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Inkitt's Dead of Summer Contest

Just because the days are getting brighter, doesn’t mean there isn’t darkness lurking in the shadows… This summer we want you to write your scariest stories to keep our 3 million active reader’s hearts racing.

Submit your horror, thriller, or mystery novel for the chance to win a publishing contract, social media spotlights, and an Inkitt certified badge for your story!

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Inkitt is the world’s first reader-powered publisher, providing a platform to discover hidden talents and turn them into globally successful authors. Write captivating stories, read enchanting novels, and we’ll publish the books our readers love most on our sister app, GALATEA and other formats.