Artwork Needed!

I always value the help of an artist since, unfortunately for me, my creative talents end with my writing. So, if you ever you get a spare minute and you find yourself feeling particularly artsy, you could perhaps contribute to The Mausoleum Scriptures in one of the following ways:

  • Design our logo

It definitely feels a little bit bare without a logo to tie the site together. We’re looking for something that people will see and will immediately be able associate it with The Mausoleum Scriptures. If you are interested, have a scroll through our posts and get a feel for the kind of atmosphere  we try to conjure with our work. If multiple suggestions are put forward, the most suitable logo will be selected and the rest will be featured in a separate post, so no work will be wasted.

  • Add to already published pieces

Quite frankly, the works that have gone without featured images look a lot less appealing than those that do have them. I would hate for any work to be overlooked because of this. I’m looking for people who can resurrect these artless pieces by adding a splash of visual creativity. All interpretations are welcome – have a read through the pieces and see what images they provoke for you:

  1. Poetry by Tyler Turner
  2. Creepy Kids – Good Friday Adventure 
  3. Untitled Poem by Tyler Turner
  4. Awake Alone at Night 
  5. Midweek Downpour 
  6. Premature Decay 
  7. Pray-Ground
  8. Patchwork Romance 
  9. The Curiosity Cabinet 
  • Promotional atrwork

Recently, I have been working on some short TMS-style stories that I hope to sell on. I would be extremely grateful if people were to give me a hand promoting these pieces when the relevant time comes along. This will involve designing posters and producing artwork inspired by the stories.

Also, I am going to be looking for a potential cover designer, but please only step forward for this if you are serious about your art and can commit to the project.

More information regarding this project will come in the near future, but for now I would just like to know who would be interested in helping out.

Of course, as always, all work you put forward will be credited to you and any links to personal blogs will be added if you wish them to be. If you are interested in getting involved, either email me at themausoleumscriptures@gmail.com or contact me through Facebook.

Thanks,

Tyler

Creepy Kids – Get Involved!

It is very exciting to see so many young people interested in contributing to The Mausoleum Scriptures. My blog focuses on the weird and creepy, but there isn’t an age limit on who can get involved. The darkly inclined should be embraced no matter how old they are.

Growing up, I never had a platform like this from which I could express my passion for writing. Schools tend to nurture academic talents and cast the creative aside. I decided to start the Creepy Kids segment because I want to provide creative youngsters with that platform, and give them a reason to read, share, write and create in a stress-free, pressure-free environment.

What you can do:

  • Spooky Short Stories

As long as it is short and spooky, the topic of your story could be whatever you like. It can also be as true as you like; if you’ve had any creepy encounters then let us know about them by transforming them into terrifying tales! Try and keep stories below 1,000 words if you can, but don’t worry if you go a little over.

  • Petrifying Poems

If poetry is more your thing then show us what you’ve got. All forms are fine; haikus, limericks, ballads, acrostics etc. just please, no sonnets about sparkly vampires.

  • Awesome Articles

If you’ve read a book or watched a film that has sent shivers down your spine then let us hear about it! Write a review and rate it out of five. If you visit somewhere creepy, or have a spooky encounter of your own, let us know about them too! There are no limits to what you can write about in an article (as long as it’s still horror related of course).

  • Atmospheric Art

The Mausoleum Scriptures is primarily a literature blog, but we appreciate that words and imagery come hand in hand. Paintings, drawings, photography and any other creative forms of art you can think of will be accepted as long as their content is appropriate.

You will be credited for all work that you send in. Please make sure you ask for permission before doing so.

All contributions can be sent to me via themausoleumscriptures@gmail.com. I can also be reached through my personal Facebook (Tyler Turner) and The Mausoleum Scriptures Twitter page (@MausoleumScript).

(Local contributors only): Alternatively, if you don’t have access to a computer, you can either give them to me personally (if you are likely to see me) or hand them to Alex Turner or Ben Turner at school.