03 February 2024
Entrants are randomly assigned horror sub-genres genres to write their stories in the £1,000 prize
The Primal Fears Horror Short Story Challenge is for original, unpublished short stories up to 5,000 words relating to a primal fear and written in a randomly allocated horror sub-genre.
Writers entering the competition will be sent a list of 20 primal fears and be randomly assigned a horror sub-genre. The sub-genres are: body horror, folk horror, eco horror, psychological horror and fantasy horror.
The winner will receive £1,000.
The entry fee is £2.50 early bird, £5 general and £9 late entry.
The closing date is 19 February.
For full details see the website.