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October 28, 2020

It does not happen every year, but we did get some interactive fiction entries this year. If you are a fan of Halloween interactive fiction, you have something to look forward to when we post the Ghost Story Contest results this Halloween!

October 27, 2020

We are still short of judges for our Annual Ghost Story Contest. You will not get to read this year, but if you are interested in judging please let us know and we will talk before next year comes around.

October 26, 2020

Our volunteer judges have spent the weekend reading your ghost stories. There were not quite as many entries this year as in typical years, but that is perhaps not too surprising considering world events.

October 23, 2020

Yesterday was the deadline for our annual Halloween Ghost Story Writing Contest. We are no longer taking entries for this year.

October 22, 2020

Today is the Halloween Ghost Story Writing Contest deadline! Anything not received today will not be considered for this year.

October 21, 2020

Tomorrow is the Saugus Halloween Ghost Story Contest deadline!

October 20, 2020

The Saugus Area Entertainment, Recreation, & Sports Resources page was updated today.

October 19, 2020

This is the final partial week before the deadline for our 23rd Annual Halloween Ghost Story Writing Contest. The deadline is Thursday.

October 16, 2020

This is the final weekend for writing before the deadline to our Twenty-Third Annual Ghost Story Contest, so get writing! There are still very few Elementary School entries and no Interactive Fiction entries received so far this year.

October 15, 2020

The News Sources page was updated today.

October 14, 2020

The Computer & Internet Etiquette (Netiquette) Guide was updated today.

October 13, 2020

In addition to not having yet received any Elementary School entries yet for our Twenty-Third Annual Halloween Ghost Story Writing Contest, we have also not yet received any Interactive Fiction entries. If you have ever wanted to try your hand at writing interactive fiction, this is a great place to start!

October 12, 2020

The office will be closed today for the holiday. Regularly updated pages will continue to be updated, and contest entries submitted will continue to be received.

October 9, 2020

We still have not yet received a single elementary school entry for our 23rd Annual Halloween Ghost Story Writing Contest. With things being as chaotic in school as they are this year, this is perhaps not too surprising. If you are a kid in elementary school who likes writing but have always been afraid of entering the contest, this could be your year!

October 8, 2020

The Saugus Area Places of Worship page was updated today.

October 7, 2020

We need more Ghost Story Contest judges! Do you have a relevant background as an author or teacher and would like to help out in an established not-for-profit endeavor? Please reach out to us via the contest e-mail address.

October 6, 2020

The Places To Go Near Saugus page was updated today.

October 5, 2020

We have started to receive some Halloween Ghost Story Contest entries, but so far most of them are in either the Adult or Middle School categories. As of this writing there are not too many High School entries and no Elementary School entries. There are also not yet any Interactive Fiction entries.

October 2, 2020

The first weekend in October starts tomorrow! It will be a great time to write a Halloween short story!

October 1, 2020

October is here, and that means the deadline for submitting your ghost story for the Annual Halloween Ghost Story Contest is just a few weeks away.

September 30, 2020

Today is the last day of September so time is ticking down for you to enter our annual Halloween Ghost Story Contest.

September 29, 2020

This is just a reminder that in honor of the natural horror that is 2020 we plan to give out custom face masks to all winning Ghost Story Contest authors (in addition to their regular T-shirts) plus some additional interactive fiction authors even if they do not win. These masks will feature the mysterious and underused Logo, so when people see it they will know it means something but will likely have no idea what. Always leave them guessing!

September 28, 2020

So yes, we accidentally linked to our past 2002 Halloween Ghost Story Contest instead of the current 2020 Halloween Shost Story Contest a couple of times last week and we are sorry. They were typos and all the links should be fixed now, and you can still read all past winning stories.

September 25, 2020

The last weekend of September is upon us. It is time to get writing your ghost story for Halloween.

September 24, 2020

The Saugus Area Food & Drink Information page was updated today.

September 23, 2020

The Saugus Area Places of Worship page was updated today.

September 22, 2020

Fall is finally here, bringing with it cooler weather, cider and pumpkins, and (of course) our annual Halloween Short Story Writing Contest.

September 21, 2020

The News Sources page was updated today.

September 18, 2020

This is such an unusual year in so many ways, and we have decided to do something a little different this year for our Annual Halloween Ghost Story Writing Contest. This year only, in spirit with the world we are all living in, winners will receive a limited edition reusable face mask in addition to their normal T-shirts. We will also give one of these masks to each author of up to the first twelve legitimate interactive fiction entries (it has to be complete, winnable, and short-story length, and our judgement is final) we receive before the deadline of October 22.

September 17, 2020

The Saugus Area Entertainment, Recreation, & Sports Resources page was updated today.


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