Quick note on the TESD horror anthology: We’ll be talking about it on this week’s TESD and as soon as we shore up the finer details, I’ll post them here. I’ve already gotten a few emails from publishers both small and mid-size (no Simon & Schusters just yet) who are interested in taking a look at what we have once the final selection process is complete. What we know so far…
1) Stories in the anthology are horror/terror-themed. They can be paranormal based, reality based, or a combination of the two. You’d do well to steer clear of stuff that has recently been done to death (pun intended) like zombies & vampires. However, these subjects don’t automatically exclude you from consideration.
2) The subject matter will be aimed at an adult audience so submitting corny-ass, teeny boppin’, melodramatic, Twilightesque material will eliminate any chance of consideration.
3) No romantic or erotic horror.
4) Each piece will be limited to a maximum of approximately 8000 words. Using the formula of 250 words per page, that gives you roughly 30-35 pages to work with assuming fifteen stories are chosen (including Quinn & myself as we’re kinda’ shoo-ins) Works shorter than 8000 words are fine. If enough writers don’t use their allotment this could open up a space for an additional author.
5) Previously published material is ineligible.
6) One entry per person.
For those of you who have managed to get the Zune show, below are a few links to the guests we’ve had on the past 2 weeks. If you haven’t managed, shame on you! I know lots of foreign peeps & Mac users who have been listening since day one! Anyway…
Though it was mid-afternoon, Q & I have been to the abandoned hospital we mention on this week’s Zune show. Here are a few pics I took of not only where we’ll be conducting our ghost hunt but were also the stomping grounds of none other than accused psycho killer
Brian Quinn Cropsey!! If you have Netflix you can see footage of the Willowbrook hospital in the Cropsey documentary which streams here