Spooky forest with the words Championship of Chills

It was a dark and stormy night… or was it a bright and sunny day, not giving any sort of clue to the mayhem that was soon to come. Or maybe it was a quiet day at the library, a little too quiet. You get to decide because you are the author in SPL’s Championship of Chills, a Goosebumps inspired spooky story contest. Visit rlstne.com/writing-program for a helpful writing guide for young authors.


  • Stories and characters should be original.
  • Stories should be between 1,000 and 5,000 words (about 4 to 20 pages double spaced).
  • Stories should be similar to Goosebumps in tone; in other words not too violent or too much gore!
  • Stories should feature at least one scene set at a library.

Submission Dates

  • Optional first draft due September 27 (only if you are interested in receiving feedback).
  • All final drafts due October 20, 2021.

Prizes will be awarded.

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