October Mini-Contest


October is “horror month” full of spooky stories with goblins and creaks in the night. Try your hand at horror or the paranormal to tell about the picture prompt below. You may also tell a story or write a poem in any other genre as long as it’s about the picture. No limit to the number of times you may enter. No fees – just fun – and practice writing!

Story Prompt Rules:

Þ Any genre; any form
Þ 1000 words or less
Þ Winners from last month are not eligible
Þ Must be SWG member to enter

Send to springfieldwritersguild@gmail.com – or simply type your story in the text box below, or copy and paste from your story. (If using this text box, put a space between paragraphs, please). No entry fee.

Deadline: Midnight—October 22

PRIZES:  1st place – $50 – 2nd place – $25 – 3rd place – $15


About Springfield Writers' Guild

Springfield Writers' Guild was formed in 1943 to encourage new writers and hone the skills of the writing craft. The group meets every fourth Saturday of the month (except for December) at McAlister's Deli, 1711 W. Battlefield in Springfield, Missouri. Visitors are welcome.
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