The 2001 Scare the Dickens Out of Us ghost story writing contest; prizes are $1,000, $500, $250; 5,000 words max; also a junior contest; main contest entry fee is $20; junior contest is $5. All entry fee money goes to library projects; entries are accepted July 1, 2011 through Oct. 1, 2011. For more info, visit: www.clarklibraryfriends.com
Note from Wendy: I wrote about this anthology call for submissions in April, but now they’re not charging reading fees.
“Dark Highlands” accepts darkly-themed poetry and short fiction in horror, fantasy, mystery, thriller, science fiction and supernatural. The deadline for the next (April) volume is January 31, 2011. Pays $10 for poetry and $25 for short fiction (plus one copy of the anthology). To find out more about how to submit, go HERE:
Fiction up to 5,000 words; flash fiction 1,000 words or fewer; microfiction 200 words max; dark poetry; pays $.05/word up to $250; to learn more and read guidelines, go HERE: http://www.shocktotem.com/guidelines.html
Deadline is Aug. 21, 2010; prize is $50; no entry fee; story must be true; info HERE:
July 15 deadline; poetry, short stories, artwork; $5 reading fee; cash prizes; 25% of profits given away to lit/arts organizations
Info HERE: http://www.darkhighlands.com/