A few days ago I received an email from the lovely Lauren Harsma of Inkitt who let me know about a new FREE competition they are running… for fans of horror, do read on. And if you don’t write horror, have a go. Writing dark is very therapeutic. I’m writing a series about a serial killer (yet I’ve not killed anyone in real life) so I should know. 🙂
Inkitt’s “Darkest Place” Horror Contest, starting 2nd Feb 2015 (ends 28th Feb)
What is Inkitt?
Inkitt is a free platform for writers to cultivate ideas and watch their stories grow. On our site, users collaborate with fellow writers and readers to give each other feedback and improve their work. Our vision is to help writers get the exposure they deserve and the publishing deals they covet without having to jump through the fiery hoops of traditional publishing, or wade in the shark-infested waters of self-publishing.
What is the theme of the horror contest?
“You are in the darkest place in the world.” (This theme can be interpreted literally or figuratively.) We want writers who will submit their blood-curdlers, spine-tinglers, skin-crawlers, and hair-raisers; writers who will make it their duty to scare and shock their readers; writers who can really take us to the darkest place in the world.
What are the guidelines?
It’s all about fiction: flashes and shorts up to 10,000 words, written from any point of view. Entries must be posted on the Inkitt contest page to be considered eligible. The contest opens on February 2nd and closes on February 28th. The contest is completely free to enter, and authors will retain all rights to any and all work submitted in the contest.
What are the prizes?
- 1st Prize: $25 Amazon gift card, Inkitt custom mug, Inkitt custom notebook, custom cover design for the Inkitt story of their choice (created by Inkitt’s designer).
- 2nd Prize: $20 Amazon gift card, Inkitt custom mug, Inkitt custom notebook.
- 3rd Prize: Inkitt custom mug, Inkitt custom notebook.
Contest URL: www.inkitt.com/darkestplace
Twitter Handle: @Inkitt
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