“Traveling to an Alternate World” Fantasy Genre Banned from Light-Novel Contest
Over the past couple of years, stories of characters traveling to an alternative world have been very common. Stories such as Sword Art Online, GATE, Kono Subarashi Sekai ni Shikufuku wo!, and No Game No Life, and much more fit in this genre.
A Japanese short story contest by both Bungaku Free Market and Shousetsuka ni Narou have had enough of those type of stories, so they decided not to accept story submissions with plots that contain “traveling to alternate worlds” or “being reincarnated into other worlds.” Basically anything that has to do with alternative worlds is banned.
Source: ANN, Otakomu