10 CHARACTERS. 10 SETTINGS. 100 FICTIONAL POSSIBILITIES.

If you've arrived at this page, you've been invited to contribute to Crash Philosophy. An interactive experience, web users will be able to choose a character and setting from two dropdown menus. Upon finishing their selection, the website will generate a story written by an author.

That's where you come in. I'd like for you to contribute a story, or stories, to Crash Philosophy. Signups will be on a first come, first serve basis. If this is successful, we'll keep adding new characters and settings as long as it gains traction and awareness.



RULES/GUIDELINES

Have fun. These character and setting combinations are weird. Embrace it.

  • Stories are due by December 20, 2017
  • Make the stories as long, or short, as you'd like. Tell a funny story in a paragraph? Excellent. Have a full-fledged short story? Bring it. Wouldn't go over 10,000 words though. Remember this is a collection of short stories on the web.
  • Maximum of 5 stories per contributor.
  • Your contributions can be standalone or your stories can have a connective thread. Your choice.
  • R-Rated content is acceptable as long as it has context and reason behind it. Tell a good story, don't get violent or sexual just because you can.
  • No Erotica. All other genres acceptable.
  • Authors will be paid $15 for each story provided. In addition, the 100 stories will be put into an anthology. Each author will receive a contributor copy and be able to purchase printed copies of the anthology at a discounted rate to sell at conventions and appearances.
  • Send stories to Submissions (at) NerdyThingsPublishing (dot) com with the e-mail subject line "Crash Philosophy - AUTHOR NAME - CHARACTER - SETTING"
  • Send manuscripts in standard publishing format
    • Title on First Page
    • By Line on First Page
    • 1 Inch Margins All Sides
    • Times Roman 12pt Font
    • Double-Spaced (Use Styles, not Tabs.)
    • First Page Header (Contact Information will be used for author-publisher contact only)
      • Legal Name
      • Pen Name (If Applicable)
      • E-Mail Address
      • Mailing Address
    • Subsequent Header
      • Last Name of Author Name
      • Story Title
      • Page Number