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Halloween Contest Announcement


Dear readers,

Although the leaves have not yet turned, the time has come once again for the Furious Gazelle’s annual Halloween contest. Send us something haunting, grotesque, pumpkin-themed, etc. and you could win a $50 cash prize and a book in the genre of your choosing. The top contenders will all be published on our site. Only one gets the coveted book and prize.

We accept all forms of writing for this contest, including essay, fiction, humor and poetry. Please follow our normal submission guidelines for entries, and look at our last year’s finalists for an idea of what we are looking for. The only rule is that this is a Halloween contest so your piece(s) should reflect that in whatever way you deem Halloween-ish.

That’s right, piece(s)! We will accept up to five submissions from each contestant. There is no fee to enter. Please send your submissions to with Halloween Contest Submission in the subject line of your email. The Deadline is Monday October 26, 2015.


-The Furious Gazelle Editors


  1. Ellen

    I found what I was looking for. I didn’t scroll down far enough.

  2. Kenneth

    In some cases there are general rules that e-mails should not contain attachments, are attachments allowed in this case?

    • The Furious Gazelle Editors

      Hi Kenneth,

      Yes, you can send your submission as an attachment. For more info check out our submission guidelines:


  3. steph

    do authors retain rights?

    • The Furious Gazelle Editors

      Yes, authors retain the copyright to their work. If you have any other questions, please write to us at thefuriousgazelle(@)


      The Editors

  4. John

    Is this contest still in progress? I have a story in submission here that I was wondering about.

    • The Furious Gazelle Editors

      Dear John,

      Thank you for submitting to our 2015 Halloween contest. You can read the winners online here.

      Stay Furious,
      The Gazelle Editors

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