Twice each year TGS will award $1,000 and publication to the winner of our short story competition. A second writer will receive an Honorable Mention that includes publication and a $250 cash award, and a third writer will win Second Honorable Mention, which comes with publication and a $100 cash award. Winning stories and Honorable Mentions will be published on The Ghost Story website on Midsummer’s Eve and October 31. In addition, winning and Honorable Mention stories will be included in the paperbound anthology, 21st Century Ghost Stories—Volume II, which is scheduled for publication by Wyrd Harvest Press (Durham, U.K.) in 2021. The next deadline is April 30, 2018.
GUIDELINES: Ghost stories are welcome, of course—but your submission may involve any paranormal or supernatural theme. What we’re looking for is fine writing, fresh perspectives, and maybe a few surprises in the field of supernatural fiction. Story length should run between 1,500 and 10,000 words. Please be assured that we will read and carefully evaluate ALL submissions to The Ghost Story Supernatural Fiction Award.
Multiple entries are permitted. Simultaneous submissions are OK—but we cannot accept previously published material. Click SUBMIT to register and upload your story.