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A Call to the Community: How Do You Feel About a Christmas Contest/Anthology?


So, the exceptional turnout for the Halloween anthology really got me thinking about future seasonal themed ebook releases. It’s obvious I’m looking to continue delving deeper into the world of publishing. That’s a big mountain to climb. Eventually however, I’d love to be featuring some big marquee names in our releases, but we’ve got to invest the footwork in order for that to be feasible.

Naturally – given the time of year – I’m thinking about a Christmas themed horror collection. But, it’s not only what I’m thinking about, it’s really about what all of you are you thinking as well. Without quality submissions, the wheels don’t turn.

So, my question to you: Are you interested in seeing/competing in a Christmas themed contest (and potentially appearing in a new seasonal anthology)?

I propose this question early so that I might actually be able to get this beast in motion in timely fashion. I cut the Halloween contest too close, and subsequently released six days (at minimum) too late. If I’m going to make a Christmas collection happen, I don’t want to put myself in that tight bind again.

Please, drop your thoughts here. Let me know if this is something you’d like to see happen. I’m also open to any feedback that any of you might have for me!

About The Overseer (1669 Articles)
Author of Say No to Drugs, writer for Blumhouse, Dread Central, Horror Novel Reviews and Addicted to Horror Movies.

19 Comments on A Call to the Community: How Do You Feel About a Christmas Contest/Anthology?

  1. I think its a great idea..scary stories and Christmas..two of my favorite things!!!


  2. Awesome idea, Matt! I feel Xmas and horror could make for a really amazing collection!


  3. Sounds phenomenal!


  4. Ho, ho , ho, kill! …I like it.


  5. I. Clayton Reynolds // November 8, 2013 at 1:40 am // Reply



  6. Slay bells ring, are you breathing?
    In his bag, they’re all left bleeding.
    A beautiful sight,
    So gruesome tonight.
    Walking in a horror wonderland.

    So… Yup. Totally in! Love the idea!


  7. I second this motion!


  8. nothing better than a deranged santa with an ax!


  9. A nice start here and I am infatuated with Ian S McCain’s lovely response…what a nifty way to mutilate a song…although I am actually now thinking of the real song …I may be removed for running about singing this song already …as always…just me…Vitina


  10. Dave Watkins // November 8, 2013 at 6:51 am // Reply

    Great idea, I’m in.


  11. I think it is a merry idea…


  12. Colin Bradley // November 8, 2013 at 3:37 pm // Reply

    After reading One Hellacious Halloween and seeing the quality of your followers I say bring it on! I’m in!


  13. Yes, sounds like a great idea


  14. Great idea, maybe I’ll even finish my story in time to submit to this one 😉


  15. Yes, yes, yes! Let’s do it! 2000-word minimum? Please?


  16. Oh hell, yes! Christmas + horror = very happy little writer. I’m definitely in.


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