So it seems like a perfect opportunity to run a gothic novel themed challenge in July that anyone from around the world can get involved in. All you have to do is make something creative (eg story, poetry, art, game, music, films, pictures, soundscape etc) inspired by the gothic novel genre and share it here by the end of July.
Take a look at this list of popular gothic novels for inspiration.
This jam is being run as part of July's Read Watch Play online book, film, music, game discussion group, but you don't have to be involved in Read Watch Play to get involved in the jam. As we've said it's open to all.
As part of the jam we also want you to use at least one of the images on the British Library Flickr account as inspiration for your submission. They're freely available for anyone to use. One set you might find useful in particular is the Ghosts & Ghoulish images album, but don't feel you need to limit yourself to this set of images.