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The Blizzard Global Writing Contest is an annual writing contest held by Blizzard Entertainment. In 2010, contestants had around 2 months to come up with a submission, but as of 2011 it was reduced to nearer a month and a half.

2011

Submission requirements
  • 2,500- to 7,500-word short story written in English.
  • Set in the Warcraft®, StarCraft®, or Diablo® universe
  • Due September 28th, 2011.
Prizes
  • Grand Prize: The grand prize winner will receive a trip to Blizzard's headquarters in Southern California, where you'll meet and eat with the Blizzard writing staff. In addition, you'll receive a Doomhammer™ hammer by Epic Weapons and copies of the StarCraft Archive, the Diablo Archive, the Warcraft Archive, the Warcraft: War of the Ancients Archive, and World of Warcraft: Chronicles of War. All books will be signed by Chris Metzen, their respective cover artists, and the Creative Development Publishing team.
  • Runners-up: Seven runners-up will each receive copies of the StarCraft Archive, the Diablo Archive, the Warcraft Archive, the Warcraft: War of the Ancients Archive, and World of Warcraft: Chronicles of War. All books will be signed by Chris Metzen, their respective cover artists, and the Creative Development Publishing team.
Winner
Finalists (in alphabetical order)
  • "Anatomy of Demons" by David Patterson
  • "Daughter of Lordaeron" by Marika Kermode
  • "Echo of Pride" by Martin Arthur Paul Wilson
  • "Reforged" by Anthony Dickson
  • "The Future of Lordaeron" by Tyler F.M. Edwards
  • "The Heavier Burden" by Erica Cargle
  • "The Stranger" by Walter Handloser
Honorable Mentions (in alphabetical order)
  • "Ashes over Stormwind" by Ryan K. Stansifer
  • "Blood and Thunder" by Alex Boston
  • "Haven of the Windless Sea" by Celine Taillefer
  • "Iron Lady Down" by Joe Trela
  • "Isn't Falstad Dead?" by Ian Casteen Bates
  • "A Mage's Honor" by Geoffrey Walano
  • "Mending and Renewal" by James C. Reuss
  • "Pawned" by Ivan Carvalho
  • "Purity" by Tim Marrero
  • "The Short Happy Lives of the Southern Barrens Sapper Corps" by Nicholas Lampros
  • "Warrior's Hands" by Allison Utterback

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