Have you ever wanted to be on the cover of a zombie novel? Now’s your chance! Just in time for Halloween, acclaimed indie publisher Creeping Hemlock Press/Print Is Dead announces The Zombie Census contest.

The Zombie Census

The modern American zombie first shuffled onto the scene in 1968, in George A. Romero’s landmark horror classic, Night Of The Living Dead. Over forty years later, the walking dead are everywhere, and we need you to help us keep tabs on this ever-growing pustulent population.

In celebration of the release of the fourth novel from Print Is Dead, Martin Mundt’s Reanimated Americans, comes The Zombie Census.

Are you a zombieholic? A cadaveriffic cadet? An undead aficionado? Have you always wanted to see yourself through milky uncomprehending eyes? Or are you just going as a zombie for Halloween? If you said “Yes” to any of these questions, you should know that speaking responses aloud to internet questionnaires is actually unnecessary! And also that this contest is for you … We want to count you among the living dead!

It’s simple: email us a photo of yourself as a zombie, DMV/photo ID style, just like the pics on this page. You can use make up or Photoshop or both (but please, none of those silly zombie apps — show some creativity).

All entries will be posted on Creeping Hemlock Press, and the Grand Prize winner — chosen by none other than the legendary John Skipp — will appear in some form on the cover of Reanimated Americans, to be released December 20, 2011.


Third Place: a signed copy of Reanimated Americans by Martin Mundt.

Second Place: signed copies of all four current Print Is Dead novels: Pray To Stay Dead by Mason James Cole, World In Red by John Sebastian Gorumba, Scavengers by Nate Southard, and Reanimated Americans.

Grand Prize: In addition to an appearance on the cover of Reanimated Americans, you will receive all four signed books and a special zombie surprise pack.


One photo per person, so send us your best (worst) mug. Photos should be in jpg format and should be at least 1200×1800 pixels with a maximum file size of 5mb. We’re looking for simple zombie mug shots against a blank or single-color background — nothing pornographic. No feasting zombies. No photos of actual dead bodies (because at least one of you was thinking about doing that).

Email photos to: [email protected]. Include your name (and the name of the photographer if credit is desired) in the body of the email.

Submission implies acceptance of these terms: The winning photo and two runners-up become exclusive intellectual property of Creeping Hemlock Productions, LLC. In the case of non-winning/non-placing submissions, Creeping Hemlock Productions, LLC is granted the right so use images for promotional purposes only and all other rights (e.g. reproduction and sale) remain with the author.

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