We're after short Horror Stories!
According to Wikipedia, Horror Fiction is any medium intended to scare, unsettle, or horrify the reader. Historically, the cause of the "horror" experience has often been the intrusion of an evil--or, occasionally, misunderstood element into everyday human experience. Since the 1960s, any work of fiction with a morbid, gruesome, or exceptionally or frightening theme has come to be called "horror".
"Ghost stories" are being collected separately; they generally involve subtlety and indirection. Horror stories often do not. Of course, some stories can go into either collection, but for me, the difference is in the reader's / listener's reaction to the story: it's a Ghost Story when you get a shiver and an Eeek and a Horror Story with a grimace and an Urrgh.
For some stories to read, there's Horrormasters ... and more at Literary Gothic
I've seen a note on one site "Please note that Lovecraft’s fiction is still considered to be under copyright by Arkham House, and any texts presently available on the web without their consent are in violation of that copyright." .. but there has been a discussion in this forum about it: http://librivox.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3513&highlight=copyright+Lovecraft ... please check there before reading Lovecraft stories.
After 10 stories are submitted, we will collect them, catalog them, and make them available to the public.
- Begin your recording with the standard Librivox Disclaimer: "This is a Librivox recording. All Librivox Recordings are in the public domain. For more information and to find out how you can volunteer, please visit Librivox.org"
- Say: "[Story Title], by [Author Name]"
- At end, say: "End of [Story Title], by [Author Name]"
- Please leave a minimum of 3 seconds of silence at the end of your recording. If the recording is over 30 minutes long, leave 5 seconds; if an hour or more, 10 seconds. This is because some players cut off the end of mp3 recordings on playback.
- Recording info: http://librivox.org/forum/viewtopic.php?p=6427#6430
- More recording info: http://librivox.org/about-recording/
- Even more recording info: http://librivox.org/wiki/moin.cgi/NewbieGuideToRecording
File Name: (lower case, with words separated by underscores):
story_title_author_lastname_readers_initials.mp3 (e.g. mystery_of_death_sexton_py.mp3)
(Don't include punctuation - such as apostrophes - in the title, and abbreviate it if it's long, or starts with "the" or "a" etc.)
- Title/Name: [Story Title] (e.g. The Mystery of Death)
- Artist: [Author Name] (e.g. Mortimer Sexton)
- Album: LibriVox Short Horror Stories - 001
- Year: 2006
- Genre: Speech
- Track: (leave blank)
- Comment: (optional) Recorded by [your name/pseudonym plus your url, if you wish]
- If you have your own server space, you may simply post a link to your completed file in this forum
- Or send it via http://www.yousendit.com with my email as the recipient (peter[dot]planete[at]tiscali[dot]co[dot]uk) ... in this case please also post the generated link in this forum.
- If you can't get either of these options to work, PM me and I can give you a hand.
- Source from which you read (i.e. Gutenberg etext url)
- Your name as you would like it to appear on the catalog page.
- URL of your homepage if you have one you would like linked to your name on the catalog page.
They'll be stored there until the collection is complete. Please feel free to download from there and proof-listen any of the stories; any that aren't proofed by the time the collection is complete will be passed to the Listeners thread before the collection is passed to the catalog.
(Updated 20th February 2007)
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