About the contest

Come. Play | Horror | No word limit.

What you win

1st Place

$25 Amazon gift card, Inkitt custom mug, Inkitt custom notebook, custom cover design for the Inkitt story of your 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%
All top 10% contestants receive a badge to their profile!

Contest Terms

  • Submissions close on August 10th, but voting will continue for an additional week
  • Multiple entries are allowed, but each individual participant may win only one prize.
  • Old or previously published works are acceptable.
  • Physical prizes can only be shipped to the United States, Canada, countries in the EU, and Australia/New Zealand.
  • There is no age requirement for participation but all stories must be rated appropriately by their authors.
  • Inkitt staff are not eligible to receive prizes, or be chosen as winners.
  • Before submitting a story be sure to check our guidelines page to ensure that you comply with all of our publication rules.
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    About Us:

    Inkitt is the world’s first reader-powered book publisher, offering an online community for talented authors and book lovers. Write captivating stories, read enchanting novels, and we’ll publish the books you love the most based on crowd wisdom.