Tulsa City-County Library offers young writers the chance to get published through the Spooky Story Contest

Entries accepted October 1-30
Spooky Story Contest 2021 Social Media

Tulsa City-County Library (TCCL) invites students to connect their love of writing with a passion for scary storytelling in the Spooky Story Contest.

From Oct. 1-30, aspiring writers ages 8-18 can submit a short story to any TCCL location. The top 10 winners in each of the three age categories (8-11, 12-14 and 15-18) will have their story published online and in a book that will be added to TCCL’s collection. Submissions will be accepted starting Oct. 1, and the submission deadline is 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 30.


  • All entries must be the original work of the student and cannot exceed 3,500 words.
  • Submissions must include a title page with the author’s first and last name, age and contact information (phone number and/or email).
  • Three different age categories will be judged: 8-11, 12-14 and 15-18.
  • Only one entry will be accepted per contestant.
  • Entries must be submitted in person to any TCCL location by Oct. 30.

     For more details, visit www.tulsalibrary.org/events, the library’s website, www.tulsalibrary.org, or call the AskUs Hotline, 918-549-7323.

Spooky Story Contest 2021 Poster

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