Write a ghost story for Emerald Street

The Ghost of Clearwell Caves cr Judy Darley’tis well and truly the season of ghost stories, so why not follow in the footsteps of Susan Hill and scare yourself (and everyone else) silly?

Emerald Street, the fab online mag affiliated with Stylist magazine, have launched their first writing competition and invite you to enter!

In collaboration with Little Brown’s digital imprint Blackfriars (which is on the search for new writing talent), the winning entry will be published as a free ebook. The winner and the first two runners up will win a Kobo e-reader and the entire shortlist will have their stories published on emeraldstreet.com.

Emerald Street had an enormous impact on the writing career of a SkyLightRain favourite Rachael Chadwick, so being feature by them is a pretty fabulous prize in itself!

To enter the writing competition you need to write an original ghost story or supernatural thriller of 2,000-3,000 words (in English) “with a fresh and distinctive voice.”

Entering is free, but you must be subscribed to the Emerald Street email (also free) to submit your story. The deadline for submissions is Monday 5 January 2015.

Find full rules and entry details here.

Entries will be judged by the Emerald Street team, and winners will be notified by email. The results of the competition will be announced in Emerald Street in January 2015.