The Next Great Horror Writer Contest

In April 2017, I was accepted as a contestant in the Next Great Horror Writer Contest hosted by HorrorAddicts.net. I am currently in first place in the competition and am a semi-finalist.

You can follow my progress on the HorrorAddicts.net podcast and blog.

Episode 137

The Challenge: Create a horror short story in only 100 words

The Submission: 'Til Death

'Til Death qualified me out of 130 applicants to be a contestant in the Next Great Horror Writer Contest.

Episode 138

The Challenge: 300 word story featuring an original monster

The Submission: The Pet

The Pet placed SECOND in the challenge and was featured on the Horror Addicts Blog.

Episode 139

The Challenge: 500 word horror blog post

The Submission: Horror Binge

Horror Binge placed SECOND in the challenge and was featured on the Horror Addicts Blog.

Episode 140

The Challenge: 1 minute horror commercial spoof

The Submission: Lil' Bites Kiddie Koffin

Lil' Bites Kiddie Koffin was a judge favorite and was featured on Horror Addicts Blog.

Episode 142

The Challenge: 5,000 word short story for the Crescendo of Darkness Anthology

The Submission: Audio Addict

Audio Addict placed SECOND in the challenge. An excerpt was featured on the Horror Addicts Blog.

Episode 143

The Challenge: 1,000 word personal true life horror story

The Submission: Into the Grave

Into the Grave WON the challenge and was published on the Horror Addicts Blog.

Episode 144

The Challenge: 1,000 word scene including a character description

The Submission: Changeling

Changeling WON the challenge and was published on the Horror Addicts Blog. I will also receive a character sketch from Pixel Ghost Creations.

Episode 145

The Challenge: 1,500 word campfire story

The Submission: Cabin Twelve

Cabin Twelve WON the challenge and will be published as part of the Horror Bites series.

Episode 146

The Challenge: 1,500 word personal interview

The Submission: Personal Interview with Daphne Strasert

My interview was a judge favorite and an excerpt was featured on the Horror Addicts Blog.

Episode 147

The Challenge: 5 minute script for a horror audio drama

The Submission: Secondhand Heart

Secondhand Heart WON the challenge and was produced as an audio drama by HorrorAddicts.net. The full text was published on the Horror Addicts Blog.

Episode 148

The Challenge: 3,000 word short story with a woman of color and an original monster

The Submission: Whiskey Noir

Whiskey Noir placed SECOND in the challenge.