Rhine Mysterious Short Story Contest Accepting Submissions

Source: Rhine Research Center, Durham NC.
Source: Rhine Research Center, Durham NC.

Do you have a psy-fantasy or ghoulish narrative that would make Edgar Alan Poe proud? Perhaps you or someone you know has had a psychic experience that you could relate in a short story? This is your opportunity to share it with your friends at the Rhine by submitting your story to the third-annual Mysterious Short Story Contest.

Writers and experiencers from all over the globe will be submitting their adventures in precognition, telepathic fantasies or poltergeist incidents for the chance to win cash or other prizes and to share their creations at a Rhine event in October, 2019.

Adults 18 years and older are welcome to submit a short story or nonfiction narrative of no more than 2,500 words that specifically has one or more of the following themes:

  • Telepathy — mind to mind communication through a means other than the normal senses).
  • Clairvoyance or Remote Viewing — knowledge of objects, people, or events that are hidden via space or time. For example, an object hidden in a box in a different room, a photograph sealed in an envelope, an event that is occurring to a loved one who is thousands of miles away, or the characteristics of a room that only existed in the past.
  • Precognition — knowledge of an event that has not yet occurred, or information that appears to be transferred from the future into the present.
  • PK or Psychokinesis — Mind interacting with matter at a distance. Mind interactions with living systems (including energetic healing) are sometimes included in this category.
  • Survival Studies – The nature of human consciousness and an examination of whether consciousness survives the physical form. This includes mediumship research, reincarnation, out of body experiences, apparitions, and ghost activities.

No stories including vampires, zombies, or aliens will be accepted.

Submissions provided in a Microsoft Word document will be accepted from May 15  to August 15, 2019. An application will be required along with a $20 application fee.

Winners will be announced by October 10, 2019.

For more details about the contest, application process, and the official rules, go to www.rhineonline.org/short-story-contest.

The Rhine Research Center, based in Durham, North Carolina, started its scientific research in the 1930s, when Dr. Rhine of Duke University started the Parapsychology department. Today, the Rhine holds psy-related events, oversees an onsite research library, and conducts scientific research projects on ESP and Parapsychology.


Source: Susan Freeman, Rhine Research Center

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