The SWG Fall Writing Contest
Sept. 1-Oct. 31
Write a scary story using a real news headline and/or some or all of the facts.
Pick a real headline from the news – either in the newspaper or online. Cite your source.
You may use one of the examples below or find your own by Googling weird, bizarre, strange, or odd news.
Examples: (Click to see source)
Boxed baby found in a freezer
Boy wrestles a mountain lion
Body of a woman found stuffed in a suitcase
Boy impaled by a beach umbrella
Sinkhole swallows man alive
Lost in the Mountains
Spider Builds Nest in Man’s Ear
CASH PRIZES – $75/$50/$25/HM
*DEADLINE: October 31- midnight.
*Create a scary story using real news headlines or facts
*Must cite your source
*Not necessary to use headline title in story
*Genre: drama, horror, mystery, sci-fi, paranormal, or thriller
*750 words (or less) –The title does not count toward word count.
*Must be the unpublished writing of the author.
*SWG MEMBERS ONLY: Winners of the Summer Contest are ineligible.
*NO ENTRY FEE
Send your story as an attachment or in the body of an email.
Voting will begin November 1. Winners will be announced at the November meeting.
BEST OF LUCK, WRITERS! Can’t wait to see your stories!
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