The Fiction Desk are running a competition to find a ghost story of 1,000 to 5,000 words. ‘Ghost story’ can be defined as an encounter with an actual phantom to more unusual paranormal phenomena and unexplained events. They say “All types are welcome, so feel free to experiment: we’re very unlikely to disqualify a story for stretching the definition of a “ghost”. Keep in mind that our general readership (and by extension our judge) may be more likely to respond well to psychological chills and unexplained mysteries than in-your-face gore”. The Fiction Desk Ghost Story Competition
First prize: £500; second prize: £250; third prize: £100
Entry fee: £8 for each story submitted.
Closing date is Saturday, February 28th, 2015. Winners announced April 2015.