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2011 Global Writing Contest deadline reminder

Attention, writers! Those of you who are working on entries for this year's Global Writing Contest may want to step up the pace. The deadline for the 2011 Global Writing Contest is Oct. 15 -- a little over a week away. Remember, stories must be between 2,500 to 7,500 words and set in the Warcraft, Diablo or StarCraft universes.

This year's prizes include a trip to Blizzard headquarters and a meeting with the Blizzard writing staff for the grand prize winner, as well as a ton of signed books from all three Blizzard universes and a replica of the Doomhammer. Good luck to all who enter, and don't forget to check out our interviews with last year's winners, too!

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Blizzard announces 2011 Global Writing Contest

It's that time of year again -- the time when all hopeful writers put fingers to keys and come up with the kind of prose that could win them a trip to Blizzard's headquarters. The 2011 Global Writing Contest is looking for stories from 2,500 to 7,500 words, set in the Warcraft, Diablo or StarCraft universes. This year, the grand prize offers a trip to Blizzard headquarters to meet with the Blizzard writing staff, a host of signed books from Warcraft, Diablo and StarCraft, as well as a Doomhammer of your very own.

Interested in putting together an entry? Check out the official rules and FAQ at the official site. The deadline this year is Sept. 28 October 15, so getting started sooner rather than later is advised. You can also take a look at last year's winners and runners-up on the official website. While you're at it, why not take a look at our interviews with last year's winners as well? Good luck to all who enter!

Correction: The entry deadline for the Global Writing Contest is October 15, as stated in the Official Rules.

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Blizzard announces 2010 Global Writing Contest winners

The long wait is over for those waiting somewhat impatiently for the results of the 2010 Global Writing Contest! The winners' names were announced by Zarhym this evening. The full winning story, as well as excerpts from each of the finalists, will be posted at a later date. Congratulations to all the winners!

Zarhym
Though the loss of life and limb was great, the ocular fortitude of our judges allowed them to see the job through: the winners of the 2010 Global Writing Contest have been chosen. Many judges were felled by the 18 million words that made up this year's competition, but whilst their souls are now forfeit to the contest's patron deity, C'Thun, their sacrifices were not in vain. Behold, the victors!

Winner:

  • "Silver Hand, Ebon Blade" by Raphael Ahad

Take a look after the break for the rest of the finalists, honorable mentions and the prizes!

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2010 Global Writing Contest winners to be announced Oct. 18

Were you one of the many, many people that put pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard) for the 2010 Global Writing Contest? Good news -- the winners will be announced Oct. 18, according to a blue post by Nethaera. Prizes for the contest include a chance to go have lunch with the Blizzard writing staff, a Frostmourne for your very own, or your very own Blizzard library complete with novels signed by Chris Metzen, the cover artists and Blizzard's writing staff.

Nethaera
2010 Global Writing Contest - Announcement of Announcement!

During today's daily feeding/washing ritual, the handlers for the 2010 Global Writing Contest judges were able to coax them into revealing - between the constant wailing and gnashing of eyelids - that the list of winners for the 2010 Global Writing Contest will be finished on Monday, October 18th. Until then, you are allowed to slow down your hammering the Refresh button to once every other second.


The official site has more information about the contest and the prizes involved, and while you're at it, you can take a look at last year's winners as well. Good luck to all who entered!

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WoW 5th Anniversary Giveaway: World of Warcraft novels

For our final contest celebrating World of Warcraft's 5th anniversary we have four, count them, four novels from Pocket Books' WoW fiction line to give away. Well, two novels and two compilation books. So whether you're a Christie Golden or a Richard Knaak fan enter for your chance to win one of these great lore-filled books.

The contest is open to legal residents of the 50 United States, the District of Columbia, and Canada (excluding Quebec), and everyone who enters must be 18 or older. To enter, leave a comment on this post before Thursday, November 26th, at 12p ET (noon), and please be sure to use a real email that you check often to enter, so we can contact you should you be one of the winners. You may enter only once and a winner will be selected randomly for each one of the following prizes:
Click here to read the official contest rules.

EDIT: Contest closed. Thanks so much for participating!

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