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Tales from the Lake horror short story competition - 2013
« on: August 01, 2013, 08:57:02 AM »
As owner and operator of Crystal Lake Publishing, I'd like to invite all MWC members to enter the very first (of hopefully many) Tales from the Lake competition. Write your way through three rounds of judging to win your share of the prize money, a spot in the anthology, a contributor’s copy, other signed books and more. The current TOC consists of Graham Masterton, Taylor Grant, John Paul Allen, G.N. Braun, Charles Day, John Palisano, Blaze McRob, Bev Vincent, Elizabeth Massie, Tim Curran and Joan De La Haye.

Your judges are Taylor Grant, John Paul Allen, G.N. Braun, Charles Day and John Palisano. All stories will be judged on merit alone, so the judges will not know whose story they’re reading.

Will you be the winner of the very first Tales from the Lake horror writing competition?

For more information visit the competition FB page at http://www.facebook.com/Talesfromthelake or the Crystal Lake Publishing website: http://www.crystallakepub.com/competition-page.php.

To celebrate the launch, and because I just love sharing great stories, all Crystal Lake Publishing books (paperback and eBooks) have been marked down for August. All eBooks for only $2.99.

Hope to see you all there.  ;)
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Re: Tales from the Lake horror short story competition - 2013
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2013, 09:05:37 AM »
Cheers, Joe. :D

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Re: Tales from the Lake horror short story competition - 2013
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2013, 09:06:47 AM »
You'd better enter, Sio. We all know how talented you are.  ;)
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Re: Tales from the Lake horror short story competition - 2013
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2013, 09:09:51 AM »
Just put it up on Twitter too, Joe. ;)

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Re: Tales from the Lake horror short story competition - 2013
« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2013, 09:11:06 AM »
Thanks. Great response so far. How cool is it that Graham Masterton is on board?  :o
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Re: Tales from the Lake horror short story competition - 2013
« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2013, 09:12:02 AM »
Wow! :o

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Re: Tales from the Lake horror short story competition - 2013
« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2013, 11:20:52 AM »
It sounds so interesting, I wish I liked horror. I scare easily.

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Re: Tales from the Lake horror short story competition - 2013
« Reply #7 on: August 01, 2013, 03:17:14 PM »
Fantastic!

And I hope you get tons of entries form MWCers  :)
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Re: Tales from the Lake horror short story competition - 2013
« Reply #8 on: August 01, 2013, 04:09:33 PM »
About 15 entries on the first day. Not bad. Not sure how many are MWCers, though. Wish I could give MWC members a straight ticket to the 2nd round or something.  ;)
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Re: Tales from the Lake horror short story competition - 2013
« Reply #9 on: August 03, 2013, 08:27:46 AM »
If I ever figure out how to marry the murder and mayhem of my pulp fiction detectives to the macabre, I'll give you a submission. Until then, I'll just have to enjoy reading these folks who actually know how to handle the genre.  :)

Well done, Joe. Good luck with this.
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Re: Tales from the Lake horror short story competition - 2013
« Reply #10 on: August 04, 2013, 04:16:15 AM »
Thanks, Don. Have you read John Connolly's Charlie Parker books. They might help you in that direction.  :)
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Re: Tales from the Lake horror short story competition - 2013
« Reply #11 on: August 04, 2013, 02:39:00 PM »
About 15 entries on the first day. Not bad. Not sure how many are MWCers, though. Wish I could give MWC members a straight ticket to the 2nd round or something.  ;)


If the words are good they'll need no shortcut.  If they aren't a free ride, even into the last round, wouldn't help.

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Re: Tales from the Lake horror short story competition - 2013
« Reply #12 on: August 06, 2013, 10:43:50 AM »
If the words are good they'll need no shortcut.  If they aren't a free ride, even into the last round, wouldn't help.

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Well said, Gyppo. About 30 entries so far. I'm aiming for at least a hundred, but it's still early. Hopefully everyone's polishing those opening hooks.  :)
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Re: Tales from the Lake horror short story competition - 2013
« Reply #13 on: August 06, 2013, 04:10:16 PM »
24 days to write one paragraph. How will I ever manage such a pace?
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Re: Tales from the Lake horror short story competition - 2013
« Reply #14 on: August 07, 2013, 06:41:25 AM »
a word a day...  :)