The winner of our contests will receive automatic publication in the next magazine! Make sure to read the submission guidelines before submitting. Watch out for the winner of this year’s Halloween contest in the upcoming Fall 2022 issue.

Fall 2022 Halloween Contest Prompt:

“I think hell is something you carry around with you. Not somewhere you go.”

—Neil Gaiman, from Season of Mists

The deadline to submit for the Halloween contest is Oct. 25!

Valentine’s 2022 Winner: “11:59” by Christine Ji

“Each time you happen to me all over again.”

The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton

Halloween 2021 Winner: “The Green Knight” by Zach Levin

“You cannot kill me in a way that matters.”

—Tumbler user Personsonable in a post about mushrooms

Valentine’s 2021 Winner: “I Found God in a Rice Paddy” by Josephine Wu

“I had rather hear my dog bark at a crow than a man swear he loves me.”

Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare

Halloween 2020 Winner: “My Best Friend Watches Me from the Crawl Space” by Anya Howko-Johnson

“I knew nothing but shadows, and I thought them real.”

The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde