Saturday 6 October 2012

Horrorists - it's Competition Time!!


We all know October is the time of year when the veil between the real and 'other' worlds (whatever that happens to mean to you) is thin, building up to the horror frenzy that is Halloween. 

We couldn't let the month go by without a special nod to the celebrations so:

  • we're running a competition! Send us your best, darkest horror in up to 2,000 words and the winning story will be published on TK'n'C on Hallow'een itself, 31st October. The author will also win ebooks by ALL the TK'n'C Editors.

    Two runners-up's stories will be published on 29th and 30th October.

    More details below...
  • We're also running a TK'n'C Editors special! Each weekend, one of us will publish a terrifying tale - starting Sunday October 7th with Matt Hilton's electrifying, disturbing, and never-before published SUFFERING SUCCUBI. 


  • There is no theme. There are already lots of clich├ęd Halloween tales going round so we're open to pure horror on all themes (as long as they adhere to our general submission guidelines - please read)
  • Stories should be no longer than 2,000 words. 
  • Please do not indent new paragraphs, just use a paragraph break in-between.
  • Time is tight - you only have from now until midnight on 22nd October to send in your story
  • Please send your stories in the body of an email (attachments will not be opened) with 'Halloween Horror' in the subject line to
  • Please add a short bio (two or three sentences) at the end of your story.
  • Reprints are acceptable as long as you own the rights to send them. Please let us know where and when a story has previously been published.
  • The author retains all copyright to the works (be aware that some publishers will not take works previously published on the web)
  • The author of the winning story will receive eBooks, or PDF versions of books by each of the Thrillers Killers 'n' Chillers editors - Matt Hilton, Col Bury, David Barber and Lily Childs

That's it! We're waiting - now scare us to death.

Good luck.


  1. Great news! TK-n-C has become the go to site for great Halloween stories. Best of luck and can't wait to read the stories.

  2. A story is in my mind waiting to come out based on a flash I just wrote. Think it will be with you by the end of next week! Will have to cross my fingers as sure it will be up against the usual outstanding level of writing on here.

  3. I had an idea for something dark and deadly the other nigh,so think I'll pull up my Freddy Kruger socks and write it for this comp. Great idea, great prizes. Good luck to all who enter.

  4. I know they will be fantastic.

  5. Entry sent on its way. Time for me to sit biting my nails nervously now until the winners are announced!

  6. Thanks for everyone's interest. Really looking forward to this.