After we started running for a while… I came to the belief that Shoggoth.net often functions as the “Minor Leagues” of the Cthulhu Mythos & Weird Fiction community. So far we’ve had to pull articles from the site because they have been published in print anthologies, we’ve had a fan who enjoyed the site without posting start my favorite game company, and most recently, we had a guy submit an entry into our art contest and got a cover deal out of it. Brave readers, you have no idea how proud this makes me. So, as you read this, if you have a creative leaning, a crazy idea, or other exciting idea.. write them up and send them in. You may think your idea sucks. You may be right. BUT those who read your work will make suggestions and comments in the comments and can help you create better next time. You may inspire someone else to post their work. You may be wrong and end up getting some paying work. A good & trusted friend told me just today; “there are LOADS of good people, talented people, who just need some encouragement. We need to train a new crop, because the Great Old Ones are starting to die off.”
Truer words have never been said. Submit, submit often, and we’ll continue to do our best to bring you our worst. Our most horrid, our most alien, our most dispicable. Because here’s our secret. We are you. Shoggoth.net is ran by and for you, the creepy kids of all ages who read our stories, play our games, and draw our pictures and write our tales. For this, I am most honored and humbled. Thank you each and every one of you, yes, even those of you who have never submitted and never will. Our only hope is that we live up to the great expectation and duty you’ve chosen to bestow on us. We shall endeavour to increase our presence and our reach. We shall hit up all the conventions we’re able to so that if you can’t make it, you can feel like you’re there (HP Lovecraft Film Fest: Portland videos are coming soon). We shall try to get more contests up, we are working behind the scenes to develop new technologies for the site to offer users more functionality. Like the creatures of our namesake, we work tirelessly; day & night, to serve the community and enrich the mythos we all love.
Here is the link to the Golden Goblin Press posting about it.
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Matt “trollboy” Wiseman
Head Weirdo of Shoggoth.net