The Recreating the "Gothic" Contest  March 2, 2010 - January 15, 2011

Reading and Deliberating

Details

Gothic Literature began in 1764 with the introduction of Walpole's "The Castle of Ontrato" to the public mainstream. It's consequece? The very origin of "Pulp" Fiction. This novella, completely horrific for its time, inspired a chain of writers; Ann Radcliffe, Matthew Lewis, Mary Shelly, Charlotte and Emily Bronte, Edger Allen Poe, Joseph Sheridan Le Fenu, Bram Stoker, writer's between, and writer's since to produce Romantic works that contained the prenatural elements of fear, terror, and horror. These works of the "sublime" are the foundations of the modern horror genres.

Write a short story, no more than 10,000 words, that contains the elements of Gothic-Romance as they were known from 1764 to 1895 (with extension; Gothic Lit actually went out according to scholars in the 1830's). You should place these elements in a modern setting without ripping off Anne Rice, so please be as original as possible.

I will edit the winner of this contest, and suggest were revisions should be made. I will then find for the contest winner the proper Magazines and Publishing Companies that they should submit this work too upon adhering to my suggestions, if any. I look forward to helping the lucky winner of this contest get established a publication.

Note: PLEASE PLACE YOUR STORY IN ONE OF THESE GENRES: MYSTERY-SUSPENSE-THRILLER, HORROR, OR ROMANCE.

Only the first 25 contestents will be accepted.
Disclaimer: No promises of being published. But we'll give a try as I have access to a database with every publishing company in the world. If a winner is chosen under 18 years of age, a parent/legal guardian must contact me to allow me to conduct business on your behalf for publication. I will not go against any parental wishes, nor talk with minors without parental consent, verbal and written.

Good Luck


Prizes

$0.00, A list of companies which will be interested in reviewing your work. No guarantee that work will be published!

Awards

Winner Winner
Runner Up Runner Up
Runner Up Runner Up

Moderator


Stats

21 Contestants
21 Submissions
1152 Views
Created Mar 2, 2010

Submit Submit Writing

Rules

  • Any WritersCafe.org Member can Submit
  • Only Stories can be Submitted
  • Only these Genres Can be Submitted:
    • Horror
    • Mystery, Suspense & Thriller
    • Romance
  • Each Contestant May Submit 1 Piece of Writing
  • Writing may be submitted 3/2/2010 - 1/15/2011
  • Winners will be decided by the Moderator

Disclaimer

M. Amphet Salt is solely responsible for the content of this contest, including all promised prizes. Take any promises of large monetary awards with a grain of salt. Contact M. Amphet Salt if you have any further questions.



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