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boomboom517

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Joining the writing team/ writing freelance
« on: 21 January 2020, 09:43:49 »
How would one go about joining the writers team or submitting freelance stories for publishing?
What would you need to submit and who would you need to contact?
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Re: Joining the writing team/ writing freelance
« Reply #1 on: 21 January 2020, 11:02:46 »
Strictly fiction? Or do you also mean sourcebook/game material? Do you have any published work?
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Re: Joining the writing team/ writing freelance
« Reply #2 on: 21 January 2020, 13:47:36 »
Once the Shrapnel Magazine webpage is set up, there will be a way to submit stories and articles.

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Re: Joining the writing team/ writing freelance
« Reply #3 on: 22 January 2020, 06:46:59 »
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I was referring to fiction but would also be interested in sourcebook/game material (I am currently working on a 19th century wargame I hope to publish in the future). I am particularly interested in the pre Hegemony period.
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Thanks for the info on Shrapnel.

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Re: Joining the writing team/ writing freelance
« Reply #4 on: 28 January 2020, 18:05:11 »
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I was referring to fiction but would also be interested in sourcebook/game material (I am currently working on a 19th century wargame I hope to publish in the future). I am particularly interested in the pre Hegemony period.

Pre-Hegemony meaning prior to 2315 or so? That's going to be tough sledding, honestly. BattleMechs are the stars of the show, so setting any sourcebook product--or even fiction product--in a time period 100+ years before they exist will be a tough sell. According to the MUL, there aren't even combat vehicles with an intro date before 2370, so you'd have the problem of needing to gin up a bunch of entirely new units that are destined to quickly be obsolete.

A short story could be viable, but you'll need a stellar pitch when the opportunity comes up. There's a good reason BT has not really explored this era in any major detail.

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