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Creative Writing Contest
For Elementary Schools

Find out what lurks in students' amazing imaginations with Spooky Sagas! Challenge students to write a mini saga, a story in just 100 words.

Can students use their writing powers to create a spine-tingling tale that uses atmosphere and suspense? From things that go bump in the night to Halloween pranks, your students will love taking part in Spooky Sagas. Trust us, it's going to be a scream!

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  • Only one entry per student

  • Mini sagas can be written or typed

  • 100-word limit (not including the title)

  • Ensure that all students include their name, surname and age on the entry form

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For Schools

1st Prize:
$250 & The Young Writers’
Award of Excellence

Plus, every participating school receives a copy of the book their students feature in!

For students

1st Prize:
Apple iPad

$50 Amazon Gift Card

Award of Excellence Prize Apple iPad

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How To Enter

  • If you are in need of more entry forms, please go to Downloads

  • Send your entries, along with your school entry form, to:
    Young Writers
    Spooky Sagas
    100 Condor Street
    Boston MA 02128

  • Alternatively, you can upload work to Online Entries

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To download the contest pack, including Full Contest Information, Posters, Student Entry Forms and more… please fill in the form below.


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Submit Entries

Ask each student to write their mini saga. Type or scan their work, then do one of the following:

Or mail them to:

Young Writers
Spooky Sagas
100 Condor Street
Boston MA 02128

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