This summer, we’re soliciting fiction and artwork depicting Latter-day Saints in the 19th, 20th, 21st, and 22nd centuries. Within the next week, we should be approved to start raising prize funds on Kickstarter with the hope of raising at least $300 in prize money. [Update 7 June 2012: the project wasn't approved on Kickstarter...looks like they don't accept contest fundraisers. Update 14 June 2012: we made our own contest page to fundraise instead.]
Detailed submission guidelines will be up by the end of June. For those of you who’d like to get started early, though, the short version is as follows:
-We want works that are easy for our online audience to process. For writing, that means we prefer works under 1,000 words. For art, we want pieces that look good at around 500-600 pixels in either dimension.
-By submitting, you grant us nonexclusive online publication rights and limited nonexclusive print rights for a one-time batch of commemorative prints for the contest’s financial supporters.
-Writers/artists may submit up to three pieces per century to the contest.
-Previously published work is OK so long as you retain the rights.
We’re projecting a contest deadline in September with finalists running in October.
We’ll be publishing periodic Soapbox posts with discussion points and brainstorming topics–keep an eye out for those.
Feel free to ask questions about the contest in the comments.