Announcing the 8 Great Storytellers Second Annual Halloween Issue & Short Story Contest:
Send us your original, unpublished Halloween stories. There is no fee, but entrants must be followers of 8 Great Storytellers’ Blog in order to win a prize. All entries must be received by October 19th. Winner will receive a $20 gift certificate and publication on our blog. Second and third place entries will be published. “Honorable mentions” will be listed, but not published.
Length: 600 to 1500 words. No overt political or religious screeds, please. No poetry. Entries must be unpublished in any form, including the Internet, until after judging is completed. Entries must be publishable, e.g., no works based on 3rd party intellectual property.
Submission implies the entrant’s consent to publish their your story if it wins. By entering the contest, the writer certifies that the entry is solely the writer’s intellectual property.
Stories must be pasted into the body of your email; no attachments will be opened. Email subject line should read: 8Great Halloween Contest. Send to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Make sure your name and email address appear only in the top of the email, well above the story’s title. Story text must not contain any identification, e.g., author or email address. Judges will see the story and title only. Winners will be selected at the total discretion of the 8 Great Storytellers administration.
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