We have an especially fun Halloween Challenge for you this year! In our next issue, we will be publishing the finest short stories, 2,000 words and under, that have an old-fashioned Halloween theme. What does that mean exactly? Since our 2020 Halloween will be scary enough with political divisiveness and invisible germs, let’s rewind time a bit and go back to an earlier era when Halloween was truly creepy. Any story with an element of Halloweens-of-the-past will be considered. How do you do it? You’re writers, you will find a way!

Grand Prize Winner will receive $50 USD and Honorable Mentions will be published.


  • Keep stories to under 2,000 words and please include word count in email.
  • Must have an old-fashioned Halloween theme.
  • Submit your story to contest@talesmoonlitpath.com.
  • Submission must be in the body of the email, no attachments please.
  • Clearly label your submission “CONTEST ENTRY: Last Name: Story Title”.
  • You are welcome to submit a story for both the contest and regular magazine content but please, just one contest submission.
  • Your contest entry must not be submitted elsewhere.
  • Contest submission deadline  is October 8, 2020 for possible inclusion in October 29, 2020 issue.
  • Honorable mentions will be published. A contest story submission is your pre-approval of publication in our October 2020 issue without additional notification to you.
  • Winner will receive $50 USD