Have a budding horror enthusiast in your house? Get them a pen and paper and have them enter the free Stinetinglers Scary Story Writing Contest.
For kids ages 8-12 who love scary things, the short story contest is open from Oct. 1-31. Each story must be between 1,000-1,500 words. In addition, the story must have a catchy title, a protagonist, a creepy setting and a moment of suspense somewhere in the book.
The grand prize winner of the short story contest will get to meet R.L. Stine in a virtual classroom visit and will receive a $500 Amex gift card, a signed copy of Stinetinglers, a class set of Stinetinglers for their school and a Stinetinglers sticker. Their short story will also be published online or in print.
The runner-up will receive a signed copy of Stinetinglers, a classroom set of Stinetinglers for their school and a Stinetinglers sticker.
The contest will be judged by the Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group Stinetinglers set of panelists, including R.L. Stine himself.