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Re: Tales from the Lake horror short story competition - 2013
« Reply #15 on: August 07, 2013, 09:44:42 AM »
24 days to write one paragraph. How will I ever manage such a pace?

 :D It is a bit long, but hopefully this gets most writers to continue writing their stories, whether they make it into the next round or not. The main reason for the long stages is the judges are very busy writers, most of them full time pro writers, so I need to give them as much time as possible to work through all the subs. Received about 15 more today. Whoever wins this one really deserves it.
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Re: Tales from the Lake horror short story competition - 2013
« Reply #16 on: August 09, 2013, 03:36:51 AM »
Updates for the competition:

The President of the the Horror Writers Association, Rocky Wood, will write the introduction for Tales from the Lake Vol. 1.

A late entry into the TOC: Tim Waggoner

Sixty entries so far (including some familiar MWC names).

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Re: Tales from the Lake horror short story competition - 2013
« Reply #17 on: August 09, 2013, 06:39:18 PM »
Wow!

Sounds like an incredibly successful first week, Joe  :)
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Re: Tales from the Lake horror short story competition - 2013
« Reply #18 on: August 10, 2013, 09:40:35 AM »
Wow!
Sounds like an incredibly successful first week, Joe  :)

Definitely. And what I hoped would happen is also happening, lots of Twitter and FB followers, and of course sales of our previous books. Even artists wanting to do artwork for the book, some even for free.
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Re: Tales from the Lake horror short story competition - 2013
« Reply #19 on: August 10, 2013, 09:48:20 AM »
Yipee! ;D

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Re: Tales from the Lake horror short story competition - 2013
« Reply #20 on: August 10, 2013, 09:55:27 AM »
Yipee! ;D

That's exactly what I said.  :D
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Re: Tales from the Lake horror short story competition - 2013
« Reply #21 on: August 12, 2013, 09:31:42 PM »
definitely count me in on the contest.

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Re: Tales from the Lake horror short story competition - 2013
« Reply #22 on: August 12, 2013, 11:21:51 PM »
definitely count me in on the contest.

Same here.

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Re: Tales from the Lake horror short story competition - 2013
« Reply #23 on: August 13, 2013, 10:12:52 AM »
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Re: Tales from the Lake horror short story competition - 2013
« Reply #24 on: August 28, 2013, 10:34:41 PM »
And . . . how's it going? ::)

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Re: Tales from the Lake horror short story competition - 2013
« Reply #25 on: August 29, 2013, 11:53:11 AM »
And . . . how's it going? ::)

Hit 100 entries yesterday. I recognised a couple of midlist author and MWC members, but it really doesn't matter who wins. Whoever wins it will definitely have earned it.
Sale ends in a few days, for those with a bit of money to spend.  :D
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Re: Tales from the Lake horror short story competition - 2013
« Reply #26 on: August 29, 2013, 12:00:52 PM »
That's great news. ;D

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Re: Tales from the Lake horror short story competition - 2013
« Reply #27 on: August 29, 2013, 12:59:15 PM »
Yip. Only a few days left, then round two begins.
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Re: Tales from the Lake horror short story competition - 2013
« Reply #28 on: August 29, 2013, 01:06:01 PM »
The it will start to hard for the judges, I'm sure. :-\

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Re: Tales from the Lake horror short story competition - 2013
« Reply #29 on: August 29, 2013, 01:09:03 PM »
At least there will be less stories and more things to look at with each story. They'll have the intro and the synopsis in front of them for each story.
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