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Iron Writer (IWB) contests for the BattleCorps site were held in 2006, 2007 and 2008 where writers had to produce a BattleTech short story from a vague outline or keyword in a very tight timeframe of circa one hour. BattleCorps subscribers would then be presented with the stories and could vote on a winner. It was not revealed which author wrote which individual story until the voting was closed.

All Iron Writer stories were expressly declared non-canonical for the BattleTech universe because they were not fact-checked, and publised only as part of the IWB contest.

Iron Writer 2006[edit]

Iron Writer 2007[edit]

Iron Writer 2008[edit]

In a place of solemn silence (a game hall) amongst the august presence of their peers (and hecklers) sixteen writers took the Iron Writer BattleTech Challenge: fashion a Classic BattleTech story that ends with the words “Thank Monkey.” You decide which is best! Cast you vote in the Forums!
  • A Stroll Through the Zoo (Andreas Zuber)
  • Patient Simians (Brian Foster) - ranked #3
  • Untitled - Sergeant Major (Brian Huss)
  • Untitled - Solaris (Charles Borner)
  • Faith (Steven Mohan Jr.) - ranked #1
  • Untitled - Assassin (Geoff Swift)
  • The Emercity of Space (Jason Hardy)
  • When All Else Fails (John Mynyk) - ranked #2
  • Untitled - WoB (Ken Horner)
  • The Emercity of Monkey (Kevin Killiany)
  • In the Middle (Loren Coleman)
  • Untitled - Kids (Max Prohaska)
  • Untitled - Irian (Adam Sherwood)
  • The Strength of Patience (Randall Bills)
  • Untitled - Arigato (Tami Elder)
  • Snipe Hunt (Troy Garner)

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