Monster Story Competition

We’re delighted to announce that we’ve had such a wonderful response to our Monster Story Competition that we’ve decided to publish eleven, rather than five, stories in the collection!

We’re currently editing the entries, but keep an eye out here – we’ll post more updates soon…


15th Feb update

Our editor has finished work on the stories – we’re just waiting to confirm the changes and to collect a few more small biographies about the writers…


Other Monstrous Things

If you’re interested in finding out more about the creators of The Horror Handbook, you can find an interview with the author, Paul van Loon, and the illustrator, Axel Scheffler, here.






The Horror Handbook
The inspiration behind the Monster Writing Competition

Paul van Loon
Illustrated by Axel Scheffler

What happens to a vampire when he dies? How does somebody become a werewolf? How can you protect yourself from witches? All of these questions and more are answered in this book, which will finally give you all the information you ever wanted to know about ghosts, zombies, monsters and all kinds of creepy-crawly creatures that give us the heebie-jeebies.

Full of tips, anecdotes and trivia – and delightfully illustrated by Axel Scheffler – Paul van Loon’s Horror Handbook is a fun and fascinating reference book for all fans of scary stories and things that go bump in the night.