Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Rewards and News.

Hi everyone. So, today, rather than going into a long and boring tirade about any one subject in specific, I have several things I want to share with you all. And yes, all of them will probably have links to check out when you're done here. Or maybe before you go through everything here.

There should be none of these.

It was a good weekend for my book Class 5. I offered it up for reviews to a handful of websites and bloggers over the past month and this weekend I got two rewards for my efforts. First, on Saturday, was this recommendation for my book and me from www.surpriseabook.com
"Scary creatures going bump in the night...yes please! Class 5 brings fright to a quiet desert town and to all of its readers. While Shaun Horton isn't on the map of well known authors of the horror genre yet, we have a feeling he will be one day!"-Surprise-a-book Club Critics
Then on Sunday a review went up on the Ravenous Reads website, which you can read here.  In addition, it went on the to-read list of another review blog, The Bookie-Monster. If any of you, my visitors, are interested, Bookie-Monster is currently looking for people to help with reviewing so check out the website and apply if you are so inclined.

So now that I've posted a few things for readers, how about a few things for writers? I've found an anthology and a contest which are both open for submissions at the moment. I plan on working out a few pieces for each of these, so feel free to join in the fun.

The Anthology is being put out by Great Old Ones Publishing, who earlier this year released a collection titled Canopic Jars: Tales of Mummies and Mummification. The new book is tentatively called Bugs and Creepy-Crawlies, and is looking for works between 3 - 6,000 words featuring just about any kind of bugs you can think of. Though i don't think they're going to take anything about your annoying little brother. Check Here for more information on this opportunity. Better get cracking though, submissions close January 31st.

The other opportunity, if you live in the Seattle area, is that the writing contest for Crypticon Seattle 2014 is now open. They are taking anything between 500 - 10,000 words and are even accepting graphic novel submissions this year. They encourage writers of any skill level to submit and you can find more information here. My own short story "On Tonight's Edition" was an honorable mention last year and should be part of another short story collection of my own by the end of 2014 (since it's a little late to do by the end of 2013).

Last but definitely not least, I leave you with this. Brand new as of this morning.

Just don't offer him tuna.

~ Shaun