Seeking the scariest short stories for the 2017

The Brown County Writers Group and the Mt. Orab Branch of The Brown County Public Library are happy to announce a call for submissions for the 2017 Scary Story Contest.

All ages are welcome and the contest is free to all residents of Southwest Ohio. Send your scary short story to the Mt. Orab Branch of The Brown County Public Library, 613 S. High St. Mt. Orab, OH 45154, or you may submit your story by e-mail to If entering online, please send your story as a Word Document or PDF attachment along with the below information.

Submit your scary story in 12 point Times New Roman, double spaced, up to four pages. No artwork and no colored ink, please. Only one story per entry, no multiple entries. Do not send originals; no copies will be returned. You must include your name, age, address and phone number or email address. If you wish to be notified of the winners by mail, send an self addressed, stamped envelope along with your short story.

Deadline for submissions is 5:00 p.m., Thursday, October 5.

The public is welcome to join us for a reading of the winning entries on Thursday, Oct. 26 at 7:00 pm at the Mt. Orab library. Free booklets of the winning stories and refreshments will be available at the event.

Brown County Writers’ Group is a free, non-profit organization that meets Thursday nights at 6:00 pm in Mt. Orab. For more information, please contact Lisa at 513-659-8567,, or visit us on Facebook.