Halloween Fiction Contest – Submissions Now Open

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Submissions are open for our Halloween Fiction Contest

With a thrill of fear and anticipation, we officially announce that submissions are open for our Halloween Fiction Contest. Channel your muses and mediums, your forebears and fortunetellers, your terrorizers and tricksters.

A reminder of the contest details:

    • The fabulous Rin Chupeco, author of the Bone Witch series, 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. The maximum word count is 6000 words.
    • 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. For more information about submissions, take a look at our submissions page

Good luck.

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