2020 Spooky Story Contest
Welcome to our first Spooky Story contest! It's the time of the year when the leaves turn, the weather turns crisp, and Halloween is here. It's the perfect time of year for a story to chill your bones while you warm by a fire. We're asking you to send us your best original spooky stories. We love supporting local talent and authors and look forward to being scared by your stories!

Winners in each category will receive a $50 Amazon gift card and will have the choice of reading their story or having their story read by a local actor. Winning stories will be published on the library’s website. Entries will be judged by library staff. Entries are judged based on content, originality, and age-appropriate quality of expression. Judging will be done anonymously, and the decisions of the judges are final.

To submit stories, use this Google form and send your story in Word or PDF format as an attachment to jrmanager@smrld.org. Include “Spooky Story” and your work’s title in the subject line.

Six Mile Regional Library District also offers Pressbooks (https://inkie.pressbooks.pub/) that you may use to format your story.
Email address *
Author's name *
Title of the Spooky Story *
What age range does the author belong in? *
If the author is under the age of 18, parent/guardian's name.
Does the author live in the 62040 zip code? To be eligible, the author must have a 62040 zip code. *
By submitting a story, the author (or their parent/guardian) gives Six Mile Regional Library District permission to print, post, record, or otherwise distribute the author's story. *
Please read the following carefully: *
*All works cannot exceed 2000 words. *Minimum word count is 50. *All work must be original and unpublished. *Only one entry per person. *Only one author per entry. *Entries must be received by midnight on October 22, 2020. *Entries must be submitted in either Word or PDF format. *Do not put your name on the story documents. *We reserve the right to not present an award. *Six Mile Regional Library staff and their immediate family are ineligible.
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