Spine-Chillers 2021 USA |
Creative Writing Contest

Middle & High

Spine-Chillers 2021 USA Video

What lurks in your students' imaginations?

There is nothing better than reading a thrilling story, one that grips you so tightly and puts your senses on alert simply through the power of words.

Spine-Chillers is an amazing way to include tension, suspense and atmosphere in your writing. Be inspired to create your own original mini saga and become a published writer!

Mini sagas can be funny, creepy, scary or strange. You can be inspired by Gothic fiction, ghost stories, campfire tales, the supernatural... it's time to write a hair-raising mini saga...

Use the video to find out more about the activity and there's a student info guide with some top tips to help you too!



To make sure your entries are valid, please follow the rules listed below:

  • Only one entry per person.

  • Please include your name, age and full address on your entry.

  • Independent entries are still eligible for the student prize.

  • Mini sagas have a 100-word limit. The title isn't included in this.

  • Mini sagas can be on the entry form or handwritten on a sheet of paper or typed.

  • Your entry can be on the entry form, handwritten on a sheet of paper or typed.

If you are unsure on any rules or have any queries, please don't hesitate to Contact Us.


Spine-Chillers 2021 USA Prize

Our favorite published writer wins a $50 Amazon e-gift card.


Every entrant receives a bookmark and a certificate of merit is awarded for all young writers chosen for publication.

Closing Date: September 10, 2021