Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Open Anthology, June BuNoWriMo and New Never News

Look at me! I actually went a couple days without blogging. Shocking!

Today I wanted to tell you guys about a horror anthology taking submissions at Dark Silo Press. I met the couple who runs this site at the conference and they were nice folks. We started talking about what was happening to the horror genre while waiting in line for dinner. The perceived demise of the horror genre has been on my mind a lot lately, but it seems that it is not gone, only changed and classified differently much of the time. For those that remember my A to Z post about happy endings, you might appreciate that one of the specifications for a submission for this anthology is "no happy endings"!

For those of you that need a kick in the butt or who simply like to be challenged, the Burrowers, Books and Balderdash cooperative blog is doing their own version of NaNoWriMo called BuNoWriMo. This will occur in June. I did a modified NaNoWriMo last November, and I'm ready to try going for the full out goal this time. I have a book I'm waiting to get started on and this gives me incentive to not only get writing it, but to spend the rest of May editing the current WIP once again, as well as churning out some short stories (hopefully). I had planned on trying to write a short story a day in May, which is another challenge out there (can't remember where I read about it, but I think it was several blogs), but that has not happened. I may try to dive in late, though. I just don't seem to have the knack or real desire to churn out a daily short story. I figure jumping in late is just fine, too, for a modified challenge.

Also, check out the New Never News if you haven't already. A couple of my stories will be up this week, not to mention the usual fun articles the rest of the week!

Will anyone be joining me in the BuNoWriMo?

Happy Writing!


  1. You're Humpty Dumpty story is cute and clever. Made me chuckle. :)

  2. For as long as I can remember, people have been declaring that horror is on its way out. This has never been the case. Horror has been with us since the first ghost story was told around a campfire. Sure, it has been a rough decade (plus?) for horror in many ways, but there have been amazing things going on, too. The popularity of things like Rue Morgue Magazine, for instance, confirms that horror is here to stay.

  3. Writing a 50,000 novel in a month is something I have been circling around for some time now. I definitely want to do it and I think once everything in my home life settles down, I will be able to focus on my writing (is it premature to call myself a full time writer?! LOL) its a shame the BuNo isnt the right timing for me, I would have joined in! Goodluck with it though :)

  4. I dont think I could write something that small. I am to long winded. SOunds like fun tho!

  5. Sounds like you're keeping busy! Looking forward to see your stories when they're up.
    I just wrote a short story for a compilation-- it was fun.

  6. Good luck on the challenge! I'm in revisions mode myself, but I'll be rooting for you!

  7. Good luck with your book! I see it going all the way! Say hi to my son in Denver when you can! :)

  8. Andrew, thanks!

    Elizabeth, I agree. I lost it for a little while, but some anthology series I like came out, so I'm looking to find some new horror authors and see what's happening in horror.

    Mercy, I definitely understand that. November was so busy that I made my own lesser goal in order to be able to participate (sort of, since it couldn't be official) in NaNoWriMo.

    Aurora, my goal is to just reach 50,000 in the month, but not necessarily have a fully completed novel (unless, of course, 50,000 is where it ends).