STORGY Halloween Short Story Competition Deadline extended to 12.00am 22nd October 2016

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“Listen to them, the children of the night. What music they make!”


The Period for Submissions has been extended to 12.00am 22nd October 2016!

STORGY are getting into the Halloween spirit and are launching a short story competition to celebrate all that is eerie, creepy, ominous and spooky.

There is something that can be said for a shorter, more intense horror experience. A quick, disturbing encounter. We’re looking for stories that will shock, stories that will unsettle and stories that will unnerve. Sometimes seeing the boogey-man can distil the experience. Use your imagination. Use your creativity.  Use your words.

1st Prize – £200

2nd Prize – The Complete Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe

3rd Prize – The Complete Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe

£5 Entry Fee

Entry Dates

Launch: 28th September 2016

Deadline: 12.00am October 22nd 2016


How to Enter

  1. Follow STORGY on Twitter (@morestorgy)
  2. Complete payment of £5 entry fee via Paypal and include the billing reference number within submission email £5 Entry Fee
  3. Submit your spooky story online to submit@storgy.combefore the deadline.


Instructions for Entering by Email

1) Type and format the short story as per the following instructions: Save as a Microsoft Word document (.doc or .docx) with the story title and author identity in the file name.

  • One entry per author
  • Written in English
  • A maximum of 2,000 words
  • Typed
  • Font: Garamond, 12pt, black
  • Double spaced
  • Front page with title of the story, author name, and word count

2) Attach the file to an email with the subject line ‘Halloween Short Story Competition: (Your Title)

3) Complete payment of £5 entry fee via Paypal and include the billing reference number within submission email.

4) Send submissions for the 2016 Halloween STORGY Short Story Competition to

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5) Please ‘like‘ our Facebook page and share details of the competition with friends and family.


6) Follow us on Twitter @morestorgy for regular updates!


Please Note

Entries not submitted in accordance with the Entry Instructions and Entry terms and Conditions will not be eligible for consideration.


Entry Terms and Conditions

The Awards

  • All entries will be read by at least two (2) STORGY contributors and a shortlist of exceptional short stories will be presented to the editors from which a winning story and two runner up stories will be selected.
  • The winning award is worth £200.
  • The runner up awards will both receive a copy of Edgar Allan Poe’s Complete Tales and poems.



1) The Award is open to all.

2) The story must not contain more than 2,000 words.

3) The entry must be submitted by the author or his/her representative.

4) Authors can submit as many stories as they wish, but will need to pay £5 per each entry.

5) Authors can only enter individually and not as part of a writing team.

6) The story entered must be unpublished.

7) The story submitted must be original, fictional, and entirely the author’s own work.

8) Entries are limited to stories written in English.


Copyright and Terms of Use

By submitting a story for the award the entrant hereby acknowledges and agrees that the winning or any other shortlisted story will be made available on the STORGY website free of any fees or royalty payments.



The STORGY Halloween Short Story Award will be looking for the best new writing and will consider all entries on the basis of quality and originality of prose and narrative voice. The Award aims to support excellence in the short story genre.

Judging of the Award will be as follows:

1) All entries will be read by STORGY contributors against the Award criterion and a shortlist presented to the editors for judging.

2) Shortlisted and winning writers will be contacted personally by email.

3) The voting outcome is final and no correspondence will be entered into.


We look forward to reading your Short Stories and wish you the best of luck for the 2016 STORGY Halloween Short Story Competition.



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Entry Fee Payment:

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