Blizzard Opens Writing Contest for WoW, SC, Diablo

Do you lie awake at night, thinking of the armies of the Scourge, or perhaps you sleep while dreaming of the zerg Swarm, or perhaps you daydream about the Burning Hells? If so, this could be a chance for you to commit some of that into your word processor and win a trip to Blizzard.

As it did last year, Blizzard has now opened up a 2010 Global Writing Contest, where it will accept short story submissions from 2,500- to 7,500-word short story written in English and set in the Warcraft, StarCraft, or Diablo universe.

The grand prize story teller will win a trip to Blizzard's headquarters in southern California, as well as a choice of a Diablo III "OVERTHROWN" barbarian diorama or a Frostmourne sword.

The contest is open mostly worldwide, but be sure to read through the official rules before you commit your art to words.

Marcus Yam
Marcus Yam served as Tom's Hardware News Director during 2008-2014. He entered tech media in the late 90s and fondly remembers the days when an overclocked Celeron 300A and Voodoo2 SLI comprised a gaming rig with the ultimate street cred.
  • Tamz_msc
    And my country doesn't even feature in the eligible country list!:-(
  • acasel
    i would join if there would be free diablo III cd included :D
  • whitecrowro
    Yes, had enough accessories for sale, news to dig and dreams to waste..
    Bring the game, Blizzard. Now.
  • urlsen
    I would join if they gave me a release date for diablo 3
  • jomofro39
    Time to unleash the, keyboard...
  • stromm
    I got a better idea for a "Blizzard" article. How about doing one about their "real ID" crap. Like how they're going to make anyone who posts on their forum use their REAL NAME!!! It's just another step into a dicey world from when they started making everyone change their account name to their email address. Way to go Bliz.
  • Petey1013
    I think you mean way to go Activision. I'm pretty sure everyone can agree anything evil coming out of that camp is the direct result of Kotick.
  • mlcloud
    The story that won the 2009 contest is really impressive. Here I was thinking I'd try my hand at a story, but after reading that, I understand I'm completely outclassed here.
  • Mark Heath
    I looked at the rules.. yay my country's in.. just that my state's not... :(
  • vaughn2k
    " Something me doing?"
    "Work! Work!"