Horror Story Contests

The “Nivalis” Short Story Contest 2015

Word Limit: Min 2500 words, maximum 6000 words Theme: Nivalis, meaning winter. Prizes: Three Prizes – 1. First prize: US$150, publication and 2 copies of the anthology 2. Second Prize: US$100, publication and 2 copies of the anthology 3. Third Prize: US$100, and publication All published authors get a copy of the anthology. Entry fee: US$10 Submission deadline: 28 Feb 2015 Visit the website for details: http://www.fabulapress.com/the-contest/ Past and present contest judges include Clare Wallace (literary agent with Darley Anderson), Joanna Ezekiel (Author), Brett Alan Sanders (Author), Leela Devi Paniker (Author), Anisha Bhaduri (Award winning...

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Doubleday Books presents the Haunted City Short Story Contest

Want to see your frightening and fantastic work in 2015’s most entertaining collection of horror fiction? Blumhouse Books, from the producers of Paranormal Activity, Insidious, and The Purge, will launch in July 2015, with the publication of THE BLUMHOUSE BOOK OF NIGHTMARES: THE HAUNTED CITY, an anthology of original short fiction written by some of the most inventive voices in horror today. And you have the chance to be included! Doubleday and Blumhouse Books invite you to submit your short story, on the theme of urban horror, for inclusion in The Blumhouse Book of Nightmares: The Haunted City. Your story: – Must fit the theme of urban horror. – Must be less than 2000 words. – Must be your original work. – Must be written in English. Once submissions close, on December 1, 2014, Doubleday and Blumhouse will select six finalists. Final stories will be posted on the Blumhouse Books and Knopf Doubleday websites and social media, where fans can vote on their favorite story. Voting will be open for a period of two weeks after finalists are announced and stories are posted. The winning story will be announced on or around January 1, 2015 and will be included in the e-book and print editions of The Blumhouse Book of Nightmares: The Haunted City. All finalists will receive a hardcover edition of The Blumhouse Book of Nightmares: The Haunted City. Enter...

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