News item published on: 2023-09-20 13:39:00

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The contest is closed.
Stay tuned for the announcement of the winners on Tuesday, October 31.

University Libraries is hosting a Two-Sentence Horror Story Contest for all current Southern Miss students, faculty, and staff. Entries must be submitted online by Friday, October 20, 2023. Horror story submissions may be about any terrifying or creepy subject but must be two sentences in length.

Stories will be voted upon as a blind review (with identifying information removed) by library faculty and staff. Three lucky individuals will be selected as the first, second, and third place winners and receive a prize.

Looking for some spine-tingling inspiration? Check out these terrifying two-sentence horror stories.

Contest Rules:
1. Participants must be a Southern Miss student, staff, or faculty member.
2. Entries must be submitted by Friday, October 20 at 12 p.m.
3. Winners will be announced on Tuesday, October 31.
4. You may submit multiple entries but can only win one prize.
5. Stories that do not follow the two-sentence rule will be disqualified.