Wil Wheaton and John Scalzi are holding a fan-fiction contest to benefit the Lupus Alliance of America.


 This contest is super easy and proceeds will go to a great cause! Simply explain the picture, win the contest, get paid, and help people! I must say the picture is pretty crazy!


For the benefit of the Lupus Alliance of America, John Scalzi, Wil Wheaton and Subterranean Press are running a fan fiction contest, in which contestants write a 400 to 2,000 word story describing the picture above. Any form of fan fiction is acceptable except slash. The winner of the contest will be paid for their story (10 cents a word), win a prize pack of books from Subterranean Press, and will have their story published in a special electronic chapbook featuring stories about the painting, written by Scalzi, Wheaton, Catherynne Valente and Patrick Rothfuss, to be published later this year, with profits to benefit the Lupus Alliance of America. E-mail the stories with the text in the e-mail to [email protected] by 11:59pm Eastern, June 30, 2010. One entry per person.

For the rest of the details and to visit John Scalzi’s blog click here.