Monday, October 21, 2013

A Spooky Secret Life Contest!

Happy Monday Secret Lifers! I can't believe it's almost Halloween already!

This movie is basically my favorite part of October

Since it's only ten days away, I thought I would do something a little fun and festive for today's post. So we're going to have a little writing contest! The rules are simple enough: you just have to creep us out. And you'll be doing that by writing a short little horror scene (250 words or less!). Extra points if you can somehow tie something "secrety" into it! Once finished, email it to us at by no later than Wednesday, October 30th. Then, we'll pick our top three entries and post them to the blog on Halloween, at which point all of our readers will be invited to vote on their favorite.

So, what's up for grabs for the winner? How about some free books to get you in the mood for Halloween? Sounds good, right? Right! So, the winner of this simple little contest gets to choose any TWO shiny new books from the ones listed below, which are just a few of my favorite creepy YA and MG reads. There's also a good chance that some other fun Halloween treats will end up in the winner's prize package, too (trick-or-treat candy, anyone?)

The Books:


To recap: one creepy 250 word short, emailed to us by Wednesday, October 30th, could land you two of the awesome books above plus some other awesome spooky and fallish gifts! So get to writing! Can't wait to see what you guys come up with :) 

Stefanie Gaither writes YA novels about killer clones and spaceships, with the occasional romp with dragons and magic-users thrown in for good measure. Said writing is generally fueled by an obscene amount of coffee and chocolate, as well as the occasional tennis and/or soccer break. She's represented by Sara Megibow of Nelson Literary, and her debut novel, FALLS THE SHADOW, is forthcoming from Simon and Schuster Books For Young Readers in 2014. You can add it on Goodreads here!

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5 secret replies:

  1. This is an awesome contest! I'll have to give it a try. Though I already own most of those books (because they are so awesome) :)

    1. Hope you give it a try anyway! You can always gift the extra copies of the books you might win :)

  2. Yay! I love super short flash! Just sent in my story. ;)

  3. I LOVE FLASH FICTION CONTESTS! And also, you have excellent taste in creepy books! The Replacement is my FAVORITE changeling story!