The creative writing contest invites adults 18 and over, and young writers grades 6 to 12, to submit an original, mysterious or scary story related to the supernatural in 500 words or less.
A panel of professionals will judge the entries. Winners will be announced on Oct. 31.
To submit a story, copy and paste the story in the body of an email — no attachments — and send to Solvanglibrary@cityofgoleta.org with full name, phone number and age category. Entries received without full names or as a Google link cannot be accepted.
Attendees will witness Blatch at the time of the final state vote on the 19th Amendment in August of 1920.
“The Ghost Story Challenge is a celebration of the craft and imagination involved in writing a story — as well as the thrill experienced in reading or hearing it," a library spokeswoman said. "We hope the short format encourages novice writers to give it a try — and also tests the skills of the more experienced.”
For more information, visit the library events calendar at GoletaValleyLibrary.org, call the library at 805-688-4214, or check the Solvang Library Facebook page.
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