Scary story contest deadline Oct. 5


The Brown County Writers Group and Mt. Orab Branch of The Brown County Public Library have announced a call for submissions for the 2017 Scary Story Contest. Deadline for submissions is 5 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 5.

All ages are welcome and the contest is free to all residents of Southwest Ohio. Send your scary short story to the Mt. Orab Branch of The Brown County Public Library, 613 S. High St., Mt. Orab, Ohio 45154, or you may submit your story by email to If entering online, send your story as a Word Document or PDF attachment along with the below information.

Submit your scary story in 12-point Times New Roman, double spaced, up to four pages, no artwork and no colored ink. Only one story per entry, no multiple entries. Do not send originals; no copies will be returned. You must include your name, age, address and phone number or email address. If you wish to be notified of the winners by mail, send an self-addressed, stamped envelope along with your short story.

The public is welcome to join the library for a reading of the winning entries on Thursday, Oct. 26 at 7 p.m. at the Mt. Orab Library. Free booklets of the winning stories and refreshments will be available at the event.

The Brown County Writers’ Group is a free, non-profit organization that meets Thursdays at 6 p.m. in Mt. Orab. For more information, contact Lisa at 513-659-8567,, or visit Facebook at (

Submitted by Lisa Brandstetter.

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