FalWriting's Halloween: Enter our 500-Word Ghost Story Contest

To celebrate Halloween this year, FalWriting is hosting a 500-words Ghost Story contest. Submissions are due in on Friday 25th of October. The winner and runner up will be announced on Thursday 31st of October at our Halloween Reading Reception, in The Lighthouse from 5pm to 7pm.

To enter the contest:

  •  Submit your short story by 5pm on October 25th by sending me an email to Sherezade Garcia Rangel. On the subject line please include: Ghost Story Contest Entry by Your Name

  • Don’t include your name in the document itself

  • Submissions should be in .doc or .pdf

  • Word count: 500 words max

  • All submissions should be double spaced, 12pt  and in a plain serif font such as Garamond, Georgia or Times New Roman

  • Use single quotation marks for dialogue

  • Use single space between sentences

  • Include a short, 30 words bio

Short listed stories will be read outloud on Wednesday 31st October, 5pm to 7pm in The Lighthouse. The winner and the runner up will be announced that day. There will also be a popular vote winner, selected by the audience. Current students and SOWJ alumni are eligible to apply.

The winner and a runner up will be published in FalWriting and on a special audio episode on Ghost Stories.

Entries will be judged by Dark Economies Research Lead Dr Ruth Heholt, by On The Hill’s founder & host Dr Sherezade Garcia and Night Wanderers and Infinite Sky author Chelsey Flood.


by Sherezade Garcia Rangel