Kindle Worlds (Amazon) – Kurt Vonnegut Fan Fiction Guidelines
We are excited to announce that we have secured a new Kindle Worlds license from RosettaBooks for the books of Kurt Vonnegut, one of the most influential American novelists of the 20th century. Writers will soon be able to create and sell stories inspired by the iconic books of Kurt Vonnegut, including his most famous work Slaughterhouse-Five. What new stories will you imagine and create with Billy Pilgrim? What about Kilgore Trout from Breakfast of Champions?
The submission platform is expected to open in August, but you can get started writing your story now. See below for a sneak peek of the content guidelines. To familiarize yourself with Kindle Worlds, check out our FAQ’s here. Start writing where you want to be…
1. Pornography: We don’t accept pornography or offensive depictions of graphic sexual acts.
2. Offensive Content: We don’t accept offensive content, including but not limited to racial slurs, excessively graphic or violent material, or excessive use of foul language.
3. Illegal and Infringing Content: We take violations of laws and proprietary rights very seriously. It is the authors’ responsibility to ensure that their content doesn’t violate laws or copyright, trademark, privacy, publicity, or other rights.
4. Poor Customer Experience: We don’t accept books that provide a poor customer experience. Examples include poorly formatted books and books with misleading titles, cover art, or product descriptions. We reserve the right to determine whether content provides a poor customer experience.
5. Excessive Use of Brands: We don’t accept the excessive use of brand names or the inclusion of brand names for paid advertising or promotion.
6. Crossover: No crossovers from other Worlds are permitted, meaning your work may not include elements of any copyright-protected book, movie, or other property outside of the elements of this World.
7. The World does not include characters, scenes, events, themes or plots that are unique to derivative works such as books, movies and television shows based on Kurt Vonnegut’s novels, novellas, and short stories.
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- Historical context: the work's place in history, how it was received
- A summary of the work's overall themes (example: "Here, Byron evokes the classic struggle between virtue and temptation...")
- A description of the work's overall style and tone