02 Feb

Women in Horror Month Blog Talks (Seeking Submissions!)

Event: Women in Horror Month Blog Talk

Date: February 20th-24th, 2017

Organizer(s): Wendy Howard

Contact: whoward65@outlook.com

Website: http://wjhoward.com

Details: Need something to do during Women in Horror Month? Here’s an opportunity to join group blog talks February 20th to 24th. The talks feature creative women in the horror genre talking about horrific topics and their favorite peers.

DEADLINE TO SUBMIT FEB 18TH.

There are 5 topics for the ladies participating in the blog talks. Men are welcome to join in on the Tuesday and Thursday posts because the topics are about the ladies. Join in on as many topics as you like. See the website for topics. Your responses to topics will post with 3-4 other participants in other people’s blogs. You can also add giveaways and drawings to your responses. It’s as simple as filling out this form.

How does it work?

Be Featured in Blog Posts: There are 5 topics for the ladies participating in the blog talks. Men are welcome to join in on the Tuesday and Thursday posts because the topics are about the ladies. Each topic has an assigned post date during the February 20th to 24th time frame–dates and topics are below. Join in on as many topics as you like. Your responses to topics will post with 3-4 other participants in other people’s blogs. You can also add giveaways and drawings to your responses.

Volunteer Your Blog for a Post: We need bloggers to feature submissions for 3-4 participants. You’ll receive a document with everything you need to add your assigned blog post with the ladies responses. You can volunteer for specific topics if you like.

Help Promote the Participants: Everyone participating will promote the blog posts during the week on social media. You’ll receive a plan on how to best help promote the talks.

Below are the topics and schedule:

Monday, February 20th: Choice of Weapons: What have been your favorite weapons to use in your work? Talk about a weapons scene in your work. Or, write something you know about weapons and their use that horror fans would enjoy reading.

Tuesday, February 21st: Favorite Women in Horror: Of the women who create horror, who do you admire? Who do you love? These can be writers, directors, artists, actors, characters, etc. Include a short paragraph on why. Yes, you can add more than one lady you admire.

Wednesday, February 22nd: Scary Confessions: Tell a story about the things that scare the crap out of you. How have your worst nightmares influenced your work.

Thursday, February 23rd: Evil Women Personified in Pop Culture: There are many stereotypes of evil women such as the Witches in Disney movies, the evil stepmother, women of success, the friend who turns psychotic, women killers, and more. Contribute something favorable or critical about these personas as they relate to the horror genre. Talk about women in history who embody evil and have influenced the horror genre. Or discuss how these stereotypes perpetuated in books, movies, and other media.

Friday, February 24th: Torture: Let’s talk torture both physical and psychological. Share something about torture scenes in your own work. Share an example of torture you admire in another writer/artists work. Or share anything else about this topic.
Enter 200-500 word about torture