Just like everything in 2020, Halloween will likely look a little different this year. Culliver Crantz, creator of the FrightVision series of Goosebumps-meets-Stranger-Things books for tweens, is ready to help families make the most of it.
Starting now, writers ages 8-12 can sharpen their quills, fill their ink pots and get to work on their best spooky stories to enter into the Carve-Con writing contest. Don’t just stand their shivering. Writers who submit their stories by Sept. 15 will receive personal feedback from Culliver Crantz himself – and a chance to edit and resubmit.
Stories must be 1,000 words or less, and should be spooky, filled with twists and turns that leave the reader wanting more. The final deadline for all submissions is Oct. 1. Winning stories will be read aloud by published authors on Oct. 30. Click here to send in your story!
But spooky stories aren’t the only thing FrightVision has in store! Every Friday in October will feature a different set of free Halloween-related activities. All you have to do is visit www.frightvisionbooks.com and take part in the virtual fun.
October 9th: Opening night will feature a spooky sketch night where artists teach kids how to draw spooky things. At the science lab, kids and other special guests can participate in Halloween experiments.
October 16th: Bring your competitive edge, it’s Spooky Game Night! There will be a mystery game for the kids to solve. The fun will also include scavenger hunts, “would you rather” and other spooky thrills.
October 23rd: Settle in for Spooky Tales Around the Fire Night. Storytellers will tell their spookiest stories.
October 30th: The grand finale will feature the top stories from the Carve-Con writing contest. Kids’ tales will be read by some amazing published authors, including Dan Poblocki, Lorien Lawrence, Lindsay Currie, Ronald L Smith and Michael Northrop.
To learn more about Carve-Con 2020 and register for these free events, click here.