submissions. Anyone can respond. Here is the overview:

As part of this celebration, we’re bringing back a classic title from the Black Library archives – Inferno!

Released between 1997 and 2004, Inferno! was our bi-monthly magazine packed full of comics, short stories and artwork. Plus, it’s where many of our established authors published their first stories for Black Library before going on to greatness.

We’re giving Inferno! a new lease of life as a collection of short stories, penned by new authors and old, and showcasing the best works from across our many universes.

We are looking for talented writers to be a part of this new anthology and celebrate this incredible milestone for Black Library.

We are looking for exciting and dynamic characters who drive an absorbing plot that captures the grim darkness and unique tone of our universes. As Inferno! has always delivered the very best from across all of our settings, we are encouraging stories set in Warhammer Age of Sigmar, Warhammer 40,000, Blood Bowl and Necromunda!

We want diverse narratives that fit into at least one of the following themes:

  • Heist
  • Detective/Police Procedural
  • Adventure
  • Mystery
  • Ghost/Paranormal/Horror
  • War

It’s important to note that they aren’t looking for full stories here. They want an overview of your story and a 500-word writing sample. So take your time crafting the best 500 words you can!iacton_qruze_grey_angel

The submissions are due by 10 April 2018. Full details at the Black Library.

2 comments on “Black Library calls for writers

  1. Bookstooge
    January 21, 2018

    They are going to get slammed with every wannabe author in existence! I hope whoever they hired to weed out the initial crap is prepared 😀

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    • davekay
      January 21, 2018

      They stress it will likely be months before they get back in touch, but you’re right, it’s going to be high volume.

      Liked by 1 person

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