Mystery Creative Writing Contest now open

Unfortunately, the minimum number of submissions required for the contest to run was not reached, so there was no winner. Keep an eye out for the next contest!

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The New Year is an exciting change, though it reminds us that the days ahead are filled with unknowns. To go along with this, this month’s creative writing contest will be mystery themed!

Lancers, it’s 2022! The New Year is an exciting change, though it reminds us that the days ahead are filled with unknowns. To go along with this, this month’s creative writing contest will be mystery themed! Everyone is encouraged to participate for a chance to be published in the February edition of the Lancer Spirit Magazine! On top of that, the winner will be published online and receive a $10 Dunkins gift card. Submissions can be short stories, poems, or other works of creative writing and must include some form of mystery (whether it big or small).

 

Rules:

  • Must contain some element of mystery
  • The submission must be no more than 10 pages
  • There is no page minimum requirement
  • Please use a size 12 readable font (preferably Times New Roman)
  • Avoid excessive gore and violence
  • No using other students’ names
  • ABSOLUTELY NO PLAGIARISM!
  • Only one submission per person

 

Disclaimers:

  • Failing to follow the guidelines will result in your submission being disqualified
  • The Lancer Spirit reserves the right to edit any errors in grammar and content, but will not change the story
  • Your story is protected by copyright

 

Submitting:

Email submissions from a school email address to [email protected]. Please make the subject of the email “Mystery Writing Contest – [NAME OF SUBMISSION]”. 

DUE BY: Friday, Feb. 11 at midnight.

 

The first place winner will be announced online and in the magazine before February Break.

Please email [email protected] with any questions.