We all know and love them. We’ve been obsessed all our lives and can’t get enough of them. As children they frightened us to death. Every country, region, and town has their own urban legends and we’re featuring the best from all over the world to frighten the bejeezus out of you.
Wicked Women Writer’s Challenge 2016 is now open for registration!
Who Will Be … MOST WICKED?
THEME: This year’s theme is “Twisted Urban Legends.”
With the outstanding success and quality we had in last year’s challenges, we are continuing the audiodrama as part of the challenge. This year we’re pushing the challenge to the next level by asking participants to write an audiodrama revolving around one of the urban legends.
The key is to take the urban legend and give it new slant to make it twisted. Remember the couple making out in the woods? Perhaps it’s no longer the boyfriend’s sneaker squeaking on the roof of the car, but they are the girl’s father’s shoes who followed the young couple into the woods. Take the legends we love and twist them up a bit to create surprise endings for your audience.
It’s all up to you!
This year’s hostess with the mostest is Killion Slade and she’ll be randomly assigning the following to each contestant.
*An urban legend
*An obscure item
And every audio must include:
*At least two different reader voices in their production.
To register now, simply fill out the registration form here:
You will receive your specialized contest items to create a fantastical, horror-filled, terrifying audiodrama for the listeners of HorrorAddicts.net to enjoy.
DEADLINE: Sign up by May 1st, 2016. The sooner you sign up, the more time you have to prepare.
*Note: The Wicked Women Writer’s Challenge and the Master of Macabre Contest share a theme this year “Twisted Urban Legends Audiodrama”, but they will still be aired and judged separately.
As a contestant, you will write and record a horror story, fitting the theme and incorporating your extra elements. The style should be decidedly audiodrama, meaning music, sound effects, and two or more voices should be incorporated.
Audio mp3 and text will be due to firstname.lastname@example.org by June 4th, 2016, 11:59 pm PST. Contestants will then be narrowed down to 5 semi-finalists. Those 5 authors will go on to compete for the final prize of being “Most Wicked 2016”.
The audio can be no longer than 10 minutes. This is strictly adhered to.
The text can be no longer than 3000 words, but may be submitted either in story or screenplay script format. Usually 1000 words=10 mins, we are giving you 2000 extra words for stage direction.
You may have someone else record your story for you, but it must still include 2 voices and none of the HorrorAddicts.net staff or previous Wicked winners may help you.
You may not compete if you have won the “Master of Macabre” or “Most Wicked” awards before. You CAN compete if you have submitted in the past but did not win the final award.
HOW ARE THE VOTES SET UP? There will be a 3-part voting system.
1/3 of the vote will still be the voters emailing in.
1/3 of the vote will be judged on podcast quality and will be judged by seasoned podcasters.
1/3 of the vote will be judged on writing quality and will be judged by seasoned writers.
These 3 sections will be added together for a final score
The winner will be honored with the coveted title, “Most Wicked 2016”.
Dates to know in 2016:
May 1st – Registration closes
June 4th – Audio and text are due.
July 9th – finalists will be announced
July 23rd – Audio airs (text will begin posting near this date)
July 23rd – Voting starts
August 20th – Voting ends
September 17th – Winners will be announced on the HorrorAddicts.net show.
Questions should be addressed to Killion Slade at: email@example.com with the subject 2016 WWW CONTEST QUESTION.
How Do I Enter?
1) Please click on the survey monkey link and it will take you to a page to fill your information. This signs you up for the contest and we can provide you writing prompts for your audio drama.
survey monkey link
2) Please go to the Facebook group Wicked Women Writers and ask to join the group. Join the Facebook Group!
The group is where Killion will communicate the most to you and be able to easily answer any questions you may have.
And that’s it!
We look forward to hearing from you and find out if YOU will be Most Wicked 2016!