Horror Anthology Competition

Horror-themed writing contest: win up to £150 plus publication

Swansea & District Writers' Circle has just launched a horror-themed writing competition.

There are three categories to enter and well-known Welsh writers as judges:

Scary short stories

1st prize £150, Runner up £50 – Judged by novelist Catrin Collier.

Stories of between 1,500 to 2,500 words – Entry: £6 per story.

Spine-chilling scripts

1st prize £150, Runner up £50 – Judged by TV scriptwriter Rob Gittins.

TV/film/radio/stage scripts of up to 25 minutes (25 pages) – Entry: £6 per script.

Eerie poems

1st prize £100, Runner up £35 – Judged by poet Sally Spedding.

Poems of up to 42 lines – Entry: £4 per poem.

Deadline for entries: 20 May 2016

Get published

All winners will have the opportunity to see their work in a horror anthology, to be published October 2016 in time for Halloween. The book will be in electronic and hard copy with a cover designed by Welsh artist of the extraordinary and the macabre, Steve Upham.

Details can be found on our website, where writers can enter online or download a postal entry form: www.swanseawriters.co.uk. Or contact us for more information: swanseawriterscircle@gmail.com

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