september, 2019

30sep1:00 am1:00 amCrowvus Christmas Ghost Story CompetitionInternational Entry Fee: £3
Max word count: 4,000
Top Prize: 40% of total entry fee pot, publication

Event Details

It seems that no-one knows where the tradition of telling ghost stories at Christmas came from. It was certainly around during Victorian England when Charles Dickens wrote “A Christmas Carol”. Dickens himself called his famous novella “A Ghost Story for Christmas”. The tradition probably goes back many years before this, when telling stories around a blazing hearth was the entertainment when the nights grew longer.

In this noble tradition, we are once more running our Ghost Story Competition for publication at Christmas time. Take a leaf out of your ancestors’ book and tell chilling tales for Christmas entertainment.

The competition is open to all ages (please see additional rules for more information).

In December 2019, we will be publishing an anthology celebrating your excellent stories. The anthology will include all the shortlisted stories in both the adult and the children categories. Everyone who has a story in the anthology will receive a free copy when it is published. More will be available from our online shop.

Please look through the Competition Terms and Conditions, and Tips, before entering your story.

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