Calling all bearded women, scary clowns, and dreamers of dark dreams. The Dark Carnival Film Festival and author K.A.DaVur have joined forces to present the first annual Dark Carnival Fiction Competition. The Dark Carnival Film Festival is celebrating it’s eighth year and is considered to be the nation’s scariest and best independent horror and dark fantasy film festival. This year, the festival is moving from Bloomington to the historic Crump Theatre in Columbus Indiana and have decided to expand their heartstopping horizons with new vendors, paranormal intrigue, and a short story competitions with frighteningly amazing awards including a publishing contract with Hydra Publications.
Submissions are currently being accepted, and will close on the stroke of midnight on July 31st. There are three categories; dark fantasy, science fiction, and horror, and any original, unpublished submission of 5000 words or less will be accepted. Due to the thematic content of the competition, we ask that all writers be at least 18 years of age. Please send your submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org. Finalists will be notified mid-August, and winners will be announced at an author’s reception at the film festival. Please, come along and enjoy the ride!