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Sign up for the World Horror Convention Gross Out Contest

– The competition is now full and sign-ups are closed. Come out Saturday night at 10om to the ballroom to see the show!

Deadite Press is proud to host the most infamous event in all of horror literature – the Gross Out Contest at the World Horror Convention in Portland, OR! This year’s event will be hosted by Deadite Press head editor, Jeff Burk, and he’ll also be providing valuable and awe-inspiring prizes!

The contest is simple – your goal is to tell the most extreme, gag-inducing, vile-filled, piece of literary excrement that your twisted mind can summon. You have three minutes to read the story and then you will be stopped and the audience will decide if you will continue. If you pass that test, you have two more minutes to finish your story – you WILL be cut-off at five minutes!

You will be graded on the following criteria – GROSSNESS, HUMOR, AUDIENCE REACTION, PRESENTATION, and ORIGINALITY.

Props and costumes are highly encouraged!

The event will be taking place Saturday evening, May 10th.

Passing judgment over the night will be:
BRIAN KEENE – author of THE RISING and over fifty other books. He is also the recipient of this year’s World Horror Convention Grand Master Award.
DANIEL KNAUF – creator of HBO’s CARNIVALE and writer for DRACULA and SPARTACUS: BLOOD AND SAND.
JOHN SKIPP – author of numerous novels and short stories as well as being one of the founding authors of the Splatterpunk movement.
ROSE O’KEEFE – head publisher of ERASERHEAD PRESS, which is at the forefront of the bizarro, extreme horror, and alt lit genres.

If you think you have what it takes, send an email to DeaditePress at Gmail dot Com with the subject line: GROSS OUT SIGN UP.

Spots are extremely limited!

Note: You must be a registered attendee of the World Horror Convention to compete.

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