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Old 01-20-2010, 11:36 PM   #1
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Anthology Featuring MobileRead Authors

Over in the writing forum we're tossing around a new idea. It's an anthology of short stories inspired by the works of Edgar Allan Poe. All members of the forum and their friends (and whoever else) are allowed to submit for consideration in the anthology. Ideally, I'd like to include 22 short stories in the book. It will be posted for free on the upload page and probably linked as a free/creative commons work in other ebook distributors.

If this takes off and people like it, I'd love to do other ones featuring public domain works in our library here. Don't write but can make pretty pictures? The same guidelines apply!

Submissions will close March 1, 2010. Hopefully it will be put out to the masses by the end of March. Full guidelines appear below.

Here's a list of MR Authors that have already decided to play with us!

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SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Who may submit works: Anybody and everybody.

For purpose of this anthology, all works will be licensed under creative commons/non-commercial

Length: 1500 - 6000 words
Genre: Any, as long as it's inspired by Poe.

Submissions will close March 1, 2010 at midnight EST.

Payment: None.

Please, no gratuitous sex and violence that has no bearing on the story. No racist or other bigoted stories. No child, animal, or inanimate object sex (consensual or not)

In short, use common sense.

Please email or PM all submissions in either RTF or DOC format. Include MR Anthology in the header.

In your submission please include pen name(or user name), acknowledgements, and whatever contact information you want (Got a new book out? Link to it. A blog? Same deal.)

Email address to send correspondence is my username at yahoo.

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Old 01-21-2010, 12:45 PM   #2
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This is an excellent idea. Excellent choice in Poe as well. I can already think of a plot I would use if I were actually any good at writing.
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Old 01-21-2010, 06:32 PM   #3
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what a brilliant idea. i can't wait to read this. i've moved it to the frontpage, in hopes of getting lots of attention and participation. i'll be looking forward to the result ! and the future endeavours, as well.
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Old 01-21-2010, 06:38 PM   #4
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What a great idea - shame I suck at writing . But can't wait for the results.
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Old 01-21-2010, 09:35 PM   #5
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I'll submit something! Do I we have to officially sign up or just submit when we are done writing?
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Old 01-21-2010, 09:58 PM   #6
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Excellent! I'll happily contribute kisses, donuts, and llamas to each of the participants! Man, I have been spending way too little time in the Writer's Corner these days.
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Old 01-22-2010, 07:06 AM   #7
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Brilliant idea! If I were just any good at writing...
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Old 01-22-2010, 04:25 PM   #8
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What a great idea! I can't wait to read this.



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Old 01-22-2010, 08:42 PM   #9
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Great idea. I can't write, but I do read pretty good!
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Is there any flexibility in the length requirement, specifically shorter works? MUCH shorter works (that are good, obviously )?

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Old 01-23-2010, 09:34 AM   #12
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Is there any flexibility in the length requirement, specifically shorter works? MUCH shorter works (that are good, obviously )?

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Yes. I have a short-short story called "Spinning" (about 500 words) that very well might fit and would be glad to contribute to the cause.

http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=56323
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Old 01-25-2010, 10:10 AM   #13
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Hello, fellow Poe-Heads, of which I count myself as one.

The contest looks very good, indeed.

With my fellow Poe-Heads in mind, I assembled an LRF ebook that I'll upload as soon as I finish writing this note. It's VOLUME ONE, of "The Works of Edgar Allan Poe," available on MobileRead for your delectation and to give some of you INSANE ideas for your writing contest.

It's only in the LRF format and, because at the present time only VOLUME ONE is completed, there are only a few stories in it. It's TOCed, of course, and with hyperlinked notes when they occur in the texts.

Here are the contents:

Edgar Allan Poe
Death Of Edgar A. Poe
The Unparalleled Adventures Of One Hans Pfaal
The Gold-Bug
Four Beasts In One—The Homo-Cameleopard
The Murders In The Rue Morgue
The Mystery Of Marie Roget
The Balloon-Hoax
Ms. Found In A Bottle
The Oval Portrait

There are 8 short stories here.

Have fun!




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Old 01-25-2010, 12:05 PM   #14
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