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Post Posted:: February 14th, 2017, 1:31 pm 
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Short Ghost and Horror Story Collection Vol. 030

NEW READERS: Please read the Newbie Guide to Recording and do a short test recording before submitting here, just to make sure that all your settings are OK. Then please read this post carefully and refer back to it. It has all the information you need to submit a recording successfully.

  1. How to submit a story, and 'how it all works' here
    Please select and record any short ghost or horror story in the public domain. Try to stick to works that run less than 60 minutes. There is no need to "sign-up" before recording... as long as the work is clearly in the public domain, just start recording. Multiple versions are always welcome, so don't worry whether someone else has recorded your selection already; we're happy to hear your version too. :)

    A ghost or horror story should have something of an otherworldly or gruesome nature at its core. (Preferably, it should be nominally fictional, but there are enough 'true' ghost stories that will be accepted into this collection as well.) Take a look at the various collections in this forum and decide which collection your story would work best in. You can find suggestions here.

    Please note that a lot of Lovecraft's work is still under copyright - there's a thread here that has an up-to-date list of confirmed PD stories.


    Click "Post reply" at the top left of the screen and tell us which story you are submitting to the collection. Please include all this information:

    • link to the text source
    • author name
    • title of the story
    • duration (runtime) of the file
    • if this is your first recording: how you would like to be listed in the LibriVox catalogue. We can also link to a personal web site/blog.

    Read points 5. to 7. below for what to do before, during and after your recording, and how to send your file.
  2. New to recording?
    Please read our Newbie Guide to Recording!
  3. Is there a deadline?
    No. This collection will be open until it is full (20 stories have been submitted), at which point another one may be started.
  4. Where can I find horror and ghost stories?
    A good source for ghost and horror stories is https://web.archive.org/web/20141105215835/http://www.classichorrorstories.com/. Of course there will also be bunches on Gutenberg.

    Previous Short Ghost and Horror Collections can be found here - duplicate versions are fine, though not in the same volume.
  5. BEFORE recording:
    Please check the Recording Notes:
    http://librivox.org/forum/viewtopic.php?p=6427#6430

    Set your recording software to:
    Bit Rate: 128 kbps
    Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz
  6. DURING recording:
    Leave no more than 0.5-1 second of silence at the beginning of your file.
    Make sure you add this to the beginning and end of your recording:
    Start of recording (Intro)
    • "[Story title] by [Author name]. - This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information, or to volunteer, please visit: librivox DOT org"
    • If you wish, say:
      "Recording by [your name]"
    • Say:
      "[Story title] by [Author name]."
    End of recording
    • At the end of the section, say:
      End of [Story Title]"
    • If you wish, say:
      "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
    Please leave 5 seconds silence at the end of your recording, or 10 seconds for files longer than 30 minutes!
  7. AFTER recording:
    Need noise-cleaning?
    Listen to your file through headphones. If you can hear some background noise, you may want to clean it up a bit (optional).

    The new (free) version 1.3.3. of Audacity (Mac/Win) has much improved noise-cleaning. See this LibriVox wiki page for a complete guide.

    Save files as
    128 kbps MP3
    File Name: (lower case, separated by underscores):

    ghohor030_shorttitleinoneword_author_readersinitials_128kb.mp3, e.g. ghohor030_roomintower_benson_ce_128kb.mp3

    ID3 V2 tags
    (To find out more about ID3 tags, go to our wiki: http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/What_is_ID3)
    Add the following tags to your .mp3 file (how you do this depends on which software you use – if you are unsure about ID3 tags, send me a message). Please mind upper and lower case!

    - Title/Name: [Story Title] (e.g. The Room in the Tower)
    - Artist: [Author Name] (e.g. E.F. Benson)
    - Album: LibriVox Short Ghost and Horror Story Collection Vol. 030

    Please ignore tags for Genre and Track Number - these will be filled in automatically at the cataloguing stage.

    Transfer of files (completed recordings)
    Please always post in this forum thread when you've sent a file.
    Also, post the length of the recording (file duration: mm:ss) together with the link.


Any questions?
Please post below or PM me.

Please don't download files belonging to projects in process (unless you are the BC or PL). Our servers are not set up to handle the greater volume of traffic. Please wait until the project has been completed. Thanks!

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Post Posted:: February 15th, 2017, 11:36 am 

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The Finest Story in the World by Rudyard Kipling.

http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/2806

https://librivox.org/uploads/bart/ghohor030_fineststory_kipling_ta_128kb.mp3

Length: 01:10:35

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Post Posted:: February 15th, 2017, 1:52 pm 
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Thank you Tony.
Ready for PL

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Post Posted:: February 15th, 2017, 5:07 pm 

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Is it policy to do stories of less than an hour?
I am looking at one and it would probably be 70-80 minutes. Would that be ok?


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Post Posted:: February 16th, 2017, 11:12 am 

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Dickon the Devil by Joseph Sheridan le Fanu.

http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/12592?msg=welcome_stranger

https://librivox.org/uploads/bart/ghohor030_dickon_lefanu_ta_128kb.mp3

Length: 29:39

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Post Posted:: February 16th, 2017, 12:35 pm 
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dg73 wrote:
Is it policy to do stories of less than an hour?
I am looking at one and it would probably be 70-80 minutes. Would that be ok?

In principle we stay under one hour, but when a story really belongs here, I'm prepared to look the other way.
Bart

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Post Posted:: February 16th, 2017, 12:39 pm 
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adonis wrote:

Thank you Tony,
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Post Posted:: February 16th, 2017, 1:15 pm 

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How about "The Inmost Light" by Arthur Machen?

http://www.gutenberg.org/cache/epub/25016/pg25016.txt


bart wrote:
dg73 wrote:
Is it policy to do stories of less than an hour?
I am looking at one and it would probably be 70-80 minutes. Would that be ok?

In principle we stay under one hour, but when a story really belongs here, I'm prepared to look the other way.
Bart


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Post Posted:: February 16th, 2017, 1:24 pm 
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I think, since the story is split up in four chapters, this one should be a project on its own.
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Post Posted:: February 16th, 2017, 4:47 pm 

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Bart;
Ok, I'll find another one to do. Thanks for the feedback.

bart wrote:
I think, since the story is split up in four chapters, this one should be a project on its own.
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Post Posted:: February 17th, 2017, 4:02 pm 

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Schalken the Painter by Joseph Sheridan le Fanu.

http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/1169

https://librivox.org/uploads/bart/ghohor030_schalken_lefanu_ta_128kb.mp3

Length: 01:06:59

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Post Posted:: February 19th, 2017, 8:04 am 

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One for the collection;


https://librivox.org/uploads/bart/ghohor030_themanwhofoundout_blackwood_dg_128kb.mp3
38.52 kb
41:05
source:
http://www.gutenberg.org/cache/epub/38310/pg38310.txt


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Post Posted:: February 19th, 2017, 12:32 pm 
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Two stories added and ready for PL.
Thank you!

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Post Posted:: February 20th, 2017, 6:30 am 

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I'm back again :lol: to DPL
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Post Posted:: February 21st, 2017, 1:42 am 

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I want to submit H.P. Lovecraft's, 'The Outsider', which was published in 1926, so would appear to be not in the public domain. See this thread:

viewtopic.php?t=12722

However, admin TriciaG has said that it was previously published on here, in collection #26. Can anyone let me know if it would be OK to post?

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