Contest Overview

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Calling all horror fans! TNT is adding to its library of loathsome literature and wants your spine-tingling tales.

Inspired by Halloween, TNT is seeking original horror stories that will frighten even the most steel-nerved Hollywood producers. Don't get bogged down in genres: monsters, madness, ghosts and axe murderers, we want them all. Just make sure your story will leave us sleeping with the lights on.

In order to submit your frightful fantasies, be sure to tag them with #TNTHorrorContest, so your peers can cower in the unsettling brilliance of your nefarious mind. A jury will review the stories (please no scripts) and will select the lucky few to be voted on by the Wattpad community. Ten finalists will receive $2,000 and have their story optioned by TNT, and at least one lucky winner will receive $20,000 and have their story purchased by the network! Wouldn't mama be proud?

Oh and don't go over 10,000 words, or there will be dire consequences. You have 31 days... 


GUIDELINES:

1. The Story must be in English;

2. The Story must BE BETWEEN 1,000 AND 10,000 WORDS

3. The story must be based in the Horror genre

4. Entrants must be a legal resident of the United States, and at least 18 years of age at time of entry

5. The Story must be entirely created by the entrant, and the rights to publish and distribute must be held by that entrant

6. The Story shall be tagged on the Wattpad platform by the entrant with the tag #TNTHorrorContest


Timeframe:

Story Submission Phase

Start: Oct 28, 2016 (at 12:01 AM GMT)

End: Nov 27, 2016 (at 11:59 PM GMT)

Top 100 Stories Posted to Contest Website

On or about Dec 2 , 2016

Story Voting Phase

Start: Dec 2, 2016 (at 12:01 AM GMT)

End: Dec 6, 2016 (at 11:59 PM GMT)

Top 35 Stories Posted to Contest Website

On or about Dec 8 , 2016

Top 35 Stories Judging Phase

Start: Dec 8, 2016 (at 12:01 AM GMT)

End: Dec 19, 2016 (at 11:59 PM GMT)

Top 10 Stories Posted to Contest Website

On or about Dec 20 , 2016

Grand Prize Winner Announced on Contest Website

On or about Jan 18, 2017


Keep reading to see official rules and regulations, and be sure to follow this profile for all updates on the contest!

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