May 12, 2022
The first Confic Magazine writing contest!
This post hereby announces INDIECON 2022, the first Confic Magazine independent article contest!
INDIECON, the first and not last Confic Magazine independent article contest! Any containment fiction format will be accepted, be it an SCP, RPC, Wayward, your own never-before-seen confic format, liminal fiction, tales, or even art.
The top spot will take a prize of $250 courtesy of Confic Magazine LLC.
The theme is: STATUES. Why? Most early SCP articles on 4chan occupied themselves with statues, in mimicry of the original SCP-173. It was once considered a radical and bold idea to move away from statues. So, we are going back to our conceptual roots; your article, tale, or etc submission must feature a statue in some form or fashion, however big or small. It could be as blatant as “the anomaly is a statue”, or as casual as some agent going “oh look, there’s a little statue on that table. Neat.”
See below for details:
Submissions begin: May 30th, 2022
Submissions end: June 30th, 2022 at midnight CST
Voting begins: July 1st, 2022
Voting ends: July 7th, 2022 11:59 CST
Winner announced with payment prize: July 8th, 2022
Voting will take place in the SCF Discord server. Each submitted article will be given a post. You will vote on that post with the confic logo :confic: The entry with the most at the end wins. Updates will be announced in that channel as well.
Your submission will be subjected to a blinded presentation; the voters will not know who wrote which article until after the results have been decided. The authors will then be revealed along with the rankings. You can submit the article to whatever site your chosen format is native to also, but we ask only after the contest is over. Posting on a confic site prior to the contest’s end will mean a disqualification.
Send submissions to: email@example.com with the subject "INDIECON 2022 entry <your chosen name>". Submissions directly to the Discord will not count and you will contaminate the blinded presentation. Only send submissions through the email address. English only, I am afraid. The winner will be spotlit on Confic Magazine and receive the prize money. Please have a method of payment ready. We prefer PayPal. We will try to make accommodations but won’t be able to guarantee anything but PayPal, so do please try.
Winner takes all. Runner ups are welcome to submit their works for publication to receive the usual $75 publication payment, and will be accepted if they are of sufficient quality.
Familiarize yourself with our legal (https://www.conficmagazine.com/legal). If you submit in a format that is bound to the rules of CC BY-SA 3.0 (SCP Wiki, RPC Authority, TS/Backrooms, CC BY-SA 4.0 for Liminal Archive), we will publish it to the magazine with that same license. For example, if you want to submit an SCP because you are most familiar with it, sounds good, but it will be published on the magazine as Creative Commons BY-SA 3.0, same as it ever was. You may write in the LLC’s AOE format for this contest, or your own non-WikiDot format, if you would like to retain all your copyright and distribution rights.
Oh, and these must be original! Nothing pre-existing on any site!
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