Fan fiction writers who love The X-Files and its universe – WE NEED YOU!
For 2017, The X-Cast is creating a prose anthology inspired by IDW Publishing’s three books over the last two years (though in no way officially connected to or affiliated with them – this is strictly a fan project) called Myriad Conspiracies.
We’re looking for fans (or aspiring writers looking for some practice) to help us develop a series of prose stories set in the world of The X-Files which are firstly being released on the blog (and promoted on the podcast) and later collected into a free to download PDF e-book.
There aren’t many conditions on this either, beyond the following:
- 6000-8000 word count.
- No slash fiction
- It has to involve at least one existing X-Files/Millennium/Lone Gunmen character.
To begin with, please respond with an expression of interest and a story pitch (a simple paragraph will suffice). We’ll then ask you to write the first 500 words of your story before we commit to giving it a green light, mainly to ensure you’re definitely committed to writing the story.
Incidentally, just in case you’re unsure about our own background with writing, please check out our fearless leader Tony Black’s own work as a prose writer here via the Fiction Vortex project. Last year one of his stories was published as part of a collection of introductory pieces in paperback, and he has an Amazon author page. So while no experts and certainly nowhere near as good as the IDW writers, we do at least have a *little* experience! 🙂
As an example, please find links to the first two stories in Myriad Conspiracies, ‘ChronowerX’ & ‘Wishes Do Come True’.
Please send your story pitch/expression of interest to us via email or via Facebook message on our page or Twitter message.
We look forward to any submissions and creating a really cool fan project!
The stories are out there…