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Last call for the Last Word Press Flash Ficton Halloween Contest

25 October 2013

Last Word Press Flash Fiction Halloween Contest

Closing date: October 30, 2013
Max word length : 750

No entry fee

As the solstice approaches, and our thoughts turn (well, occasionally) to thoughts of otherworldly activity, what better time than to think up a tale or two to tell by candlelight?

In celebration of Halloween therefore, Lost World Press is hosting a Flash Fiction Competition:

Whether recalling the ancient Samhain or Celtic Calan Gaeaf, or plain pumpkin bashing in your neighbourhood, think up something speculative (lost worlds, sci-fi, parallel/alternative, parody,steam/clockpunk…) pertaining to that special time of year when :

“  … the Night Hag shall ride

And all her nine-fold sweeping on by Her side,
Whether the wind sing lowly or loud,
Stealing through moonshine or swathed in cloud…”

                                                                  (Sir Walter Scott)

Authors are welcome (actively encouraged in fact!) to illustrate their own tales (if you use an image not created by you, please ensure it is either in the public domain or that you have the artist’s permission to use it).


Max word length : 750

Entries in by October 30th via the main contact page, or email as attachments either to:

(with ‘Halloween Flash’ as email heading)

Winning entries will be posted here on the competition page; and to further whet the appetite of potential spooky scribes there will also be special prizes of Amazon gift vouchers:

1st prize: £20 Voucher (approx $32.00)

2nd prize:£15 Voucher (approx $24.00)

3rd prize £10 Voucher (approx $16.00)

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