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Current Competitions

WINNERS ANNOUNCED!

Watch the reveal on Youtube to find out who the top ten prize winners are!

After much soul searching and many a sleepless night (caused in large part by the horrific and spine tingling nature of some of your stories) we've whittled dozens of entries down to our favourite 25 stories.

Below is the longlist of 25 stories in no particular order. The author of every story below will be offered the chance to join professional contributions in a mixed horror anthology.

The Devil’s Shelter

Game’s Up

The Hero’s Kiss

Sunday Lamb

What it Said on the Tin

Loss of Life

Frost from the Flames

The Salvation of Cassandra

Return of the Hunter

Pandora’s Diamond

I will always find you

Incarceration

The Extraction

Bay Palace

The Giants

Moon and I

Escaping the Cold

The Loop

The Crowd at the Gate

A Study in White

Open Prison

A Stopover in Burden

The Utopia Mine

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A Tilt towards Darkness

From the longlist above, our favourite ten stories were sent to our celebrity judge Matt Adcock, author of the Complete Darkness series, who decided in which order the prizes will be awarded on All Hallows Eve.


Here is the list of the top ten prize winning stories! Congratulations everyone!

1st prize: £75 (The Loop by Mark Henderson)

2nd prize: £25 (A Study in White by Caroline Hardwick)

3rd prize: USB Card packed with TWO MP3 audiobooks (Collapse by Jeremy Childerstone)

4th prize: USB Card packed with ONE MP3 audiobook (Open Prison by Alan Paine)

5th prize: An MP3 audiobook of your choice from the Fantastic Books Store (A Stopover in Burden by Adena Graham)

6th prize: 5 ebooks of your choice from the Fantastic Books Store (The Crowd at the Gate by Tansy Hawksley)

7th prize: 4 ebooks of your choice from the Fantastic Books Store (A Tilt Towards Darkness by Jacci Gooding)

8th prize: 3 ebooks of your choice from the Fantastic Books Store (Escaping the Cold by David Stewart)

9th prize: 2 ebooks of your choice from the Fantastic Books Store (The Utopia Mine by Kester Park)

10th prize: 1 ebook of your choice from the Fantastic Books Store (Moon and I by Kester Park)

Short Fantasy Horror Competition

We asked you to feast your eyes on the image below and let your imaginations run riot ... we have received some very impressive entries.

 

Castle on Lake

 

SHORT FANTASY HORROR COMPETITION

Launched on All Hallow's Eve, this competition looks for the best and brightest (or indeed darkest) fantasy horror tales from around the globe.

Wordcount: 1500-2000 words including title and author name

Genre: Fantasy Horror

Topic: Anything that relates or references the above image

 

The TOP TEN prizes

All prizes are presented with a certificate, signed by our CEO Dan


1st prize: £75 (The Loop by Mark Henderson)

2nd prize: £25 (A Study in White by Caroline Hardwick)

3rd prize: USB Card packed with TWO MP3 audiobooks (Collapse by Jeremy Childerstone)

4th prize: USB Card packed with ONE MP3 audiobook (Open Prison by Alan Paine)

5th prize: An MP3 audiobook of your choice from the Fantastic Books Store (A Stopover in Burden by Adena Graham)

6th prize: 5 ebooks of your choice from the Fantastic Books Store (The Crowd at the Gate by Tansy Hawksley)

7th prize: 4 ebooks of your choice from the Fantastic Books Store (A Tilt Towards Darkness by Jacci Gooding)

8th prize: 3 ebooks of your choice from the Fantastic Books Store (Escaping the Cold by David Stewart)

9th prize: 2 ebooks of your choice from the Fantastic Books Store (The Utopia Mine by Kester Park)

10th prize: 1 ebook of your choice from the Fantastic Books Store (Moon and I by Kester Park)

The prize structure was designed to reward as many people as possible for their efforts.

 

Judge: Matt Adcock, author of the Complete Darkness series. 

Fees: £5 per entry, £12 per 3 entries, £20 per 5 entries. Multiple entries must be made at the same time from the same email address. Group entries from writing groups are encouraged.

Payment should be made via PayPal to; fantasticbookspublishing@gmail.com or by cheque or postal order to;

Fantastic Books Publishing
Lilac Tree Farm
Honeypots Lane
Elstronwick
East Yorkshire
HU12 9BP
United Kingdom

Electronic entries should be sent to the above email address. Postal entries were honoured if received before the 5th January 2020. 

Closing Date: CLOSED. 

 

Charity: Anti-Slavery International, who work tirelessly to end global slavery. They are the world's oldest human rights organisation working to free people from all forms of slavery across the world.