Halloween Fiction Contest, judged by Rin Chupeco


© Laura Williams McCaffrey


We are thrilled to announce that Rin Chupeco, author of The Bone Witch series, will judge our Halloween Fiction Contest. We invite writers to submit stories in honor of the season — creepy stories, horror stories, humorous stories, stories of the dead speaking to the living or of the living speaking to the dead, stories of real or imagined suspense, of misunderstood or bloodthirsty monsters, of the death of the world and its rebirth. Scare us, startle us, make us laugh.

Contest details:

  • Rin will pick one winning story, to be published the week of October 31st, and two runners-up. She’ll offer a book to the winner, as well as a critique to each of the three finalists.
  • Submissions open September 4th and close October 2nd.
  • Please submit your story and a short bio pasted in the body of an email between September 4th and October 2nd to: fiction[at]yareview.net Your subject line should be: 2017 Halloween Contest. No attachments please! We will announce winners the week of October 31st.

Now, go walk where the veil between this world and the otherworld is thin, and bring back a tale to tell.

Good luck!

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  1. Mary Osteen says:

    Is there a word count maximum for the story?

  2. Sorry! I should have put this on the post, and I will on the announcement when submissions open. Our maximum for fiction is 6000 words.

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