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Re: Tales from the Lake horror short story competition - 2013
« Reply #30 on: August 29, 2013, 01:09:51 PM »
 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

Bet you're glad you delegated this. :D

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Re: Tales from the Lake horror short story competition - 2013
« Reply #31 on: August 29, 2013, 01:33:52 PM »
;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

Bet you're glad you delegated this. :D

Yip. It'll take a while for me to sort out how many votes each paragraph received and so on, but at least it's manageable. I'll definitely read the final round stories. Can't wait.
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Re: Tales from the Lake horror short story competition - 2013
« Reply #32 on: August 29, 2013, 08:44:17 PM »
Sounds like fun!  ;D
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Re: Tales from the Lake horror short story competition - 2013
« Reply #33 on: August 29, 2013, 08:45:14 PM »
Sounds like fun!  ;D

You've still got a day -- just the opening paragraph! ;)

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Re: Tales from the Lake horror short story competition - 2013
« Reply #34 on: September 08, 2013, 06:04:36 PM »
3 weeks to get that synopsis in if you were lucky enough to get to the next stage. ;)

Don't forget. :)

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Re: Tales from the Lake horror short story competition - 2013
« Reply #35 on: September 09, 2013, 07:25:59 PM »
^^^^^ I fibbed . . . it has to be done by September 20th! :o

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Re: Tales from the Lake horror short story competition - 2013
« Reply #36 on: September 10, 2013, 09:20:39 AM »
End of the month is fine, Sio. I'll move the dates on the website. I might have to move the date of announcing the winner as well.
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Re: Tales from the Lake horror short story competition - 2013
« Reply #37 on: September 10, 2013, 10:04:58 AM »
See . . . I do go visit and read. :D

That'd be cool -- sorry if I've misled anyone. :-[

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Re: Tales from the Lake horror short story competition - 2013
« Reply #38 on: October 17, 2013, 12:56:30 PM »
Joe's competition is reaching its final stages now. I didn't make the next round but I have a story which is sitting around, so now it no longer has to stick to a word count, it might get revamped and find a home elsewhere. :D

Thanks for making me write one, Joe.

Best of luck. ;)

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Re: Tales from the Lake horror short story competition - 2013
« Reply #39 on: October 19, 2013, 02:38:11 AM »
Would've loved to see you go on, Sio. Hope you'll enter again next year.  :)
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Re: Tales from the Lake horror short story competition - 2013
« Reply #40 on: October 19, 2013, 02:59:10 AM »
Round 2 has come to an end. Only 18 stories out of the 55 round 2 batch made it through. That makes it 18 stories out of 128 entries (if my memory serves me well).  ;D

Those who missed out, there will be another one next year.  ;)
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Re: Tales from the Lake horror short story competition - 2013
« Reply #41 on: December 02, 2013, 12:40:46 PM »
The winner of Crystal Lake Publishing's Tales from the Lake horror writing competition - 2013 is... Jenn Loring!

1st place: Jenn Loring with The Fine Art of Wrecking
2nd place: J Daniel Stone with Alternative Muses
3rd place: William Ritchie with Las Maquinas

Iím pleased to announce that instead of publishing only the winnerís story in Tales From the Lake Vol.1, weíll be publishing all three stories.

Honourable Mentions go to:
Picture Perfect by Eric Dimbleby
False Prophet by Joshua L. Hood
Healer by Sam Witt
Strange Presents by Richard Farren Barber

The final TOC for Tales From the Lake Vol.1 is now as follows:
Graham Masterton
Taylor Grant
G.N. Braun
John Palisano
Charles Day
John Paul Allen
Joan De La Haye
Bev Vincent
Tim Curran
Elizabeth Massie
Tim Waggoner
Blaze McRob (poetry)
Jenn Loring
J. Daniel Stone
William Ritchie

Thanks again to our amazing judges: Geoff Brown, Taylor Grant, Charles Day, John Paul Allen and John Palisano.

Jenn also wins:
Fifty US Dollars
Bragging rights
A bio page on the Crystal Lake Publishing website and lots of promotions/interviews
One hell of a career boost
The opportunity to submit your very own short story collection or novella for possible publication by us
A signed Limited Edition (collectors issue) copy of the very first Evil Jester Presents comic book
1st place certificate

J. Daniel Stone will also receive:
Thirty US Dollars
A signed copy of either a G.N. Braun or John Palisano novel
A 20 000 word edit by Joe Mynhardt
2nd place certificate

William Ritchie takes home:
Ten US Dollars
A 10 000 word edit by Joe Mynhardt
A signed copy of either a G.N. Braun or John Palisano novel (depending on the choice of the 2nd place winner)
3rd place certificate
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