Steal the Spotlight Micro Fiction Contest
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Halloween is coming and with it the vampire, zombie, witch, and ghost stories will creep into your hands and whisper “Boo” in your ear. Now I love a good ghost story. Witches are wicked. Zombies give me the chills. And vampires are grand. But… But there’s more out there. Monsters waiting in the wings to give you a fright. And they want their moment to shine! I went to Twitter to ask you, the Apex readers, what monsters you’d like to see steal the spotlight, and did you ever have suggestions. Everything from wendigos to banshees to Jekyll and Hyde. So tell me a story. After the huge success of our Christmas micro fiction contest last year (over 500 submissions!), we’ve decided to do it again. This time with the monsters that are often forgotten. The ones who’s stories don’t get told. There will be five categories: sea monsters, black dog/Hellhounds, banshees, science experiments gone wrong, and demons (this can include wendigos, succubus, be creative).
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Publication Medium & Contest Frequency
|Print Publication ||Print Publication||One-time contest.
|Horror Horror||Open to all/most Subgenres, including: Creature Horror, Science Fiction Horror, Supernatural.|
- Open to all/most Styles, including: Mainstream.
|Flash Fiction Flash Fiction||Up to 250 words; Up to 5 pieces.|
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|Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word) Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word).|
| OK|| No|| No|| Unknown|| OK||Text format submissions |
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Last Updated: 24 Apr 2018
Date Added: 03 Sep 2014
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