**Note: This contest has been extended for one more week.
Shroud Magazine Book Reviews is happy to kick off the first installment of our author spotlight series. This week it's Bloody Books, Horror Reanimated, and the fiction of Bill Hussey and Joseph D'Lacey. Featured in this spotlight are reviews of the authors' recent works, an interview with both authors, and a nifty contest with equally nifty prizes. Up for grabs are signed books, a signed issue of Shroud Magazine, Issue #3, and some other cool things. Two contests are running: one exclusively tailored for Joseph D'Lacey fans, and one for Bill Hussey fans. Please, contestants only enter one contest at a time.
For fans of Joseph D'Lacey: Because Joseph's first two novels have strong social cores: meat production and waste disposal, the challenge for Shroud and Horror Reanimated readers is to pitch a vivid, striking, powerful, even disgusting new "social horror" for Joseph to write, something along the lines of: "Animals experimented on by corrupt cosmetics companies mutate into miniature, cannibalistic Zsa Zsa Gabors that terrorize the populace" (Obviously, this one is taken.)
Post your brief plot synopsis in the comments of our interview with Joseph and Bill, and at the end of this week - Sunday - the best three plots will be chosen. The comments will be concealed until the closing of judging. The prizes are as follows:
1st place: Signed copy of "Meat" and "Garbage Man"
2nd place: Signed copy of either "Meat" or "Garbage Man"
3rd place: Signed copy of Shroud Magazine, Issue #3, featuring an original short story by Joseph D'Lacey
For fans of Bill Hussey:
Because Bill's two works have featured mythology, folklore, and religion in such powerful ways,
the challenge for Shroud and Horror Reanimated readers is to imagine a story dealing with some favorite mythological, religious, or folklore construct. All of these genres can be blended in your pitch. As with Joseph's contest, post your brief plot synopsis in the comments of our interview with Joseph and Bill, and at the end of this week - Sunday - the best three plots will be chosen. The comments will be concealed until the closing of judging. The prizes are as follows:
1st place: a signed copy of "The Absence" and "Through A Glass Darkly"
2nd place: a signed copy of either novel
3rd place: a signed promotional poster
Note: all prizes will be shipped view parcel post or international airmail, and are subject to all the delays and schedules related to such shipping. Good luck!