What terrors lurk in the shadows of a library? What scary thoughts creep through your mind when the stacks are quiet? What spooky creatures skulk in the edges of your vision?

Submit your scary story for the second annual Knight Terror Library writing contest by 11:59 pm on October 22, 2018 to see if you cause the best fright.

  • Contest for UCF students only.
  • One entry per student. 500 words or less.
  • The story should be themed in or around libraries in general.
  • Stories with explicit sexual content will not be considered for this contest.

Submit your scary short story here

Winners will be announced on October 31, and be immortalized in STARS KnightVerse. First place wins a special UCF Libraries prize pack. Second place wins a Library Construction duck.

Judges reserve the right to not select a winner due to limited submissions, lack of exceptional submissions, or not following instructions.


Short Stories from 2018


Jaw Breaker, Morgan Campbell


The Name Book, Daniel Ceruti

Short Stories from 2017


Chasing Cars, Jillian M. Carver


Twitch, Ryan M. Parente