When witches gather to revel on the Brocken Mountain during Walpurgisnacht this year, they’ll have to do the Beer Barrel Polka without me. April 30th twill be the night I finalize the potential assignments for the 2012 Wicked Women Writers Challenge.
First, I’ll assemble my four mini-cauldrons on my trusty hearth. Please forgive the fact that these vessels resemble coffee cups. It’s the thought that counts. Next, I’ll add magical ingredients to three of these containers. No eye of newt or tongue of dog, mind you. The use of dust bunnies will be far more humane, and I’m tired of seeing them on the floor.
Next, cauldron #1 will receive little slips of paper, each paper containing the name of a single holiday. The slips of paper going into cauldron #2 will each contain the name of a place. Mini-cauldron #3 will receive the names of objects.
Then, after sunrise on May 1, I’ll fill cauldron #4 with the names of those wicked gals who have accepted the 2012 WWW Challenge and have sent me their contracts, short bios and headshots. (Some of the photos and avatars you gals have emailed me are major cool.)
By noon (PDT) on May 1, I’ll draw one slip from each mini-cauldron, record the results, and draw another round, until all the assignments have been made. Then I’ll send each Challenge participant an email with her assignment.
If your contract, bio and headshot don’t reach me until later on May 1, you can still participate, as long as you sent me your basic entrant information by April 15. I won’t draw your assignment until I’ve received the requested materials, however. The deadline for receipt of contracts, bios and headshots is 11:59 pm on Tuesday, May 1.
On May 2, I’ll give the overall list of participants and their assignments to HorrorAddicts.net Hostess Emerian Rich and post the information. Podcasted story audios will be due July 1, 2012. On August 11, stories will air and voting will begin.
Warm & Wicked Wishes,
Laurel Anne Hill
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