Contestant Info

The Next Great Horror Writer

This is a basic outline of the contest. Although we are giving word counts and time schedules, the actual theme of each project will be given within times allotted.

Entrant challenge: 100 words fiction / pre-season

2nd challenge: 300 words fiction / approx 2 weeks / Mar-April 2017

3rd challenge:  500 words non-fiction / approx 2 weeks / April 2017

4th challenge:  approx 200 word audio script / approx 2 weeks / April 2017

5th challenge: 700 word poem / approx 2 weeks / May 2017

6th challenge: 5000 word short story / approx 4 weeks / May-June 2017

7th challenge:  1000 word non-fiction / approx 2 weeks / June 2017

8th challenge: 1000 word fiction / approx 2 weeks / June-July 2017

9th challenge: 1500 word fiction / approx 2 weeks / July 2017

10th challenge: 1500 word non-fiction / approx 2 weeks / July-Aug 2017

11th challenge: approximately 6 page audio script / approx 2 weeks / Aug 2017

12th challenge: 3000 word short story / approx 3 weeks / Aug-Sept 2017

13th challenge: 1-3 chapters of finished novel, with synopsis, cover letter and query. / approx 2 weeks / Sept 2017