The Campaign For Real Fear Gathers Pace

Reading & Writing

The World Horror Convention was a great place to spread the word about the campaign that Maura McHugh and I have set up to increase the diversity and range of modern horror stories. Now the Guardian newspaper is helping to encourage writers to put digit to keyboard in this article.

We’ve had some truly tough-to-beat entries in now, but Maura and I have only chosen 8 out of our 10 500-word stories apiece so far, so there’s still time to get in there – and there are another two weeks to run before we make our final selection. Remember, this isn’t really about winners and losers, but about producing new work and getting it into the public arena. For entry details, see blogs passim.