Expedition Writing Contests

Hello, Storyteller!

Do you want to get your work in front of more people? Push yourself creatively and work on the bleeding edge of interactive storytelling? Earn money from writing?

Then you've come to the right place!

Expedition is a lightweight roleplaying game that hosts monthly writing contests using our free quest writing app. Every quest you publish earns you 1 loot point, which you can turn into cash or Expedition swag. On top of that, here are our current and upcoming writing challenges:

October: Spooky Quest Challenge

To celebrate the quickly-approaching Halloween, we're giving out bonus rewards to anyone who writes spooky and horror-themed quests!

Every spooky / horror quest you publish earns you 2 Loot Points.

If you're looking for writing inspiration, quests earn 1 additional Loot Point for incorporating the theme "The Monster with the Face of Man": Sometimes the most monstrous evil hides behind the banality of the mundane.

And, if you're a first-time author, you'll earn an additional loot point!

To qualify, quests must be at least 20 minutes in length, published publicly before midnight EST on October 31st, and follow Expedition community and quality standards.

Looking for more inspiration? Check out the new Quest Crafter section of the Expedition website: https://expeditiongame.com/questcrafter 

November Contest: $500 Prize!

November is traditionally National Novel Writing Month ("NaNoWriMo") - but instead of writing a novel, why not push yourself creatively and write an interactive story using the Expedition Quest Creator? This time around there are no theme constraints: write whatever story your heart desires, as long as you can fit it into the Expedition system.

To keep to the spirit of NaNoWriMo, qualifying quests must contain a minimum of 20,000 words. You cannot start writing your quest until November 1st (though you may work on an outline ahead of time), and your quests(s) must be published publicly by midnight EST on November 30th.

Instead of publishing your quest as a single 3+ hour adventure, you may also choose to publish it as a multi-part quest series. In preparation for this contest, we'll be releasing new tools for authors that allow you to define which quests are part of the same series.

At the end of November, the Expedition team will select 5 finalists. The winner will be selected by audience vote over a two week voting period. At the end, whichever quest has the most votes wins! If there is a tie, the prize will be split among the winners.

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Don't miss out on the next contest announcement: Join the Expedition Quest Writers mailing list for writing inspiration and be the first to know about new contests!

Have a question about the contests? Hit "Contact Us" on the bottom right.