Little Black Dress Spooky Story Competition
2019 Little Black Dress Spooky Story Competition
Sponsored by Tabetha Beggs of Little Black Dress Productions
1st Place, Monster With A Victim Mentality - Amy Feng (13)
2nd Place, The Prey and The Predator - Alex Etchells (16)
I Love You The Way You Are - Serena Chi (10)
The Chickens - Indigo Isabel Meadows (15)
1st Place, Purple Shirt and Beaded Accessories - Claire Luces (14)
2nd Place, Imagination or Reality - Leah Kuckelkorn (12)
Mirrors - Sean Paxman (12)
Dead Man Walking – Sage Nock (16)
Adult Open Category
1st Place, He Just Watches - Fionna Cosgrove
2nd Place, Justifying the Means - Valerie Latimour
The Change – D D Line
2020 Competition Timeline
Deadline: TBC. Shortlisted entrants will be notified TBC. Winners announced at KSP's Spooky Stories Night.
Costs: Free to enter
YOUTH (8-18): Max 500 words
ADULT: Max 1,200 words
Entries must be rated PG (i.e. suitable for readers up to age 13).
Entries must reflect the theme.
Due to the recent high volume of interstate entries and limited administration resources, this competitions is now open to Western Australian residents only.
Limit of one entry/one email per person. Bulk submissions will not be considered.
Entries must be prepared as a Word document using 1.5 point spacing, with the title of the story in the header, Times New Roman font, size 12, all pages numbered. Save this document as the title of your story.
Important: **ENSURE NO AUTHOR NAME APPEARS ANYWHERE ON YOUR ATTACHED ENTRY**
Email your entry to firstname.lastname@example.org, ensuring you attach your entry and include the following details in the body of the email:
Your full name
Your contact number
Your postal address
Word count of entry
Your age (if under 19 years)
Your author bio (30 words max), written in 3rd person (i.e. John Smith is a writer from Mundaring)
Terms and Conditions
The entry/ies must be the original work of the author and not received any awards or been previously published either in print or online. Late submissions or entries that do not meet the Submission Criteria as above will be disqualified. By entering this competition, you declare the following:
'I certify that this is an original story that has not been published (online or in print) nor received an award in any other competition nor under consideration for any other awards. I have read and agree to the Submission Criteria as published on the KSP Writers' Centre website. I understand that entries which do not reflect the stated conditions or are received later than the deadline may be disqualified.'
2020 Little Black Dress Awards
Adult first prize: $100, certificate, print copy of Spooky Story anthology
Adult second prize: $50, certificate, print copy of Spooky Story anthology
Youth first prize: $100, certificate, print copy of Spooky Story anthology
Youth second prize: $25, certificate, print copy of Spooky Story anthology
Highly Commended/Commended awards: Certificate
All shortlisted and winning entrants invited to read their story at KSP’s Spooky Stories Night, and winning entries will be published in the Spooky Story Competition anthology by Wild Weeds Press.
Sponsors: Little Black Dress Productions, Wild Weeds Press, KSP Foundation Inc
Shortlist and final selection: Carolyn Wren
Longlist to be selected by a panel of KSP staff
Listen to the winning story from the open category of KSP's 2017 Ghost Story Competition, Moan Alone by Scott-Patrick Mitchell.