An Online Gross-Out Tournament

GoreWars #1 Champ: Renee Miller

Congratulations to Renee Miller for winning our first-ever gross-out tournament.  Here is the official announcement.

GoreWars #2 is coming March 14, 2017!

Share the Gore!

Check out our gallery above to read past winning entries.

GoreWars is an online gross-out tournament hosted by @darkfuse.  Each tournament features 16 contestants whose only goal is to disgust our readers in 50 words or less. Each round is determined by our subscribers’ popular vote as well as votes from a panel of judges from our DarkFuse Readers Group (DRG).

  • You will have 50 words to disgust our judges/readers.
  • Must be original content (never before published in full or in part (excerpts extracted from longer works).
  • Stories must be submitted online during the call-out periods (follow @darkfuse on Twitter or sign up for our newsletter for dates of the call-out and official tournament).
  • DarkFuse editors and Readers’ Group will choose the top 16 seeds to duel in an online tournament.
  • Stories will be judged on a combination of the following: a) originality, b) gross-out factor, and c) humor.
  • If author is chosen to compete, author must be prepared to submit up to 4 stories in the tournament (first round, semifinals, quarterfinals + championship).
  • Original stories used in call-out contest may be used in tournament.
  • GoreWars is subscription-based accessed due to some graphic content.
  • Authors retain all rights to their work.
  • All stories submitted in the tournament will be archived in the magazine.

Winner of the tournament will receive:

  • $100 via Paypal (or shop credit)
  • $100 worth of advertising space at DarkFuse Magazine
  • a lifetime subscription to DarkFuse Magazine (worth $129.99)
  • $200 worth of free DarkFuse titles (paperback or limited HC)

The tournament runner-up will receive:

  • $50 via Paypal (or shop credit)
  • $50 worth of advertising space at DarkFuse Magazine
  • a one-year subscription to DarkFuse Magazine (worth $59.88)
  • $100 worth of free DarkFuse titles (paperback or limited HC)

Stories will be judged on a combination of the following: a) originality, b) gross-out factor, and c) humor.

The judges panel consists of the following:

  • DarkFuse Judges Panel—Editors and DarkFuse Readers’ Group (Votes worth 25 votes each)
  • DarkFuse Magazine Paid Subscribers (Votes worth 15 votes each)
  • DarkFuse Newsletter Subscribers (Votes worth 5 votes each)
  • Popular Vote—Public (Votes worth 1 vote each)

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