Do you believe in ghosts? I sort of do a bit. Ghost stories are another matter. I very firmly believe in them. They can be funny, romantic, scary or sad and are a great way to bring in historical or crime elements if you like to mix your genres.
Here's a ghost story competition. There's a top prize of £250, then two runners up will get £100. All the best entries will go in an anthology. Although the authors won't get paid, they will get £100 worth of books. Thanks to Suzy for telling me about this one. She found it over at The Busy Teapot. It's almost spooky the way these competitions get back to me!
Here's another competition for 'spine tingling' stories. There are good cash prizes and it's monthly so there are lots of chances, but it looks like submitted stories are all published on the site which probably means you wouldn't be able to submit any which didn't win anywhere else.
If tight deadlines don't scare you, take a look here.
Just like the stories, ghosts come in all shapes and sizes. This one is spherical!