Youngsters invited to submit stories for our special Halloween issue

BOO! Short and Scary Story Contest

Calling young Stephen Kings and Anne Rices out there — The Independent’s BOO! Short and Scary Story Contest is underway again.

Students are invited to submit Halloween-themed artwork and spooky essays and poems to The Independent for publication, and possibly be awarded a medal too!

13 winners will be chosen and have their work published, but we also publish artwork and pullquotes from other stories as well.

Stories should not exceed 800 words, tops, and can be as short as a couplet. All ages from pre-K to high school seniors are invited.

Art can be delivered to our offices at the Red Horse Plaza, 74 Montauk Highway, Suite 20, East Hampton, or images can be scanned and emailed to bridget@indyeastend.com.

Please put the name of each student, the teacher’s name, grade, and school on every submission.

Stories can be emailed to us at bridget@indyeastend.com with the subject heading “BOO Submission.”

The deadline is Tuesday, October 16.