At Terror House Magazine, we know that writing is hard work. We’re writers, too, and we believe that good writing should be rewarded with more than just social media likes.

Because of this, we have a monthly contest to reward the best contributors to our site with cold, hard cash.

Here’s how you can get paid to write for us. (For general submission guidelines, click here.)

Terror House’s Best of the Month Award

Every month, Terror House Magazine will name one submission as the “Best of the Month” and award the author a $10 prize. Winners will be determined solely by Terror House’s editors, and our evaluation will be based on which submission we think was the most entertaining, compelling, and well-written. Additionally, the winners from each month will be featured in a “Best of Terror House” list accessible at the top of every page. You can view this list by clicking here.

Note that analysis/criticism articles and art submissions are not eligible for the prize. Comparing literary and nonliterary writing—or comparing visual art to any writing—is like comparing apples to oranges, so we cannot pay for these kinds of submissions at this time.

Additionally, submissions from Terror House’s own editorial staff are ineligible for the prize.

Past winners:

How to Get Paid for Your Submissions

Terror House Magazine will publicly announce each month’s winner on our Twitter and Telegram accounts on the second Sunday of the following month. (On months that begin on a Sunday, the announcement will be on the third Sunday of the month.) We will also contact the winner via email on or before that date to arrange payment.

If you have any questions about any of this, don’t hesitate to email us at admin [at] terrorhousemag [dot] com.

Good luck!