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Thread: The 2011 Horror Hounds Celebration and Contest Guidelines

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    Shaddup and lemme think. Angie's Avatar
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    I'll make you a deal (or maybe a threat, depending on how you look at it) : if you extend the deadline to June 1st, I promise to submit something. I'm not promising it will be brilliant, but I will make time to participate.


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    LOL... Well, with threats and promises so good... done. (Haggis agrees that an extension is needed... was actually his idea.) Deadline is now June 1 to submit.
    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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    They're in the stew.

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    OP updated with new deadline extension and submissions email addy (with Haggis' nifty (dot) replacement). Gifts for the hounds.

    Now I want stories. Send the stories. Get them writ and sent. Or I'll chop you up with a chainsaw, puree you in a blender, and bake you into dog food for my dogs. That's a promise.
    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!

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

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    Oh, the deadline extension just tempts me horribly, as does the topic. Alas, I cannot make any promises, but I am sorely tempted to give it a try...
    W.S.F.A. today! (Write Something F***ing Awesome)

    An exceptional poem that you really should read, by AW's own William Haskins:


    Thorn Forest: A Poem In Progress

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    Also, in fairness, anyone who has already emailed their story (I haven't checked yet) gets to rework it if they choose and resend it by the new deadline. We'll use the last copy received.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EFCollins View Post
    Or I'll chop you up with a chainsaw, puree you in a blender, and bake you into dog food for my dogs.
    Crap.

    *looks at current plot*

    *scraps the bit about chopping with a chainsaw, pureeing in a blender, and baking into dog food*

    Back to the drawing board...




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    Quote Originally Posted by Cranky View Post
    Oh, the deadline extension just tempts me horribly, as does the topic. Alas, I cannot make any promises, but I am sorely tempted to give it a try...
    Write the story... you know you want to...

    Quote Originally Posted by Haggis View Post
    Also, in fairness, anyone who has already emailed their story (I haven't checked yet) gets to rework it if they choose and resend it by the new deadline. We'll use the last copy received.
    Absotively posolutely.

    Quote Originally Posted by Angie View Post
    Crap.

    *looks at current plot*

    *scraps the bit about chopping with a chainsaw, pureeing in a blender, and baking into dog food*

    Back to the drawing board...


    Great minds... you know what they say about those.
    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!

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

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    Shaddup and lemme think. Angie's Avatar
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    ...that they don't come in little undead doggies?


    *runs like h*ll*



    ETA: I haven't picked on Haggis in awhile. It was overdue.


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    Quote Originally Posted by EFCollins View Post
    You have two months to write and polish your manuscript starting March 1, 2011.

    Submissions open May 1, 2011 and close on June 1, 2011.
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    Emails received before May 1st or after May 7th will be deleted.

    Maybe this was covered elsewhere in the thread and I missed it, but which date is the deadline? May 7th or June 1st?

    Thanks!
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    Ugh. Nevermind. I somehow missed this entire page!
    I've missed my Lovies for Far too Long!

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    An extension? Hooray!!!

    I've been working my butt off trying to get my story done by the deadline, but my boss has me working 10 to 11 hours a day. I was afraid I wasn't going to get it done in time.

    That's great! I've already put way too much work into it to have missed out on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EFCollins View Post
    OP updated with new deadline extension and submissions email addy (with Haggis' nifty (dot) replacement). Gifts for the hounds.

    Now I want stories. Send the stories. Get them writ and sent. Or I'll chop you up with a chainsaw, puree you in a blender, and bake you into dog food for my dogs. That's a promise.
    Thank you so much! I have been working on mine for the last two weeks but I didn't think it was going to be ready before the deadline.

    Thank you!

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    Let's kick it out, kids. You've got more time now, but that doesn't mean it's time for slacking.

    Get 'er done.
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    *Takes advantage of altered time to perform intensive rewrite and properly resubmit*

    Did somebody hide my pencil?

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    Hi everyone. I joined these forums pretty much for the sole purpose of submitting for this contest, but I've been lurking for a while. Hopefully I can get a bit more involved now. Glad to be here!

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    I kept telling myself I wouldn't even try for this, but dang if I don't have something I'm working on that fits. So if it's finished in time, and I think it's any good, I'll submit it.

    Sheila



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    Quote Originally Posted by JP Walters View Post
    Hi everyone. I joined these forums pretty much for the sole purpose of submitting for this contest, but I've been lurking for a while. Hopefully I can get a bit more involved now. Glad to be here!
    Welcome, JP. I hope you'll make yourself at home. There's lots here to enjoy.

    Quote Originally Posted by sheilas_world View Post
    I kept telling myself I wouldn't even try for this, but dang if I don't have something I'm working on that fits. So if it's finished in time, and I think it's any good, I'll submit it.
    Awesome, sheila's-world. Keep up the fire!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Haggis View Post
    Awesome, sheila's-world. Keep up the fire!
    So we can put Haggis on the rotisserie.






    It's ok. He's used to it. He gets roasted several times a week.

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    Well, I've never had rotisseried Haggis, so I guess I'd better get busy.

    Sheila



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    How's everybody coming along with their stories? I had to do a little research to properly set my little tale, but am back at it (don't listen to anyone who tells you I'm older than dirt).

    If all goes well, I will be done by this time next week and ready to submit shortly thereafter. Hooray!

    Sheila



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    Quote Originally Posted by JP Walters View Post
    Hi everyone. I joined these forums pretty much for the sole purpose of submitting for this contest, but I've been lurking for a while. Hopefully I can get a bit more involved now. Glad to be here!
    JP good to you have you on board.

    Still pounding away at the keys, almost there...gitting 'er done.

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    At the beginning of this there was talks of songs that may be relevant to the theme. I think I may have found another one. Its by an indie folk singer and songwriter named Jonah Knight. Here are the lyrics for those who may need a little extra inspiration:

    Sleepy Little Creepy Little Town

    There’s a little devil sitting on my shoulder
    There’s a little monster swimming in the bog
    There’s something growling deep in the forest
    Always lock your windows when we get fog

    All these open graves
    Mutants living in the caves

    There’s a sleepy little town in the middle of nowhere
    There’s a creepy little town that’s the source of terror
    Not the kind of place you wanna be out alone
    This sleepy little, creepy little town is my home

    There’s a nameless faceless thing crawling down from out of the hills
    There’s a prehistoric prophecy on the verge of being fulfilled
    Everybody in the village likes to gather at the general store
    Talk about the screams coming from the mansion and compare our mysterious open sores

    All these open graves
    Mutants living in the caves

    There’s a sleepy little town in the middle of nowhere
    There’s a creepy little town that’s the source of terror
    Not the kind of place to ever go out alone
    This sleepy little, creepy little town is my home

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    Only a couple weeks left till submissions close, hounds and fiends. Am glad y'all have made good use of the extra time. I is excited!!

    Judges, I need email addresses for you all so Puppadom and I can send you some reading material in a fortnight or so. We're getting down to the nitty gritty. Cue the creepy inspirational music. We now have plenty of creepy songs to cue, too, thanks to the hounds and fiends.

    Got to say I love the one above, sthrnwriter. Very creepy.
    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!

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

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    Still chugging along on my story, figuring out how to blend in some other characters' plot lines.

    I've found myself in what is turning into a story-killing void while researching a couple of details (which don't seem to exist) but I'm getting to the point of just going with what I have and finishing the story. Guess I'll just put in a disclaimer at the end that I made stuff up. LOL

    Sheila



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    Quote Originally Posted by sheilas_world View Post
    Still chugging along on my story, figuring out how to blend in some other characters' plot lines.

    I've found myself in what is turning into a story-killing void while researching a couple of details (which don't seem to exist) but I'm getting to the point of just going with what I have and finishing the story. Guess I'll just put in a disclaimer at the end that I made stuff up. LOL
    Ya know, what the heck. If the research doesn't work, lie about it.
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