The Horror Writers Association (HWA) has launched a new promotional campaign for the genre – Horror Selfies. The campaign highlights the exceptional work, both literary and cinematic, produced by the horror genre. The HWA is utilizing the vast reach of social media to provide a platform through which people can tell the world why they love horror, and to promote literacy and reading among children and Young Adults, ot to support a local library.
Authors, readers, actors, directors, fans and followers are invited to submit a selfie to www.HorrorSelfies.com in which they hold a sign encouraging others to read horror/dark fantasy, to watch horror movies, or to write horror. The site’s homepage contains featured selfies from many of the genre’s biggest names (Stephen King, Ramsey Campbell, Ellen Datlow and Stephen Jones, to name but a few).
Those who submit get a personal page they can share with friends on social media, as well as the chance to win signed horror novels if they submit before Halloween. At the end of October a random selfie will be selected and the winner will get a whole swag of signed horror novels!
My contribution is below, and you can also access the page directly at http://horrorselfies.com/carl-barker/
NOW GO GET YOUR SCARE ON!!