“The long and winding road
That leads to your door
Will never disappear
I’ve seen that road before…”
– Lennon / McCartney
Somewhere in a sleepy town or a hectic city or a vibrant field or a shaded wood… lies a road. It is an old road, a neglected road, a downright eerie road.
But on Halloween—the eeriest day of the year—it will become a rediscovered road. And your protagonist will never be the same.
What’s the story?
No entry fee.
Length may be up to 1,000 words. But not a word more. (Your contact information and your title are not included in the word count.)
Short stories only. No poetry, essays or plays.
Entries must be original and unpublished. Send only your best. Once submissions arrive, no revisions will be accepted.
Open to writers worldwide. Payment to winners outside the USA are made via PayPal only.
Limited. Only one story per author.
The judge for this contest is Elizabeth Guy.
At the top of your submission, please provide:
~ your name
~ your mailing address
~ your email address
~ word count
~ Note: We like to post the names and locations of all finalists. If you prefer we don’t post yours, please tell us here: Publish title only.
Don’t forget to include your title!
Black font, 12-pt. Arial, Courier or Times Roman, double spaced.
Separate scenes with your favorite symbol. We don’t care which one you use, as long as it clearly signifies a break.
Confirm we’ve received your entire submission by including the words: The End.
We confirm receipt of every contest entry. If you haven’t received word from us within 24 hours, we haven’t received yours. Please re-send.
After the contest ends…
Winner will be notified via email October 3, 2011. The winning entry will be announced here, but it will not be published.
· RIGHTS ·
All entrants, including the winner, retain ALL rights to their work.