Ba a part of Horrorgasm!

Would you like to participate in Horrorgasm as an artist or vendor? Please fill out the application form on this page. Spaces are limited so be sure to get your submission in before they run out!!

Submission Guidelines

Note: Submissions MUST inclued a link to a portfolio or an Instagram page for consideration.

The Guidelines are split into General Public Section Guidelines and 21+ Section Guidelines.

Subject matter can be from any genre of horror; however, graphic or bloody art will be designated for the 21+ Section.

We understand that there is an extremely fine line we’re walking here at Horrorgasm. The 21+ Section is meant to push the envelope rather than fall fully into the abyss. Mature Content is a sensitive topic and what may be artistic to one person may be disturbing to another, so please keep that in mind when you are considering creating a piece for the 21+ section. Trust us, we want the frightening, the suspense, mayhem, and the spooky! We also want everyone to enjoy and celebrate All-Things-Horror without being completely traumatized. That’s what clowns are for.

 

GENERAL PUBLIC SECTION GUIDELINES:

WHAT’S PERMITTED:

Original art referencing scenes from movies, TV, or books are permitted. (Must follow what’s in the NOT PERMITTED GUIDELINES.)

  • Example of PERMITTED: Whatever Wednesday Addams gets herself into that has been shown on TV or film, including her drinking from a bottle labelled as “Poison.”
  • Example of NOT PERMITTED: Portraying Wednesday Addams as “sexy” or in a sexual context.

Clowns and dinosaurs are, unfortunately, permitted.

Implications of mild violence for example, where a “Hero” or protagonist is defeating a villain/enemy/clown/dinosaur.

WHAT’S NOT PERMITTED:

Please, no nudity or Mature Audience related art.

  • For a list of what qualifies as Mature Content, please see the 21+ SECTION GUIDELINES:
  • Basically, none of that is permitted unless specified in the GENERAL PUBLIC SECTION – WHAT’S PERMITTED GUIDELINES.

Themes that Promote and Depict the following:

  • Excessive violence, assault, including but not limited to sexual assault, torture against humans or animals.
  • Hate Speech or content that promotes hatred or discrimination against individuals or groups on the basis of race, ethnic or national origin, religion, marital status, disability, gender, age, or sexual orientation.
  • Includes promotion or honoring of hate symbols.

21+ SECTION GUIDELINES:

**Please check with us first if you are unsure whether your piece may or may not have questionable content prior to the event.

WHAT’S PERMITTED:

Nudity, partial nudity with sexual implications, art with sexual implications regardless of nudity or not and Mature Audience related art are permitted with the following restrictions:

  • No pornography, hentai, or other form of erotic content. (We’re all about having horrorgasms, not pornorgasms.)
  • Please note that anime/manga girls portrayed in a sexy way can be interpreted as child pornography, therefore we encourage artists not to create this kind of content for Horrorgasm.
  • Any displays of sexual organs or activities intended to stimulate erotically rather than aesthetic purposes or emotional feelings are subject to Horrorgasm’s moderation

The use of expletives (i.e. strong language) is permitted.

Original art referencing scenes from movies, TV, or books are permitted. (Must follow what’s in the NOT PERMITTED GUIDELINES and please refer back to the nudity/sexual content restrictions for limitations.)

References to Drugs and Alcohol are permitted with the following restrictions:

  • Subjects can consume or imply the consumption of alcohol, tobacco, or marijuana.
  • Subjects can make references to harder drugs (cocaine, heroin, ecstasy, etc.) but they cannot be depicted consuming hard drugs
    (If a scene has hard drugs as a part of the storyline, it cannot be glorified or encouraged.)
  • Addictions can be referenced provided that the representation is respectful, contextually appropriate and doesn’t glorify being an addict.

Implications of mild violence – EXAMPLE: where a “Hero” or protagonist is defeating a villain/enemy/clown/dinosaur.

  • Mild imagery of blood and gore can be depicted or referenced provided that the representation is respectful, contextually appropriate and doesn’t glorify murder/violence.

WHAT’S NOT PERMITTED:

Themes that Promote and Depict the following:

  • Excessive violence, assault, including but not limited to sexual assault, torture against humans or animals.
  • Hate Speech or content that promotes hatred or discrimination against individuals or groups on the basis of race, ethnic or national origin, religion, marital status, disability, gender, age, or sexual orientation. (Includes promotion or honoring of hate symbols.)
  • Excessive drug use or glorification of addiction. Please see the WHAT’S PERMITTED section for the full details about this theme.
  • Self-harm is not permitted.
  • Nudity or Sexual Implications: Please see the WHAT’S PERMITTED section for the full details about this theme.