Posts Tagged "competitions"

Tue, 15 March 2011 Golden Blasters 2011

Octocon, the Irish National Science Fiction Convention (15-16 October, 2011), has announced details of this year’s Golden Blasters Short Film and Short Script Festival.
The Golden Blasters Short Film competition is now open to short film submissions from filmmakers from anywhere in the world. The science fiction, fantasy or horror films should be 12-15 minutes long, [...]

Fri, 28 May 2010 Black Static 17

Black Static, issue 17, has been sent to the printers, and you can expect to see it around June 11th. The cover is by Ben Baldwin.
The first group of ten winners from the Campaign for Real Fear will be published in this issue:

‘Copy Degradation’ by Gemma Files
‘The Rude Little Girl’ by Kaaron Warren
‘Nice [...]

Sat, 15 May 2010 ghost runner up

CZP has announced the winner of its Cities of Night photograph contest: the evocative “Dark Passenger” by Ania Bibulowicz. The image was shot in Queens, New York City.
My photo “Soho Ghost” was selected as one of the three runners-up, so I’ll still get a trade paperback of the book.
Plus, author Philip Nutman liked [...]

Mon, 10 May 2010 Soho Ghost finalist

I can now mention that my photograph, entitled “Soho Ghost”, is a top ten finalist in the Cities of Night contest, being run by ChiZine Publications.
The contest was created to celebrate the release of Philip Nutman’s short story collection Cities of Night, and the brief was to supply a subtle, creepy, evocative photo [...]

Fri, 30 April 2010 The Campaign for Real Fear: the top twenty

Christopher Fowler and I have announced the winning stories in the Campaign for Real Fear. It’s been a great deal of work, but we were determined to select the winners in a timely fashion.
Due to the large number of entries, and the high calibre of the final group of submissions, Chris and I have [...]

Fri, 19 March 2010 Golden Blasters 2010

The Irish national science fiction convention, Octocon (October 16-17), has issued a call for scripts for its inaugural short script competition.
It’s looking for fantasy, science fiction or horror short scripts, less than twenty pages, and in the usual format.
The fees for the competition are on a sliding scale depending on when the script is submitted:
May [...]

Thu, 11 March 2010 give us your fear

Chris and I are already receiving submissions for the Campaign for Real Fear, so keep them coming! We say:
“Give us your terror, your fear,Your horrid tales yearning to alarm,The wretched stories of your teeming brain.Send these, the disturbed, nightmare-tossed to us,We lift our laptops to behold their forms!”
With homage to Emma Lazarus and The New [...]

Wed, 10 March 2010 Campaign for Real Fear

Christopher Fowler and I have launched the Campaign for Real Fear: a horror short story competition.
Send us your best 500-word story that explores horror in the 21st century. We want diversity of characters and themes, and beginner or pro can enter.
The top ten stories will be published in Black Static, and podcast by Action [...]

Wed, 08 April 2009 vote for your favourite Irish book

Irish readers should be interested to know that voting is now open in the Irish Book Awards.
Select your favourite book in each of the ten categories, and you’re added to a draw where three winners will receive €250 of National Book Tokens. That’s a prize I would love to win!
Voting closes on May 1st 2009.
Not [...]

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