Scary Story Contest

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Submissions for the 2022 Annual Scary Story Contest will be accepted during Library hours from September 1-October 1, 2022. Any entries received after the Library closes on October 1 will not be judged.


Authors of all ages from PreK-Adult are invited to participate. A $3 entry fee is required for Teen and Adult entries (grade 7+), but Children's entries are free! Cash prizes will be awarded to exceptional Teen and Adult entries, and all Children category entries will be recognized with a prize. 

Author Recognition and Awards Night on Monday, October 24th at 7:00 p.m. at the Library.

Entry Form: Print from here or pick one up in the Library

Submission Guidelines

Chilling Stories that build suspense and mystery are desirable. Graphic descriptions of violence are discouraged. Humorous tales are always welcome!

  • Please keep length to eight or fewer pages
  • Make sure that your name does NOT appear on the manuscript
  • Submit each entry with an entry form and any applicable entry fees
  • Include original artwork to illustrate your story, if desired
  • Keep a duplicate of submitted entries as they may not be returned