View Full Version : Short Story Betas Needed: Horror, 7500 words

Taylor Harbin
02-02-2014, 08:20 AM
Greetings. I had considered posting this to the SYW forum, but I think it's a tad too long.

This story of mine is my first "scary" story. I'm not very familiar with the genre or magazines that publish them (besides the one hosting the contest), but I'd like to submit it for a contest by the end of the month.

The story itself takes a very old archetype of the horror genre and attempts to present it in a different way.

I'm looking for betas who will:

- Provide honest feedback about the plot, concept, and execution.
- Suggest ways that the story could be improved.

Reply to this thread or PM for details and I will get you the file.


02-03-2014, 12:21 AM
I'd be willing to swap. I've got a 10K word novella. It's a 1.5 so I'm not sure if it will make sense, but I'm down to swap if you are.

02-05-2014, 05:28 AM
I'm down to beta read it for you. I've sent you a PM with my email address.

02-05-2014, 06:15 PM
Gentlemen (or ladies), both the 7.5K short story and the 10K novella are, by accepted definitions, "novelettes".
5-6K is a short story. 20-30K is a novella. In between resides the novelette.
Thank you for your attention.