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2-Sentence Horror Story Contest: Home

Submit and view entries to LSU Libraries' 2-Sentence Horror Story Contest!

Are you full of spooky ideas? Have a terrifying tale to share? Enter LSU Libraries' 2-Sentence Horror Story Contest!

Share your original mini story starting October 4. Get your submission in by October 22. Winners will be selected and contacted the week of Halloween by a panel of Libraries' faculty and staff using a blind review (no identifying information included). The prizes include trophies and swag bags for first, second, and third place!

Need inspiration? Here's an example:

"Growing up with cats and dogs, I got used to the sounds of scratching at my door while I slept. Now that I live alone, it is much more unsettling."


  • Participants must be LSU undergraduate or graduate students with a valid LSUID number.
  • Submissions must be received by 11:59 PM Central on October 22, 2021.
  • Winners will be contacted by email and announced on this webpage on or before November 1, 2021.
  • Students may submit more than one story, but are only eligible to win one prize.
  • Submissions must be original stories that are two sentences long (no more than 500 characters).
  • By entering the contest, you agree to let LSU Libraries share your story on its website and social media.
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