BOO! Short & Scary Story Contest


Calling young Stephen Kings and Anne Rices out there — The Independent’s BOO! Short and Scary Story Contest is underway again.

Students are invited to submit Halloween-themed artwork and spooky essays and poems to The Independent for publication, and possibly be awarded a medal too! Thirteen winners will be chosen and have their work published, and we also publish artwork and pull-quotes from other stories as well.

Stories should not exceed 700 words, and can be as short as a couplet. All ages from pre-K to high school seniors are invited. Art can be delivered to our offices at the Red Horse Plaza, 74 Montauk Highway, Suite 19, East Hampton, or images can be scanned and emailed to [email protected].

Please put the name of each student, the teacher’s name, grade, and school on every submission.

Stories can be emailed to us at [email protected] with the subject heading “BOO Submission.” The deadline is Tuesday, October 15.

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