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Taking Submissions: Terribly Good Stuff Creepypasta Contest
March 25, 2012
Deadline: MARCH 25th, 2012
Prize: The best pasta (as selected by the readers of Terribly Good Stuff) will receive, by mail, one Edgar Allen Poe Action Figure (Donated Generously by Rorschach Redemption) . [IF AN ANTHOLOGY IS FORMED, ALL SELECTED AUTHORS WILL RECEIVE A FREE COPY OF THE EBOOK]
Terribly Good Stuff is having a Creepypasta Contest! Have a bit of horror flash
fiction lying around? Looking to unwind with a bit of fun, laidback,
Well, don’t be shy! Submit to our contest!
SUBMISSION PERIOD: FEBRUARY 25th – MARCH 25th, 2012
Prize(s): The best pasta (as selected by the readers of Terribly Good Stuff) will
receive, by mail, one Edgar Allen Poe Action Figure (Donated Generously by Rorschach
Redemption) . [IF AN ANTHOLOGY IS FORMED, ALL SELECTED AUTHORS WILL RECEIVE A FREE
COPY OF THE EBOOK]
RULES AND REGULATIONS:
So, you’ve decided to submit a creepypasta. Well, good for you. I’m pretty goddamned
honored that you’re sending it to me. But first, let’s give you a reminder. What IS
creepypasta? (ignoring the etymology) A creepypasta is a piece of flash fiction
designed to terrify, shock, or, at the very least, instill feelings of misanthropic
dread in the reader. The creepypasta audience, generally speaking, is 4chan.org/x/,
reddit.com/r/nosleep, and other Internet forums. Your submission should be succinct,
frightening, and well written.
FIRST AND FOREMOST: THIS IS AN ORIGINAL CREEPYPASTA CONTEST. Do not submit a pasta
that has been featured in another anthology/contest/website. Do not submit a pasta
that someone other than you wrote. I will find you out, and I will go Liam Neeson on
Anyway, let’s get down to the nitty gritty:
-Must be in English. But you can be from anywhere in the world. No discrimination
-Will be no more than 1,600 words (this is not an unbreakable rule, but it is a firm
one; any extra words better be well worth our trouble reading them)
-Will not feature excessive/unnecessary gore, sex, etc.
-Will be submitted in STANDARD MANUSCRIPT FORMAT. If you don’t know what that is,
look it up.
-Please have your story title and the name you wish to be credited under in the
-Please attach your submission in .doc or .rtf format, and email to:
[email protected], with the subject “Creepypasta Contest.”
-Simultaneous submissions are okay with us, but probably not with the other person
you’re submitting to. So you probably shouldn’t do that.
-Multiple submissions are not okay; send us one story…your best story.
-Do as much editing by yourself as possible. Accepted stories will be cursorily
edited for grammatical/spelling errors, but poor writing ability may simply end your
story up for consideration for the Crappypasta Award.
SUBMISSIONS SENT IN THE BODY OF AN EMAIL WILL BE DELETED AND UNREAD!
THE CONTEST ITSELF:
-Will consist of 3-4 segments.
Segment 1: You will submit your pastas to Terribly Good Stuff. Allen Jacoby and his
panel of celebrity readers will shuffle through the crap and select a proportion of
stories to be judged by you, the viewing public. The Crappypasta Award Winner will
be selected by TGS Staff, not by the public.
Segment 2: Pastas will be posted to the website. One Pasta will be posted per week
for as many weeks as it takes; to preserve the integrity of a possible anthology,
pastas will be removed once their week is up. That means you have to remember the
title of the ones you liked. Once all pastas have be posted and removed, a poll will
be made available for 10 days.
Segment 3: The winners of the Edgar Allen Poe Action Figure and the Crappypasta
Award will be announced, and their stories will be made available on the website for
Segment 4: If it is decided that an anthology is to be formed, contest submissions
will be reread to determine which ones are good enough to be published, and their
authors will be notified and contracts will be submitted. More details on the
Anthology will be released as they are determined.
What rights are you surrendering?
For the website contest, you are agreeing to have your story posted and judged for
all the world to see. You are automatically entered for consideration for both 1st
Prize, the Edgar Allen Poe Action Figure, and Last Place Prize, the Crappypasta
Award. No contracts will be sent out for the website contest; by submitting your
pasta you are automatically agreeing to these terms.
[IF AN ANTHOLOGY IS FORMED]
Exclusive first print and electronic rights to your story for 1 year after
publication date. After that you can resell it, but you need to credit Terribly Good
Stuff as its first appearance. Terribly Good Stuff reserves the rights to reprint
your story as long as we want.
Good Luck, and Happy Writing!
[via: Terribly Good Stuff.]
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