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.

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11 Thoughts to “Halloween Drabble Competition”

  1. Lee Murray

    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

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

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

  4. Piper

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

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

  6. Lee Murray

    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.

  7. 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.

  8. Hi Virginnia. Yes, multiple entries are fine.

  9. Dan

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

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