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 www.splitlegend.com/news.
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
Diane Turnshek runs Alpha (http://alpha.spellcaster.org), 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. http://sff.net/people/diane
Diane Turnshek's mind has been seriously warped by Tweet the Meat's allure.
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 chipstreet.wordpress.com/projects/faeries.
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
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.
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
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 http://jamesontcaine.blogspot.com/.
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
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