- Sample Entry: I'll post a sample entry tomorrow, for those who are still unclear what I'm looking for.
- Entry Length: As I noted previously, there's no upper limit on the length of an entry, but shorter is always better. Given the number of submissions it looks like I'll receive, I may not be able to accept them all, in which case length will become a bigger issue, with shorter entries being viewed more favorably than longer ones. As ever, a brilliant idea will always trump the format, so don't feel constrained if you think you've got a really good idea.
- Total Number of Entries: I honestly have no idea how many entries I'll accept. In a perfect world, I'd like to be able to accept each and every one, but that might not happen for one reason or another. Getting an entry in early is no guarantee of acceptance BUT, if two people submit similar ideas, assuming they're both equally good and I can't find a way to use them both, the earlier entry will get the nod. However, in such cases, I'll do my best to work with both writers to find a solution to such a problem.
- Tone: Several people asked me about the tone of this project, whether I meant it to be serious, silly, or something in between. I'd rather not limit the creativity of anyone by saying absolutely what I will or won't accept. In general, it's true, my tastes veer more toward the "serious" end of the spectrum, but, contrary to caricatures of me, I do have a sense of humor, so I wouldn't summarily dismiss an entry about the god of flatulence or the goddess of go-go dancing if it were well-done and of obvious use in a campaign. That said, I prefer "weird" gods to outright goofy ones.
- Art: I'll start sending out assignments to individual artists once I have enough submissions that I know I'll be accepting. Most such art assignments, though, won't come till next month or January, so, if you're an artist and your time is limited, let me know now, so I can aim to get you assignments when it's most convenient for your schedule.
Friday, November 5, 2010
I've already gotten quite a few submissions for the Petty Gods project, as well as even more offers to do illustrations. I can't say how happy I am that this endeavor has generated such enthusiasm within the first 24 hours. However, the project has also generated some questions, so, in an effort to clarify at least some of these matters, I offer this brief update: