Submit to the 50 Word Halloween Horror Story Contest ($500 + Publication)

It’s Halloween Season, and there is a tiny story contest you can submit to, and there is $500 to win. Write a scary story of fifty words and submit it to the 50 Word Halloween Horror Story Contest to win $500. The contest closes by the 25th of October, 2019.

Who is Eligible:

  • Anybody from anywhere in the world is eligible.
  • There is no entry fee.

How to Submit:

  • Your story must be scary.
  • It must be 50 words long.
  • The story must be original.
  • The story must be titled (Note that the title does not count in word count).
  • Submissions close by the 25 of October, 2019.
  • You may submit as many entries as you want.
  • Submit here: 50 Word Horror Story Contest.


  • The winner will receive $500.
  • Their story will be published digitally and in print.
  • The winner will also get an author page on Every Writer.

Good luck!

Ernest Ogunyemi

Ernest O. Ogunyemi enjoys playing with words to express what he feels within, or wants to feel. His stories have appeared in magazines and blogs such as Tuck Magazine, Naija Stories, Poetry Soup and his poetry is forthcoming in Acumen91 (out in May) and African Writing. Currently, he is working on a short story collection: Weaving Fine Rhythms from Broken Tunes.

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