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The Latest Ghost Story Supernatural Fiction Award Winners Will Be Published On The Summer Solstice

One way we celebrate the solstice around here is by announcing—and publishing—the best supernatural stories submitted to our biannual fiction contest. The choice usually is hard, because, with a $1,000 cash prize offered to the winner, we draw well over ten dozen terrific tales from all around the globe each time we run the event. Inevitably, however, a handful rise to the top, making us catch our breath either through surprise, by encouraging us to think about life and death from an unfamiliar perspective, or with the sheer beauty of their writing. We’re delighted to say that this season’s overall winner manages to achieve all three of these effects at once—it’s a real treat.

So, if you enjoy starting your summer with a delightful chill, be sure to revisit The Ghost Story website on June 21, when our new fiction winners will be posted. And if you just can’t wait until then for a a few of the best contemporary supernatural stories the world has to offer, why not get a head start by reading our past winners?

Illustration: Scene from A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Titania and Bottom, by Edwin Landseer (1802-1873)

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