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WRITING WORKSHOP for 2013 provided by TOM MONTELEONE of BORDERLANDS BOOTCAMP!!!
Tom Monteleone has been a professional writer since 1972. He has published more than 100 short stories in numerous magazines and anthologies—they have been nominated for many awards, and have appeared in lots of best-of-the-year compilations. His notorious column of opinion and entertainment, The Mothers And Fathers Italian Association, currently appears in Cemetery Dancemagazine. He is the editor of seven anthologies, including the highly acclaimed Borderlands series edited with his wife, Elizabeth, of which, Borderlands 5, won a Bram Stoker Award in 2003. He has been an Instructor at the Borderlands Press Writers Boot Camp since its inception ten years ago, and witnessed more than 50 graduates of the program go on to get their books published.
He has written for the stage and television, having scripts produced for American Playhouse (which won him the Bronze Award at the International TV and Film Festival of New York and the Gabriel Award), George Romero’s Tales from the Darkside, Sony’sThe Unkown, andan execrable series on Fox TV entitled Night Visions. He has written many feature-length screenplays, none of which have been produced, but have made him plenty of money anyway.
Of his forty books, his NYTimes bestselling novel, The Blood of the Lamb receivedthe 1993Bram Stoker Award, and The New York TimesNotable Book of the Year Award. His four collections of selected short fiction are Dark Stars and Other Illuminations(1981), Rough Beasts and Other Mutations (2003), The Little Brown Book of Bizarre Stories (2004), and Fearful Symmetries(2004),which won the 2004 Bram Stoker Award. His novels, The Resurrectionist and Night of Broken Souls, global thrillers from Warner Books, received rave reviews and have been optioned for films. The Reckoning (2000), a sequel toThe Blood of the Lamb, andThe Eyes of the Virgin (2002) have been published by Forge. His omnibus volume of essays about the book and film industries entitled The Mothers And Fathers Italian Association was published by Borderlands Press (www.borderlandspress.com) and won the 2003 Bram Stoker Award for Non-Fiction. He is also the author of the bestseller, The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Writing a Novel (2004, 2010), and recently turned in his latest latest novel,a thriller entitled Submerged. His books and stories have been translated into fourteen foreign languages. He’s a writer—please don’t call him an “author.” Writers write. Authors merely “auth.”
He likes the Baltimore Ravens and the Orioles, computers, sour mash whiskey, fine wines, comics, tons of books to read, movies, all kinds of music (except the stuff sung by people wearing big hats or pants down to their knees), and teaching his daughter how to be an independent thinker. He also likes to talk to big crowds of people and read his stories to them. Despite being dragged kicking and screaming into his sixties (and losing his hair), he still thinks he is dashingly handsome—humor him.
The workshop will be a combo of a few quick, but illuminating exercises/assignments and a lecture/Q&A session that covers the basics--of not only writing well. but also how to break in and keep yourself in print. You will also cover things like time management, agents, marketing, and subsidiary rights.
In addition to his sought after writer's workshop he will also be providing a manuscript critique. Details on deadlines for sign up and when your manuscripts need to be in for the critique will be coming soon.
Tom Monteleone's Writing Workshop $50
Tom Monteleone's Manuscript Critique $30
AUTHOR HEADSHOTS(no healing time required!)
Stacy Scranton has been fascinated by photography ever since she can remember. She currently shoots weddings, family portraits and special events. After graduation, she plans to open a studio with a long-time friend.
Stacy has agreed to come back to KillerCon and will be taking professional shots of the convention capturing all our follies, foibles and priceless moments for posterity (and possibly blackmail).
She will also be doing author headshots for a VERY reasonable rate!
So if you need to update that picture of you from 1999 or you're currently using your cat in place of your stunning face, NOW is your opportunity - grab it by the curls.
More details to come on exact timing, but one slot will be during the book signings.
The Contests You've Come to Love & Expect:
You remember it, you loved it, you CAN’T wait to be a part of it! Here is where you let all those disgusting thoughts that ramble rotting and foul around your brain ooze onto the anticipatory public. They want your phlegm, your puss, your rancid ramblings. So bring your A-game and leave no terrible stone unturned. There should not be enough brain bleach in the world to clear out what you can unleash.
Creative Fiction Contest
What you need: A writing utensil, some paper and a jump-start imagination.
What you get: A prompt, 15 minutes and the chance to show off!
Oh, and a prize if you win.
Come ready to wow and prove you’re not just a pretty face (though it is a lovely face).
Erotic Horror Flash Fiction Contest
Before heading off to the late night parties or sneaking off to hit the slot-machines, blackjack tables, and strip clubs (oh, I know you better than you know yourselves) how about a little erotica to prime the pump? Announcing the Fourth annual Erotic Horror Flash Fiction Contest!
Each contestant will have 3 minutes to arouse and terrify. This is not a Gross-out contest! We want romance and sensuality and genuine chills and terrors. Stories will be judged by our celebrity judges on style, originality, scariness, sexiness, and delivery.
Winners will receive valuable (and possibly useful *oh my*) prizes.
This FABULOUS event is sponsored by none other than OLD NICK MAGAZINE. And if you attended last year's convention you know the hotness that comes from those pages!
There are more wonderful deviousness details to come from Old Nick so keep your eyes peeled...