Hello there sff! I'm an American Culture and Literature student, living in Turkey. I've been into sci-fi for a few years now, also been writing some stories and designing my own universe. Though due to being extremely obsessive, I'm a little perfectionist, I simply couldn't share any of my work with anyone and I won't until I finish my studies on basics of quantum and evolutionary biology. I hate "a wizard did it" kind of explanations or fancy space magic, so I'm trying stay away from pseudoscience, also trying to keep it interesting at the same time; it's a challenging experience and I love it. Anyway; I plan to stay in the university and start teaching after I graduate, at least until I can transfer to a university in UK, US or Canada, considering there is next to zero demand for science fiction in where I live. When I manage to do it, I want to try my chances to be a writer in the gaming world, I think I will keep trying until I succeed. The problem is, I'm foreign to the hiring policies or job opportunities in the western world. I feel like, before planning that much ahead, I have to at least get some information. If anyone here is into this kind of work; any idea about what are the main steps a writer or a potential writer for the game industry usually take to make himself more qualified? Are there certain hiring seasons where you present your skills in the form of example short stories etc; or you just try hard to get yourself published, get some attention to your work, then apply for open positions? Anything I should know and start working to achieve as early as possible? If you have any information, ideas, anything, feel free to share! Thanks!