Sunday, May 9, 2010

Little Library of the Living Dead!

The Library of the Living Dead Press proudly presents –

“Little Library of the Living Dead”
edited by Michelle McCrary
with assistant editors Michael & Sammy McCrary

Submissions are open to all youth authors, age 17 and under.

The last day to submit is December 31, 2010.

Stories must be about zombies and be written by children and for children!
Since the subject matter is zombies, some mild violence is expected, but no ultra-graphic violence, sexual situations, or extremely mature situations will be accepted.

It is acceptable for parents/guardians to assist with the submission process, but a story will not be rejected for not following these guidelines exactly:

RTF attachment
Courier Font
Double Spaced

Please include name, address, phone number, email, and the word count on the title page. Submissions MUST also have parent/guardian name and contact information.

In your email please mention where you found the submission call.

Most submissions will be accepted until the book is full. Rejections will be based on content not being appropriate for children, at the editor’s discretion.
The editors will also be happy to work with the author on their submission to make it publishing ready!

Before the book prints, a parent/guardian will be required to sign a consent contract for the youth author to be published by Library of the Living Dead Press.

Payment is 1 contributor copy.

Please send submissions to:

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Texas Frightmare Weekend!

I spent an entire weekend in Irving at the Sheraton Hotel for a horror convention, Texas Frightmare! It was amazing! I met SO MANY stars...including two of my all time favorites, George A. Romero and Cassandra Peterson AKA Elvira!
I met so many other stars and got pictures with them and autographs. Check out my Facebook page and friend me if you would like to see them! And while you are there, you can "like" my author page...woo hoo.

Some other great news is that while I was there, I got to spend a lot of time with fellow authors from the Library of the Living Dead Press, and the publisher himself, Mike...AKA Dr. Pus! We chatted Saturday morning by the pool before the con opened and he graciously gave me an editing job! It will be an anthology of zombie short stories for AND by kids/young adults! My own kids will be working on this with me, helping with cover art and contributing their own stories and art. Our goal is to publish everything that gets submitted (within reason) so that no child gets a rejection. I am super excited about this!

So, that is all for now. I will blog more later when I have more time. May the 4th be with you!