More Authors Wanted

December 3rd 2017

Hello Authors and Would-Be Authors! WE WANT YOU!

If you are a writer and are looking to publish we understand the need to try and establish yourself and create your own world, complete with your own maps, your own history of the world, figure out how your story fits in to that world you are creating, and so forth.

However at the same time we also understand that this can be a daunting task to go through this whole process of "world building" in an effort to create a rich fantasy world with lots of history, architecture, food, different cultures to play with... and yes, it is a lot of work.

But we don't have to do it alone.

Shared worlds have been around for decades. Some of the more famous examples are Forgotten Realms, Dragonlance - properties once owned by TSR and currently owned by Wizards of the Coast. Licensing and writing in these worlds is a tricky matter.

For example, did you know that Conan (the Barbarian) is in a grey legal zone when it comes to copyright? The problem is that the copyright on Conan ran out 75 years after the death of Robert E. Howard in 1936. So the copyright ran out in 2011. However because somebody purchased the film rights years ago, rights which were later purchased by a company which makes video games, they tend to be very protective of their film rights - and as such sue anyone they think might be infringing on their rights. Even though they don't actually own the rights to the books.

So to remedy this problem we do have a solution.

His name is Wulfric the Wanderer. And anyone who wants to publish a book within Korovia can write Conan-esque stories about Wulfric set in the world of Korovia / Aoerth. Admittedly Conan stories are pretty formulaic. Generally there are some strange ruins for Conan to explore, a damsel to rescue, a beast for Conan to kill... and a smart villain that also needs to be defeated.

However with Wulfric stories you do not need to follow the formula. You can do something very different with the character.

That is the beauty of Korovia. Any story you want to tell can be told within this world. There is something for everyone. You are not limited to a particular kind of protagonist. You could have an anti-hero or villain being the main character of the story. Your story could be high fantasy, it could be a murder mystery, it could be about an environmental issue and the hero is a druid... Anything is possible.

Want to write a story about time travel? The ruins north of Dangarn village have a solution for you.

Want to write a story about horror or vampires? The cursed village of Starovia in southern Korovia has problems with vampires. And there are numerous other places suitable for horror stories, such as Mount Relicairn in the Tranquil Mountains.

Want to write about pirates or sea monsters? The Leviathan Sea has you covered.

Not sure what part of Korovia suits your needs? Just ask. We will help you out.

You can even write something collaboratively. We can pair you up with another author and you can bounce ideas back and forth to see if there is an idea you both enjoy and want to write together.

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