News item published on: 2021-09-29 09:20:00

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Cook Library is hosting a Two-Sentence Horror Story Contest for all current Southern Miss students, faculty, and staff. The contest begins Monday, October 4, 2021, and submissions must be submitted online by Friday, October 22, 2021. 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.

The contest is closed, and the winners will be announced Friday, October 29 via Cook Library’s Facebook and Instagram pages.

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 22 at 11:59 a.m.
3. Winners will be announced on Friday, October 29.
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.