Halloween Drabble Competition


Write a fantasy/horror/science fiction drabble (exactly 100 words, not including the title) on the theme of Halloween (future/past/present).  Multiple entries are permitted. Send entries to specficnz.fiction(at)gmail(dot)com.

Open to: SpecFicNZ members only
Competition opens: 13th September
Competition closes: 13th October
    1st prize: A copy of Baby Teeth
    2nd & 3rd prize: Booksellers Tokens
Winner announced 31st October (Halloween).  Winning entries posted on the web page.
*Edited to clarify competition details as per comments.
11 comments on “Halloween Drabble Competition
  1. Lee Murray says:

    Love the first prize! I’m fortunate to have had a sneak preview of that collection, and it’s a cracker. Does the title count in the word-count? Some drabbles count it, and others don’t….

  2. Piper says:

    Does it have to include all three times or is one enough? (past/present/future)

  3. Amber says:

    Hi Piper, Amber here – just one from past/present/future is fine, although if you want to include all three then go nuts!

  4. Melanie says:

    I will do one!!

  5. Piper says:

    Can you confirm that the title is included or excluded from the word count?

  6. Amber says:

    Sorry for the delayed reply Lee. I can confirm that the title does not count towards the word count.

  7. Lee Murray says:

    Thanks for the reply, Amber. Virginnia deParte wonders if she can submit more than one story….looks like you can expect a flurry of entries.

  8. Deryn Pittar says:

    Yup, I’ve written four already. All I have to do now is think of titles for them! That’s the hardest part. What a fun competition.

  9. Amber says:

    Hi Virginnia. Yes, multiple entries are fine.

  10. Dan says:

    How will the winners be decided? Public vote, or judging panel? Great idea, BTW!

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