Gather around, ghost story enthusiasts! We're thrilled to announce the winners of our 34th Annual Ghost Story Writing Contest.
In October, we welcomed submissions and were met with an overflow of chillingly imaginative tales, each unique and haunting in its own right. This year’s submissions were not just stories; they were captivating journeys into the unknown.
While we received many submissions, these outstanding entries sent shivers down our spines and left us in awe.
Click the links below to read the winning tales (PDF).
7 to 9-year-olds
The Haunting of the Summer Friends, opens a new window by Enid Stewart
The Ghost in the Forest, opens a new window by Anuja
The Day the Boats Sank, opens a new window by Vada Horne
10 to 12-year-olds
13 to 15-year-olds
Random Draw Winner
Don't Touch Mine!, opens a new window by Jasmitha Loganathan
Thank you to all participants for bringing your ghostly worlds to life and keeping this beloved tradition alive with your remarkable creativity. We also extend a thank-you to Nimbus Publishing and our story contest judge, Clary Croft, for their time and book donations received by our contest winners.
Remember to check back for more updates on our next Teen Short Story contest in the new year, and keep weaving your spellbinding tales!