With Christmas around the corner, our next theme is Bloody Christmas! We want flash fiction stories with an Xmas theme that also include at least two of the following items:
-An axe
-Lots of blood
-Garden Gnomes
-A skinny, slender-man type Santa
-A burning Christmas tree

The stories will be read by me, and the top 15 to 20 stories will be posted on our Patreon page for our patrons to vote on. The winner will receive $0.03 per word, publication, and an Author Spotlight on our newsletter and Patreon page. The second place winner will receive $0.02 a word, and the third place winner $0.01 per word.

Submission guidelines:
-Max 1,500 words
-Submit your entry in the body of an email to crystallakepub@gmail.com (no attachments)
-The email subject line should be the story’s title and your author name / pseudonym
-The deadline is midnight at the end of November, wherever in the world you may reside.
-No multiple submissions (only your best story)
-Put your bio below your story (max 500 words).

Please take note… You do not need to be a Crystal Lake Patreon patron to enter. This is a contest and only the top three placing stories receive payment. I’ll personally read all the email submissions and post the best stories on the Crystal Lake Publishing Patreon page. Our $5-a-month and higher tier patrons will then read all the entries, posted one per day, and vote for a winner. Some editors/publishers may consider having your story posted on a subscription-based platform, like Patreon, as a first publication. If your story does not win, we will remove it upon request.