september, 2020

30sep1:00 am1:00 amFree to enter!Lulu Press 4th Annual Share Your Scare Writing CompetitionUSA Entry Fee: Free Max word count: 1500 Top Prize: Top prize is inclusion in the anthology, photo and bio feature on Lulu's horror landing page and inclusion in a press release announcing contest winners to be distributed nationwide. PLUS Lulu swag!

Lulu Press 4th Annual Share Your Scare

Event Details

Our Share Your Scare contest is free to enter and this year features TWO categories – short fiction of up to 1500 words AND freeform works of 250 words or less. These short-short stories can be anything from a poem to a six-word story to a single paragraph of dialogue!

If you’ve got an idea for a story that will give us all the Halloween feels, we want to read it! Submit your short fiction or freeform work to us by Sept. 30 for a chance to be included in our Share Your Scare anthology. Other prizes include a copy of the anthology, Lulu swag, your photo and bio featured on our Horror landing page AND inclusion in our press release announcing the winners which will be sent to news outlets nationwide!

The judging process begins as soon as we receive the first entry! We judge on a rolling basis during the submission period and will conclude all judging no later than October 9th. All entries will be judged by the Lulu team based on the following criteria:

Creativity: Is it imaginative? Does it maintain the Halloween theme? Is it a complete story?

Originality: Is it unique? Are any quotes & licensed images properly attributed?

Appropriateness: Is it appropriate for a wide audience of readers? Is it frightening without being derogatory, abusive, or pornographic? Does it meet both the Lulu and Contest Terms & Conditions?

Bonus: Campfire Stories!

If your kids love to write they can submit an entry in our Freeform category for the chance to be featured in our Share Your Scare Anthology. Just select ‘Campfire Story’ when submitting to send us your kid’s spookiest campfire tale.

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