Enter Inkitt’s Halloween Writing Contest for a Chance to Win Cash Prizes!

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Have you always wanted to try your hand at writing a horror novel, or a suspenseful thriller, or a murder mystery? Now is your chance! It’s the perfect season to conjure up a spooky ghost story, or spin a tale of witches and wizards, or craft a pulse pounding who-done-it.

Do you need a few pointers on writing suspense or rethinking monsters and ghosts? Check out these helpful posts from the Inkitt Writer’s Blog: Building Suspense, Writing Monsters, Writing a Ghost Story.

Once you’ve written your frightening fable, enter it into Inkitt’s Halloween Writing Contest. All scary, spooky, thrilling, and suspenseful genres will be accepted, and you can submit multiple entries!

How do I enter?

It’s easy! Follow these steps:

Winners will be chosen based on reader engagement, which includes a combination of reads on your book, likes, and reviews. We’ll begin collecting data on your submission from the day you enter the contest.

When can I enter?

Now! The contest closes on October 31st.

Prize Details:

1st place:

  • $1000 cash prize
  • A winner’s badge for your book
  • An Inkitt social media feature
  • One on one writing coaching worth $500
  • A feature on The Best of Inkitt Contests reading list
  • An exclusive Inkitt Writer’s Blog Author Spotlight
  • Self-marketing advice by Inkitt’s in-house team!

2nd place: $500

  • An exclusive 2nd place book badge 
  • An Inkitt social media feature!

3rd place: 

  • $250
  • An exclusive 3rd place book badge!

Inkitt will announce the winners within 3 months of the end of the contest.

Terms and Conditions:

  • Submissions must be original and written in English to be considered for winning prizes. 
  • Submissions must be a minimum of 10,000 words.
  • Both ongoing and completed works will be accepted.
  • Authors cannot enter the contest more than once with the same story.
  • Poetry and fan fiction will not be considered for the winning places.
  • Previously or currently self-published books are accepted.
  • You must own the rights to the novel.
  • You retain all rights to your stories while posted on Inkitt.

For additional information on how to submit your novel to the contest, please visit: How Do Inkitt Contests Work?

Good luck, writers!

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About Author

Tabitha Lord is the award-winning author of the HORIZON series. She lives in Rhode Island with her husband, four kids, two spoiled cats, and lovable black lab.

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