WriteHive Horror Contest: 2021

Submission Guidelines:

  • Submissions will be accepted between January 31st and February 28th 2021.

  • Submit to: Casskim@casskim.com with the subject line: WH Horror Contest Submission

Don’t want to submit, but do want to help judge?

Email Casskim@casskim.com or DM @CassKim_writes with the subject line: WH Horror Contest Judge

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Horror Contest 2021


  • First Place Story earns the writer $50.00 courtesy of Inked in Gray Publications!

  • Top Ten Stories will be published in an anthology put together by WriteHive and Inked in Gray Publications (inkedingray.com/) .

  • The author of the first place story will be invited to write a new story for the 2022 “Autumn Nights Charity Anthology” Series.

  • Each author will be provided with a contributor's copy of the complete eBook.


  • Word Count: All entries must be between 3.5k-4.8k words (Not including title).

  • Theme: Duplicity Give us your twists, your unreliable narrators, double lives, and multi-faceted realities.

  • Entries with hate speech/acts, extremely graphic violence or violent sexual content will not be accepted.

  • Format: Arial or Times New Roman Font, 1.5 Spacing, Automatic .5 indents for new paragraphs. Please put your author name (as you wish for it to be published) in the email with your submission, but not in the document for the story. Submission as a Microsoft Word Document is preferred.

  • Please take the time to read American English punctuation rules (the more polished your piece, the better it will do - we want you to succeed!). Not sure where to look?

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Winner Announcements:

  • Finalists will be announced on the first day of the 2021 WriteHive Convention.

  • Winning story will be announced on the final day of the 2021 WriteHive Convention.