Teentober Short Scary Story Teen Contest

Teens! Do you enjoy writing or storytelling? Enter our Short Scary Story Teen Contest for your chance to win a Kindle Fire! The contest opens Monday, September 27 at 8 am and closes Friday, October 22 at 5 pm. Winners will be announced Halloween week.

Participant Requirements:

  • Must live in the following locations; Appleton, Combined Locks, Darboy, Fox Crossing, Freedom, Grand Chute, Greenville, Hortonville, Kaukauna, Kimberly, Little Chute, Menasha or Neenah.
  • Open to grades 7-12.
  • One entry per participant. 

Story Entry Requirements:

  • Work must be original and unpublished. 
  • Contain fictional characters.
  • Max of 2,000 words (typed, double-spaced, 12 pt font, Times New Roman).
  • PDF or Microsoft Word Doc only; paper copies will not be accepted. Please no Google Docs or links. 
  • Content must be PG-13.  
  • Must be submitted via email to teen@apl.org by Friday, October 22 at 5 pm. Please include your full name, grade, name of City or Town, phone number and email in the body of your email when submitting your entry.

Note: We reserve the right to share entries on our social media.