posted on Sep, 16 2008 @ 05:48 PM
Alright, the people have spoken. We are running another Halloween short story contest, with the theme of Personal Horror
. Personal horror is a
combination of Psychological Horror
. The mixture of the normal and the horrific, in other words.
Splatter is not the objective. Normal
people in horrific situations is.
Rules are as follows:
1. NO FANFICTION
: I'm putting my foot down on this one. You cannot use settings, people, or concepts from other works of fiction. I will,
however, allow exactly four lines of one song to be used as set-piece. Use of fanfiction disqualifies you immediately and makes the judges sad pandas.
Use of videos is likewise prohibitas, and only one picture, taken by yourself, may be used. Writing stories is about words.
2. While we have a certain amount of free run here with the T&C, excessive splatter earns you a DQ. Gore has its place, but torture and and SAW-like
'splatterporn' do not.
3. Entries will be no longer than 7000 words. If your story is utterly incredible, you may petition the judges to allow a continuation. This is a
SHORT story competition.
4. The contest will be scrapped unless three judges step forward and U2U myself. You will keep yourselves anonymous.
5. Persons lacking writer status shall U2U Intrepid, so that writer status may be awarded.
Entries may be submitted from the time of this posting up to 2359 of the 29th of October, 2008. Please U2U myself or Intrepid for clarification. There
will be prizes (yay).