Friday, July 31, 2009

Tweet the Meat Author: Amanda Lord

Amanda Lord is a librarian and writer of science fiction, fantasy & horror. She lives in upstate NY with her husband Joel. You can read her short story "Red Dust" in Issue 6 of Crossed Genres ( or find more of her work at

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Thursday, July 30, 2009

Tweet the Meat Author: Sara Garland

Sara writes to escape the nightmares of the real world.

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Saturday, July 25, 2009

Tweet the Meat Author: RJ Payne

RJ Payne is fantasy fiction writer based in Cambridge, England. She is a member of CWIL and @rebeccajpayne

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Friday, July 24, 2009

Tweet the Meat Author: Brent Bowen

Turned onto reading at an early age -- the product of bible stories given as punishment for stealing candy from a drug store -- Brent Bowen devours books and writes in a lot of speculative genres.

He has worked in the public relations profession for a number of well-known companies, but Brent would easily say goodbye if he could write "real" fiction full time. His worked has received recognition from Writers of the Future and he will attend Viable Paradise this fall. Brent (@daemonrange) can be found at

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Doing the electric slide with sheep and sparks and zombies (Oh my!)

This weekend's theme: The Wind

We were pleasantly surprised with the electric-themed submissions this week. Sometimes when we come up with specific themes, we get worried that it's too out there or strange or unspecific or too specific for the stories to be of high quality.

Electrocutions, power tools, and zombies doing the Electric Slide. That was the theme this week. Good job, everybody.

We are done with the submissions this week.

Total Submissions: 92

Subs with the words "Electric Slide" in them: 6
Subs with "Electric Sheep" in them: 5
Number of electric chairs: 8
Number of wall socket deaths: 8
Electric eels: 3
Times the word "Spark" or "Sparky" appeared: 22

The Wind

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Tweet the Meat Author: Michael Maller

Michael Maller is kept quite busy making himself laugh.


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Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Tweet the Meat Author: Diane Turnshek

Diane Turnshek runs Alpha (, a summer camp for horror-writing teens, and she'd like to thank her Alpha students (especially Justin Ortlip) for their assistance and encouragement.

She writes in short bites while teaching both astronomy and writing classes at six colleges and universities.

Diane Turnshek's mind has been seriously warped by Tweet the Meat's allure.

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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Tweet the Meat Author: Chip Street

Chip Street likes to tell stories, not all of them creepy. He is an illustrator, screenwriter and filmmaker, co-author of "Faeries", a horror script fast gaining traction. Learn more about
Faeries at

Website: - Twitter @chipstreet

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Sunday, July 19, 2009

Tweet the Meat author: James Van Vleet

James Van Vleet doesn't write horror, at least not on purpose. By day he's a graphic artist. By night he's really, really lonely.

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Saturday, July 18, 2009

Tweet the Meat Author: Amy Sterling Casil

Amy Sterling Casil @asterling writes science fiction, fantasy, nonfiction and dark fantasy and and volunteers for

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Friday, July 17, 2009

Tweet the Meat Author: David Bernstein

When David isn't writing horror, he can be found reading or watching it. He lives in the NYC area. Email him at

Macabrestories on Twitter.
Facebook: Macabre Stories

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Thursday, July 16, 2009

Tweet the Meat Author: Joanne Merriam

Joanne Merriam (@joannemerriam) is a Nova Scotian living and writing in Nashville.

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We got the submissions... they are Hot! Hot! Hot!

Next weekend's theme: "Electric"

Hot theme was smokin'. The overwhelming motif was, once again, people eating people. And people like their meat cooked. We are done combing through the multiple submissions, so if you haven't heard from us, please let us know.

Total Submissions - 89

Nuclear blasts - 12
People consumed because they were cooked - 34
The character count of the longest submission - 5055
Paris Hilton "That's Hot"-themed subs - 4
"Hot Crossed Buns" being taken literally - 3

Next weekend's theme: "Electric"

Monday, July 13, 2009

Tweet the Meat Author: Niko Krommydas

Niko Krommydas writes and paints now and will die sometime in the future. Follow him at @krommydas

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Friday, July 10, 2009

Tweet the Meat Author: Julie M. Andrews

Julie M Andrews attended the Clarion Writers Workshop in 2007 and joined Broad Universe this year. This tweet was submitted during a Broad Universe submission mailing party and marks the author's first fiction sale.

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Open Theme Stats

Tonight's theme: Hot!

It's been a long week, my friends. I like these occasional open-themed weekends because of the diverse stories. We had a difficult time picking the best stories, and that led to the traditional last-minute delay. As always we appreciate all of you who continue to support us with your submissions and donations.

Total submissions: 79

Cannibal-themed subs: 12
Submissions in English: 78
People who asked "Pretty please" to be accepted: 1
Subs about rabbits: 3

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Tweet the Meat Author: B.T. Evilpants

B.T. Evilpants writes from a bunker beneath the streets of Detroit. If you enjoy a good laugh, visit him at:

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Monday, July 6, 2009

Tweet the Meat Author: Matthew Hostetler

Matthew Hostetler posts new stories every week at

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Friday, July 3, 2009

Tweet the Meat Author: Jameson T. Caine

Jameson T. Caine has at one time or another worked as a carpenter, meat cutter, shipping clerk, assembly line worker, long haul truck driver and ordained minister. Currently he drives a tanker truck by day and calls himself a writer by night, the latter fueled by a steady diet of soda and cheese puffs. In his spare time he devotes himself to anything horror, fantasy or sci-fi related, being a life-long fan of the genre since he was subjected to the original Night of the Living Dead at age five. He lives in Northern California with his wife and two dogs. Visit him online at

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Rapunzel, Rapunzel, show me your hair stats

What a week. We had a boost in submissions which led to a slight delay in responses, but we are finally done. When you guys think hair, a full quarter of you think someone should be strangled by it. Ten percent of you have some very nasty things to say about Rapunzel.

total submissions: 102

Rapunzel themed submissions: 11
Subs involving shower drains: 8
strangulation or suffocation by hair: 25
Subs about gingers: 6

This weekend's theme: Open