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Thread: The 2011 Horror Hounds Celebration and Contest Guidelines

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    Evil, undead Chihuahua SuperModerator Haggis's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by SJp View Post


    My "horror" story evolved into lesbian eroticism.
    Excellent. Now all you have to do is make them eat people in a non-sexual way and you're golden.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Haggis View Post
    Give it a shot, bois. There's a slew of great prizes and you just might get a sale out of it too.
    Well Haggis, that was all the encouragement I needed. I started writing the novella last night and was able to squeeze yesterday's flash piece out of it for my flash fiction blog.

    Have a great day...
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    As far as local legends celebrated in song, here's one of my favorites: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VtdQi...eature=related
    Bobby Bare does a good version also, but I really like Dr. Hook.
    I post my flash fiction at http://sittingindarkness.wordpress.com/.


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    Passed 15000 words today. I might just make the deadline.





    ETA: Oh wow, what a thread to lay down my 2,666 post. I think I'll stay quiet a while and revel in it
    Last edited by Del; 04-09-2011 at 03:19 AM.

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    evil post number for an evil story...

    I only have 10k done on it, hoping to get in 3k tonight. ugh!
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    Just when I think that this thread couldn't possibly get any stranger...it does.


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    Sky isn't falling, ground is rising Del's Avatar
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    No one has mentioned contest submissions formating. Can we assume the usual font and spacing minus the cover letter? Indent or linefeed for paragraphs? Continuous parchment rolled around recently deceased relative or in-law? Hmmmm...that could be considered a bribe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Del View Post
    No one has mentioned contest submissions formating. Can we assume the usual font and spacing minus the cover letter? Indent or linefeed for paragraphs? Continuous parchment rolled around recently deceased relative or in-law? Hmmmm...that could be considered a bribe.
    Formats accepted: .doc, .rtf, .txt

    NO DOCX or PDF
    I can't speak for Effie, but I think anything legible will work. We're not printing it so it doesn't have to be double spaced Courier. I think I'd avoid Comic Sans and Old English too. Maybe the best bet would be to follow the submission guidelines here:

    A Publishing Contract with Black Label Books (authors must agree to allow edits)
    because if you win, you'll be offered a publishing contract with them.

    On the other hand, if Effie says anything different, forget what I just said.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Haggis View Post
    forget what I just said.
    Duh! Why should this be any different.

    I've been writing everything in web publishing format lately and this was no exception. When I got to a scene change I skipped a line and it was hardly noticeable so I skipped three. It just got me thinking...and we both know how dangerous that can be.

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    I'm not going to be reading or judging any entries, so I think perhaps the judges should possibly speak up if they want anything besides standard manuscript format. If I were doing the reading, I'd say standard for certain, but I'm not reading them.

    I'd say standard formatting (Any legible font would be okay though) unless our judges say otherwise.
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    If I may make a request: No sans serif fonts, please. Hard on the eyeballs.

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    Of course you may, Lily. No sans serif fonts. (I agree btw... they are rough on the peepers.)
    Ze name iz... Effie

    The 2011 Horror Hounds Celebration and Contest is here!

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    The problem's not the genre, the problem is that people are idiots.
    I finally got 700 monkeys! Now... all I need is 700 typewriters and a way to live for 700 years.

    Blog!

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    WHO ATE MY SEVERED HANDS????
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    They're in the stew.

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    Hey, can we use sans serif font?
















    btw, mine's done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Del View Post
    Hey, can we use sans serif font?
















    btw, mine's done.
    You go, birdie!

    If you think your little egg is ready to fly, send it here:

    evil.chihuey@gmail(dot)com, the (dot), obviously being replaced with, you know, a real dot. Period. Full stop.

    I won't be sending it along to the judges until the end of the contest submission period, but, you know, just in case you wind up in jail or something it might be a good idea to get it here.

    eta: Anybody else getting close?

    eata: Oh. And if you really did use a sans serif font, the border guards will by stopping by to clip your wings.
    Last edited by Haggis; 04-14-2011 at 05:55 AM.
    Quote Originally Posted by Curlz View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Haggis View Post
    just in case you wind up in jail or something it might be a good idea to get it here.
    Stop spying

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    Quote Originally Posted by Del View Post
    Stop spying
    I'm small. Nobody hardly ever sees me.
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    For those of you that don't know what "haggis" is, I can only say that it's much better not knowing anyway
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    Quote Originally Posted by Haggis View Post
    I'm small. Nobody hardly ever sees me.
    Did anyone hear something?

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    Haggis... I notice you. It's hard to miss a chihuahua with a needle in its mouth, or an evil red gleam in its eyes. You're a memorable puppy.

    This has been an attempt to make Haggis think he's special And now back to your regularly scheduled program.
    Ze name iz... Effie

    The 2011 Horror Hounds Celebration and Contest is here!

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    The problem's not the genre, the problem is that people are idiots.
    I finally got 700 monkeys! Now... all I need is 700 typewriters and a way to live for 700 years.

    Blog!

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    WHO ATE MY SEVERED HANDS????
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    They're in the stew.

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    Is it working?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Angie View Post
    Is it working?
    No, but it did succeed in bumping the thread.
    Quote Originally Posted by Curlz View Post
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    Well, as long as it succeeds on *some* level.

    ETA: Don't think I'm gonna make it. Mine's still sitting at around 2500 words. Stupid, stupid real life. :-/


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    Haggis is memorable. You just have to see him first.



    Go Angie, burn them keys. There's still time.

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    Angie, type very, very fast. You might still make it...
    Ze name iz... Effie

    The 2011 Horror Hounds Celebration and Contest is here!

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    The problem's not the genre, the problem is that people are idiots.
    I finally got 700 monkeys! Now... all I need is 700 typewriters and a way to live for 700 years.

    Blog!

    Quote Originally Posted by EFCollins View Post
    WHO ATE MY SEVERED HANDS????
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    They're in the stew.

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    I won't be making this one - still too much to finish and fix of my story and no time to do either by the deadline, let alone polish.

    Good luck, guys!

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    I'm out too.
    Good luck to everyone submitting.
    I post my flash fiction at http://sittingindarkness.wordpress.com/.


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    Well, there has been talk of extending the deadline/submissions period until June 1st. Will update as soon as I know for sure. You guys may have the time yet.
    Ze name iz... Effie

    The 2011 Horror Hounds Celebration and Contest is here!

    Quote Originally Posted by sunandshadow View Post
    The problem's not the genre, the problem is that people are idiots.
    I finally got 700 monkeys! Now... all I need is 700 typewriters and a way to live for 700 years.

    Blog!

    Quote Originally Posted by EFCollins View Post
    WHO ATE MY SEVERED HANDS????
    Quote Originally Posted by Leukman View Post
    They're in the stew.

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