Summer Challenge



Is it… hot enough for ya?

It’s summer time again, for most of us, and that means sandals, air conditioning, oscillating fans, and bugs. If you can’t take the heat, then get out of the hemisphere! This year we are offering up a fairly broad summer theme for you to choke, errr, chew on.


For our challenge (winners to be announced in Summer ’21 issue, due August 12th) we want to see all of your horror and speculative fiction creations surrounding the theme WATER. 

  • Keep stories to under 2,000 words and please include word count in email.

  • Must have some type of WATER theme.

  • Submit your story to

  • 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 July 27, 2021 for possible inclusion in August 12, 2021 issue.

  • Honorable mentions will be published. A contest story submission is your pre-approval of publication in our August 12, 2021 summer issue without additional notification to you.

  • Winner will receive $50

Our Demented Mother’s Day Challenge Winners can be found here!




Our Halloween Challenge winners can be found here