$200 Prize – Do Not Disturb Short Story Contest [13-19]

Call For Submissions

What is that on the corner? A Spirit Halloween? Fall is coming and terror is in the air. The Echo Teen Art & Lit Mag is holding its first annual short story contest carrying a $200-prize. Send us your nightmares and stories related to the theme: Do Not Disturb.

Do Not Disturb can be scares from behind, monsters under a bed, creatures in a room, haunted houses, tombs disturbed, frightening hotels and unusual places, The Shining vibes, goblin guys who steal left shoes, horror heists, people living in the walls…

Submission Criteria

  • Must be between 1,500-5,000 words
  • Author must be 13-19 years old to enter

Prize Info

The winning story will be published on October 31. Winner will receive a $200 prize. The story will be: published on our website, published in our print magazine (spring 2024) read on our podcast Echo’s Hollow: Actually Good Teen Writing, illustrated by our team of artists, and promoted across our social media.

Runner-ups will still be considered for publication.


Full contest details can be found on our website: https://www.echolitmag.com/shortstorycontest/

Submission Period
September 2, 2023 - October 8, 2023

Contact Name
Cora Anderson
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