I'm definitely gonna be submitting something for Inferno. I actually got a callback a couple years ago when GW was looking for some freelance writers back in 7th edition, but due to real life I couldn't complete the application process (I will forever kick myself knowing that I could have written something for Kauyon/Mont'ka and didn't because RL got in the way). So there's no way in hell I'm missing this one.
I have two working ideas right now. I'll post them up here since 1. I trust that the people who read this will be kind enough not to steal ideas from other writers, and 2. even if someone did try to steal my ideas, I'm fairly confident that I'll write it better anyway.
1. The first idea is fairly generic. It'd be the story of a Shas'Ui on his first combat drop in a Crisis Suit into battle. Debating either Imperial Guard (cause you gotta love Tau vs. Guard battles) or Necrons (to shake things up a bit and play off the new galaxy map for 8th edition) as the opponents. Fairly standard war story, basically just my attempt at a Starship Troopers (novel not movie) totally-not-rip off.
2. The idea I'm a bit more interested in. More of a horror/war story than just generic war tale. It'd be the story of a Breacher Shas'La, embarked on one of the ships sent off on the 4th Sphere of Expansion. The ship is, of course, sucked into the Warp via the Cicatrix Maledictum and while trapped there invaded by daemons. The Shas'La, along with his fellow Fire Warriors, must face the gibbering, endless horrors of the Warp in the cramped confines of a ship as they attempt to repel their unknown boarders.
I'd be curious to know what, if any, thoughts people have on these ideas, and what other people plan on writing about for Inferno.