WritersNL’s 2022 Halloween Spooky Story Writing Contest WINNERS announced!
(October 26, 2022) – A huge thanks to everyone who came out for and tuned into WritersNL and AAMP – Association for the Arts in Mount Pearl‘s A Nightmare in Mount Pearl event at Landwash Brewery, hosted by Mike Hickey!
We had SO much fun getting dressed up and watching readings from our top six authors while enjoying delicious Halloween treats, and local brews.
Without further ado, we’re excited to announce, by popular vote, the 2022 winners are…
1st Place: $350 winner: DAVID LYNCH
2nd Place: $250 winner: CHRIS HICKEY
3rd Place: $150 winner: OLIVE FORTUNE
Congrats to all winners, and thanks to everyone who submitted to this year’s contest.
We hope you enjoy these incredible photos from the wonderful Alick Tsui Photography – thanks Alick.
Happy Halloween, all!
WritersNL’s 2022 Halloween Spooky Story Writing Contest is officially open for submissions!
Every year, WritersNL’s esteemed Membership base continues to amaze and scare us, not only with their sheer talent, but with the darkness they can conjure when asked to dive deep into the disturbing and depraved…
This year, we’re excited to continue our partnership with Association for the Arts in Mount Pearl to present the 2022 winning submissions virtually via YouTube as well as IN-PERSON in Mount Pearl!
As we have done in previous years, an educated and professional jury of writers, actors, and horror fanatics will adjudicate the submissions, creating a shortlist of the top six entries.
Readings will be available on WritersNL’s YouTube channel on Wednesday, October 19, 2022, allowing horror fanatics, Halloween enthusiasts and the local writing community to vote for their favourite creepy creations. Voting will remain open for 7 days.
The 2022 A Nightmare in Mount Pearl Spooky Story Contest Screenings + Winner Announcements will take place at Landwash Brewery (181 Commonwealth Ave, Mount Pearl).
After airing our recorded screenings, in-person attendees can cast a final vote for their favourite spooky stories – we’ll tabulate the results in real-time, and celebrate this year’s winners together, both in-person at Landwash and via live-stream.
And the 2022 prizes are…
1st Place: $350
2nd Place: $250
3rd Place: $150
Contestants are welcome to submit flash fiction original material of any genre. Writing format is open to all: fiction, non-fiction, poetry, monologues, etc.
Contestants will be asked to record 5-7 minute long readings of their submissions, which will be shared on WritersNL’s YouTube channel + social media platforms.
Contestants will be responsible for recording + submitting their own readings:
• to be shot at the highest resolution possible
• in landscape mode (horizontally)
• in a well-lit and quiet environment
• for a total 5-7 minutes each, to a maximum of 7 minutes
• to be delivered in an mp4 format
+ bonus points for Halloween themed decor!
As we have done in previous years, an educated and professional jury of writers, actors, and horror fanatics will adjudicate the submissions, creating a shortlist of the top six entries. The general public will then be able to watch all recorded spooky tales and vote for their favourite.
PLEASE NOTE: This contest is open to WritersNL Members only.
Contestants can become WritersNL Members upon submitting.
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: Thursday, October 13, 2022 @ 11:59 p.m. NST
1st Place – Emily Brent
2nd Place – Melissa Bishop
3rd Place – Joshua Goudie
1st Place – David Lynch
2nd Place – Paul Carberry
3rd Place – Colton Simpson
1st Place – Josh Goudie
2nd Place – Ryan Belbin
3rd Place – Natasha Glover