There's still 30 days left to enter.

 


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THE FIFTEENTH ANNUAL GARDEN STATE HORROR WRITERS SHORT STORY CONTEST


Let your imagination run wild, but please, no more than 3,500 words.

First prize is $100 and The Graversen Award; second prize is $50 and third prize $25. Each eligible entry will be critiqued by up to three published writers and/or editors.


RULES:

1. Entries can be Horror ~ Science Fiction ~ Fantasy ~ Mystery ~ Suspense ~ Thriller.

2. Word limit: Up to 3,500 words.

3. Entry fee is $10 per story (a mere $5 for GSHW members). Check or money order payable to GSHW (non-US authors, send only US Money Orders or checks drawn on a US bank). Include your name or story title on the memo portion of the check or money order.

Send payment (check or money order) to GSHW Writing Contest, c/o J. Persson, 1710 Tanglewood Court, Helmetta, NJ 08828.

* Payment must be received before your entry will be judged.

4. E-mail submissions only to GSHWCONTEST2009@GMAIL.COM Email Submission Format: Story file must be sent as an attached RTF (Rich Text Format) -- no exceptions! Use

STANDARD MANUSCRIPT FORMAT.
Title page MUST include:
Name

Mailing address and phone number
e-mail address
Title of story and word count

5. Entries must be unpublished and not accepted by any publisher at time of contest submission.

6. You may enter as many times as you like, but must pay the entry fee for each submission.

7. The subject of the email must be "GSHW Contest Submission" The body of your email must contain the following:

Name
Mailing address and phone number
e-mail address
Title of story and word count
File name for the attached story

Please Note: Sorry, but disregarding any of the above guidelines WILL disqualify your entry. No exceptions!

Contest opens APRIL 15, 2009 and closes JUNE 30, 2009.

Score sheets and critiques will be e-mailed at the end of the contest.

Winners will be announced at the GSHW 2009 October meeting. Winners unable to attend the meeting will receive their prizes by mail. Decision of the judges is final. Entries are assigned to the judges solely by the contest committee at random -- no requests, no exceptions.

The Garden State Horror Writers is a group dedicated to helping writers perfect their skills. It meets the second Saturday of each month at the Monmouth County Library on Symmes Drive, off Route 9. Business meetings begin at 11 a.m. and guest speakers at noon. Guests, new members and press are always welcome. For information, go to www.GSHW.net


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There's still 30 days left to enter.

 


It’s Back!

THE FIFTEENTH ANNUAL GARDEN STATE HORROR WRITERS SHORT STORY CONTEST


Let your imagination run wild, but please, no more than 3,500 words.

First prize is $100 and The Graversen Award; second prize is $50 and third prize $25. Each eligible entry will be critiqued by up to three published writers and/or editors.


RULES:

1. Entries can be Horror ~ Science Fiction ~ Fantasy ~ Mystery ~ Suspense ~ Thriller.

2. Word limit: Up to 3,500 words.

3. Entry fee is $10 per story (a mere $5 for GSHW members). Check or money order payable to GSHW (non-US authors, send only US Money Orders or checks drawn on a US bank). Include your name or story title on the memo portion of the check or money order.

Send payment (check or money order) to GSHW Writing Contest, c/o J. Persson, 1710 Tanglewood Court, Helmetta, NJ 08828.

* Payment must be received before your entry will be judged.

4. E-mail submissions only to GSHWCONTEST2009@GMAIL.COM Email Submission Format: Story file must be sent as an attached RTF (Rich Text Format) -- no exceptions! Use

STANDARD MANUSCRIPT FORMAT.
Title page MUST include:
Name

Mailing address and phone number
e-mail address
Title of story and word count

5. Entries must be unpublished and not accepted by any publisher at time of contest submission.

6. You may enter as many times as you like, but must pay the entry fee for each submission.

7. The subject of the email must be "GSHW Contest Submission" The body of your email must contain the following:

Name
Mailing address and phone number
e-mail address
Title of story and word count
File name for the attached story

Please Note: Sorry, but disregarding any of the above guidelines WILL disqualify your entry. No exceptions!

Contest opens APRIL 15, 2009 and closes JUNE 30, 2009.

Score sheets and critiques will be e-mailed at the end of the contest.

Winners will be announced at the GSHW 2009 October meeting. Winners unable to attend the meeting will receive their prizes by mail. Decision of the judges is final. Entries are assigned to the judges solely by the contest committee at random -- no requests, no exceptions.

The Garden State Horror Writers is a group dedicated to helping writers perfect their skills. It meets the second Saturday of each month at the Monmouth County Library on Symmes Drive, off Route 9. Business meetings begin at 11 a.m. and guest speakers at noon. Guests, new members and press are always welcome. For information, go to www.GSHW.net


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Or, at least it shows up on Amazon as a book you can order.

DARK TERRITORIES

Dark Territories

Back Cover Text

The Garden State Horror Writers presents 15 tales from the New Jersey wilds.  Take a ride down the Turnpike of Terror where darkness is a living thing, and every exit leads to another dark territory.

The new anthology by the GSHW, Dark Territories, features original stories by Harrison Howe, Peter Gutierrez, Dan Foley, John R. Platt, Meghan Knierim, Brian Pedersen, Edward Greaves, Michael Penncavage, JG Faherty, Neil Morris, William Mingin, Hildy Silverman, and older tales by Kathy Ptacek, F. Paul Wilson, and Charlie Grant.

Table of Contents

DREAM GIRL ~ John R. Platt
FORTY-NINE ~ Dan Foley
DOC JOHNSON ~ F. Paul Wilson
HUNGER ~ Meghan Knierim
SCOPOPHILIA ~ Peter Gutierrez
FAMILY FIRST ~ J.G. Faherty
SHRED ~ Brian Pedersen
TEMPERATURE DAYS ON HAWTHORNE STREET ~ Charles Grant
SUCKER KISS ~ Edward Greaves
EXCERPTS FROM THE DIARY OF JARED HAFLER ~ Neil Morris
CAT & MOUSE ~ William Mingin
PICKY ~ Hildy Silverman
POPPET ~ Kathy Ptacek
MAN OF PRINCIPLE ~ Michael Penncavage
ALL THAT YOU CAN’T LEAVE BEHIND ~ Harrison Howe 

 

Or, at least it shows up on Amazon as a book you can order.

DARK TERRITORIES

Dark Territories

Back Cover Text

The Garden State Horror Writers presents 15 tales from the New Jersey wilds.  Take a ride down the Turnpike of Terror where darkness is a living thing, and every exit leads to another dark territory.

The new anthology by the GSHW, Dark Territories, features original stories by Harrison Howe, Peter Gutierrez, Dan Foley, John R. Platt, Meghan Knierim, Brian Pedersen, Edward Greaves, Michael Penncavage, JG Faherty, Neil Morris, William Mingin, Hildy Silverman, and older tales by Kathy Ptacek, F. Paul Wilson, and Charlie Grant.

Table of Contents

DREAM GIRL ~ John R. Platt
FORTY-NINE ~ Dan Foley
DOC JOHNSON ~ F. Paul Wilson
HUNGER ~ Meghan Knierim
SCOPOPHILIA ~ Peter Gutierrez
FAMILY FIRST ~ J.G. Faherty
SHRED ~ Brian Pedersen
TEMPERATURE DAYS ON HAWTHORNE STREET ~ Charles Grant
SUCKER KISS ~ Edward Greaves
EXCERPTS FROM THE DIARY OF JARED HAFLER ~ Neil Morris
CAT & MOUSE ~ William Mingin
PICKY ~ Hildy Silverman
POPPET ~ Kathy Ptacek
MAN OF PRINCIPLE ~ Michael Penncavage
ALL THAT YOU CAN’T LEAVE BEHIND ~ Harrison Howe 

 

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