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The Horror Tree Halloween Story Contest

To celebrate Halloween, we are excited to partner with The Horror Tree on this horror contest! Winners will be featured both on the Horror Tree website, but also in the yearly print collection. The Horror Tree is a resource for genre and speculative fiction authors which was created in 2011. The main goal when starting the site was to include all of the latest horror anthologies and publishers that are taking paying submissions. A resource useful for both new and experienced publishers alike looking for an outlet for their written material!

October 16th 2019, 7:00 am ~ November 1st 2019, 7:00 am (your time zone)


Your story must be between 900 and 2,000 words (please double-check the word count through a word document before submitting). No poetry, vignettes, musings, excerpts etc. The story must have a plot and be a full story. Stories must be original. No fanfiction and no erotica.


The top 10 most upvoted submissions will be reviewed manually. The winning story will be featured on The Horror Tree website, included in a yearly print collection, and win $5 payable via PayPal.

Submission Info

If you tag an eligible story withhorrortree-halloween, that story will automatically be entered. Using the below button to create will automatically enter your creation into the contest.

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