Halloween Competition

by , Saturday October 8, 2016
Halloween Competition

This Year's Halloween Competition!

'Tis the season for spooky stories, teeth-crackin' candy, and other bone-chilling business



Ah, October! Withered leaves, pumpkin lattes at Starbucks, it's the autumn holiday and - of course - almost Halloween.


Halloween comes from Celtic paganism and was more formerly known as All Hallows' Eve. This was a time when it was believed that ghosts and spirits came out to haunt, and the Celts would appease these spirits by giving them "treats."


In the last half century, this treat-giving has become a feast in itself. Although it came from Celtic folklore, it has since been taken over by the Christian Church, and has been further commercialized in the U.S. where it went from being a very spiritual feast to more of a celebration of the culture, both literary and that found at its roots in European folklore.



How to Participate​


For this competition, we want you to write a story based on Halloween. Your story can deal with any aspect of Halloween - the holiday itself, the history behind it, a horror movie that surrounds it - all we wish is to stir up these spirits with tales worth reading!



Write a story based on Halloween. Keep in mind that Halloween is not just a festival, it is influenced by many, very different cultures, and it is also a day of the year where an individual can transform themselves into anything they want.


Halloween can be about the costumes or the pumpkin pies, the hot chocolate or lanterns, if that's what you are into. It can be scary too and celebrated with a zombie story or horrific tale. Just in case we hadn't already said it, your story can also be family-friendly if you prefer to write a story about carving pumpkins or submit a poem about the joys of trick-or-treating :)


Design a Halloween cover or submit your own fanart. Not a fan of writing a story for this one? Draw instead or put those design skills to the test in making a cover of another movella in the competition, or a story that hasn't even been revealed yet... we like creative entries too, so try to scare us, if you dare!





Winners will have their stories and covers promoted on Movellas' social media (Facebook, 

Twitter, Tumblr, YouTube, etc.)

Best Story will receive an autumn package from us that includes: A good book, a scarf, a cup, and a little to put in the cup - all within the Halloween theme, of course! The package comes with a special Movellas "net" to put all the things in.


Best Fanfiction will also receive an autumn package!

Best Cover/Fanart will receive a movellas-themed surprise :)





Open globally

Multiple entries allowed (limit - 3)

No co-author entries

You may not update your entry/movella once the competition deadline has passed.

You may not use the same movella in future competitions.

You may not use a movella that has already been published in other competitions.

Check out the Competition FAQs for more...
NOTE: Covers must use resources licensed under CC0, or Public Domain. If you’re creating something that will be listed as a fan work, then you may use resources relating to your chosen fan-base (or combination of fan-bases), but it must be listed as fanfiction when you release it on Movellas.
So it's time to get started and write your best stories, all in the Halloween spirit!



The competition ends Wednesday, November 2nd 2016 (20:00 PST)


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