CALL FOR ENTRIES
Told you I was serious, now it's time to make it happen: screamprompts.deviantart.com/j…
This is a publication opportunity only open to current members of ScreamPrompts.
READ THIS FIRST
Keep in mind that there will not be any payment for any story whatsoever and that any/all proceeds from the sale of this self-published anthology will be going to a charity to be named later. If that is a problem for you, do not participate. If you do participate and your story is chosen, there will be forms to fill out to cover our asses. Just in case of the unforeseen.
Keep in mind this is business, not personal. Trying to cover my bases here and I still feel like I'm missing some stuff (bear with me, I'm new to this) -- for the record, stories that were given Daily Deviations are not automatically going in the anthology, but they do have priority, not gonna lie. In addition, there are stories for prompts where there are multiple DDs to choose from, but I can only choose one. One prompt, one best representation.
If you write a story for this call for entries and I don't pick it, so be it. Someone else will want it. Remember, this isn't about me or you or any of us as individuals, this is about the stories.
If you're not okay with this, do not participate.
GET ON WITH IT, PLZ
These are the prompts that are light on entries. Not that the entries for the prompts that I have aren't up to snuff for the anthology, but there are simply not enough to choose from. As unfair as that might seem to some ("just shut up and pick one/mine!"), it opens a door for others, and to me, that is what's fair. If you're reading this and have already written a story for the prompts below and are all WTF, well... this is my shitty way of telling you that I thought it needed work. If it didn't, then this wouldn't necessarily be happening. We can still work on it together.
I had to go through every story in the Scream gallery and submission gallery to make sure some deviants were even still active. One deviant was deceased (RIP smitusjonix), some deactivated, some just vaporized into the ether. I am only getting in touch with folks who have been active in the last six months. I am not waiting around for anyone. There are deadlines and they will be met. If not, more cuts will be made.
This is not just a journal feature at dA. There will be at least 20-25 people here being published. If it is as successful as I would like it to be, based on the caliber of writing I receive from you all, it could be a great thing for more than just those involved. A writing credit to use as you please. Maybe more. The sky's the limit. I like to keep a positive thought.
OH LOOK, MORE RULES, WHAT A SHOCK
I have, at the moment, narrowed the amount of prompts/stories that are going in the anthology from 50 to 30. That is more realistic. The 20 prompts and stories that were cut -- these things happen. I'm not taking it personally and neither should you. I'm shooting for at least 20-25 stories to go live.
Rule #1: You must be a member on the current roster, even if you've never once written a story for any of the prompts I've posted. No former members. I will be checking. No new members, the group is closed.
Rule #2: You must still follow the prompt as written. No modifications without asking first. Odds are I will be lenient as long as the basics of the prompt are not changed out of control.
Rule #3: Send final product. Have pride in your work. Keep that momentum.
Rule #4: You can write for one, two or all of them. This is a call for entries. But only send your top shelf stuff. I am shooting for one year to completion for this. I don't have time for procrastinators, not now. Don't waffle. Decide. Listen to your gut. Take it seriously. I am.
Here are the following prompts that need entries
5 Right and Wrong
15 "I had been watching them argue through the window..."
17 the Worst
20 Halloween Love Story
27 No Adverbs
28 Write What You Know
35 Ten Elements
37 Dialogue Prompt
40 Bucket List
44 "Better Than You" Prompt
49 Introspective Prompt
If you're gonna do it, do it. Let me know as soon as possible either here in the comments or in a note, whichever you're most comfortable with (sometimes saying out loud what you're gonna do can backfire, but sometimes it can be a great motivator). Also, if you can, let me know which one/ones you want to write. It'll help me start to get better organized for final selections down the road.
I would like to start collecting FINISHED AWESOME PRODUCT starting September 1, 2015. I will stop collecting on December 31, 2015. After that, you're shit out of luck. Six months is plenty of time.
Any questions, comments, gripes, etc, can be posted below. I'll be here.