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The Screw Turn Flash Fiction Competition

The flash fiction contest is now CLOSED to submissions. The 2017 winners were published on February 14.

The next Ghost Story literary competition will be The Ghost Story Supernatural Fiction Award for full-length short stories, which will open for Submissions in August.

Each year TGS will award $300 and publication on The Ghost Story website to the first-place winner of our Screw Turn Flash Fiction Competition. In addition, one honorable mention winner and one second honorable mention winner will receive $100 and $50 respectively, along with publication. The deadline is January 31, and the winning stories are published on February 14.

Entry fee is $10. We will begin accepting flash fiction pieces of between 250 and 1,000 words via our online submission system in December.

GUIDELINES: As with The Ghost Story Supernatural Fiction Award, in our flash fiction competition we’re seeking the finest work we can find that incorporates an uncanny element. Ghost stories are welcome, of course—but your submission may involve any paranormal or supernatural theme, as well as magic realism. What we’re looking for is superb writing, fresh perspectives, and maybe a few surprises. Please be assured that we will read and carefully evaluate ALL submissions to The Screw Turn Flash Fiction Competition.

Further information about the editor and publisher of TGS is available here.

Multiple entries and simultaneous submissions are permitted. However, we do not accept stories that have been published previously or that are scheduled for publication elsewhere. Further questions? Contact us by e-mail.

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