For the past five years, the Storyteller's Scroll has sponsored a Halloween Poetry Contest. You can find some excellent poems in the archives. Some even went on to be sold to children's magazines like Highlights and Hopscotch.
This year, I'd like to sponsor something different........... A Spooky "First Page" Contest for a MG or YA story.
Use the picture above for a prompt and write no more than the first 23 lines of a Halloween or Spooky novel. All stories should reflect the picture above in some way. Please make sure your name, title and genre are designated on your first page and that you use 12 point font.
Subject line should say - Halloween First Page Contest - your name - your genre
You can send the pages in the body of the email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Last day for submissions is October 28th. Winner will be announced on Halloween.
The best written, most intriguing first page will win a 5 chapter critique of any MG or YA novel you are currently writing. The critique value is $200.00 and will be sponsored by First Peek Critique, my critique service.
Judges of the first page contest will be my awesome YA WONDERWRITERS critique group.
Good luck and don't let the shadows scare you. :)