Thursday, June 04, 2009

Deathscribe 2009 Accepting Submissions: Horror Audio Drama Fest

Would like to let you know about WildClaw Theatre's Second Annual International Ten Minutes of Terror Radio Play Festival.

Whew. Otherwise known as DEATHSCRIBE 2009.

Last October we brought almost 400 theatre, horror, and old-time radio fans together in Chicago's historic Music Box Theatre on a Monday night for a festival of short, scary radio dramas. Live actors, live foley artists and live musicians -- it was fantastic. And the pieces we produced were drawn from submissions we received from writers and horror enthusiasts all over the world.

We're doing it again. And we'd like y'all to be a part of it. We're looking for short pieces -- ten minutes or so -- written in audio drama format. And we're looking for scary. It could be old-school suspense, it could be gratuitous violence, it could be psychological terror, it could be a rubber monster romp.

We think it's an interesting challenge for a writer: ten pages, dialogue and sound effects only, and scary. We had about forty submissions last year, and every single one had a different take on the challenge. This year, we'd like to see your take.

Here is a page with all the official rules and whatnot. And for inspiration, here is a link to our daily blog where we have podcast recordings of last year's five winning pieces. Think you can beat them? We'd love to read it, perform it live and record it for posterity.

Hope to hear from you soon (before the end of July!).

Cheers and happy nightmares,

The WildClaw Mailing Daemon

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