Second Annual Fiction Vortex Horror Contest

CONTEST SUBMISSIONS NOW CLOSED

In another impromptu Fiction Vortex Staff meeting over the phone, Dan and I (Mike) realized we had slacked.

Dan: You forgot about the Horror Contest.

Mike: Uh, what?

Dan: The Horror Contest. You. Forgot. About. It.

Mike: I don’t write horror. Why would I be in a contest for horror?

Dan: Fiction Vortex has a horror contest!

Mike: It does? When? Why didn’t I know about this?

Dan:… … …

Mike: Are you there?

Dan: Are you?

Mike: Uh huh. So… you forgot about the horror contest.

Dan: click

Mike: Dan?

ONE WEEK LATER ON ANOTHER PHONE CALL

Mike: I found a judge.

Dan: Wha… A judge? Why?

Mike: For the Horror Contest.

Dan: Oh. Phew. Okay. Who is it?

Mike: This really cool author that always wears tie-dye shirts and writes creepy paranormal books… wait. Why else would would we need a judge?

Dan: Hmm?

Mike: Why else would I need a judge?

Dan: Oh. That. You don’t need to worry about it.

Mike: Uh. What?

Dan: So. Who is our judge?

ANNOUNCING THE SECOND ANNUAL

FICTION VORTEX HORROR CONTEST

with Guest Judge Johnny Worthen

 Five horror stories will be chosen for the October 2014 issue of Fiction Vortex (usual terms and conditions apply). Because it’s a special occasion, we’re also increasing the normal rewards and Mr. Worthen will be choosing the winners.

While regular submissions will continue as normal, the submission period for the horror contest will only be open from August 8th to September 15th.

Please use the regular submission process, but put “Horror Submission” in the subject line of the email.

Winners will be announced October 1st. The October 2014 issue, featuring original cover art by Niels Christensen, will be released shortly after. All stories will be featured on the Fiction Vortex site during the month of October, with the winning story appearing on Halloween, October 31st, 2014.

Our thanks goes out to Johnny Worthen and all participants.

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