it’s time to get in touch with your inner demons.

A Writing Competition With A Dark Perspective

The Hunter Award

(Borrowed from Writing Prompts for Horror Stories)

Short List & Winner Announcement

See the full short list and winner announcement here.

Writing Prompt

Write from the perspective of the antagonist in a horror short story. Give them a name and a backstory. What drove them to be the big bad? What are their motivations?  What do they have planned for their victims? What is their relationship to one another?

Short Story Contest Guidelines

Try to surprise us with something new and dangerous.

  • Due Date

    All stories due 30 August 2015

  • Word Count

    No more than 900 of your creepiest, goriest, most horror fueled words.

  • Prizes

    First prize recieves 5000 words feedback from NiTH team. All short listed authors receive feedback on their story.

Story Requirements

  • Characters

    The main character requirement is getting inside the head of your evil antagonist/protagonist.

  • Setting

    Set it in 2008, anywhere in th e world

  • Further Reading

Entry Format

Include the title, author name and contest name like this:

Write your own intro, no more than 150 characters. If you can’t do this leave it blank.


by Author Name

For the AWARD NAME Contest

Where do I Enter?

Enter at our Submissions page.

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