Call for submissions: Bloody Valentine’s Challenge

by Nyctophilia

Tales from the Moonlit Path: Bloody Valentine’s Challenge
Tales from the Moonlit Path is a horror, dark fiction, and speculative fiction magazine. For their Bloody Valentine’s Challenge, they want fiction of up to 2,000 words on the theme of love gone wrong. Read the guidelines carefully – entry into the challenge signifies consent for publishing, whether or not the entry wins. They also accept work for their regular issues.
Value: $50
Deadline: 1 February 2020
Open for: All writers

Bloody Valentine Special Edition Challenge

Are you ready for it, kids? Whether Valentine’s Day inspires contentment or frustration in you, we want your best love-gone-wrong stories.

What are we looking for? Your story must have some element of love in it. Get us comfortable with the prospect of unconditional, eternal love, and then shake us into reality with your horror bow and arrow. A straight shot through to the heart and the head, simultaneously. 


  • Keep stories to under 2,000 words and please include word count in email.
  • Must have a LOVE theme.
  • Submit your story to
  • Submission must be in the body of the email, no attachments please.
  • Clearly label your submission “CHALLENGE ENTRY: Last Name: Story Title”.
  • You are welcome to submit a story for both the challenge and regular magazine content but please, just one challenge submission.
  • Your challenge entry must not be submitted elsewhere.
  • Challenge submission deadline  is February 1, 2020 for possible inclusion in the February 14, 2020 issue.
  • Honorable mentions will be published. A Bloody Valentine’s story submission is your pre-approval of publication in our February 14, 2020 issue without additional notification to you.
  • Challenge Winner will receive $50


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