The favourite dark tales entered into the South African HORRORFEST's first Bloody Parchment short story competition have been selected. The top 3 will appear on www.SomethingWicked.co.za, and we'll be in contact about compiling the Top 9 as an electronic anthology soon.
Thanks you so much to everyone sending in their stories. We foresee this to become a notable platform for dark/horror/fantasy writers.
The 2010 Bloody Parchment top 5 choices include :
1st choice: New Lease On Life by Liam Kruger
Tied at 2nd: The Depths by Carol Hone, and Strange Fruit by Rachel Green
3rd choice: Apartment 415 by SA Partridge
4th choice: 1301 by Chris Miller
Further commendable stories (in no particular order) include:
Clear Black Glass by Carine Engelbrecht
Regrets, Sunday Afternoon by Rachel Green
Burden In My Hand by Damon Yeld
The Night Walkers by Wendy Cockcroft
This notification is also posted at: http://www.SHADOWREALMinc.com/bloodyparchment
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We're looking forward to reading the 2011 entries! (submissions will be open in August – see website for details http://www.SHADOWREALMinc.com/bloodyparchment