The AHWA and ‘Nameless’ competition director Stephen Studach are thrilled to announce that the ‘Nameless’ competition will be judged by multi-award winning master of dark fiction Ramsey Campbell.
In honour of Mr. Campbell’s involvement, the competition’s deadline has been extended to the 13th of March, 2010.
Read the story here. Come up with a conclusion and a title! Make your $10 donation and enter the competition here.
Competition prizes include a $500 winner’s cheque, and a prize pool of horror goodies:
• A manuscript version of the story signed by as many of the writers involved as can be tracked down.
• A copy of The Australian Writer’s Marketplace 2009/2010.
• A copy of The Year’s Best Fantasy & Horror 19th annual collection (edited by Datlow, Link & Grant.)
• Free 1-year membership, or 12-month renewal, to the Australian Horror Writers Association.
• Books: Signed limited editions – Dark Harvest by Norman Partridge; Wild Things by Douglas Clegg; Prodigal Blues by Gary A. Braunbeck.
• A boost to any personal horror library – Development Hell by Mick Garris; Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill; Infected by Scott Sigler; The Nature of Balance by Tim Lebbon; The Dark Descent edited by David G. Hartwell; a pre-loved copy of The Books of Blood (vols 1-3) from Marty Young’s own collection.
• A first edition of The Last Days of Kali Yuga, Paul Haines’ forthcoming collection of stories; published to impeccable standards by Brimstone Press, and slated for release in December 2009.
The six best endings will be featured at HorrorScope – The Australian Dark Fiction Weblog.
All proceeds from this competition go to award-winning author Paul Haines, to assist Paul and the Haines family, while Paul undergoes treatment for cancer.
The Nameless project continues: another anonymous chapter here before Brett McBean breaks the chain of silence and attaches his name to the 17th chapter.
Nameless part 15 by not-Rosaleen Love.
And before that, Nameless part 14 by not-Margo Lanagan.
The Nameless Saga is beginning to really live up to its name…
Just a reminder that applications for the 2009 AHWA mentorship program are now open: apply before the 28th of February and you could find yourself with the undivided attention of the likes of Stephen Dedman, Martin Livings, Kaaron Warren, the luscious Lyn, or my own humble self.
Should that thought tickle your fancy you can find out all you need to know about the program and the application process here
And while we’re on the subject of horror and horrible things that make you squirm with discomfort: Rick Kennett.
Has written the 13th episode of the Nameless Saga over at Horrorscope 🙂
Go. Read. Feel the need for a shower.
Nameless Part 12.
Surely, by now, you don’t need to know anything more.
Nameless Part 10. Paul Haines picks up the cudgels and swings them about with merry abandon.
Will Elliott, author of The Pilo Family Circus and winner of just about every award except the Golden Testicle of Buenos Aires, takes over the Nameless Saga and make chapter 9 all icky and wrong.
Icky-er and wrong-er.
This story is too much fun for words.
Nameless Part 8.
You know the drill.
(Come on, people. Free Jack Dann! What more could you want?)
Thanks to the one and only (sacrificial virgins across the globe are thankful) Stephen Dedman, Nameless Part 7 has arrived at Horrorscope.
The thick plottens….
You should be following this story. Apart from the damn cool prizes to be won, this is developing into one of the most fun stories of the year.
Over at Horrorscope, the Nameless saga continues, with excerpt five being penned by none other than the Luscious One herself. Read all the other bits first:
Bit the first (Felicity Dowker, Stephen Studach, Simon Petrie)
Bit the second (Talie Helene, Marty Young)
Bit the third (Shane Jirayia Cummings, Kirstyn McDermott)
Bit the fourth (me)
then follow straight on to Lyn’s effort here (link).
Getting good, innit? 🙂
As mentioned earlier, I’ve just finished penning my contribution to Nameless, the fab and groovy contest Horrorscope are running, based around a Narrative Corpse– a serial short story written by several different people. My bit has just been posted here.
And you can see the full thing going on here. Scroll down the bottom and have a look at the prizes– they’re shit hot, and were it not for being on the contributor list, I’d be entering and beating you all to them.
Next up is one Battersby, Lyn. Couldn’t you just die waiting to find out where she takes it? 🙂
I feel like I’m galloping along in inches at the moment: I want to sit down and churn through some major work but I’m spending my time working on little bits and bobs that don’t add up to anything solid instead. Still, as one task this evening has been adding my 2 cents (or 500 words, whichever comes first) to the AHWA’s rather cool Nameless competition project and the other has been penning some thoughts for a discussion with David Carroll on Australian horror films for the second volume of Studies In Australian Weird Fiction, at least the bits and bobs have been fun