Contest Description

Prepare your scariest horror stories for our latest writing contest In honor of Stephen King! Judges will pick 3 winners from the top 10% of stories in our 'most voted' and 'most popular' sections.

  • Authors retain all rights to works submitted to the contest
  • (Note: Submissions can only be posted from a computer)

    • Submissions close on December 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 accepted.
    • 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.
    • Stories that have previously come first, second, or third in contests on Inkitt are not eiligible to win 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.

    Prizes for Winners

    1st Place

    Golden badge on your profile

    Highlighted spot in the "Best horror stories" promotion

    2nd Place

    Silver badge on your profile

    Highlighted spot in the "Best horror stories" promotion

    3rd Place

    Bronze badge on your profile

    Highlighted spot in the "Best horror stories" promotion

    Top 10%

    All Top 10% participants receive a "Top 10%" badge to their profile

    Submit Story
    Prizes for Winners