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The e-zine Lost in the Dark is running its first contest! The Southern Halloween Short Story Contest will open to entries on June 15, 2004 and close on August 15, 2004. Winners will be announced on September 1, with publication following in the Autumn issue of the e-zine. There is no entry fee.
A few rules:
Stories must be set in the southern U.S. (south of the Mason-Dixon line, east of Texas), and revolve on or around Halloween.
5,000 word limit (not including title and byline).
E-subs only, sent as RTF or WORD attachments.
First place $30; second place $20; third place $10; one honorable mention- publication (hey, it's not much, but we're just starting out).
You can check out the complete guidelines at: http://www.lostinthedark.net/contest2004.htm
Find the Southern horror within you.
Creep yourself out.
Creep me out.
Send your best.
"S is for SUSAN who perished of fits
T is for TITUS who flew into bits..."--The Gashlycrumb Tinies, by Edward Gorey