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Hello There All My Lovelies, 

We moderators here at Support Indie Authors are excited to bring back our Short Stories Contest to all of our members and subscribers!



The conditions for your submission are simple.

  1. Entries may be emailed to us at Please indicate “SIA’s Scary Short Stories Contest” in the Headline. Entries must include your name, a title, as well as a word count.

  2. Submissions MUST BE received NO LATER than October 27th. And the winner will be announced on Halloween!

  3. You may submit as many entries as you wish. Double or triple your chances!

  4. Your story cannot be shorter than 1000 words and cannot be longer than 2500 words. Any stories not fitting these length requirements will be disqualified.

  5. Excessive elements of gore, sexuality & violence will cause your story to be disqualified. Aim for a PG-13 rating for your story’s content.

  6. Any stories promoting racism, sexism, misogyny or violence against marginalized groups will be disqualified.

Your Story Theme

Our theme for this 2018 Scary Short Stories Contest is simple. Write us a story, using all of your talents around the following phrase:

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Winner Will Receive:

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*You will only receive one (1) year of the free or discounted subscription package*