"I delight in what I fear."
- Shirley Jackson
When was the last time you were afraid? Was it heart pounding, hand shaking, stomach flipping terror? Or was it a creeping, pervasive dread that you couldn’t shake? From ghosts, demons, and aliens to lovers, neighbors, and family, the horror genre is as diverse as the things that scare us. What makes a monster? Who lurks in the dark? What can follow you into the light of day? What do we carry with us after the horror?
Consider what scares you. All kinds of horror are welcome! We want your poetry, fiction, nonfiction, or essays (1,500 words max). And of course, rough drafts welcome! Fifteen finalists will be published in a printed anthology book alongside original artwork and celebrated by friends, family, and fellow authors at a book release party and signing.
Page 15 is thrilled to partner with the Florida State Poets Association to offer a unique publishing opportunity. Three of the winning poems will be featured in Of Poets & Poetry, a publication of the Florida State Poets Association.