We are looking for your best Halloween stories that will make us shiver.
We'll select the best of our submissions and publish them in an upcoming Lifestyle section, just in time for Halloween.
Please limit your stories to 350 words.
We will not publish work with graphic sex or violence.
All work must be signed state that the work is original and the sole property of the writer. We will accept electronic signatures.
The contest is open to adults (19 and older), teens (13 to 18) and children (12 and younger). Each winner will receive a certificate, be photographed for the paper and have his or her story published. A grand-prize winner will be selected from all categories and will receive $50, as well as be photographed for the paper and have his or her story published.
Deadline is 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 17. Winners will be notified by Wednesday, Oct. 19. Winners must be available for a photo by Friday, Oct. 21.
Send your story to: Lifestyle, Halloween story, The Herald-Mail, PO Box 439, Hagerstown, Md 21741. Or email firstname.lastname@example.org with Halloween story in the subject line.
For more information, call Lifestyle Editor Crystal Schelle at 301-791-7136, or email@example.com.