Wanted: Scary Stories

Calling all writers who like to write scary stories, whether for the YA or Adult markets, whether self-published or published traditionally or even if you are still waiting for the right publishing opportunity. I have a new and exciting proposition for all of you.Β For the month of October I’d like to feature you on my blog. If you have a freaky story to tell, or a ghost-riddled poem or the excerpt of a horror novel that you would like to share with the world, you can send me a link to your blog, or if you don’t have a blog and still want to participate, I will post it on my blog for you.

If you’ve read a scary story and want to write a review about it, you can share it here, too, either by linking it or posting it here.

Oh, and if anyone has any scary artwork you’d like to put out into the world, I’d love to help you share that, too. πŸ™‚

If you write about ghosts, zombies, vampires, werewolves, or anything else that will scare the pants off a reader and want to be interviewed, let me know in the Comments section. I will get in touch with you and send you some questions to answer.

In addition, I will also post some info about my writer’s group. We’ve all written scary stories at one time or another, some scarier than others, so it is with great pleasure that I introduce this fantastic bunch of authors to you.

I’ll start by saying that we are, literarily speaking, Off The Wall. We have self-published two chapbooks (anthologies) that were sold at our local McNally Robinson Booksellers under that label. One was called ‘Sex, Death and Grain Elevators‘ because we were told than any story told about the prairies had to have these three elements in it. The other was called ‘Where In The World Is Carman, Manitoba?‘ because it came out about the same time as the kid show, ‘Where In The World Is Carmen Sandiago?‘ There have also been UFO sightings near Carman, Manitoba, so we thought it appropriate, since my story was about UFOs and aliens that we used that title.

So, dig into your archives, put on your thinking caps, drop me a line or two and let’s make THIS October the scariest yet! πŸ™‚

46 comments on “Wanted: Scary Stories

  1. You can have my cave story if you like. It was put into the autho Halloween story compilation last year, it doesn’t have ghosts or vampires as such but people found it scary. I have a couple of other things as well.

    • I’m not really a fan of the super scary stuff. I tend to write mild ghost stories suitable for kids, not Stephen King-type horror, or vampires, or zombies. I do know some of my followers write and read this sort of thing so thought it might give them an opportunity to share with us. πŸ™‚

  2. I’ve been thinking about rewriting my little oneshot horror story, The Hotel…this would make a good excuse to do so! I’ll get right on it, ASAP. πŸ™‚

  3. I have an urban fantasy eBook out about a young woman who learns her boyfriend is vampire – and not the nice kind at all! Would you be interested in featuring my book on your blog?

  4. I have a number of ‘scary’ stories, although maybe they’re scary to some, enlightening/fantastical to otheres? Please let me know if it’s too late to send to you! The one I’m thinking about is called “Finally Home.” Thanks!

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