On June 5, we lost our literary luminary and friend Ray Bradbury at the age of 91. Ray was a true visionary whose contributions to the literary world stretch well beyond his many books, stories, poems and plays. In honor of Ray this year, we would like participants to consider the idea of “influence” when creating their entry. Ray always recognized Halloween as having a major impact on his life and writing. In turn, participants are asked to submit an entry that expresses how Ray Bradbury has been an inspiration to their own life or work. Deadline for entries is October 1, 2012.