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19 September 2017 @ 08:36 am
All prompts have been sent. One person got their prompts by PM to DW. Please check spam filters if you don't have an email by this evening. So far, it doesn't look like anything bounced.

Here is the Spook Me art folder for those who want to browse around:

https://public.fotki.com/trillingstar/spook-me/spook-me-2017/


And here is the Scarecrow collection that trillingstar put together:

https://www.pinterest.com/trillific/cornfield-catastrophes/

If you have any question or problems, please let me know. I'll get to them as soon as possible.

In spite of a few bumps along the way, I'm super excited about this year's Spook Me!

Have fun writing!
 
 
spook_me
08 September 2017 @ 10:00 am
When the chill winds of autumn rattle the bare limbs of the trees, and dark clouds race across the face of the moon, the veil between worlds lifts to reveal:

The Spook Me Multi-Fandom Halloween Ficathon 2017!

This ficathon was created by ozsaur and dustandroses because we love spooky stories. trillingstar has been very helpful with finding great art prompts and is hosting this year's artwork. Halloween is the best time of year for reading stories that offer pulse pounding thrills, blood curdling dread and hair-raising horror.

All fandoms are welcome. Stories can be Gen, Het, Slash or Femslash. All ratings are accepted.

We have TWO new Creatures this year. In honor of Stephen King's IT, we're bringing you CLOWNS!!! If clowns aren't your thing, we also have SCARECROWS!!! trillingstar put together a CREEPY collection of scarecrows for Spook Me, I can't wait for you to see them!

Dates to Know:

September 8: Sign ups start.
September 16: Sign ups end.
September 18: Prompts sent out.
October 20: Reminder posted here - please friend if you want to get the reminder.
October 26: Master Post opens, stories are due!

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When you sign up, please use this template or something like it:

Name:
Email:
Fandom: (full name of fandom, not an abbreviation)
The creature I want to write:

Things To Know:Collapse )

You can sign up at Livejournal or at Dreamwidth. You do not need an LJ or DW account to participate. As long as you have an email address where I can send your prompts, you can sign up.

Feel free to promote/pimp the challenge everywhere that it is allowed.
 
 
spook_me
08 September 2017 @ 09:40 am
Hi fellow horror fans!

Spook Me will be opening shortly. There will be a slight change this year because of Photobucket. Some of you already know that Photobucket has become a pay only site. You can still host pics there, but you can't actually do anything with them like link them to your posts. If you've participated in Spook Me before, then you might have noticed that if you linked to your inspiration pictures, the links no longer work.

If Photobucket had offered reasonable rates, I'd have gone ahead and paid with no problems. But. THEIR RATES ARE OUTRAGEOUS! Seriously outrageous for the most basic necessities like linking! Unless they've changed it very recently, you only get unlimited use of links when you buy the $400 tier. Yes, you read that correctly. There is the ability to link to "family and friends" with the $99 package, but I don't think that would work for Spook Me.

So trillingstar has generously offered hosting space for Spook Me on another site. Thank you Trillingstar!

I've tried to transfer pictures from Photobucket to the new site, but PB has made it very difficult. They're really being... buttheads about it. Once 2017 is done, then I will start the process of getting previous years transferred.

If that isn't workable, I might just put each previous year up on Pintrest. I apologize for the inconvenience, and I hope this doesn't discourage anyone from participating.

Let's get the (Halloween) party started!
 
 
spook_me
This is the Master List for the Spook Me Multi-Fandom Halloween Ficathon 2016!

In this post, please comment with something like this:

Title:
Name:
Fandom: (please, no abbreviations)
A link to my story:

Post your story anywhere (to LJ/DW, web page, AO3, a fandom archive, etc.) but please do not post your story here. Just a link to your story.

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Collection at AO3: You can post your story to the Spook Me 2016 Collection on AO3. This is not a requirement, just a little extra thing you can do if you want to. If you've written for past Spook Me ficathons, you can add to the main collection or to the subcollection of the specific year that you wrote the story.
 
 
spook_me
20 October 2016 @ 08:04 pm
It's almost that time! This is a reminder that the Master Post will go up on October 26th.

On the 26th, you can post your story anywhere -- LJ/DW, FF.net, AO3, another archive etc. All you have to do is post the links to your story in the comments of the Master List.

I will be around for several days after to put late stories up on the List, so don't worry if you're a bit late.

I hope y'all are having fun!
 
 
 
spook_me
18 October 2016 @ 12:42 am
Hey everybody! We're getting close to the deadline on the 26th. I'm so excited! If you need a little inspiration to get you into a SPOOKY mood, here are some links. Thanks to trillingstar for helping to find some of the artwork.

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spook_me
18 September 2016 @ 02:31 am
All prompts have been sent out!

If you don't get your prompts by tomorrow, please let me know. You can leave a comment here or email me at ausar@netdoor.com

Please remember to check your spam folders, alternate addresses, and you Private Messages if you don't see your prompts right away. I'm more than happy to resend your prompts if you need me to.

You are also welcome to leave any kind of comment here if you have a problem, suggestion or just want to talk about your prompts.

 
 
spook_me
07 September 2016 @ 09:16 am
When the chill winds of autumn rattle the bare limbs of the trees, and dark clouds race across the face of the moon, the veil between worlds lifts to reveal:

The Spook Me Multi-Fandom Halloween Ficathon 2016!

This ficathon was created by ozsaur and dustandroses because we love spooky stories. trillingstar has been very helpful with finding great art prompts. Halloween is the best time of year for reading stories that offer pulse pounding thrills, blood curdling dread and hair-raising horror.

All fandoms are welcome. Stories can be Gen, Het, Slash or Femslash. All ratings are accepted.

Our new Creature for 2016 only is: Grim Reaper!


Dates to Know:

September 7: Sign ups start.
September 15: Sign ups end.
September 17: Prompts sent out.
October 20: Reminder posted here - please friend if you want to get the reminder.
October 26: Master Post opens, stories are due!

Creature List:
Creature ListCollapse )

When you sign up, please use this template or something like it:

Name:
Email:
Fandom: (full name of fandom, not an abbreviation)
The creature I want to write:

Things To Know:
Things To Know:Collapse )

You can sign up at Livejournal or at Dreamwidth. You do not need an LJ or DW account to participate. As long as you have an email address where I can send your prompts, you can sign up.

ETA: Several participants have asked if it's okay to request more than one set of prompts. YES! You can ask for as many sets of prompts as you think you can handle. I've had people ask for as many as six sets before, so don't feel shy about asking for more.


Feel free to promote/pimp the challenge everywhere that it is allowed.
 
 
spook_me
26 October 2015 @ 12:22 am
This is the Master List for the Spook Me Multi-Fandom Halloween Ficathon 2015!

In this post, please comment with something like this:

Title:
Name:
Fandom: (please, no abbreviations)
A link to my story:

Post your story anywhere (to LJ/DW, web page, AO3, a fandom archive, etc.) but please do not post your story here. Just a link to your story.

The Master ListCollapse )

Collection at AO3: You can post your story to The Spook Me 2015 subcollection at AO3. This is not a requirement, just a little extra thing you can do if you want to. If you've written for past Spook Me ficathons, you can add to the main collection or to the subcollection of the specific year that you wrote the story.
 
 
spook_me
24 October 2015 @ 12:07 pm
Yikes! The reminder post should have been up on the 20th, but I... kind of got caught up in yuletide, and the Inspiration post.

So this is a reminder that the Master Post will go up on the 26th.

Post a link to your story on the Master Post. You can post your story anywhere, AO3, LJ/DW, a website or archive, etc.

I apologize for being late with the reminder.