Sunday, October 7, 2012

The Haunted Writing Clinic and Contest starts tomorrow!

The day you've been fearing has arrived...the first day of the scariest writing clinic and contest on the web.  Here are all the gory details you need for this week:

Minions: You are hereby commanded to post your query for slaughter on or shortly after 10/8. Then through the course of the week, visit the sites of the other minions to attack their queries (aka give helpful and respectful critique they can use to improve their submission). You are also commanded to visit the sites of the super villains for tips on how to make your query more likely to frighten editors into doing your bidding.

Remember minions, this week is purely to help you improve your query and will not be part of the judging for the contest. You may edit your query based on feedback and re-post throughout the week if you wish.

Super villains: The honorable and fiendish super villains will be doing the following on their blogs this week:

-Posting their spooky team name and theme
-Posting tips on how to write a query or anything else they think the minions may find helpful regarding getting published
-Posting their successful query (if applicable)
-Visiting the minions' blogs to critique their query


Sharon Bayliss - The Dark Side (you know you want to come over)

James Wymore - Dark Brain, master of hypnosis, seeking Darkling minions

Court Young - The House of Gaunt (pure bloods only)

Dawna Raver - The Mystical Masters

Gerilyn Marin - The Phantom Court

Thea Gregory - The Zombie Culinary Institute

Mike Robinson - The Mighty Minotaurs of Metaphysics

Krystal Wade - Frankenstein's Laboratory

The Criminal Masterminds

Is this the first you're hearing about the contest? Learn more here. New minions are welcome to join until 10/21.


  1. Wow, sounds exciting! I'm new here ... how do I post my query?

  2. Welcome Anya! You post your query on your own blog and sign up by clicking "Click here to enter."

  3. You always come up with the neatest ideas for blogfests! Count me in!

  4. Oh, that's too bad! Unfortunately I don't have a blog, but good luck to everyone participating!