So, you think you have good comedy chops, and you love horror huh?
Write a sample review of a horror movie or short film. Be as cheeky as you want. But be creative, and above all else, make it entertaining. Make people glad that they took the time to read it. Then email it to our Editor-in-Chief, Cassie Carnage at email@example.com, with the subject, “I’m Funny Too! Check it!”
If we like your work and think that you are a good fit to be a “Bloody Whisperteer,” we will contact you and let you know what the next steps are. Don’t worry, even if we don’t like it, we’ll send you an email thanking you for taking the time to submit to us, because we’re cool like that.
We are currently accepting original short horror stories, opinion pieces and review articles.
Short Horror Stories:
We accept original short horror stories between 1,000 and 5,000 words. No re-prints please! If they have already been posted on other websites and are then posted here, it would hurt both website’s search engine rankings on results pages. And that’s not cool. We don’t do that here.
Horror Movie and Book Review Articles and Opinion Pieces:
All review articles and opinion pieces for Bloody Whisper must be horror related. They can be between 1,000 and 2,500 words in length. Longer posts will be considered, and may be broken up into two parts or more. Please include a short three or four sentence bio about yourself, your website or other works. We want to promote you and help you gain an audience.
All posts are written in AP-Style. If you aren’t familiar with it, or you want to brush up on it, here’s a good place to start: Purdue University Online Writing Lab
Always fact check.
Let me repeat this for you.
ALWAYS. FACT. CHECK!
Why? Because we’re not like other horror sites. Even though we are humor oriented and may occasionally make up stuff (because, let’s face it, parody is hilarious), we still need to give people the best information out there to make Bloody Whisper the #1 website for horror lovers.
Think you can handle it? Good.
For those of you that are too lazy to click the link, here’s a quick recap of AP Style:
All Titles of movies, books, and video games are to be in quotations. For instance:
“The Strain” by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan.
However, the Bible, and books or reference catalogs do not require quotations.
The Washington Post
Any quotations or sentences used from another source must be cited within the text.
According to author Joe Schmoe at Bloody Disgusting, the average movie goer eats one gallon of popcorn per movie.
In his book about the propagation of Gremlins, Jonathan Carter states that “in order to prevent overpopulation of Gremlins, do not feed them after midnight. Failure to do so will result in a massive population explosion, which will require major pest control operations to eliminate.”
Write in the inverted pyramid structure. The base, or most important parts of the article appear at the top, in the lead paragraph. The lead paragraph is the first paragraph that contains the topic sentence, which should be written in a way to grab reader’s interest and their attention, encouraging them to read on further into the article.
The lead paragraph is followed by explanations and examples that support the lead article. For in-depth info regarding this style can be read here: https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/735/04/
Any horror news articles need dates to keep the post “evergreen.” If something was just release this week, you must add the date, or at the very least, say the second week of Month, Year, such as January, 2015. This removes any confusion that a reader may have.