MAYDAY HILLS GHOST STORY COMPETITION
The inaugural ghost story competition ran last year, at the first ever Asylumfest.
This competition involves live performances of original horror stories on stage and via Zoom.
AUDIENCE TICKETS - $10 each pre-booked, $15 on the night.
TO ENTER AS A PERFORMER
It must be an original story
You must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or resident.
You will be performing it live on stage (no more than 15 mins, so make sure you time it well)
The judging panel consists of Kaaron Warren (2022’s winner), AJ Spedding, and Marty Young.
Story and presentation are both judged, so please, scare us with your performance AND story. Give us a sense of dread.
The winners get an amazing trophy (certificates for second and third prize) and a cash prize (1st $100, 2nd $50, 3rd $25)
Published or unpublished, give us your best ghost story.
This form contains the rules and an entry form
Meet the Judges
Award winning Australian Horror Author
Multi-award winner Kaaron Warren has five novels and seven short story collections. She’s sold over 200 short stories to venues big and small around the world, and has been a judge for the Aurealis Awards, the Stoker Awards, the Shirley Jackson Awards and the World Fantasy Awards.
Her latest books are The Deathplace Set, a novella in Vandal; Stories of Damage, with Aaron Dries and J.S. Bruekelaar from Crystal Lakes. Bitters a novella from Cemetery Dance. She won the inaugural Mayday Hills Ghost Story Competition in 2022.
Author and Editor
Amanda J Spedding
Amanda J Spedding is a professional editor, proofreader, and award-winning author and graphic novelist.
Author and Mad Scientist
Marty Young is a Bram Stoker-nominated and Australian Shadows Award-winning writer and editor, and sometimes ghost hunter. He was the founding President of the Australian Horror Writers Association* from 2005-2010.
His latest work is the critically acclaimed novel Gutterbreed, and the award-nominated short story collection, Behind the Midnight Blinds.