#NGHW Winner! Who is the NEXT GREAT HORROR WRITER? Jonathan Fortin!

Winner Jonthan Fortin!

JONATHAN FORTIN
Age: 29
From: El Cerrito, CA, USA

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As a child, Jonathan Fortin was perpetually terrified, so of course he grew up to be a horror writer. Haunted by tales that grow in his head like demonic children, Jonathan believes that a good horror story is first and foremost a good story—just one where particularly awful things happen.
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Jonathan wins:

Crystal Lake Publishing

Grand Prize: Book Contract

 Dario Ciriello, Editor

Grand Prize: Full edit of winner’s novel up to 50,000 words.

HorrorAddicts.net

Short story contract with HorrorAddicts.net “Horror Bites” series.

Horror Writer gift box. Supplies and inspiration for the Next Great Horror Writer.

Winner line up / Final placement…

1st place: Jonathan Fortin


2nd place:

NACHING KASSA
Age: 41
From: Valley, WA, USA

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3rd place:

DAPHNE STRASERT
Age: 27
From: Houston, Texas, USA
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4th place:

JESS LANDRY
Age: 30
From: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

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5th place:

HARRY HUSBANDS
Age: 27
From: Peterborough, UK

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6th place:

SUMIKO SAULSON
Age: 48
From: Oakland, CA, USA

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7th place:

ADELE MARIE PARK
Age: 53
From: Morayshire, Scotland

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8th place:

FEIND GOTTES
Age: 44
From: Dewittville, NY, USA

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9th place:

JC MARTINEZ
Age: 27
From: Metepec, Estado de México, México

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Honorable Mentions:

CAT VOLEUR
Age: 22
From:  Mobile, Alabama, USA

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TIMOTHY G. HUGUENIN
Age: 27
From: Bartow, WV USA

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AE KIRK
Age: 30
From: Devon, England

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QUENTIN NORRIS
Age: 26
From: Austin, Texas, USA

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RILEY J. PIERCE
Age: 31
From: Rice Lake, WI, USA

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HorrorAddicts.net, 149 Season Finale #NGHW Winner Announced

Horror Addicts Episode# 149
SEASON 12 – The Next Great Horror Writer Contest

JUDGES:

Horror Hostess: Emerian Rich

Judge: H.E. Roulo

Guest Judge: Joe Mynhardt

Intro Music by: Valentine Wolfe

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ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE NEXT GREAT HORROR WRITER WINNER!

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17 Days till Halloween

best band announcement, new theme song contest, the belfry app, horroraddicts.net, cemetery confessions, the requiem, morbid curiosity, convolution, alaskan beading, hobbit hole, the walking dead, z nation, 10K, the love tiger, the fear of walking dead crossover, van helsing, stan vs. evil, the good place, orville, papa’s donuteria halloween mode, guardians of the galaxy game, sabrina, salem, midnight texas, fires in napa, joe mynhardt, crystal lake publishing,   

 

Intro of judges, prizes, and contest.

Review of the 3 novel pitches

Joe Mynhardt

Crystal Lake Publishing
www.crystallakepub.com

 

Contestants: Naching T. Kassa, Jonathan Fortin, Daphne Strasert.

 

HA.Net News: Captain Blackheart of the Nightmare

*PR: HorrorAddicts.net Dusk’s Warriors by Emerian Rich

*PR: Lacrimation of the Leviathan by Essel Pratt

*PR: Teeth Marks by Matthew weber

*PRs: From Siren’s Call

*PR: CometTV.com Underground Horror

*PR: Halloween double feature with Nosferatu and Shadow of the Vampire the Vogue Theatre

*GB: Loren Rhoads and book release 1999 Cemeteries to see Before You Die

*Crescendo of Darkness anthology submissions

*Jesse Orr’s new installment of The Scarlett Dahlia

*DJ Pitsiladis Nightmare Fuel, The Suicide Forest

*By the Fire – David Watson

*#NGHW News – Kenzie Kordic

*November Cure for the Holidaze show coming.

Find all this and more at HorrorAddicts.net

 

Contestant interviews.

 

Dead Mail:

*Jeff: IT stats

*Jen – Dusk’s Warriors

*Mariah – Podcast voices?

*Comet TV Winner – Chris Jackson

 

Judges deliberate.

Best in Blood winner announced!

 

#NGHW Winner announced!

Final ranking announced

 

“Broken Pieces” by Valentine Wolfe

http://valentinewolfe.bandcamp.com/track/broken-pieces

HorrorAddicts.net blog Kindle syndicated

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Emerian Rich

s t a f f

David Watson, Stacy Rich, Dan Shaurette, KBatz (Kristin Battestella), Mimielle, D.J. Pitsiladis, Jesse Orr, Crystal Connor, Lisa Vasquez, Adelise M. Cullens, Kenzie Kordic.

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#NGHW – Guest Judge : Joe Mynhardt

This week, we welcome guest judge, Joe Mynhardt. Joe is the owner of Crystal Lake Publishing and sponsor of the grand prize, a novel contract for our winner!

 

Joe Mynhardt

joe-cheetah-originalA two time Bram Stoker Award nominated South African publisher, non-fiction editor, and online business mentor. Joe is the owner and CEO of Crystal Lake Publishing, which he founded in August, 2012. Since then he’s published and edited short stories, novellas, interviews and essays by the likes of Neil Gaiman, Clive Barker, Ramsey Campbell, Jack Ketchum, Graham Masterton, Adam Nevill, Lisa Morton, Elizabeth Massie, Joe McKinney, Edward Lee, Paul Tremblay, Wes Craven, John Carpenter, George A. Romero, Mick Garris, and hundreds more.

Just like Crystal Lake Publishing, Joe believes in reaching out to all authors, new and experienced, and being a beacon of friendship and guidance in the Dark Fiction field. Joe’s influences stretch from Poe, Doyle and Lovecraft to King, Connolly and Gaiman. You can read more about Joe and Crystal Lake Publishing at www.crystallakepub.com or find him on Facebook.

#NGHW 9 Short Stories

These are summaries of the top 9 short stories.

  1.  Echoes in the Oasis – Sumiko SaulsonIn a post-apocalyptic world where transmogrified beings, merged together by a eugenics program are the norm, a young girl is destined to save the world from demon-infested patients.Hero: is Imani, an African-American girl.

    The sturgoid (sturgeon with mutated wings) and Echoes are the monster


  2. NightmarescapesIn a town…where nightmares are solid, a mother is trying to find a way out for the good of her young daughter. She has to fight ghost-like creatures that can control her nightmares and a Spider monsters from her own imagination.

    Hero: An African-American mother.

    Monster: Spider Nazi with her ex-husband’s head.


    #3 Lost Cause

    An abused runaway girl falls into a cruel relationship with a drug addict until her repentant mother summons a protective guardian.

    Hero: Mother or daughter.

    Monster: Rapist or Lion Monster


    #4. Other One for the Mural

    A homeless, mute girl checks into a shelter and then we discover she has an entity attached to her that likes killing people for art.

    Hero: Mute girl.

    Monster: Smiler. An entity that is either killing people or causing the girl to kill, or is it a multiple personality?


    #5. The Guardian

    A man and wife are having an argument in their car at night when they swerve and crash. The woman tries to get help for her injured husband as a monster stalks them.

    Hero: Native American woman

    Monster: The Laughing Man, a legendary creature who stalks you while you sleep.


    #6. Nestling

    In a post-storm disaster town, a police woman is searching for survivors when she discovers a little girl in an abandoned house. Following her, she falls into an underground hole and is faced with a scary tree-creature.

    Hero: Native American Police woman.

    Monster: Tree creature.


    #7. Whiskey Noir

    A local PI is pulled into a frightening situation with a local bar owner who is being threatened by something they can’t define.

    Hero: African-American Bar owner.

    Monster: Some sort of shadow monster, or the bar itself?


    #8. Mum Goes back to Pakistan

    A young girl visits her mother in the hospital who claims a spirit is coming to get her. The girl thinks it’s all in her mother’s head until she witnesses his presence herself.

    Hero: Young East Indian girl

    Monster: Nahim, a creepy monster/spirit.


    #9 The End Steps Forth

    In a world taken over by large-mouthed aliens who want to eat the natives, a family tries to survive.

    Hero: Alien mother and wife.

    Monster: Drumpf – creepy large-mouthed aliens


 

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HorrorAddicts.net, 148 #NGHW Judge: Nicole Kurtz

Horror Addicts Episode# 148
SEASON 12 – The Next Great Horror Writer Contest

JUDGES:

Horror Hostess: Emerian Rich

Judge: H.E. Roulo

Guest Judge: Nicole Givens Kurtz

Intro Music by: Valentine Wolfe

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3000-word short story  EPISODE!

Find all articles and interviews at: http://www.horroraddicts.net

 

38 Days till Halloween

deck z titanic book, the walking dead, van helsing, pax, weapon pens, exploding kittens, ipsy bags, imagination fair, alice’s scars, 96 souls on hulu, 41 time travel movie, phantoms, IT Crowd

41: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5mnqxwErTk

 

Intro of judges, prizes, and contest.

Review of the 9 short stories

Nicole Kurtz, Mocha Memoirs Press

http://www.nicolegivenskurtz.com

 

Contestants: Feind Gottes, Naching T. Kassa, Jess Landry, Sumiko Saulson, Jonathan Fortin, Adele Marie Park, JC Martinez, Harry Husbands, Daphne Strasert.

 

HA.Net News: Captain Blackheart of the Nightmare

*”Gila Monster” by the Barbarelltones
*Jesse Orr’s new installment of The Scarlett Dahlia

*DJ Pitsiladis Nightmare Fuel, The Zozo Phenomena

*Kbatz Frightening Flix: Schoolgirls and Family Fears: The Falling, Goodnight Mommy, The Hearse, The House on Sorority Row, Orphan.

*David’s Haunted Library features: Sleep Savannah Sleep, Cold Cuts

*Kenzie Kordic Ghastly Games: One Night Ultimate Werewolf

*Clockwork Wonderland review by Teresa Braun

*Belfry App, Cemetery Confessions, Morbid Curiosity, HorrorAddicts.net

*GB: J.C. Eickelberg – Playa de Los Muertos

*PR: Night of the Penguins by Dani Drown

*PR: Valentine Wolfe new album The Elegiac Repose

*PR: Alpha Detta Zatan

*PR: CometTV.com

*By the Fire – David Watson

*#NGHW News – Kenzie Kordic

*HorrorAddicts.net Horror Bites: Alice’s Scars

Find all this and more at HorrorAddicts.net

 

Contestant interview wishes.

 

Dead Mail:

*Stacy: King or Koontz?

*Pinkabee: Jonathan Fortin commercial vid
https://horroraddicts.wordpress.com/2017/09/22/nghw-fan-video-jonathan-fortins-erlking/

*Russell: Post Halloween depression, Valentine Wolfe, Rebel Circus, Horror Addicts Guide to Life

*Jeff: IT review.

Judges deliberate.

Next challenge announced.

Winner announced

Top 9 announced and 3 semi-finalists announced

 

“Broken Pieces” by Valentine Wolfe

http://valentinewolfe.bandcamp.com/track/broken-pieces

HorrorAddicts.net blog Kindle syndicated

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HorrorAddicts.net Facebook group.
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h o s t e s s

Emerian Rich

s t a f f

David Watson, Stacy Rich, Dan Shaurette, KBatz (Kristin Battestella), Mimielle, D.J. Pitsiladis, Jesse Orr, Crystal Connor, Lisa Vasquez, Adelise M. Cullens, Kenzie Kordic.

Want to be a part of the HA staff? Email horroraddicts@gmail.com

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#NGHW – Guest Judge : Nicole Kurtz

This week, we welcome guest judge, Nicole Kurtz. She will be helping us judge the 3000-word short story challenge.

Nicole Kurtz

nkurtz2016Nicole Givens Kurtz is the author of the cyberpunk mystery series, CYBIL LEWIS, and the publisher of Mocha Memoirs Press. Her work has appeared in numerous anthologies and magazines.  Follow her to Other Worlds by visiting her website, Other Worlds Pulp at http://www.nicolegivenskurtz.com

#NGHW Winner of the Audiodrama Challenge

Winner of the Audiodrama Challenge

SECONDHAND HEART BY DAPHNE STRASERT

Sound: CLICK OF A TAPE RECORDER, BURST OF STATIC  

Dr. Artz: (MONOTONE, BORED) August fourth, two-thousand-seventeen. Doctor Hugh Artz, attending psychiatrist. Patient Delilah Bunker.

Sound: CLICK OF A TAPE RECORDER

Delilah: (RAMBLING) It’s stupid—really—and I know that it’s crazy—

Dr. Artz: It’s not crazy if it seems real to you.

Delilah: You say that, but I don’t feel right. I feel like… (HUFF) I live alone, you know? But I keep finding things in places that I didn’t leave them. Like, my hair brush in the dishwasher or the salt and pepper shakers in the freezer.

Sound: PAPERS SHUFFLING, CLICK OF A PEN

Dr. Artz: How long has this been happening?

Delilah: Ever since the surgery.

Dr. Artz: (CONFIRMING) The heart transplant?

Delilah: Yeah.

Dr. Artz: It is normal for patients to feel anxiety after a major operation, especially one as involved as an organ transplant.

Delilah: But it doesn’t feel like stress. It—it feels like someone’s haunting me.

Sound: CLICK OF A PEN

Dr. Artz: Is that something you believe in? Hauntings?

Delilah: I— (PAUSE) (RESIGNED) No, of course not. That would be ridiculous.

Dr. Artz: I want you to be honest with me, Delilah. These sessions are for you. I don’t pass any judgement.

Delilah: (PAUSE) I never thought I did before—ghosts and spirits… all that—they were just stories.

Dr. Artz: And now?

Delilah: Now… I swear I’m closing more doors in my house than I open.

Sound: CLICK OF A TAPE RECORDER

Dr. Artz: (MONOTONE, BORED) August eleventh, two-thousand-seventeen. Patient Delilah Bunker.

Sound: CLICK OF A TAPE RECORDER

Dr. Artz: How are you feeling? You look…

Delilah: Tired? (SELF-MOCKING LAUGH) Yeah, I haven’t been sleeping much.

Dr. Artz: Why is that?

Delilah: Just, this whole past week—I don’t know. (INCREASINGLY AGITATED) I don’t know how to explain it…

Dr. Artz: (SOOTHING) Take your time. You’re safe here.

Delilah: I think there’s something wrong with it… with the heart.

Dr. Artz: (ALARMED) Have you spoken with your physician about this?

Delilah: No, no, it’s not like that. It isn’t anything… physical. I just—I haven’t felt like myself. I walked into my house the other day and it was like I’d never been there before. Like some sort of weird, reverse déjà vu. I don’t… feel right.

Dr. Artz: Is this the same feeling you had before? That you’re haunted?

Delilah: Yeah, except it’s worse now. It’s all the time. And… and I’ve started seeing things.

Sound: CLICK OF A PEN, PEN SCRATCHING ON PAPER

Dr. Artz: What sorts of things?

Delilah: (HESITANTLY) I went into the bathroom last night and… I didn’t turn on the light, but I saw something in the mirror. A woman, standing where I was supposed to be. But, not me.

Dr. Artz: It was dark. It was probably your reflection, a trick of the light.

Delilah: I don’t think it was. She didn’t look like me and she wasn’t facing the same way. I was walking by. She was… watching me.

I turned on the light, but then she was gone.

Dr. Artz: (PAUSE) Delilah, I’m going to prescribe you something that’s going to help you rest. These things you’re seeing, they may be caused by your insomnia. You’ll feel better once you get some sleep.

Sound: CLICK OF A TAPE RECORDER

Sound: TELEPHONE RING

Dr. Artz: (DISTANT, AUTOMATIC) You have reached the confidential voicemail box of Doctor Hugh Artz. If this is a medical emergency, hang up and dial nine-one-one.

Sound: AUDIBLE BEEP, RUSTLE OF PHONE OVER FABRIC

Delilah: (FRIGHTENED, BREATHLESS) Doctor Artz? It’s Delilah. I… I don’t know where I am. The last thing I remember was making dinner and then… now… I’m here. Wherever here is.

I’m in a neighborhood, but I don’t recognize the houses. I don’t know how I got here. I’m not even wearing any shoes. It’s dark now, but I swear it was light when I was cooking.

I think that it’s—whatever it is—is getting worse. I’m getting worse. I need to see you.

Sound: RUSTLE OF PHONE OVER FABRIC, AUDIBLE BEEP

Sound: CLICK OF A TAPE RECORDER

Dr. Artz: August eighteenth, two-thousand-seventeen. Patient Delilah Bunker.

Sound: CLICK OF A TAPE RECORDER

Sound: FOOTSTEPS ON WOOD

Dr. Artz: Delilah, won’t you sit down?

Delilah: No. No. I don’t want to sit down. I don’t want—

Dr. Artz: (SOOTHING) That’s alright, that’s fine. However you’re comfortable. How have you been sleeping?

Delilah: (HYSTERICAL GIGGLE) Sleeping? Yeah right. That’s what she’s waiting for. For me to be vulnerable.

Dr. Artz: Who…? (ALARMED) Is someone trying to hurt you?

Delilah: I’m not myself. Not anymore. I don’t remember parts of the day, hours at a time. I wake up in strange places. I keep… forgetting things. Important things. Like my parent’s names. I don’t think it’s me doing it. I think—I think it’s her.

Dr. Artz: You said that. Who are you talking about?

Delilah: The woman in the mirror. I took her heart.

Dr. Artz: Delilah…

Delilah: I know it’s crazy, but it’s her. She wants her heart back.

Dr. Artz: Delilah, the figure in the mirror was a trick of your mind. You don’t know anything about where your heart came from. You don’t know what the donor looked like or if they even were a woman. Your heart is—

Delilah: It’s not my heart! Don’t you see that? It never was.

Dr. Artz: (PAUSE)(PROFESSIONAL, DETERMINED) Delilah, I’m going to make a few calls to some colleagues of mine. I’m going to get you a place in a psychiatric care facility.

Delilah: No!

Dr. Artz: (LOUDER OVER HER PROTEST) Where they will be better able to monitor and care for you.

Delilah: No, you don’t know. They can’t help me!

Sound: CLICK OF A TAPE RECORDER

Dr. Artz: April third, two-thousand-eighteen. Doctor Hugh Artz, attending psychiatrist. Patient Delilah Bunker.

Sound: CLICK OF A TAPE RECORDER

Dr. Artz: It’s been a while, Delilah.

Delilah: (CHEERFUL) It has. It’s good to see you again.

Dr. Artz: How are you feeling?

Delilah: Great. God, looking back at it now, it just all seems so surreal. I can’t thank you enough. If it weren’t for you, I would have lost my mind.

Dr. Artz: I’m glad to hear that things are going better.

Delilah: Much. Thank—

Sound: CLATTER OF A CHAIR, DULL THUMP

Dr. Artz: (ALARMED) Delilah? Delilah are you—?

Sound: STRUGGLE, WRESTLING

Delilah: (HOARSE, FRIGHTENED) You have to help me. Please! It’s not me. Don’t believe her. I’m still in here. I’m still—(CHOKING)

Sound: SILENCE

Dr. Artz: Delilah?

Delilah: (DEEP BREATH)(CALM)Yes. Sorry. That was—gosh, I don’t know what came over me. It’s okay. Everything is fine now.

Sound: CLICK OF A TAPE RECORDER

 


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