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Greetings to all aspiring writers!

First of all, let me give you a warm welcome to the fastest growing writing platform in the world, NOOKER! Today, we are opening our doors once again to all aspiring writers in our search for the next Best Selling Author, as we invite you to join our writing competition titled WOLVES OF WRITING: THRILLER FESTIVAL.


  1. Wolves of Writing: Thriller Festival is open to all writers at Writers without Nooker accounts must sign up to qualify. 
  2. THEME AND WORD COUNT: Participants must submit a horror/thriller themed short story with a minimum word count of 3,000 and a maximum of 5000 words. The short story must be original and was never posted online or published as a book. Entries are not allowed to be posted in another online platform during the duration of the contest. 
  3. SUBMISSION: Submit your entries by October 1 to 30, 2021 via email at [email protected] with the following subject: WOW ENTRY – (TITLE OF STORY) – (NAME OF WRITER).
  4. BOOK COVER. Please attach a book cover for your entry. You are free to create whatever cover you deemed fit for your short story. However, the images used in the book cover must not be too explicit and disturbing for readers. Otherwise, the contest facilitators will ask you to provide another book cover. Book cover size must be: 1410 x 2250 pixels (the same with canva ebook size).
  5. PRELIMINARY ROUND: Preliminary round will begin on November 1 until November 14, 2021. Entries will be posted at under the writer’s account.  All entries will be judged by the following criteria.
  • Plot and Story 
  • Originality
  • Quality of Writing
  • Use of Theme 
  • Narrative Voice and Character Development

Points Possible per category: 1(Lowest) up to 10 (Highest)

  1.  FINALS: On November 15, 2021, the Top 10 Entries will be announced and advance to the finals. The judging and voting window will start on November 15 to 30, 2021. The winner will be determined by the following criteria:
  1. Judge’s Score: 50%
  • Plot and Story 
  • Originality
  • Quality of Writing
  • Use of Theme 
  • Narrative Voice and Character Development

Points Possible per category: 1(Lowest) up to 10 (Highest)

  1. Story Reads at Nooker.Online: 25%
  2. Story Votes at Nooker.Online: 25%
  1. Announcement of Winner will be on December 1, 2021.
  2. PRIZES: The top 5 entries with the highest percentages on the judges’ scores, reads, and votes combined will receive the corresponding cash prizes: 
    1. Grand Winner = $100USD
    2. 1st Runner up = $50USD
    3. 2nd Runner up = $30USD
    4. 3rd Runner up = $15USD
    5. 4th Runner up = $5USD

All winners will also receive an exclusive publishing contract from Double R Publications.

All winners will also receive a certificate with their corresponding rank.

All entries will receive a certificate of participation.

  1. Any violation of the guidelines is subject to disqualification from the contest. 

For questions or concerns, please email us at [email protected]

Good luck and may the best writer wins!

All the best,

Nooker Team

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  1. Hello! I have already finished sending my entry in your given email. But the reply said that I need to register an account here but I already had an account. Is that going to be okay? What shall I do next?


    PS: I have also followed the format in your instructions.

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