Scare our pants off, enter our two sentence horror story contest. 

The Shenandoah County Library will be hosting our inaugural two sentence horror story contest between September 23rd and October 16th. Stories may be submitted online starting Monday, September 23 by following this link: 

Stories will be evaluated by staff and the public will be invited to vote for the best story between Monday October 21st and noon on Friday, October 25th. The top ten stories will also be posted in the library and utilized on social media.

A story read and awards ceremony will be held from 4:30PM-5:30PM on Friday, October 25th at the Shenandoah County Library.

The first place winner will be given the prize of two tickets to either Darkwood Manor Haunted House in Luray or two tickets to the Maize Quest Corn Maze near Mt. Jackson. The second place winner will receive second choice for those prizes. The third prize story will receive a trick-or-treat basket of candy and Halloween apparel.

Submission Requirements

-Submissions will be accepted September 23-October 16th
-Writers entering this contest must be at least 13 years of age
-Only one story per writer may be submitted for judging
-Only send the final draft. Sorry, with the number of submissions we receive we can only read your story once.
-Your work must be in English, original, and previously unpublished (including on the Internet) and not scheduled for publication anywhere before October 31, 2019
-A story that is unpublished but which has won a monetary award in any other contest is ineligible.
-Please keep your story content appropriate for a wide audience.
-Your story should be no longer and no shorter than two sentences.
-Please note that entries not in compliance with the above will be disqualified.
-All decisions by the judges will be final
-Any story can be disqualified by library staff for any reason
-Participants of this program grant Shenandoah County Library System the right to publish their names and work in part or full and use their names and work in print and electronic publications. Participants also waive any copyright protection with respect to the right of Shenandoah County Library System to reproduce their work.