Member-Sponsored Horror In a Flash Contest
|Deadline:||May 30, 2020|
The only thing better than a good horror story is a good horror story told in flash fiction! That’s what this contest is all about: I want to be scared, and I want it quick! 1,000 words or less, to be precise.
All sub-genres of horror are welcome, but I do tend to prefer psychological horror over blood and gore—that doesn’t mean you can’t enter blood and gore if you want, just something to consider.
Entries will be judged on the following:
Mood, tone, and character—I want dark and formidable, a sense that everything is about to go terribly wrong, and I want interesting, unforgettable characters.
Flash fiction form—the best flash fiction tells a complete story, it just does it in 1,000 words or less. There is a beginning, a middle, and an end, and the ending is more than just a twist that we didn’t see coming, or worse, a twist we saw coming right away.
Spelling, punctuation, and grammar—a typo or two is fine, but it’s disappointing when an otherwise amazing story is full of spelling and grammar mistakes, and with flash fiction those mistakes really stand out.
Have fun, and good luck!
Prize money for this contest is provided by the Scribophile Writing Contest Prize Fund.
Winners have been announced! Log in to see them.
|1st prize:||$75 via PayPal|
|2nd prize:||$50 via PayPal|
|3rd prize:||$25 via PayPal|
|4th prize:||$15 via PayPal|
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 1,000 words or less, per Scribophile's count.
Deadline is Midnight, May 30th, UTC time.
If you have placed in a contest in the past with a piece, you may not resubmit that piece to this contest.
To enter the contest, post your work on Scribophile and check the box that says, “Enter this work into the Member-Sponsored Horror in a Flash Contest.” Your work will be automatically 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.
Winners must have a valid PayPal account to receive prize money.