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:new: Contest is coming up fast, and I'm still looking for POETRY JUDGES. I'm very excited about opening this contest up to poets for the first time ever, but I'll need help in order to do that! Don't let those long-winded prose monkeys have all the fun!

And MANY thanks to those who have donated prizes and points thus far! Always accepting more, so please let me hear from you if you've got something. Love to have more Group Sponsors, too!   :pumpkin:


Hello, little scorpions!

Halloween is approaching, and with it, the annual All Hallow's Tales Literature contest. 

...and with THAT, the annual pre-contest Beg-A-Thon for prizes and assistance. 

I've got a few judges and prize donors that have expressed interest already, but I'd like to throw the door open to anyone who would like to add to the mix.  This year, we're putting effort into including Poetry entries along with Prose. That's a first for this particular event, and I'm excited about it. But it also means we'll need a wider slate of prizes and a bigger stable of judges.

If you are interested in judging: Please comment here or send me a note with ALL HALLOWS JUDGING as the subject, and let me know if you are interested in judging either Prose or Poetry. I always try to give judges something for their trouble, usually Points, as I hate asking people to do that for nothing. 

If you are interested in donating prizes: Please comment here or send me a note with ALL HALLOWS PRIZE as the subject and let me know what you'd like to offer. I'll accept almost anything; Points, Memberships, Prints, Commissions, copies of your published work, gift cards (please make sure the gift card will work internationally), donations to the winner's chosen charity, specially-created art or literature for the winner, features, taxidermied bats, glass eyes, etc. About the only "prize" I won't accept are Llamas. Sorry. :)

If you'd like to donate Points, there is now a widget on my page.

I'm happy to accept prizes donated on behalf of Groups. If your group donates, I'll include your group at the very top of every journal about the contest along with the other Sponsor Groups.

If you are interested in entering: Just sit tight, we'll be with you around October 1. I will say that Judges are barred from entering the contest, if you were thinking of volunteering.

Thank you, and more to come!



- Jay


OTHER STUFF to LOOK AT :eyes::eyes:

Need a partner in crime, writing, or some fantastic combination of the two?
The Nefarious Networking Project: SeptemberWe've heard your pleas, and we know what you want: a community-built, community-minded networking system where you can find new writers, friends, and writing partners to enhance your every day writing life.  After much deliberation, the CRLiterature team is proud to present to you, The Nefarious Networking Project!
On the 10th day of each month, we'll post a new networking journal where you can come, announce yourself to the world, and hopefully meet like-minded individuals to expand your writing circle.  How it works is you'll fill out the questionnaire below in a comment, then a CRLiterature admin will try their best to pair you up with another person.  The pairing will be based on your answers, so make sure you answer honestly and as detailed as possible.
Once you're paired, it's up to you on what to do next.  You can check out the deviant's gallery and get to know their artwork, you can send them a note and introduce yourself and what you'd like to get
The Raven by luisbc

Why hello. Long time.

Did you know my stepson is 16 now? Driving his own car. Junior in high school. Talking a lot about universities, about his plans to go into aerospace engineering, making things that fly.

I re-read Bradbury's Something Wicked This Way Comes last week, which is pretty much a mandatory thing for both anyone who feels autumn in their bones and for anyone feeling the approach of middle age while their kids are getting closer to leaving the nest. Or a double helping, in my case. Let's just say I'm a lot more skeptical of sideshows these days.

I don't write anymore. Maybe someday I'll come back to that, but for the moment I'm okay with not doing it. At present, I don't have much to say, or the things I thought I had to say before seemed a lot more compelling when I was drunk.

Sober for over two years now. 

I do read more, and am happy about that. Fewer screens, more pages. What are you guys reading right now? 

I have not forgotten Halloween. Never that. Yes, there's going to be a contest; you'll see more about that soon.  I'm going to be kinder to myself and to you all about that this year. It'll be fun.

Cheers! Mine's just tea, I promise.  ;)
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I know I've been absent and this is out of nowhere, but because raspil is one determined motherfucker, I'm damned tickled to tell you that the Kicking and Screaming anthology of short stories carefully curated from the ScreamPrompts archives is now out, in print, for sale and for real.

The Amazon Link

Proceeds benefit Heifer International. Whether you skip the first story or not is entirely up to you, but please pick up a copy or twelve.

:new: Oh, this is cool: Check out our ringleader's journal:
We did it for REAL! + real actual llamas!!UPDATE!!
for those who are in the Scream Anthology... https://www.amazon.com/Kicking-Screaming-collection-short-stories/dp/1533216819/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1467675688&sr=1-3&keywords=kicking+and+screaming
our first donation of a group of chicks has been made to Heifer International.
it was only $20 but the goal OF DOING THIS AT ALL has been reached. this just made a year of waiting and writing absolutely worth it. thanks to everyone, we just helped improve the lives of a family in need, and we did it with talent, creativity, fearlessness, and passion. this is how it's supposed to be.
we even got an actual review and a 5-star rating at the Amazon page: "I enjoyed this and didn't feel the need to skip over any stories. It's varied and eclectic as the description says. Good for some quick reads before bed."
FUCKIN A!
you all are rock stars, don't forget this
LLAMA NEWS
hey you all, check it: http://www.heifer.org/gift-catalog/animals-nutrit

I think donating a llama to a family in need would probably be the most Deviantart thing to ever happen, ever.  :heart:
Real life in 2016 is vacillating among really scary, really sad and really irritating. And Penny Dreadful ended. The hell? 


:new: Contest is coming up fast, and I'm still looking for POETRY JUDGES. I'm very excited about opening this contest up to poets for the first time ever, but I'll need help in order to do that! Don't let those long-winded prose monkeys have all the fun!

And MANY thanks to those who have donated prizes and points thus far! Always accepting more, so please let me hear from you if you've got something. Love to have more Group Sponsors, too!   :pumpkin:


Hello, little scorpions!

Halloween is approaching, and with it, the annual All Hallow's Tales Literature contest. 

...and with THAT, the annual pre-contest Beg-A-Thon for prizes and assistance. 

I've got a few judges and prize donors that have expressed interest already, but I'd like to throw the door open to anyone who would like to add to the mix.  This year, we're putting effort into including Poetry entries along with Prose. That's a first for this particular event, and I'm excited about it. But it also means we'll need a wider slate of prizes and a bigger stable of judges.

If you are interested in judging: Please comment here or send me a note with ALL HALLOWS JUDGING as the subject, and let me know if you are interested in judging either Prose or Poetry. I always try to give judges something for their trouble, usually Points, as I hate asking people to do that for nothing. 

If you are interested in donating prizes: Please comment here or send me a note with ALL HALLOWS PRIZE as the subject and let me know what you'd like to offer. I'll accept almost anything; Points, Memberships, Prints, Commissions, copies of your published work, gift cards (please make sure the gift card will work internationally), donations to the winner's chosen charity, specially-created art or literature for the winner, features, taxidermied bats, glass eyes, etc. About the only "prize" I won't accept are Llamas. Sorry. :)

If you'd like to donate Points, there is now a widget on my page.

I'm happy to accept prizes donated on behalf of Groups. If your group donates, I'll include your group at the very top of every journal about the contest along with the other Sponsor Groups.

If you are interested in entering: Just sit tight, we'll be with you around October 1. I will say that Judges are barred from entering the contest, if you were thinking of volunteering.

Thank you, and more to come!



- Jay


OTHER STUFF to LOOK AT :eyes::eyes:

Need a partner in crime, writing, or some fantastic combination of the two?
The Nefarious Networking Project: SeptemberWe've heard your pleas, and we know what you want: a community-built, community-minded networking system where you can find new writers, friends, and writing partners to enhance your every day writing life.  After much deliberation, the CRLiterature team is proud to present to you, The Nefarious Networking Project!
On the 10th day of each month, we'll post a new networking journal where you can come, announce yourself to the world, and hopefully meet like-minded individuals to expand your writing circle.  How it works is you'll fill out the questionnaire below in a comment, then a CRLiterature admin will try their best to pair you up with another person.  The pairing will be based on your answers, so make sure you answer honestly and as detailed as possible.
Once you're paired, it's up to you on what to do next.  You can check out the deviant's gallery and get to know their artwork, you can send them a note and introduce yourself and what you'd like to get

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:iconladylincoln:
LadyLincoln Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you for the points and for supporting my project, dearest one. :heart:
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:iconmemnalar:
Memnalar Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2015
Most welcome. :heart:
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neurotype Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
As always, thanks :heart:
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:iconmemnalar:
Memnalar Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2015
:heart:
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TheMaidenInBlack Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2015
Thank you so so much for the points. I know you said the first aren't for the note project, but it's what I will use them for! :heart: 
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:iconmemnalar:
Memnalar Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2015
I figured you would. Just didn't want you to think I was trying to cheap you out. :D
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:iconthemaideninblack:
TheMaidenInBlack Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2015
:huggle: pfft, never.
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lemontea Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2015
:llama:
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ShadowWorldRed Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2015
Happy Birthday, Jay! :nod:

- Red
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Memnalar Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2015
Thanks very much, Red!  

- Jay
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