Inkshares Announces 2017 Horror Contest

Inkshares 2017 Horror Contest Full Details

Inkshares has announced their 2017 inaugural Horror Contest. It went live on August 14 and will be running through Halloween. Inkshares partners with important brands in Horror.

The Partners

Any and all horror writers with a concept for a horror novel, or a fully written manuscript (and everything in between) are encouraged to enter. The submissions will be judged based on reader interest (the number of pre-orders a book receives) to determine which three books the company will publish. In addition to pre-orders, GUEST JUDGES will be able to nominate books for publication as well, with panelists including Purge writer and director James Demonaco, and reviewers from horror outlets and reps from Barnes and Noble.

Guest Judges

James DemonacoThe Purge

Shane Keene, Horror Talk

Brad Hodson, Horror Writer’s Association of America

Kailey Marsh, The BloodList

Debi Moore, Dread Central

Alex Neal, Weed Road Productions

Jerry Smith, Icons of Fright

Brooklyn Weaver, Energy Entertainment

Sam Reader, Barnes and Noble Inkshares. 2017 Horror Contest

Companies have been on the rise in looking for the new voices of the Horror genre. If you are an inspiring new voice, this is a great opportunity to have your voice heard. Another trend that’s on the rise is companies collaborating to bring new and exciting ideas to the industry.

BloodList is a platform for discovering new, amazing talent within horror via an annual list and popular website highlighting the most liked screenplays, pilots, books and shorts in the horror, thriller, and sci-fi genres.

Dread Central, Dread Central Media, LLC, provides one of the leading, most well respected horror news sites on the Web and offers the most up-to-date information on the latest horror projects, including trailers, stills, video interviews, and audio podcasts. covers everything in the horror genre from movies to books, comics to music, festivals to conventions, and everything in between, has been the best in horror since 2002.

The Horror Writers Association of America The Horror Writers Association (HWA) is a nonprofit organization of writers and publishing professionals around the world, dedicated to promoting dark literature and the interests of those who write it.


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