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Rated: 13+ | Message Forum | Horror/Scary | #1556724
A monthly horror contest, open to everyone! Rounds end on the last day of the month.
Thanks to Coolhand for the wonderfully sinister Awardicon that first adorned this dark contest!
And thanks to Riot for the sadistically super-sized Awardicon that currently graces this dark contest!




Can you write a truly terrifying tale? Do you have a knack for frightening fiction? Are your stories... sinister? If so, you've come to the right place! Formerly known as the Necronomicon Contest, Sinister Stories is a monthly short fiction contest hosted by "The Dark Society. The contest is open to all Writing.Com members, so if you think you're sick and twisted enough to take home the prize, then just follow the instructions below and prepare for judgment!

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THE RULES


*Flago* Only one entry per person, per round.

*Flago* The deadline for entries is the last day of the month @ 11:59PM WDC time.

*Flago* Anything 5,000 words or less is acceptable. Short fiction only, please.

*Flago* Please include a word count at the beginning or end of your story.

*Flago* Any genre, rating, or subject matter is allowed.

*Flago* Post your entry as a bitem link in the forum below. Ex: {bitem:1556724}.

*Flago* Spelling and grammar count. While a typo or two will not disqualify your entry, proofreading is an important part of the writing process. Frequent errors and/or poor readability are likely to affect your chances of winning.

*Flago* New items only (i.e. must have been created between the opening and closing dates of the current round).

*Flago* You may edit your stories at any time. However, they may be judged at any point after the contest deadline, so there are no guarantees that any changes you make after the deadline will be considered by the judges.

*Flago* All entries will receive a rating and public review.

*Flago* The judges are solely responsible for determining the winners and eligibility of entries. The judges' decision on all such matters is final.

*Flago* There must be at least two (2) eligible entries to award first place. There must be at least four (4) eligible entries to award first and second place. There must be at least six (6) entries in order for all three places to be given out. This is a competitive writing activity, not a "win by default" situation. If there are fewer than two entries in any given round, a consolation prize will be awarded. Honorable mentions (and the prizes for such) may be given at the judges' discretion.


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PRIZES:


1ST PLACE:
25K Awardicon
an appropriate Merit Badge
15,000 GPs.


2ND PLACE:
10K Awardicon
an appropriate Merit Badge
5,000 GPs.


3RD PLACE:
10K Awardicon
OR
appropriate Merit Badge
OR
10,000 GPs
(judges' choice unless specified in entry post)


HONORABLE MENTIONS (OPTIONAL):
5,000 GPs


Cash Prize Policy


Donations are more than welcome. Any donations will go directly toward increasing the value of the prizes, in either the current or future rounds. Anyone who donates 50,000 GPs or more in any given round will receive a Merit Badge (you can donate and submit an entry for the same round). Please send all donations to The Dark Society (Group #1556647), with a note that it's for the Sinister Stories Contest. Or you can just send them in a forum post below! Smile


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JUDGES FOR THE CURRENT ROUND:


Jeff » away until 8/16


JULY PROMPT:


Western Horror


JUNE ROUND ENTRIES


 ID: 1995350 (13+)
Property Found 
Jess finds an unexpected treasure. Will her luck turn into a curse?
by Intuey((Friends))


ID: 1995743 (18+)
The Wardrobe  
My first attempt at a short horror story
by Rusty


 ID: 1996351 (13+)
Lovers Land 
A prose for the Night and Day Summer Contest.
by Koyel~ House Baratheon


 ID: 1997986 (18+)
Death 
For Sinister stories contest! (I'm no native english speaker!)
by cin


 ID: 1997993 (18+)
No More Spaghetti and Meatballs 
A little boy's plot of revenge for the past and the present.
by Summer Wind is Healing


 
STATIC
ID: 1996574 (XGC)
Nemesis 
A cursed man on death row confesses his crimes.
by Darleen ~~Yellow~~<3



Past Rounds
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#2700320
by Summer Wind is Healing · 06-26-14 @ 6:30 pm
#2700311
by cin · 06-26-14 @ 5:55 pm
#2696024
by Koyel~ House Baratheon · 06-15-14 @ 11:10 pm
#2693784
by Rusty · 06-10-14 @ 8:41 pm
#2693500
by Intuey((Friends)) · 06-10-14 @ 10:27 am
#2684777
by Jeff » away until 8/16 · 05-25-14 @ 12:09 pm
#2668707
by Darleen ~~Yellow~~<3 · 04-30-14 @ 11:58 pm
#2659296
by Johnathen braun · 04-09-14 @ 12:16 pm
#2657855
by Run-on King - Survivor of GoT · 04-06-14 @ 3:46 pm
#2654228
by DayDreamBeliever ~Away~ · 03-30-14 @ 2:38 am
#2644771
by Odessa Molinari laughing · 03-17-14 @ 10:51 am
#2633680
by Jeff » away until 8/16 · 02-11-14 @ 3:54 am
#2630762
by LJB · 02-04-14 @ 4:36 pm
#2630761
by chopstix · 02-04-14 @ 4:32 pm
#2630751
by LJB · 02-04-14 @ 4:16 pm
#2630733
by chopstix · 02-04-14 @ 3:41 pm
#2629365
by Jeff » away until 8/16 · 02-02-14 @ 4:34 am
#2628974
by Jeff » away until 8/16 · 02-01-14 @ 2:28 pm
#2628351
by Kotaro · 01-31-14 @ 11:55 am

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