Contest - 2022-Flash-05 - Scary

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Voting ends Sunday, November 6th, 2022 – 12 pm ET (New York time)

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Contest - 2022-Flash-05 - Scary


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Entry deadline – October 31, 2022 – 12 pm ET (New York time)

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Some of us in the Northern Hemisphere consider this the best time of year!  The hot weather has given way to cooler days and longer nights, the pumpkins are ready for carving and baking into pies, and perhaps the best of all, it’s time for the Voice Club annual Scary flash fiction contest!  This contest is a popular tradition of the Voice Club each Halloween – this is our fourth year of Scary!
We invite you to write a story that is terrifying, funny, whimsical, sweet, supernatural — as long as it fits our Halloween theme!
Here are some previous Scary stories that might inspire you:

Double-check your story against the rules, and make all corrections BEFORE you submit!  Multiple entries of the same story will be disqualified.

  • Grand Prize (Staff Pick) – $50 Amazon Gift Card
  • No cash prizes for Public Voting winner
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Ensure your submission follows these rules:
  • Correct length (350 words or less)
  • Correct spelling and grammar
  • Family-friendly content
Be sure and include a reference to anything Halloween-related!
We are committed to strict moderation and curation to ensure that all content adheres to our family-friendly policy.  In order to have the best chance for your content to be published, you should avoid the following topics:
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    Sandra James
    Sandra James(@sandra-james)
    11 months ago

    Thanks, Voice Club! Another great prompt to inspire us.

    Ava R
    Ava R(@ava-r)
    10 months ago

    Are we allowed to use stories that we’ve submitted to other contests?

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    Actually, this is a voting security feature. During public voting, only club members can read posts submitted for that contest. Since anyone reading the story is able to vote (click the Like button), we reserve these capabilities to members who SignIn. Before we implemented this security feature, people were voting multiple times and making the public voting process unfair and out of balance. To fix this, our staff finally decided to allow only members who SignIn to read the stories. Membership is free and easy, and ensures our club is safe, secure, and family-friendly!