Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Spooky Samhain 2018 Contest

Posted by Randi on Wednesday, May 30, 2018

What they want:
Do you have a scary story to share? Contest will be judged by a panel of three impartial judges, all of whom have a vested interest in the unknown. Scare us, terrify us, and thrill us!

Entries must follow one of the following themes:

‘True Tales of Terror’ are reserved for true experiences you’ve witnessed. Ritual gone wrong? Cryptid got a little up close and personal? Alien attacks at night? Send ’em in. We wanna see every one of them, no matter how small.

‘Spooky Semi-True Stories’ are maybe tall tales, maybe not. They’re more fantastic stories that the reader may not want to know are real or not. Consider a well-crafted story about a shopping mall that may or may not have undergone a quarantine that the local news covered up. The point here is that the reader questions whether the story could have happened or not.

‘Fantastic Frights’ are out and out fiction, the kind of stories there’s no way to fake. We’re talking full-scale zombie apocalypse, axe-wielding clowns, and the works.
Deadline: August 31, 2018
Length: Not specified
Award(s): 1st place: 100 dollars plus contributor’s copy; 2nd place: 50 dollars plus contributor’s copy; 3rd place: 25 dollars plus contributor’s copy. All 7 runner-ups have the choice to have their pieces printed in our Samhain 2018 edition, and will receive a contributor’s copy as payment for their entry.