Contest Description

"You are in the darkest place in the world." Submit your blood-curdlers, spine-tinglers, skin-crawlers, and hair-raisers to Inkitt's free horror contest! Fiction from flash to 10,000 words is accepted. Receive the most votes to bump your story into the top 10%, from which the winners will be chosen by the Inkitt staff. (Note: Submissions can only be posted from a computer)

  • Authors retain all rights to work submitted to the contest.
  • Multiple entries are allowed, but each individual participant may win only one prize.
  • Prizes can be shipped only to the United States, Canada, countries in the EU, and Australia.
  • There is no age requirement for participation.
  • Inkitt staff are not eligible to receive prizes, or be chosen as winners.

Prizes for Winners

1st Place

$25 Amazon gift card, Inkitt custom mug, Inkitt custom notebook, custom cover design for the Inkitt story of their choice (created by Inkitt’s designer).

2nd Place

$20 Amazon gift card, Inkitt custom mug, Inkitt custom notebook.

3rd Place

Inkitt custom mug, Inkitt custom notebook.

Top 10%

The top 10% will get a horror badge on their profile.

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Prizes for Winners