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

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

From Oct. 1-31, 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 stories published on TCCL’s website, as well as in a physical anthology. Copies of the book will be added to TCCL’s permanent collection for checkout and will be available for individual purchase through the publisher.

Stories can be submitted in person at any TCCL branch or digitally through the online entry form at www.tulsalibrary.org/spooky-stories-contest. Deadline to enter the contest is 5 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 31.


  • All submissions must be original works of no more than 3,500 words.
  • All entries must include a title page with the author’s first and last name, age and contact information (phone number and email).
  • Only one entry will be accepted per contestant.
  • Entries must be text based; no illustrations.

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

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