Tell Us Your Creepiest Tale — We’re Having A Scary Story Contest!

The Shinning

Over on Creepy Catalog, we can’t get enough creepy stories year round and now that it’s Halloween month, everyone’s in the mood for a good scare.

From now until October 27th you can submit either a fictional horror story or detail a true experience to afterdark@thoughtcatalog.com. I’ll publish the best entries the week of Halloween and announce the three winners at the end of the month. The three best entries will receive a copy of Cliff Barlow’s anthology, The Last Stair Into Darkness and the honor of being So Scare.

Here are a few examples of really great scary stories we’ve published in the past:

I Inherited My Brother’s Laptop After His Suicide, What I Found On It Made Me Glad He Did It

This Is A Picture Of The Old Lady Who Visited My Bedroom One Night

I Hacked Into A Cam Girl’s Computer And What I Found Truly Terrified Me

To enter, send an email to afterdark@thoughtcatalog.com containing your original, unpublished horror fiction piece or detailed account of a true “scary” experience (“Story”) and the following contact information: full name, mailing address, email address and phone number. If you’d like your submission to appear anonymously, rather than under your full name, please specify so.

No purchase necessary. Open only to legal residents of the 50 United States and DC who are 18 or older at the time of entry. Contest entry period begins at 12:01 am ET on 10/12/14 and ends at 5:00 pm ET on 10/27/14. Subject to Official Rules. Click here for Official Rules for complete details. Void where prohibited. Thought Catalog Logo Mark

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