Are you sufficiently spookified? We suspect not.
Halloween is coming. Would a good spooky story help get you in the mood?
Why not write one? Here’s a contest for the best spooky story in 200 words or less.
Fabulous prizes await the spookiest writers. Three winners will receive a 4-pack of the Raymond Bial spooky story collection (the four books you see to your right: The Fresh Grave, The Ghost of Honeymoon Creek, Shadow Island, and Dripping Blood Cave) plus your choice of any two additional books from Crickhollow Books.
The spooky-story categories:
- Best traditional setting (graveyard, old house, etc.)
- Best non-traditional setting.
- Judge’s choice (maybe the oddest story? The most unforgettable story?)
- Write a short spooky story in 200 words or less.
- Post the story as a comment to this post (i.e., below, in the “Leave a Reply” box).
- Optional (does not affect your chances of winning, just your chance of hearing about more good books): Sign up as a fan of Crickhollow Books on Facebook.
- Wait to find out if you win the Ray Bial collection and your 2 bonus books!
Deadline to submit your story: Sunday, October 30.
Winners announced: Monday, October 31.
Share the news with friends who love spooky stories . . . or good books. Here are some of the Crickhollow Books you could choose:
- A War of Her Own (great historical novel set on the WWII homefront in Texas)
- How To Write Your Best Story (oh, wouldn’t this have helped for this contest? Ironic that it could be a prize!)
- Plank Road Summer (wonderful middle-grade chapter book about the plank road days of the 1850s in the Midwest)
- A 1000-Mile Walk on the Beach (a woman’s trek around the entire perimeter of Lake Michigan)
Crickhollow Books is the sponsor of the contest (and of this SpookyWeb site).
Fine print: You retain the copyright to your story.