Samhain Writing Competition


We are looking for both short stories and poems to celebrate the ancient seasonal festival of Samhain.

Samhain is a Celtic festival celebrated  31st of October to 1st November. It  has significance since those early times, marking the end of harvest and beginning of winter. The time of year when the boundary between this world and the underworld could more easily be crossed. Hence its association with spirits.

Your submissions can be 'deadly' serious or humorous, whichever you prefer, we would like to see your take on this ancient Celtic celebration.
No ghoulish faces or pumpkins!


Short Stories
Maximum of 1500 words

Entry fee £4

First Prize £75
Second Prize £50
Third Prize £25

Poetry
Maximum of 40 lines

Entry fee £3 per poem or £8 for three.

First Prize £75
Second Prize £50
Third Prize £25

Competition closes 30th October 2017 (due to technical issues with the submission form the deadline has been extended to 30th November 2017)
The prize winners submissions will be available online for everyone to see during December.

Our competition rules can be found here


Competition Submissions