It is time for the 2nd annual Tales from The Lake Horror Writing Competition. And don’t worry, there are NO ENTRY FEES. That’s right, you can win money and share a Table of Contents with Ramsey Campbell, Jack Ketchum, Lisa Morton, Edward Lee, Tim Lebbon, Raven Dane, Rocky Alexander, Jim Goforth, Hal Bodner, Glen Johnson, Steven Savile, Richard Chizmar, Rena Mason, Ben Eads, Aaron Dries and Jan Edwards (with one or two possible surprises to come).
The contest will start May 30th, the same day as the release of Tales from The Lake Vol.1, and continue over a two month period, with results being announced between end of September and Halloween (depending on the number of entries). Be sure to purchase a $4.99 eBook or $12.99 paperback copy to check out last year’s winning stories:https://www.facebook.com/events/701894416536746/?source=1
Your judges will Emma Audsley, Ben Eads, Jim Goforth and myself, Joe Mynhardt.
In an attempt for a more streamlined competition than last year, there will be only two rounds this year.
Round 1: You have 150 words to divide between the synopsis of your story and the opening of your story. So, for example, if you can summarize your entire story in 30 words, you’ll have 120 words left to hook us with your opening. You can use less, but no more. Submit your entry in the body of an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, subject line: Tales from The Lake Entry. We will only accept entries between the 30th of May to the 30th of June.
Round 2: Those who make it past the judges will have to submit their entire story in round two, which is from the 1st to the 31st of July.
3rd: Your story in Tales From the Lake Vol.2; one contributor’s copy; $20; a 10,000 word edit by Joe Mynhardt; any one Crystal publish eBook published at the time of announcing the winners.
2nd: Your story in Tales From the Lake Vol.2; one contributor’s copy; $30; a 20,000 word edit by Joe Mynhardt; any two Crystal publish eBooks published at the time of announcing the winners.
1st: Your story in Tales From the Lake Vol.2; $40; one contributor’s copy; bragging rights; a 30,000 word edit by Joe Mynhardt; all Crystal publish eBooks published at the time of announcing the winners.
The final story must be between 3000 and 7000 words.
You must be the author of the story you submit.
Said story must be original and not previously published in any format.
Only one submission per person via email.
If your story is accepted by another publisher during the competition period, please inform us immediately (so simultaneous submissions are allowed).
Since there are no fees for this competition, please support Crystal Lake Publishing and our authors by purchasing a book, leaving reviews for the books you’ve already read, or just spreading the word about the company and this competition.
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