Calling all intergalactic explorers! All scientists working on the fringe of life! Everyone with a curiosity for how things work and why! Your assistance is needed in creating the next great novel thanks to Geek & Sundry’s partnership with Inkshares. You might know all about the Nerdist successful Space Opera contest with new writers testing their merits online. We are pleased to announce that Geek & Sundry will be taking on the second contest with the theme of HARD SCIENCE. Strap on you protective gear and warm up those Bunsen burners because we’re about to science the $#!& out of this contest. To get started, all you need to do is read the rules.
There’s always been hard science fiction. Stories can span worlds as in The Martian, focus on reaching out as in Contact, be as big as Dune or as small as the personal struggles of time travel in Primer. The genre emphasizes the known rules of plausible science, but the subject matter can focus on any number of scientific fields and theories. Are you afraid of what comes from tampering with DNA? Are the worlds outside our universe calling your name? Then, you’re ready.
Here’s how it all works. Beginning April 4th, writers can submit their pitches and/or sample chapters to Inkshares for consideration and pre-orders. Inkshares will then publish the top three hard science fiction projects with the most unique pre-orders by 12:00 p.m. PST, May 16th. Even if the projects haven’t hit their funding goal, they will be published by Inkshares with perks including editorial and design services, printing, marketing, and distribution into bookstores nationwide. Geek & Sundry will then select at least one story to be in our debut Inkshares collection. Your story will get the Geek & Sundry seal of approval (and literal seal, it’ll go right there on your book) and we’ll be sharing out its existence to countless fans around the world! Who knows, you might just discover something that scientist haven’t even thought of yet.
Don’t know if all of your scientific theories ring true? Not a problem. Science and Entertainment Exchange, the group responsible for fact checking some of your favorite Hollywood movies, is going to give the top winners a hand in making their science is solid.
If you happen to have any questions, hop on over to the Inkshares FAQ page to start filling your head full of knowledge or start writing. The deadline is coming sooner than you expect. We look forward to reading about every new adventure and discovery. Good luck!
Feature Image Credit: 20th Century Fox/The Martian