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Weave a Ghost Story Contest

November 27, 2016 | By

Here is a contest for the spirit lying dormant inside you!

write a ghost story contest

Lend me your ears!

The participants are expected to weave a ghost story beginning with the following line:

“She woke up to find a figure seated on the only chair in the room, looking weirdly at her.”

The following ten words should figure in the story :

  • HOBO.


The words “Hey presto!” should appear at least twice in your ghost story.

Word limit: 1000 words.
Email id:

Wonderful prizes awaiting the most spirited ones.

Waiting for your spirited response.

Hey, a cry pierces the night, let me go out and investigate and leave you to your devices.

And yes, the last date for submissions is 17 December 2016 .

Read the following guidelines to know more about the contest:

  • The total word count should be a maximum of 1000 words.
  • You can send more than one entry.
  • There is no age limit for participating in the contest.
  • The short story must be based on the given theme with the given words in it.
  • You can send your own story or experience but it will be included in fiction genre.
  • The story should not be published elsewhere, not even in your personal blog or website.
  • By submitting your story to us, you thereby give us the right to publish the story in any format – online, ebook or print.
  • The due credit will be given to the author.
  • Once your story is selected for a prize, you will not be able to submit or publish the story elsewhere for the next three months from the date of publishing.
  • We hold the right to reject a story if our editorial team doesn’t find it suitable.
  • The last date for submission is Saturday, 17th December 2016, midnight.
  • Entries (comprising story, author bio and contact details) are to be sent to in doc/docx file with ‘L&C Weave a Ghost Story Contest’ written in the subject line.
  • Emails without the mentioned subject line or in other formats (like pdf) will be rejected.
Dr Santosh Bakaya is the author of three mystery novels for young adults, and a book of essays titled Flights From My Terrace, which was recently published as an e-book on Smashwords. Her poetic biography of Mahatma Gandhi, Ballad Of Bapu has been published by Vitasta Publishers, Delhi, India in May 2015 and has been receiving rave reviews from everywhere. Although a Political theorist, with a doctorate in political theory, it is literature which has been her first love. She was awarded the Reuel international award for language and literature 2014 for her long poem Oh Hark!, which forms part of the Significant Anthology. Many of her poems have figured in the highly commended category in Destiny Poets, a UK based website and many are part of international anthologies. Right now, she is giving the final touches to her satirical novel, tentatively titled Sanakpur Shenanigans.
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