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Tweens, teens can pen spooky stories for a Coquitlam, Port Moody library contest

Hey, kids! Are you looking for a bit of cash?

Hey, kids!

Are you looking for a bit of cash?

Students ages 11 to 18 can write a Halloween story for a chance to win money from the Coquitlam and Port Moody public libraries.

The deadline to get your entry in the annual Scary Story Contest is Wednesday, Oct. 20 at 11:59 p.m. 

And, for this year’s competition, young scribes are asked to pen a spooky tale that contains the following words:

  • disquieting
  • loathsome
  • uncanny

Stories must not go over the 500-word mark.

Accolades of $50 for first place, $30 for second place and $20 for third place will be awarded in each of the two age categories: 11–14 and 15–18.

To read the contest details, visit or go to





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