Halloween writing contest

Halloween writing contest


Halloween Writing Contest
It’s that time of year again – the days are a little shorter, the nights a little longer and Halloween is just around the corner! 👻In honor of the scariest time of year, we’re on the lookout for the best books in spooky, scary and terrifying genres! 😱🎃

You can WIN the following prizes:
A total of $1750 in cash prizes💰
An exclusive Inkitt promotional package to grow your readership ✅
Professional self marketing advice to help you advance in your career 🚀
A Writersblog Author Spotlight💡
One-on-one writing coaching worth $500 📝
Not only that, but contest winners will see their work featured on “The Best of Inkitt Contests”reading list in front of our 3 million active readers to see! Not bad, right? 😉
It works in the following way:
Create an Inkitt account
Upload your book
Enter the contest by clicking Submit Your Novel
Additionally, we analyze the reader engagement on your book to determine a winner
Winners will be chosen and announced on this page up to 3 months after the contest closes.

In this contest we accept scary thrilling or horrific genres only.

That includes mystery, horror, thriller, suspense or anything else with a terrifying theme.

The deadline to enter is October 31st, 2020

To sum up, your book must be an original work in English and a minimum of required words to win are 10,000 words. Both ongoing and completed works will be accepted.

Moreover, overall reader engagements will determine the winners  as judged by Inkitt and not based on ‘likes’ alone.


11:59pm PST on October 31st


You can WIN up to $1750 in cash prizes, a promo-package to grow your readership, also self-marketing advice and professional one-on-one writing coaching worth $500!

Prizes are the following for the first three places:

1st place: $1000 cash prize, a winner’s badge for your book, an Inkitt social media feature, one on one writing coaching worth $500, a feature on The Best of Inkitt Contests reading list, an exclusive Inkitt Writersblog Author Spotlight and  also self-marketing advice by Inkitt’s in-house team!

2nd place: $500, an exclusive 2nd place book badge and an Inkitt social media feature!

3rd place: $250, and an exclusive 3rd place book badge!

Judged by our algorithm, the author with the most reader engagement will be chosen as the winner at the end of the contest.

So, make sure to get plenty of readers, likes, comments and shares on your book, as this increases your chances of winning!


Also, check out other Writing contests here.