Chris and I have been receiving a steady stream of submissions for the past two weeks, partly due to The Guardian article and our promotion of the competition at the two big conventions in the UK.
Remember, the deadline for submissions is this Friday, the 16th of April at 5pm GMT. Please read our FAQ for details on how to enter.
If you have a horrid tale desperate for expression, please write it and get it to us by Friday. We will not read any stories received after the deadline.
Again, I’d encourage people to think differently about horror, and what scares you.
The majority of the submissions have come from the UK and the USA, along with a smattering of entries from countries such as Finland, Germany, Taiwan, Australia, New Zealand and Turkey. We’d love to see more work from international horror writers, so fire up your laptops!
It’s only 500 words. What’s the worst that can happen?