A Death To Popularity Contests: Short Horror Fiction Edition  February 1, 2009 - March 3, 2009

Reading and Deliberating


Because after all, it's about the talent right? Lately, it's become clear that alot of contests are made to circle in on a certain group, genre, judged by a writing group and by votes from all the readers. Seem fair? Well it could be. Except for the fact that the winner always seems to be that dude with the billion friends and the banner over his/her profile that reads: VOTE FOR ME!

Now let's get to brass tax. Not here. I will read ALL entries, submit feedback/reviews on all entries, rate all entries, and ultimately pick the final three. No games. Just well told stories. Horror Fiction applies. Max 2 submission per artist.

This contest starts taking submissions a day after the Story Edition closes as due to the high amount of contestants, it would be almost impossible for me to read, review, and rate them all thoroughly. Check that one out if you're antsy to submit something!

NOTE: Since I know that if I select a genre on the list it can create problems with your submissions so I'm going to leave it open to all genres so you don't have to go in and edit your story, but please be aware that this is for HORROR FICTION ONLY. Anything else will be bumped, and I might leave you and angry note.




1st Place, The Dark Tower Award 1st Place, The Dark Tower Award
2nd Place, IT Award 2nd Place, IT Award
3rd Place, Salem 3rd Place, Salem
4th Place, The Bag Of Bones Award (Originality) 4th Place, The Bag Of Bones Award (Originality)


Los Angeles, CA


8 Contestants
13 Submissions
Created Jan 20, 2009

Submit Submit Writing


  • Any WritersCafe.org Member can Submit
  • Only Stories can be Submitted
  • All Genres of Writing can be Submitted
  • Each Contestant May Submit 2 Pieces of Writing
  • Writing may be submitted 2/1/2009 - 3/3/2009
  • Winners will be decided by the Moderator


Sound is solely responsible for the content of this contest, including all promised prizes. Take any promises of large monetary awards with a grain of salt. Contact Sound if you have any further questions.