Calling all youth writers and writers-to-be! We want your most spooky stories for this Halloween season with the most terrifying submission in each age categories winning a prize and the opportunity to be published in the Discovery Islander. To enter pick up an entry form from the Quadra Island Library and submit it along with a spooky story or poem written by you (max. 800 words) or email your story to by Tuesday, October 17 at 5 pm.

Fine Print. The contest is open to children and youth up to age 18 in one of the following age categories: 8-10 years of age, 11-14 years of age, and 15-18 years of age. Entries must provide a terrifying story or poem of no longer than 800 words to enter. Limit of one story per writer. Individual entries only; group or class submissions will not be accepted. The story or poem must be your own work: either an original piece, or a retelling (in your own words) of a terrifying tale that you’ve heard.

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