Norwood Public Library is holding another writing contest this October! Kids ages 12-18 years old are invited to showcase their creativity in a local writing contest. Share your scary stories and poems with us!

A panel of three judges will choose a total of THREE winners. Winners will have their works posted on the Norwood Public Library website and receive a $25 Amazon gift card, generously donated by the Friends of the Norwood Public Library.

The categories will be:

Best Plot
Scariest Setting
Best Poem

Judges will not see the author names of submitted works. The winners will be announced on October 31st.

To enter, please see submission guidelines below:

Word limit: 2,000 maximum. No minimum.

Format: Typed. PDF, Word, or Google Doc.

Submissions will be judged on style, creativity, and grammar.

(The judges request the contest contain no sexual assault, young child deaths, or animal cruelty. For further clarification, please email

Submissions can be emailed to or print copies can be dropped off at Norwood Public Library.
DEADLINE: October 27th at 4pm. We open for submissions October 1st.