Some of you might know a little bit about a website called Absolute Write Water Cooler. I may have mentioned it from time to time.
Over there, I hang out, of course, in the horror section. We call ourselves the horror hounds. Last year, I hosted a writing contest for short stories to celebrate my moldy group of friends. The Horror Hounds Celebration and Contest! See, we love horror, love writing it, love reading it. What's not to celebrate? It was a great bit of fun.
Well, guess what? It is time again. I am hosting another contest on Absolute Write in the Horror Section. Rules, theme and criteria will be posted tomorrow in that very horror section. If you are not a member, don't worry. You'll have plenty of time to register at the site and start getting to know the other writers who will be participating before the deadline is up. Because yes, membership of the forum is required.
See, this year.... we aren't focusing on short stories. Short story contests abound. I think a little variety is in order, don't you? Details will be posted on AW in the horror section tomorrow, I promise.
We have some wonderful prizes already lined up and I am working on more. Like I said before... we have time.
This year, also, the contest entries will be judged by a panel. I have two of the three needed lined up. So, if anyone is interested in judging you may contact me through the Absolute Write forums (My username there is EFCollins). Again... you have to be a member and I would prefer to have someone with some experience behind them in writing. I'm hosting so I am not on the panel of judges. Stories will be judged anonymously, just like last year.
Get your pens and pencils and laptops ready people. The fun is about to start.
Peace & Love,