404 Prize

The writing contest made in # 404Factory is back for a new edition

We are once again looking for some of the best Middle-Earth bookmakers hiding among you, to join our Community of Authors. Because we want geek culture to shine throughout the galaxy, we decided to launch an annual contest to publish the talents of tomorrow.

Each year, the 404 Prize will reward a young Padawan of writing by making it go from screen to paper, so that he becomes a true Jedi Master!

The chosen book will join the dream list of books published by 404 editions!

An award in homage to Lola Salines and under her patronage as rock as creative, since it is thanks to her that all the adventure 404 editions began!

Previous years

Previous winners:

Anthony Combrexelle for Presque Minuit in 2017

David Gallais for Fark West in 2018


An exceptional jury:

  • Anthony Yno Combrexelles - Gagnant de l'édition 2017
  • Un libraire Cultura 
  • Un client Cultura 
  • Laurent Bainier - Rédacteur en chef du journal 20 minutes
  • Jessica Assayag - Représentante Comic Con Paris
  • La 404 Team

Conditions of participation


To participate, your story must be published on the 404 Factory. ou can submit your project from your account and continue writing until June 30, 2018, midnight Paris time.

Attention, because at this precise time, it will be necessary that your story is marked as "Finished", otherwise it will not be taken into account for the Grand Prix.


Not to fall under the manuscripts as Harry crumbles under the admission letters to Hogwarts, we will only accept completed stories of 200,000 characters (including spaces) minimum.


If you are full of talent, you can even send us two manuscripts to double your chances! And, of course, it can be a text that is already online. The only constraint is that your project should reflect the geek that lies within you and belong to one of these universes: Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Fan fiction, Gaming, Apocalypse, Superheroes, Steampunk, #LOL. #FaisChaufferTonClavierMarcel


For all other questions, do not hesitate to join us on our Facebook page.

We will be happy to answer :)