Do you have a great Halloween story inside you?
The Prescott Journal is hosting a fiction-writing contest looking for the best tales of torment, terror and trepidation in South Grenville.
The competition is open to anyone. Entry is free. Narratives can include any form of fright...from the afterlife...to the haunted house down the road...to the fears and phobias of the everyday world. They may be pure fiction in nature or factual recollections of mysterious encounters. All stories must use or mention a South Grenville location in the plot and must not exceed a 666 word limit.
The top six entries will be published in the Halloween edition of the Prescott Journal and on www.prescottjournal.com. The first place winner will be awarded a gift certificate for $66.60 compliments of the SpencerCity Bar & Grill. Second and third place winners will receive Spencercity certificates for $33.30 each (compliments of the Eastern Ontario Boneyard).
Stories will be judged blindly on originality, style, grammar and punctuation.
Entries, created in a Word document with the author's contact information and story title on a separate cover page, can be dropped off at the Journal office or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Contest closes on October 18.