Our Monster Flash Contest is all wrapped up! We want to thank everyone who submitted their wonderful stories. It has been an absolute blast reading them all.

Let’s get into why you’re really here.

The winners are…

Fourth Place

Snack Service by Lauren Stoker

Third Place

Two Minutes in Hell by Frances Pauli

Second Place

Small Evil by Aeryn Rudel

First Place

Fledglings by Christopher Stanley

Congratulations to all who placed!

The Runner-Ups

These stories were really close to entering the top four!

The Vampire at the Blood Drive by Jess Simms

What Shadows Hide by Austen Read-McFarland

All of our runner-ups will be featured in our special contest collection, Monster Flash, which is going live on Kindle and other digital markets soon!

What’s Next

The winning stories will be published online throughout October, starting with Snack Service by Lauren Stoker on October 4. We will continue to publish the winning stories on Fridays (or Thursdays if you subscribe to us).

We are also publishing a digital collection that will feature all of the winning stories, plus the runner-ups. The collection, Monster Flash, will be available on Kindle and other online platforms later this week. Here’s a sneak preview:

Thanks, again, to all of you who participated in the contest! We’re incredibly lucky to have such talented writers submit their tales to us.