It’s time to get spooky!

Would you like to get published? Have you been looking for your chance? Well here it is!


Welcome to The Medinamite’s third Writing Slam Competition! This contest is open to all Medina High School students. Your topic can be from your own thoughts, or you can base it off one of the following prompts. However, your submission must be under 800 words.

Submissions must be emailed to [email protected]. and must be received by 12:00pm on Thursday, October 27. One winner and two runners-up will be selected from all submissions.

Winning stories will be published on The Medinamite, as well the winner will receive a thank-you card, a writing journal, and the best prize of all…bragging rights.

Here are your three optional prompts:

  1. Waking up in a cold sweat, you are tied up in a dark room. Barely conscious, you have no idea how you got there and it seems like there is no way out. From the quiet sounds of this room, you infer you are the only person around. You glance over to find a streak of white light coming from a door. You panic.  
  2. You enter a dimly lit room, the door barely budging as you push it open. Entering this abandoned house was not a good idea, the walls are dilapidated and the paint is chipping in huge sections. As you’re about to leave, the door behind you slams shut. A chill runs up your spine as you begin to panic and hear rustling around you.
  3.  You’re walking home from a Halloween party on Halloween night.  The moon is full and all of the street lamps are off on your street.  You hear the crack of a stick behind you, and you slowly turn to see what’s it is. As you look over your shoulder you see…

Finally, copy this statement into the bottom of your piece for consideration in the contest:

“I give The Medinamite permission to print my story submission, titled ______________________. I understand this also gives The Medinamite editors permission to edit as they see fit.”

Have fun. Good luck. We are looking forward to all of your submissions. Thank you once again.



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