I'm a huge fan of Halloween, if you haven't guessed by my choices in books and movies. To gear up for the season and to celebrate untapped talent, I'm hosting my first Halloween Short Story Contest. I'm looking for the best up to 750 word short story that celebrates trick or treating, apple bobbing, creeping out your sister or brother, and avoiding the spirits of the night.
This sounds great! But what's the trick? Where's the treat? Literary Asylum will post the winning story on this website on Halloween. The author will also get a Mary Shelley Frankenstein/Literary Asylum book bag with some wonderful spooky treats inside.
Okay, now I'm sold, what are the rules?
1) The story needs to be about a celebration of Halloween.
2) Up to 750 words, no longer. Anything longer will be sent to the Underworld.
3) Keep your story for young readers up to 12/13 yrs old. Not looking for YA.
4) Deadline for the story is October 15th, Midnight PST
5) Please send your submissions to LiteraryAsylum@hotmail.com
6) One story submission per person
7) Illustrations are welcome (as long as you own the rights to place them with your story), otherwise we will put an image along with your story.
Writing short stories are a great way to flex your story telling muscle, get more eyeballs on your literary talent, and entertain those kiddies that like things that slither in dark corners.
What are you waiting for?! Get those fingers working. Let's celebrate the Season of the Witch, The Pumpkin King, and the belly aches after eating an entire bag of sugary goodness.
"Halloween in the Time of Cholera" provided by SteveChasmar Flikr