Izegrim Creations, the publisher of Chromatic Dungeons, the OSR-vibe with modern sensitivities, has announced a $1,000 prize.
The announcement from Rod Waibel states that the contest is open to small time indie publishers, people who are a US citizen and at least 18 years old.
“Small time” indie publisher isn’t defined, but the entry method is as contestants are invited to email [email protected], explain their project and how far along it is and provide URLs or supporting details with contact details.
Then, on March 31st, a winner will be picked, and PayPal used to transfer the money.
It’s something of a pitch, therefore, as Izegrim say that they want to do something with the project. However, the winner retainers the rights to the work.
Do I as the creator maintain the rights? Yes, you retain all rights to your work with the exception as I listed above (your name, the title, etc). You still retain rights, but you give permission for me to use those items for the purpose of this contest as described.
Whatever Izegrim plan, though, is a light touch. The third FAQ notes;
Any limitations to my project plans (Kickstarter, promotions, etc) if I am chosen a winner? Nope. I am not restricting how you use your project going forward. This is simply a way to help start ups because I wish I had that help when I started. Might be hard to believe in this day and age that there are no hidden agendas or fine print, but there you have it.
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