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Offline Yelnoc

I have a few alternate history and science fiction projects running, one of which I may select for this writing contest.  However, are those two genres considered fantasy for the purposes of this contest?

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Re: Will Alternate History or Science Fiction submissions be accepted?
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2012, 02:52:48 PM »
I have a few alternate history and science fiction projects running, one of which I may select for this writing contest.  However, are those two genres considered fantasy for the purposes of this contest?

Sorry if this thread is in the wrong board; I'm new here.  :-[

I believe sci-fi is okay, but it must have an element of fantasy in it as well.  I'll double check with Overlord. :)

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Re: Will Alternate History or Science Fiction submissions be accepted?
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2012, 05:30:59 AM »
I have a few alternate history and science fiction projects running, one of which I may select for this writing contest.  However, are those two genres considered fantasy for the purposes of this contest?

Sorry if this thread is in the wrong board; I'm new here.  :-[

I believe sci-fi is okay, but it must have an element of fantasy in it as well.  I'll double check with Overlord. :)

How about alternate history?  Think about it as fantasizing about historical what-ifs...

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Re: Will Alternate History or Science Fiction submissions be accepted?
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2012, 12:41:37 PM »
I have a few alternate history and science fiction projects running, one of which I may select for this writing contest.  However, are those two genres considered fantasy for the purposes of this contest?

Sorry if this thread is in the wrong board; I'm new here.  :-[

I believe sci-fi is okay, but it must have an element of fantasy in it as well.  I'll double check with Overlord. :)

How about alternate history?  Think about it as fantasizing about historical what-ifs...

Same, as long as there is some fantasy (magic, mythical creatures, etc.) included, I think it's okay. :)

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Re: Will Alternate History or Science Fiction submissions be accepted?
« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2012, 08:27:52 PM »
I have a few alternate history and science fiction projects running, one of which I may select for this writing contest.  However, are those two genres considered fantasy for the purposes of this contest?

Sorry if this thread is in the wrong board; I'm new here.  :-[

I believe sci-fi is okay, but it must have an element of fantasy in it as well.  I'll double check with Overlord. :)

How about alternate history?  Think about it as fantasizing about historical what-ifs...

Same, as long as there is some fantasy (magic, mythical creatures, etc.) included, I think it's okay. :)

Oh.  Well...darn.

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Re: Will Alternate History or Science Fiction submissions be accepted?
« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2012, 09:54:20 PM »
This makes me wonder if my entry will work, the main characters are psychics, would that be considered Science Fiction or Fantasy?

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Re: Will Alternate History or Science Fiction submissions be accepted?
« Reply #6 on: April 10, 2012, 10:19:45 PM »
This makes me wonder if my entry will work, the main characters are psychics, would that be considered Science Fiction or Fantasy?

I would say fantasy unless there is some sort of technology causing their powers or they are aliens.  For example there are psychics in Dungeons and Dragons and that is definitely fantasy. ;)