JournalStone’s $2000 Horror Writing Contest

Have you written a horror novel?  Would you like to be published?  Would you like to actually earn money for your efforts?
Submit your 75,000 words or more manuscript/novel to on or before June 1, 2011, and you will be entered.  The winner will receive a $2,000 advance against future royalties and have his/her novel published by JournalStone.  Grammar counts, people.  Have it edited before you submit your entry.
The #1 winner is also eligible for active membership to the HWA (Horror Writers Association).  Have you always wanted to join, but haven’t met the criteria.  You can now become an active member with all of its benefits and prestige!
Scared about not winning?  Second prize gets a $500 advance and a published novel.  Yes, you have to sign a contract first.  Third place gets a $200 advance and for the last time, also gets a published novel.  Not one of the top three?  No worries, you might still be good enough to get your novel published, you will just have to earn your money on the royalties.  We only have so much to give out for free.
Worried about costs?  JournalStone is a full service publishing company that covers any and all expenses for publishing a novel.  All an author is required to do is submit a freakishly scary book and rock our world.
Genre: Horror only everyone.  Nothing else counts in this contest.  If you have any questions on content, please send an e-mail to
Word Count: 75,000 words or more. No exceptions.
Submission Deadline: All submissions must be received no later than 11 p.m. Pacific time June 1, 2011. JournalStone highly recommends you submit your work early.
Editing:  Please have your work edited prior to submission.  Can’t afford editing?  If your work is absolutely awesome, we still might read it.  It might even win, but you will be one step behind the others from the start. So you are better off just getting it edited beforehand.
To submit your work, please send in a Microsoft Word document in Times New Roman 11-point font, single line spacing to
The tentative publication date resides in the year 2011.  We want to publish novels, not sit around on our arse!
If you have been curious to find out what JournalStone Publications is all about, but didn’t know how to go about it, now is your opportunity.
If you want a copy of our basic contract just shoot me an e-mail.  We have nothing to hide and will happily share it to all applicants submitting an entry.
Minimum of 20 entries required to validate contest.

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