Song for Chet: Call for Submissions!

Do you have a canine friend who was born to be a star? Of course you do—anyone can see there’s natural talent in that wagging tail! We’re holding open auditions for our world premiere of the “Song For Chet” music video, where we’ll be sharing an original country song written exclusively for HEART OF BARKNESS, by Spencer Quinn, in partnership with our publisher Tor/Forge and our good friends over at Muttville who rescue and shelter senior dogs.

For the chance to have footage of your pup included, simply record a short video of them doing their usual amazing, wonderful or loving things, with you or solo, or maybe with their canine pals, and email it over to us at along with the following information: your name, your pup’s name, the city and state where you live. Your submission must be an original video that you’ve personally created and which you fully own (no repurposed internet clips!) and to qualify, you should avoid any logos or trademarked images in the background. If you use your cell phone camera, it’s recommended that you hold it horizontally, but if you already have some wonderful footage of you and your 4-legged pal, send it to us no matter what the shape!

Winning clips will be edited for inclusion in our “Song For Chet” music video, which will premiere during the last week of June– so get cracking! The deadline for all submissions is Friday, June 7th at 5pm EST.

Please be sure to read through our standard disclaimer below before you submit your footage. And to the future canine stars of the internet: your moment has arrived!

By submitting your video to, you agree to the following terms:
In consideration of Entrant’s Video being reviewed and evaluated for this Contest, each Entrant hereby grants to Spencer Quinn his consultants, agents and assignees, the exclusive, irrevocable, fully paid, universal license to use, copy, sublicense, transmit, distribute, publicly perform, publish, delete or display such Video, or any portion thereof, in any media now known or hereafter devised including, but not limited to all forms of Internet and wireless protocol. Each Entrant authorizes the Spencer Quinn and any entities affiliated to utilize, for eternity and in any manner they see fit, the Video submitted to, and to make derivative works from such materials solely in connection with the Contest (i.e., to create promotional materials). Each Entrant releases Spencer Quinn, and his assignees, from any and all claims or liability (now known or hereafter arising), including but not limited to any claims for defense and/or indemnity, in connection therewith. Each Entrant agrees and acknowledges that participation in the Contest, including, without limitation, the Entrant’s decision to provide the Entrant’s submission to Spencer Quinn for purposes of the Contest, shall not give rise to any confidential, fiduciary, implied-in-fact, implied-in-law, or other special relationship between Spencer Quinn and Entrant, does not place Spencer Quinn in a position that is any different from the position held by members of the general public with regard to elements of the Entrant’s video submission, and that the only contracts, express or implied, between the Spencer Quinn and Entrant are as set forth in these Official Rules. The Winners may be required to complete and execute additional documents in connection with the rights granted to Spencer Quinn as a condition of prize acceptance. In addition, by participating in the Contest and submitting a Video, each Entrant hereby grants permission (except where prohibited by law) for Spencer Quinn to use Entrant’s Video, name, likeness, voice, quotes, photograph and/or image for the purpose of advertising, trade, or promotion without further notice, permission, compensation or consideration in any and all media now known or hereafter developed throughout the universe, unless prohibited by law. Except as required by law or permitted pursuant to these Contest Official Rules, Spencer Quinn will not share an Entrant’s information with any third parties.


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4 Responses to “Song for Chet: Call for Submissions!”

  1. Wose-The Small and Meek
    1:37 pm on May 24th, 2019


    Finally Friday, and the beginning of a holiday weekend…Yay!

    A Chet music video…What a fun idea!

    W’s&T’s Paw: I think you should enter Teddy’s and Ms. Zeta’s video…It would be perfect!

    RIO! I wish I could crochet! My mom tried to teach me when I was a teenager, but my hand/eye coordination is not very good.

    Create a good day!

  2. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    10:10 pm on May 24th, 2019

    Rose!…Apparently, according to my friend, it is very difficult to learn….grunt!…She is still practicing the first stitch…sigh….Although, it seems very additive as she spends lots of time practicing and then pulling all the stitches out and practicing again….grunt! sheeesh!

  3. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    10:12 pm on May 24th, 2019

    additive = Addictive!…snort!

    Commercialism!….Where is this all coming from?….grunt!…Not from Chet is my first guess…sniff!

  4. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    10:13 pm on May 24th, 2019

    Moderation!….My last comment is in moderation…sniff!….This website is starting to become disturbing…yeeep!

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