How to enter


Download the contest packet and read over all contest rules and info before writing your story! 


Write a spooky short story that will leave any reader speechless. 


Fill in all information on the submission form and story cover sheet or submit directly online


Scan (or take a photo) and email submission form and short story to


Submit payment: Click here to pay online!


Sign up to receive emails by subscribing below, cross your fingers, and stay tuned to find out if you are a contest finalist. 


Contact us if you have any questions or concerns! 

Cash Prize 

Contest finalists will receive between $25 and $100 depending on placement and number of participants to enter each age group. 

Age groups

Writers may enter the short story contest according to one of the following three age categories: 

1) Elementary (grades 4-6) 

2) Middle School (grades 7 & 8) 

3) High School (grades 9-12)