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September 8, 2023 - September 9, 2023
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Solvang, CA 93463
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Ghost Story Challenge 2023

Friday, September 8, 2023

The Goleta & Santa Ynez Valley Libraries invite you to take THE GHOST STORY CHALLENGE Write an original story in 500 words or less that is scary or mysterious and involves the supernatural.

Calling all local writers! Are you ready for a spooky challenge? We want to read your spine-tingling tales. The Challenge is open to all writers in these age categories: Adult (18 and up), High School (9th-12 gr.) or Middle School (6th-8th gr.) 

Student entries from Goleta/ South County schools and Santa Ynez Valley/North County schools will be judged separately (more winners that way!). 

Submissions will be taken from Sept 1-30th: DEADLINE is September 30, 5:00 pm 

How to submit:  Stories must be in the body of an email- no attachments. 

Include in body of email: 

  • Full Name of author
  • Phone
  • Age category, and name of school if student
  • Don't forget to title your story!

Winners will be announced on October 26th. There will be prizes! We can't wait to read your spook-tacular tales! 

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