Dead of Winter Horror Contest

The judges prefer gothic, dark fantasy, erotic horror (PG-13 max), noir, psychological horror, quiet/soft horror, and
suspense horror.

The judges tend not to like sci-fi horror, extreme/splatter horror, Lovecraftian, etc. Please no creepy children, people who don’t know they’re dead, or overdone “monsters” (vampires, were wolves, sasquatch, etc.). As to gore level, we’d far rather know what’s going on inside a character’s head than to see it on a pike. Stories must be set in winter. 2000-3000 words. 2014 theme is “Toys in the Attic.”

PRIZES: Amazon gift cards, $35-$50 depending on # of entries
ELECTRONIC ENTRIES: Yes, required ([email protected])
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