Member-Sponsored Haunted Contest
All sorts of things can haunt a person; ghosts, regrets, memories, places, faces, you name it. For the Haunted contest I want you to explore what haunts one of your characters. Get as creative as you want with your haunting but make sure it evokes emotion. All genres are welcome. Perhaps it’s fear, lust, or remorse that consumes your character. Just make sure the emotions are raw and powerful, whatever they may be.
Your story should have a complete arc that gives an introduction, body, and ending to qualify it as a stand alone piece. You may use sections from your work in progress but chapters from your novel will be eliminated from judging. The work should be posted as a short story or flash fiction. Poetry will not be included in this contest.
Judging will be based on clean writing, strong emotion, and a unique story. All genres are welcome.
Prize money for this contest is provided by the Scribophile Writing Contest Prize Fund.
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|1st prize:||$100 cash via PayPal|
|2nd prize:||$75 cash via PayPal|
|3rd prize:||$50 cash via PayPal|
|4th prize:||10 karma points|
Only one entry per member. Multiple entries will be disqualified.
Entries must have Public visibility on Scribophile until winners are announced.
No novel chapters, poetry, or scripts.
Entries must be 3,000 words or less, by Scribophile’s count.
Deadline is 11:59pm, September 30th, UTC.
If you have placed in a contest in the past with a piece, you may not resubmit that piece to this contest.
All genres welcome. Fiction and Nonfiction are permitted.
To enter the contest, post your work on Scribophile and check the box that says “Enter this work into the Member-Sponsored Haunted Contest.” Your work will automatically be considered. The check box will be visible until the contest deadline, which is in UTC time.
Entry is free, but you’ll need karma points to post your work. You can earn karma points by writing critiques of other members work.
First, second and third place winners must have a valid PayPal account.