Never Sleep Again: Your Ten Best Stories of Absolute Terror

We asked and you delivered. With over 3,000 comments on this year’s Scary Story contest, this year’s submitters brought their best—sharing hair-raising, spine-tingling tales that were so scary that certain Jezebel writers were forced to sleep with their lights on. These are the ten most terrifying. »10/30/15 8:00pm10/30/15 8:00pm


Share your worst nightmare, and get a full year of Nightmare Magazine

John Joseph Adams' Nightmare Magazine is live on the web, and the first issue features horror fiction from Genevieve Valentine, Sarah Langan, and more. If you've been lamenting the lack of great outlets presenting full-blown horror short stories, then this is a really welcome change. For now, you can read the spooky,… »10/04/12 6:20pm10/04/12 6:20pm

The Worst Opening Lines from Imaginary Science Fiction and Fantasy Novels

Each year, San Jose State University's English department sponsors the Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest, named for Victorian novelist Edward George Bulwer-Lytton, whose novel Paul Clifford opens with the now-cliché phrase, "It was a dark and stormy night." The competition looks for the worst opening lines people can come… »8/18/12 2:30pm8/18/12 2:30pm

Achieve Galactic Fame And Fortune With New Science Fiction Publishing Contest

Attention, aspiring novelists! A new competition could get your space epic or Singularity romance published by a major publisher, and bring you the adoration of millions. SciFiNow is sponsoring the War Of The Words contest in collaboration with and (more promisingly) Tor U.K. — and even though it's a U.K.… »6/18/09 8:00pm6/18/09 8:00pm