On chilly Halloweens long before Twitter sucked the lifeblood from on-line literature, groups of vampire-like writers gathered at the craigslist writer’s forum to toast the art of the craft and hang out and jack o lantern off to the art of the handwritten word and bob for compliments.
Goblins of the pre-selfee era gathered in Google fashion to write short stories in a collective theme. They hung work in orgy-like unison within the forum, usually on October 31st.
Cash was awarded to newly formed Anne Rices, time went by, and by 2014, what could easily mount atop a horse, were mounds of timeless tales, inspired by themes of a holiday celebrated by those of nearly all religious and cultural upbringings.
A celebrity judge, a former employee of Barbara Walters, judged the submissions.
Phuong Nuygen will be invited back again this year to oversee the stories that may one day appear on Broadway as a series of one act plays with music scored by Elton John.
Submissions must be based on scary, true- life events that are enhanced by fiction but end in simple, scary truth.
Post on the craigslist writer’s board; the original Twitter of wasting time on-line, a site that was around before angie tried to steal craig’s soul, and a great place for inspiring writers to get the hell shocked out of them when they realize their work was actually read.
Post on Halloween under the heading “Scary Halloween”
No cash will be awarded this year, but all work will be to judged by one who is well-studied in the craft– Phuong Nuygen.