Halloween Horror Contest

Halloween Horror Contest

Contest Closed

Give us a scare and you could win $250 and free exposure.

Crow in front of the moon


Contest winners announced 

Hi all, the winners of the Halloween Horror Contest are:

Grand Prize:

On Skinned Knees by Zane Cray


Riding with the Bogeyman by Charles H.Hinton

The Guests by Ann O'Mara Heyward (private)

Congratulations to the winners! We will be contacting you to discuss your prizes.

For those interested, Booksie runs contests throughout the year. Check out the contests that are open now


11/11/2022 - Content Closed

The contest is now closed and the judges are reviewing your entries. Thanks for entering! We will have an update in 4-6 weeks. 

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The spooky season is almost upon us. We're looking for your creepiest horror stories. The ones that make us lay awake in bed at night gnashing our teeth, wondering about the sound coming from under the bed.

The story can be a maximum of 5,000 words. There is no minimum.



  • One winner will receive
    • $250 in cash
    • Promotion across Booksie
    • A gold contest badge
    • A Booksie t-shirt
  • Two runners-up will receive:
    • $50 in cash
    • A silver contest badge.


The cost to enter is $4.99 for regular members and $2.50 for Premium members (Premium members receive a 50% discount on all contest entries).




Frequently Asked Questions

Many of the most common questions are answered in our contest rules


Is there a word limit on contest entries?

Yes, the maximum length is 5,000 words.

Can I enter as many stories as I want?

Yes, you can enter an unlimited number of stories.

Do I have to be a member of Booksie to enter?

Yes, you must be a Booksie member but membership is free. If you are not a member, you can easily become one as part of the entry process.


About Booksie Contests

Booksie is an online writing platform to help writers tell their stories and promote their written work. It is not a publisher and does not take any ownership of the writing posted to the site. Booksie has run writing contests for the last three years. Our sister writing workshop site, TheNextBigWriter, has run writing contests for the last thirteen years. Click here to view a list of previous Booksie winners.

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