I know some of you are still waiting for our first official print release to hit the market. Rest assured guys, I’m trying really hard to get everything wrapped up on my end, and will certainly have things locked up in time to grab a table or two at one of the upcoming festivals (we’re actually eyeing an event in California for March, but more on that in the near future). There’s great talent waiting in the wings to bring it all to closure, I’ve just got to pin down a few hours and get some final issues worked out (I know I’m lagging guys, but given my profession, August through October is pretty nasty for me!). In the meantime, we’re having another contest!
If you write well, and can cram an awesome story into 1,000 words or less, you might want to continue reading.
What we’re looking for:
Initially planned as a single day contest, we’ve changed things up. You’ve got 10 days to put together a gnarly piece of fiction.
We want Halloween themed stories. It’s got to be set around Halloween. That’s really your only requirement outside of the word count (again, 1,000 word count maximum). It can be a monster story, a ghost story, vamp, zombie, werewolf, killer pumpkin. It doesn’t matter so long as October 31st is a part of the tale.
What you get if you win or your story stands out:
We’ll be giving out a prize pack that will be stuffed with some goodies for you. There’s plenty of merchandise to get out, and the package hasn’t been put together yet, but rest assured, we’ve got goods to put in your hands. This of course includes some killer novels and movies.
The winner will also pick up $50 (you must have a paypal account!) for their work.
And here’s what will no doubt be the kicker for many of you. We’re going to work our tails off to get the absolute best submissions assembled into one fun anthology, set to be released as an eBook, and get it out there and available on Amazon on or before the 31st. It’ll obviously be a rushed effort, but if the stories that come in are worth it, we’ll make it happen. I’ve got a full 12-hour day reserved specifically for the project as well as a wonderful artist prepared to offer up some exclusive artwork for the collection.
Deadline: October 25th, Midnight PST.
Send your submissions to HNRContests@live.com.