The Ghost Story Contest is open to all kids and youth in 1st – 12th grade. You do not need a library card to enter.

Rules for the contest


  • Submissions open October 3-November 1
  • Winners will be contacted and announced by November 4
  • Winners will receive a prize package and their story will be published on the Library blog.

Who can enter:

There are four categories, with one winner from each group:

  • Grades 1st-3rd
  • Grades 4th – 6th
  • Grades 7th-8th
  • Grades 9th – 12th


  • Word Limits – Max 1000 words/Minimum 350 words.
  • Stories should be wholly original, written in the writer’s own words. Do not use characters from other stories or film (like Harry Potter, Disney characters, Pete the Cat, etc.)
  • Stories can be typed using this online FORM or neatly written by hand (photos of handwritten material can be uploaded as JPEG images and emailed to
  • By submitting entries, contestants give the Library permission to adapt or edit the content for promotions related to this contest.

Entries must include:

  • Full name of writer
  • Phone number
  • Email
  • Grade level

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