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OUR CONTEST WINNERS IN PRINT!

Paperbound Anthology Slated For August Publication

The Ghost Story is thrilled to announce the upcoming publication of a paperbound anthology containing stories that have won or received honorable mentions in The Screw Turn Flash Fiction Competition and The Ghost Story Supernatural Fiction Award. Winners and honorable mentions in the current Screw Turn contest (deadline 1/31) will be included! Our contests began in the summer of 2015 with the online publication of the first set of Supernatural Fiction Award winners. [click to continue…]

THE GHOST STORY AWARDS

Image: Curtis MacNewton

The Screw Turn Flash Fiction Competition

It’s now time for another Ghost Story Awards contest. The Screw Turn Flash Fiction Competition is now open for submissions. Short-short stories of between 250 and 1,000 words will be eligible for cash prizes of $300, $100, and $50, as well as Valentine’s Day publication on The Ghost Story Website.

You might remember that last year’s winner was Mindy McGinnis, who also won a 2016 Edgar Allan Poe Award for her novel, A Madness So Discreet. You can read Mindy’s story, “Solitude,” as well as the two stories that won honorable mentions in our flash-fiction contest, right here.

And you can click right here for guidelines to our 2018 contest. Good luck!

TGS FICTION AWARD WINNERS!

Illustration by Andy Paciorek

Our Fall Short Story Competition

It’s Halloween, which means that it’s time to announce (and publish) the Winner and two Honorable Mentions in the fall 2017 Ghost Story Supernatural Fiction Award contest. The winner received a $1,000 cash award, and the Honorable Mention and Second Honorable Mention received $250 and $100 respectively. All three were custom illustrated by British artist Andy Paciorek, and all are now available for your reading pleasure.

We will begin accepting submissions to our spring 2018 competition in mid February. But don’t forget that The Screw Turn Flash Fiction Competition—for short-short stories of under a thousand words—begins in mid December. We’ll post an announcement on our home page in a few weeks. Meanwhile, click here for complete guidelines.

HALLOWEEN READING

“ANY OLD FAIRY TALE” BY ARTHUR WILD PARSONS


The winners of the fall, 2017 Ghost Story Supernatural Fiction Award are on their way. As aways, we’ll be revealing them, and publishing them, right here on Halloween, complete with custom artwork by British illustrator Andy Paciorek.

This time around, we received a record number of submissions—almost 200 in all. If you entered, regardless of whether you won, or didn’t win, thank you for your submission, and you’ll be hearing from us soon.