Jonathan Maberry isn’t an ordinary killer looking for a victim, he’s a New York Times best-selling author and he’s looking for volunteers to die … in his next zombie novel.
Maberry, a multiple Bram Stoker Award-winning author, is known to zombie fans for his Rot and Ruin series for young adults and his adult zombie novel Dead of Night. Gearing up for the latter’s sequel, Fall of Night, Maberry issued an announcement that he is looking for three people to die in the book.
According to the statement, those wishing to die on the page are to submit a one paragraph entry explaining how they would like to die in the book.
Entries can be posted at Maberry’s Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/JonathanMaberry) or on his group page (email@example.com). Or you can send it via email to firstname.lastname@example.org -and put ZOMBIE DEATH SCENE in the subject bar. The rules state you may enter as often as you want. It also doesn’t matter if you were a winner of Maberry’s previous contest to be included in the first book.
All entries must be received by June 15. After that Maberry will pick three winners. Then he will write new versions of their death scenes, working them into the story. Winners will get signed copies of the book and be thanked in the acknowledgements page of the novel. In addition, Maberry will interview each of the winners for his blog as part of the novel’s launch.
You can see the official announcement here.