For your work to be accepted by HorrorPalace.com, it must maintain these minimum standards:
- Proper English grammar and spelling
- No run on sentences, i.e. a three to four line paragraph that is one sentence is most likely a run-on sentence.
- The proper use of conjunctions (and not over use), i.e. “and” “but” “or”
- Articles should be structured and divided into logical paragraphs. Hint: Most paragraphs are more than one sentence long.
- Paragraphs should begin with a topic sentence and the thought should flow thru the paragraph.
- No word stuffing. The article should flow smoothly with efficient word usage.
- Follow the writing style as provided in the request, and/or a compatible style for similar articles appearing on HorrorPalace.com
- Unless otherwise instructed, articles are to be written in the third person (because the reader has no idea of the identity of the author). Likewise, it is not written to a specific person, but an audience, i.e. no “you.”
- Stay on point (subject)
- Our audience is generally familiar with the horror genre, therefore, avoid simplistic explanations of what would be commonly known to this type of audience.
- Use creative insight where your input is required.
- Use known facts such as events, places, people, things, etc.
These have been prepared for you so that before you accept or submit an article to HorrorPalace.com, you will have an awareness of our requirements.
We strive to assist writers and develop a working relationship with all qualified writers, however, we cannot train you how to write. Therefore: Please do not accept or submit an article, if you do not feel confident in meeting these requirements.
Our general policy is to provide writers feedback, at least once, on articles that do not quite meet these requirements. However, if an article does not generally meet the majority of these requirements, then it is typically rejected.
Please submit any questions here.