photo of skulls and bones in catacombs

Scary Short Story Contest

Lovely CC Readers,

Our Scary Short Story Contest has been on hiatus since 2016, but this year… we’re bringing it BACK! Starting September 1st, submit one previously unpublished flash fiction piece that will scare the cud out of us in 1,000 words or less. Our editorial staff reads contest entries blind, so please do not include any identifying information on the work itself. Simultaneous submissions are fine, but we ask that you kindly withdraw your piece if it is accepted elsewhere. The submission period will run from 9/1/19 through 9/22/19. There is no charge to enter, but alas, there is also no prize money (sorry, Charlie). 

Publication dates for our top 5 entries are as follows:

  • 10/3/19 (Honorable Mention II)
  • 10/10/19 (Honorable Mention I)
  • 10/17/19 (3rd place)
  • 10/24/19 (2nd place)
  • 10/31/19 (1st place)

We look forward to reading your work! 

~CC Staff

Lead image: “Catacombs” (via Flickr user Chris Walsh)