Two Sentence Scary Story Writing Contest

Celebrate spooky season by writing your scariest story in just two sentences!

Submissions due October 23, 2022. Details below.

Age Groups:

  • Grades 3-5
  • Grades 6-8
  • High School
  • Adults


  • First, second, and third prize will be awarded in each age group
    • First Prize: $50 in Chamber Bucks
    • Second Prize: $15 in Chamber Bucks
    • Third Prize: $10 in Chamber Bucks


  • Participants must live in or attend school in Freeborn County or have a non-resident Albert Lea Public Library card
  • Length – no longer than two sentences
  • Contact information – fill out the required fields on the submission form. Written entries should include: your name, age group and phone number and/or email address
  • One submission per person
  • All stories must be original works to the author and be unpublished
  • Story content should be appropriate for a wide audience
  • Winning submissions will be posted on the Albert Lea Public Library’s website and social media with permission for the public to read


  • Submit entries through the form located here:
  • Written entries can be turned in at the library in a sealed envelope
  • Entries must be received by midnight on Sunday, October 23, 2022