Haunting Hooks: Scary Story Opener Writing Contest

Fiendish things are afoot over on Thesaurus.com, where we’ve announced the Scary Story Opener Writing Contest.

The challenge? Write an original, spooky—or spoopy—captivating opening to a scary story using 50 words or less.

We’re looking for the next “It was a dark and stormy night.” But new and improved—an eerie opening that sets a spooky scene and lures the reader in.

The reward? Prizes! Including a $100 gift card for the winner—and more.

Creep on over to Thesaurus.com to get all the gory details!

For a complete explanation of contest rules, please visit here.

Ready to scare us? Head over to Thesaurus.com to learn more about the contest and some tips on how to win, or enter below!

 

Submit your entry here

🎃 Haunting Hooks: Scary Story Opener Writing Contest 😱

Are you scarier than Stephen King? Now's your chance to write the next "It was a dark and stormy night." Give us your spookiest opening to a scary story in 50 words or less—if you dare. Mwahahaha!

  • In 50 words or less, type your spookiest—or spoopiest—original opening to a scary story.
  • Be sure to review the official contest rules for eligibility and other conditions.