Beyond th Grave. May 29, 2009 - July 1, 2009
It isn't easy to be Gothic and dark when it's hot outside, the sun is shining and everything seems wonderful, bright and new. Our challenge is for you to write a short story with a word limit of 3,000 words. The winning entries must be Gothic and full of darkness, mazes, places where the sun would be scared to shine. Take the reader away from the sunlight and plunge them into a darker world, one filled with vampires, werewolves, ghosts or flesh eating zombie creatures from mars. Whatever your specialist genre, use it and take a Gothic theme to reinvent your characters.
I have left it very open to writers to set their own subject matter. I would say we are looking for any short story that contains themes common in Gothic and vampire fiction, even a ghost story or scienc fiction would be acceptable. Themes are important in these genres. The winning entries will use these theme and build on them to create a new and original piece of work. If you would like an example of what I mean by this then Angela Carter's The Bloody Chamber is exactly the type of reworking that adds something new to the genre.
The best entries will be published in an ebook to be released later this year. Whilst the over all winning short story will be offered a contract to write a full length vampire novel. We all know how hard it is to get that first novel published. We are a new publishing company and actively searching for new novelists and writers. The entry fee is 3 all entry fees are waived for any writer from WritersCafe, Booksie and Vamplit.ning.com.
The closing date for entries is 1st July 2009 and the winners will be announced on the 1st August on this page. Good luck.
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The best entries will be published in an ebook to be released later this year. Whilst the over all winning short story will be offered a contract to write a full length Gothic novel.
Created May 28, 2009