Cold Open Stories is a community of writers, artists, composers, and actors — and we want you to be a part of it. From the options below, choose how you’d like to be a part of the creative process.

Short Fiction Submissions

The universe is a big  and terrible place. 2,000 - 8,000 word short stories that explore the gritty, weird, and strange universe of Warhammer 40,000. 

Be Clever

Fast Fiction Contests

Enter the world's only Fast Fiction contest for Warhammer 40,000. Weave your tale in less than 1,000 words while working around a unique monthly theme. Glory awaits!

Be Quick

Voice Acting Auditions

Help people get lost in a theatre for the mind. Flex your voice acting talents and join us in one of our fully produced Warhammer 40,000 audio dramas or narrate a piece of fiction.

Be Heard

Voice Acting Guides

New to voice acting? Wonder how to get your recordings up to snuff? These short guides will help you improve your skills and master the tools needed for voice acting.

Be Ready