I’m judging NOTLP’s Flash Horror Contest this year, and tomorrow’s the deadline. So get those stories in, my dear gnomies.

Here are the details:

Bram Stoker award-nominated author Jeremy C. Shipp will guest judge NOTLP’s first Flash Horror Contest. The winner will be paid a professional rate of 5 cents per word for First Worldwide Electronic rights. The winning story will be published on the NOTLP blog. All entries will be considered for publication.

Submission guidelines:

Word Count: 1000 words or less.

Submission deadline: July 31, 2013

Genre: Horror. The guest judge particularly enjoys character-based tales, vivid imagery, dark humor, unique monsters.

Reprints: No

Multiple Submissions: No

Simultaneous Submissions: No

Payment: 5 cents per word for the winning story.

Please include your contact information (name, address, email) and approximate word count on the title page.

Send submissions to chrismatrix@yahoo.com. Please write “NOTLP FLASH CONTEST: Title of Story” in the subject line of the email.

We look forward to reading your stories.

Judging process: After reading through all the submissions, Jeremy will choose the top 5 flash stories. These 5 stories will be voted on by Jeremy as well as the NOTLP staff. The winning story will be decided based on these votes.

About the guest judge: Jeremy C. Shipp is the Bram Stoker Award-nominated author of Cursed, Vacation, and Attic Clowns. His shorter tales have appeared or are forthcoming in over 60 publications, the likes of Cemetery Dance, ChiZine, Apex Magazine, Withersin, and Shroud Magazine. His online home at jeremycshipp.com.