Hey there, fellow thrill-chasers and word wizards! Brace yourselves for a chilling ride that’s bound to send shivers racing down your spine. Introducing our “Spook-tober Showdown!  This isn’t just any contest – it’s tailor-made for students who’ve got a taste for the eerie and a knack for crafting spine-tingling tales. First place seizes a cool $300, second place bags an impressive $200, and third place snags a sweet $100 in the form on an Amazon gift card. Not to mention getting published right here on The Big Deal! 

Submission Guidelines:

Ready to dive into the shadows? Your story should clock in between 500 to 700 words – the sweet spot for keeping readers perched on the edge of their seats. We’re summoning all things eerie and unsettling, so channel your inner horror maestro and conjure up your most hair-raising tale. Before you plunge into the abyss, remember – this is an invite-only affair. Become an SPC or SPC+ member to take part in this macabre storytelling extravaganza. 

Story Submission Process:

Submitting your bone-chilling masterpiece is as easy as whispering to a ghost. Just head over to the scary story submission form and make it official. The clock strikes terror at 11:59pm on October 15th, 2023 – that’s when the submission window slams shut. Don’t let time slip through your fingers as you brew up a literary storm. 

Story Vetting:

To ensure our contest is a hall of fame for top-tier tales, we’ve summoned a council of discerning spirits to scrutinize each entry. We’re after stories that tick all the right boxes – think guidelines met, originality oozing, and writing so gripping it keeps us wide-eyed past bedtime. If your story sets our hearts racing and our spines a-tingle, you could be poised for the top spot. Remember, plagiarism is never welcomed and checks will be put in place!


As the moon rises and shadows gather, we’re summoning you to join this spine-tingling saga. With the allure of heart-pounding rewards beckoning, now’s the time to unearth your darkest imaginings and craft a tale that’ll leave an indelible mark. Gather your courage, sharpen that quill, and make sure your story reaches us by the witching hour on October 15th, 2023 – 11:59pm. The darkness awaits, along with your chance to claim a well-deserved victory. It’s time to terrify, and in doing so, become the reigning master of our haunted realm. 

Ready to haunt the pages? Your nightmare-fuelled journey begins here. 


*Excludes Quebec.

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