WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR ENDINGERS?
Opening up The Ending world to other authors means that there will be more stories in the Virus-ravaged world we’ve created. Readers will find Easter eggs that connect back to the beginning, you will discover new authors, and you’ll also have new characters to root for and fall in love with. It also means that 2018 is going to be an exciting year for you. You’ll have a new story to read this year, and likely a couple in 2019 (no more hints about this quite yet).
WHO CAN WRITE IN THIS WORLD?
This isn’t a thoughtless process, we can assure you. The world of The Ending is a complex one, filled with its own science, terminology, supernatural powers, and demented souls ready to wreck havoc on characters’ lives. There are so many facets to this world, even we are still cataloguing and trying to chronologize events and happenings. This is an invite-only process, and a tedious one at that.
ARE THERE OTHER WRITING OPPORTUNITIES IN THE ENDING WORLD FOR ASPIRING AUTHORS?
YES! Team Lindsey is hosting a FanFiction writing contest in 2018 and the winner will get a spotlight in 2019! Here's what you need to know about the 2018 Ending World FanFic Competition.
2018 Ending World FanFiction Competition (CLOSED: YOU CAN SEE WINNERS HERE)
What: 2018 Ending World Fan Fiction Competition
Who: It's open to everyone and hosted by Team Lindsey
Requirements: Write a story, no more than 10,000 words in length about whatever you want to write about in The Ending Series/World. The possibilities are endless, but the content must meet Amazon standards--nothing obscene, please.
Submission Deadline: November 1, 2018
Submission Process: Email us HERE and attached your story in word doc or pdf format. Be sure you send your submission from an email account you use regularly so that our communication with you doesn't get lost or put in your SPAM folder. Also, please ensure we have your name and that your story title is clear. You are welcome to post your story(s) on any fanfic forums as well.
Winner Announcement: December 20th, announced on social media, in our newsletter, and we will email the winner directly.
Prize: Your story featured on our blog, in our newsletters, and across all other social media.
ARE YOU AN ASPIRING AUTHOR LOOKING FOR SUPPORT?
We hope you’re as excited about this news as we are! You Endingers are so wonderful, and many of you have supported us from the beginning, so this is our gift to you. Even if we can’t always be the authors behind the stories, we won’t leave you high and dry, either. There will be more Ending world books in the months to come, so stay tuned!
I'M AN AUTHOR, HOW CAN I GET INVOLVED?
Right now, it’s invite only. We’re looking at authors whose work we love, and who we already have a professional relationship with. Opening up a project that means so much to us is scary, and we’re taking baby steps. Trust is essential in this early phase.
That being said, feel free to reach out. If you’re a new or established author and are interested in writing in The Ending World, we would love to hear from you!
How do I apply to write in The Ending World?
Since it’s currently invite only, there’s no application process at the moment. However, if you’re a new or established author interested in writing in The Ending World, we would welcome an email from you. You never know--you might be a perfect fit!
What are the requirements to be considered to write in The Ending World?
The author must:
be invited to write in The Ending World by Team Lindsey
sign The Ending World contract and adhere to all conditions
read the entire Ending Series (After The Ending, Into The Fire, Out Of The Ashes, Before The Dawn, World Before, and The Ending Beginnings)
be able to budget for a cover from We Got You Covered book design
be able to budget for a professional editor, and the editor must follow the Ending World Style Guide
commit to actively advertising and promoting your own work
subtitle novel(s) “An Ending World Novel”
agree to holding off publication until work can pass Ending World beta reader approval
Does it cost money to write in The Ending World?
Not in the sense that there’s a buy-in to write in the world, but there are costs included in publishing any work. Since we require that authors use our cover designer, that must be included in authors’ budget, as well as the cost of editing and advertising/promoting.
How is writing in The Ending World different from writing The Ending Series fanfiction?
The Ending Series fanfiction: Just for fun. Write whatever you want about whoever you want to write about. These are not published on Amazon or any other retail platforms besides fanfiction forums and personal blogs, etc. These are not official Ending World stories, nor are they promoted as such.
The Ending World: Official Ending World stories. Authors must sign a contract with Team Lindsey and follow all conditions of the contract. Work can be published on Amazon and any other retail platforms.
If I write in The Ending World, who publishes my book?
You do! Which means you own all of the rights to your work.
Would I keep all of my royalties or would there be a royalty-share?
Because you would be publishing the work yourself, you would keep all of the royalties.
Would I have to write a series or could it be a standalone book?
Totally up to you, but we recommend series. :)
Who promotes my book?
You do. But, probably the biggest perk of being able to write in The Ending World, is having access to the Endingers, the Ending Series’ voracious fans. We love our readers and are opening this world up for them so they can read more Ending World adventures. We will announce your book to Ending Series fans on Facebook and in our newsletter, leading up to and upon release at our discretion, giving your book an awesome running start!