October Spotlight: Two Spooktacular Contests in Time for All Hallows Eve

October is upon us bringing tricks, treats, and fanciful delights in the form of submissions to the brand new OZMA Awards for Fantasy Fiction and the long running Paranormal Awards for Supernatural Fiction. We can't wait to see what kind of submissions we get this year. Get your manuscripts ready! The deadline is October 31.

WRITING as an OLYMPIC SPORT by Sharon E. Anderson– award-winning author

We authors work hard at our craft and sometimes it feels as if we have fallen. The important thing is to get up and continue learning, producing, developing our craft--making it look effortless is the really hard part.

BELIEVE by Annaliese Darr — Magical Realism & Mysteries

A psychically gifted woman struggles to integrate her unique gift into a normal life while she tries to solve murders and crime. A mystery romance with magical realism elements!

NAZI WEREWOOFS by Karl Larew — a zany and fun vampire spoof for adults

How can a retired college history professor write these amusingly unconventional vampire spoofs? Enjoy with your favorite cocktail.

SHADOW OF THE LAST MEN by J. M. Salyards, a dystopian sci-fi fantasy series

A thrilling and profound story driven by dynamic characters that seduce you into exploring this dystopian world.

THE DREAM JUMPER’S PROMISE by Kim Hornsby, a romantic thriller novel

A mysterious murder and vivid, strange dreams are the perfect recipe for an engaging thriller. Readers who enjoy a good adrenaline rush will find this a brilliant romantic thriller that takes place in Maui.

ALMOST MORTAL by Christopher Leibig — a high octane legal thriller

The physical and metaphysical collide in this award-winning legal thriller that promises to leave the reader hungering for more.

PORTIA BENCH by Robert Boyd, a horror thriller novel

Supernatural forces meet a construction team leader who is contracted to build a highway despite the angry spirits the project arouses. Will Clint be able to come up with a solution, or will the body counts continue to increase?

GREY DAZE: a Lance Underphal Mystery by Michael Allan Scott

Dishes out action on every page with dizzying plot twists and turns combined with multi-dimensional characters. A dark and gritty well-crafted mystery/thriller.

The PARANORMAL Awards for Supernatural Fiction 2015 First Place Category Winners

The Paranormal First Place Category award winners will compete for the PARANORMAL Grand Prize Award for the 2015 Supernatural Fiction Novel. Grand Prize winners, blue ribbons, and prizes will be announced and awarded on April 30, 2016 at the Chanticleer Authors Conference and Awards Gala, Bellingham, Wash.